The Blogosphere is Thriving

Mindjumpers

Tweet Blogging is here to stay. According to Technorati , people spend more and more time and resources on maintaining blogs. People today speak of the blogosphere as a collective term of bloggers. According to BlogPulse there are around 150 million blogs registered.

The Blogosphere in 2010

Social Media Marketing

I just found the State of the Blogosphere in 2010 report over at BlogHerald. It's chock full of lots of data about blogs and the bloggers who blog them, taken from the BlogPulse survey that includes over 150,000,000 blogs. Tags: study blogs news blogging

7 Ways To Build Your Brand In The Blogosphere

ProBlogger

It’s a great way to connect with potential customers – the blogosphere gives you a ready-made audience who are already interested in your type of product or service. If you’re wondering how to turbocharge your brand in the blogosphere, here are seven ways to get you started.

Blogosphere Trends + Using Infographics

ProBlogger

They add visual interest to your blog and are passed around more often than ordinary images or text. Promote your blog. If you do make your own infographics, rather than keeping them solely for yourself, use them as an opportunity to spread your blog’s brand by tagging them with your logo and allowing them to be embedded around the web, preferably with an embed code that leads back to your site. Before hosting an infographic on your blog, be sure you have the rights to do so.

Blogosphere Trends + Readability Scoring

ProBlogger

Do you know your blog’s readability score? When you decide you do want to see where your blog is sitting, there are a few tools you can use. To use Google’s reading level feature, do an advanced search for site:thenameofyoursite.com (that’s the word “site”, then a colon with no spaces, then your blog’s URL without the “[link] part), and be sure you have selected “Annotate results with reading levels” under the “Need more tools?” Post from: ProBlogger Blog Tips.

Blogosphere Trends + Improving Readability

ProBlogger

Last month, we talked about how to find and interpret your blog’s readability score. As I said last month, it’s not the score that matters, it’s whether readers find your blog useful and engaging. To give you some examples of these principles at work, we’ll use blog posts about the past month’s most-blogged-about stories (rankings provided, as always, by Regator. For example: “Wombats write gardening blogs.” Originally at: Blog Tips at ProBlogger.

Blogosphere Trends + Interview Tips

ProBlogger

This column is written by Kimberly Turner from Regator (a great tool that gathers and organizes the world’s best blog posts) – Darren. Conducting interviews for your blog helps create unique content, increases your blog’s authority, and adds an additional voice of expertise. As always, the weekly blogosphere trends have been provided by Regator.com. If you blog in a particular niche, you should be working right now to build relationships with experts in your field.

Blogosphere Trends + Storytelling

ProBlogger

This column is written by Kimberly Turner from Regator (a great tool that gathers and organizes the world’s best blog posts) – Darren. Because today, we’re going to use the weekly blogosphere trends from Regator to talk about the importance of storytelling in blogging. People communicate in stories every day and, used sparingly and appropriately, they can add a lot to your blog. Example: Bors Blog “ Haircuts in Herat ”. This Post is from: ProBlogger Blog Tips.

11 Characteristics of Highly Influential Blog(ger)s

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Taking this theme a little further, I decided to branch out into the blogosphere, but using the number seven this time around was a tad too limiting. There are at least ten characteristics off the top of my head that make blogs and bloggers successful. to cover on your blog.

Blogosphere Trends + Being Opinionated

ProBlogger

This column is written by Kimberly Turner from Regator (a great tool that gathers and organizes the world’s best blog posts). Man alive, I hate bringing you a list of blogosphere trends that includes both Lindsay Lohan and Jersey Shore—not to mention Sarah Palin. But I report the list, I don’t decide what’s on it (neither does Regator —it just calculates what’s being blogged about most this week). Without it, your blog could end up being quite bland and blend into the crowd.”

Blogosphere Trends + Guest Posting

ProBlogger

This column is written by Kimberly Turner from Regator (a great tool that gathers and organizes the world’s best blog posts). The most important thing to remember is that guest posts are a win-win situation for the host blog and guest blogger. Regator has, as always, provided a list of the ten most blogged-about stories of the last seven days, and we’ll use posts about those hot trends to learn about what makes a great guest post: 1. This Post is from: ProBlogger Blog Tips.

Blogosphere Trends + Encouraging Comments

ProBlogger

This column is written by Kimberly Turner from Regator (a great tool that gathers and organizes the world’s best blog posts). I know I am; I read dozens of blogs every day but very rarely comment. After all, interacting with readers and creating a conversation are the aspects of blogging that many people enjoy most. Your blog almost certainly has commenters who are more active than others. This WSJ blog is a great example of a system that is fast and easy to use.

