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

An introduction to blogging: Making your mark on the blogosphere

Gemma Went

Skip to content The Cube Home About us Speaking/Training Contact us Pitch us Subscribe An introduction to blogging: Making your mark on the blogosphere 09/02/2010 tags: architecture blogging , blog strategy , blogging , construction blogs , Content Marketing by Gemma Went I spoke at the Construction Marketing training event last week about blogging and how to introduce it into your business.

The State of the Blogosphere 2010

www.briansolis.com

Blogging appeared passé as many individuals opted for microblogging, investing in the art of the short form. After all, the blogosphere at one point seemed to succumb to the allure of the statusphere and the effortlessness and trendiness of rapid-fire, micro publishing.

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 + 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 + A Challenge

ProBlogger

This column is written by Kimberly Turner from Regator (a great tool that gathers and organizes the world's best blog posts) - Darren. Thanks for joining me for another edition of the weekly blogosphere trends, provided by Regator.com. This Post is from: ProBlogger Blog Tips. Blogosphere Trends + A Challenge. Tags: Pro Blogging News

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

The Importance of Guest Blogging

Ari Herzog

Why does anyone bother guest blogging? Guest blogging is very important for both the blogger and the blog they are guest blogging on. Many bloggers don’t see the point in guest blogging and it baffles me! 1: Guest blogging gives you a new perspective.

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.

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.

The Death of Blogging: Part 271

Ari Herzog

It seems that every month there is a newspaper article about the death of blogging. Verne Kopytoff wrote a sensationalist headline in the New York Times in February 2011 entitled, “ Blogs Wane as the Young Drift to Sites Like Twitter.” The Importance of Guest Blogging.

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The Death of Blogging: Part 271

Ari Herzog

It seems that every month there is a newspaper article about the death of blogging. Verne Kopytoff wrote a sensationalist headline in the New York Times in February 2011 entitled, “ Blogs Wane as the Young Drift to Sites Like Twitter.” The Importance of Guest Blogging.

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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

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.

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.

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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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.

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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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.

Services & Tools for Bloggers

The Marketing Blog

18 am Services & Tools for Bloggers Jump to Comments Ever since the philosophy of blogging has become popular a lot has happened in the blogosphere planet. There was