Blogosphere Trends + Humour

ProBlogger

This column is written by Kimberly Turner from Regator (a great tool that gathers and organizes the world’s best blog posts). Fortunately, despite the challenges, there are a few tried and true tips to upping the funny factor on your blog. Example: Indecision Blog ’s “ Here Are the “Rally to Restore Sanity&# and “March to Keep Fear Alive&# Hastags You Ordered ”. If you use humour on your blog, please share your tips in the comments.

Blogosphere Trends + Unicorns

ProBlogger

This column is written by Kimberly Turner from Regator (a great tool that gathers and organizes the world’s best blog posts). Okay, okay, so we’re not actually talking about unicorns…but even though it’s a vital part of your blog’s tone and voice, I didn’t think you’d click on anything that sounded as deceptively unsexy and unexciting as what we’re actually discussing this week, which is grammatical person. What person do you use on your blog?

Blogosphere Trends + Digging Deeper

ProBlogger

This column is written by Kimberly Turner from Regator (a great tool that gathers and organizes the world’s best blog posts). Each week, we look at the ten most blogged-about stories of the last seven days, as provided by Regator (which is turning two years old on Saturday!). Today, we’ll see how several great blog posts looked beyond the basics of these popular stories to give their readers more value and provide unique content. Post from: Blog Tips at ProBlogger.

Blogosphere Trends + The Art of Live Blogging

ProBlogger

Live-blogging—writing about an event as it happens rather than after the fact—can be a valuable resource for your readers, providing them with up-to-the-minute information about important events and making your blog the go-to destination for information on a developing story. Here are ten tips to make live-blogging work for you. Do research as you blog to fill in gaps in your own live reporting. Example: World Watch ’s Live Blog: Egypt in Crisis, Day 11.

Blogosphere Trends + Your Blog’s Tone

ProBlogger

This column is written by Kimberly Turner from Regator (a great tool that gathers and organizes the world’s best blog posts). After a brutal summer flu took me down and prevented me from writing last week’s weekly trends post, I’m especially happy to be back to bring you a fresh list of the most blogged-about stories of the last seven days. This week, along with the trends provided by Regator , we’ll be discussing your blog’s tone/voice. Think of your favorite blog.

10 Blogosphere Trends + 34 Handy Grammar Tips

ProBlogger

Because the same principles hold true on your blog. Good grammar can do more than just help you avoid admonishment in the comments; it can also help your blog build trust and authority. Take our grammar quiz to see whether you’re guilty of some of the most common blogging errors. Check out the Apostrophe Abuse blog for grammar-nerd amusement. There is an entire blog devoted to the misuse of this word. Tip: Banish “anyways” from your blog.

Blogosphere Trends + Effective Calls to Action

ProBlogger

Making money from your blog, growing your business, and getting readers to interact will be next to impossible if you can’t effectively motivate your audience to take action. His latest video on making money online encourages bloggers to build products, and for good reason: according to his blogging income breakdown , 40% of his February income came from ebooks and another 9% from membership sites such as Third Tribe Marketing and ProBlogger.com. Post from: ProBlogger Blog Tips.

3 Tips For Effective Blogger Outreach

Mindjumpers

Working with social media PR a lot of good publicity can be gained from getting the right mention of a large blog. Bloggers will only respond to you, if your topic is relevant to their blog, so make sure to have your research in order.

Blogosphere Trends + Handling High Word Counts

ProBlogger

This column is written by Kimberly Turner from Regator (a great tool that gathers and organizes the world’s best blog posts). I’m often asked about the “ideal length” for a blog post. I think the best thing about Twitter is that it encourages people to be more concise in their communications…that’s not to say you should start using “b4” and “urself” on your blog. Post from: Blog Tips at ProBlogger. Blogosphere Trends + Handling High Word Counts.

Time to Rethink Your Blog Strategy? Writing Epic, Incredible Blog Posts

Pam Moore

I recently saw a video and blog post from a leader in the social marketing space offering tips to generate new ideas for content blog writing. They went so far as instructing them how to leverage RSS feeds, do social listening and more to get ideas for new blog content.

Blogging or bust!

SocialFish

We strongly believe that building a blog is the single most important and effective thing you can do to move your association into the social age. As can your fellow association social media practitioners … Here are three great examples of association blogs to inspire you.

Blog posts about social media

Direct Marketing Observations

A tongue in cheek observation of the social media blogosphere. I’m sure I could add a few more slices, what would you add? social media social media pie chart

Why Great Writers Win Out in the Blogosphere—And How to Join Them

ProBlogger

There’s a chance that your writing isn’t quite up to the high standard required for blogging success. Of course, the ability to write isn’t the only skill you’ll need as a blogger—but it’s a crucial one, and perhaps even more important than being able to market your blog well, or handle the technical side of things. For instance, you might want to bring out your blog posts as a cheap Kindle ebook.). What should a blog post do? Originally at: Blog Tips at ProBlogger.

Successful Blogging for Small and Medium Businesses

Akamai Marketing

Blogs for business are an outstanding tool for business, they can build community, be the backbone of your social media program, and drive traffic to your website, just for starters. Welcome to blogging, the place where you try to suck less. Blog regularly 1-3X minimum per week.

Best New B2B Marketing Blogs – The Blog Tree (Infographic)

Webbiquity SMM

The best B2B marketing blogs are once again creatively presented by marketing automation provider Eloqua and JESS3 in this year’s Blog Tree. As Joe Chernov explains in his blog tree post , “All gene pools benefit from healthy DNA, and if the blogosphere is going to continue to evolve, it’s important that new voices are heard.

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5 Visual Content Curation Ideas to Ramp Up Your Blog and Social Strategy

Waxing UnLyrical

Social media and blogs require a certain frequency of posting to remain “viable” and effective. When searching for an image for a social media or blog post, search with emotive or action words instead of simply using keywords that you might use for SEO.

How to Write a Great Business Blog Post

SocialFish

Seems that everyone’s churning out content these days – but that doesn’t mean that everyone knows how to write a really good blog post that grabs interest and keeps it. Here are just a few tips that might just help your blog writing stand out from the crowd.

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Can Communities Serve As Perfect Add-On For Your Blog?

Mindjumpers

There are several community building tools for blog promotion. Below, I have listed a few good things that a forum can do for your blog: Promote your blog/URL: Start a forum on any leading forum application like Forums or Ning with your blog name.

What Guest Blogging Is For

Small Business Mavericks

This past week in the blogosphere has been a week full of turmoil. One of the largest guest blogging networks was penalized by Google and that got a firestorm going all over the Web. Then, a real discussion on the purpose for guest blogging got started and no one is agreeing. I think Michael Martinez has a better handle on guest blogging. Don’t guest blog for the SEO benefits. Blogging for Small Business Branding guest blogging link building

Tips for Using Keywords When Writing Blog Post

Kikolani

Are there any common keywords you’ve used regularly throughout your blog posts? When you’re focused on developing a top-notch blog post, you can start thinking about the best places for your keywords. Of course you need a keyword in the headline of your blog post. Blogging

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Twitter, Twitter, Twitter

Social Media Citizens

What we can learn from blog firestorms.

Akamai Marketing

Its easy to imagine that the social sphere or your blog are simply just an adult playground of cool people. It isn’t worth giving up the benefits of free speech for the alternative and so it is with blogging and social media. It might be hard, but that blog post too shall pass.

The Bamboo Project Blog

Buzz Marketing for Technology

The Bamboo Project Blog. The Power of Blogging ISNT Just in Reading Them. In a few weeks were going to be looking at blogs in the Work Literacy course. First was my experience last week in talking with people about blogging and learning. Week 3-- Blogs. Blogging.

Ten steps to building a community blog that rocks!

SocialFish

It was a simple case study, using associationTECH to look at why we created the blog, what considerations were involved in setting up moderation policies etc, how we connected it to the wider tech blogosphere, and how we measured success.

Ten Reasons PR Pros Should Blog

Waxing UnLyrical

Image: Chris Lott via Flickr , Creative Commons One of the questions that Joe asked us was what our blogging experience has been like. Once you’ve been blogging for a bit, you’ll start being pitched. Blogging is a strange beast. Blogging has been a part of that.

Social media “Evangelists” are the saint! Not?

Social Media Citizens

The New Dork - Entrepreneur State of Mind

Firebelly

Digitalia | Indianapolis Social Media Marketing « 5 Social Marketing Stories You Need To Read This Week | Main | Fans With Benefits: Add Value On Your Facebook Page » March 09, 2010 The New Dork - Entrepreneur State of Mind “Yeah, Now I’m in the Blogosphere.

24 (of the) Best Business Blogging Guides, Tips and Tools of 2011

Webbiquity SMM

Despite any recent recent rants you may have seen about how blogging is dead or blogs are passé , the fact of the matter is that business blogging is now more important than ever. How can a company launch (or relaunch) a new blog properly? Write great blog post headlines?

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Blogging Between Hot Flashes

Almost Savvy

I didn’t grow up reading blogs or surfing the net. Do I belong in the blogosphere? While I frequently speak about the virtual world, blogging is completely new to me. I recently took a leap of faith, establishing a self-hosted blog using wordpress.org.

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Blogging Between Hot Flashes

Almost Savvy

I didn’t grow up reading blogs or surfing the net. Do I belong in the blogosphere? While I frequently speak about the virtual world, blogging is completely new to me. I recently took a leap of faith, establishing a self-hosted blog using wordpress.org.

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iPhone 4 First Impressions

Justin Levy

My overall reaction: it’s an amazing device and I’m not experiencing (knock on wood) the issues that are being reported across the blogosphere.

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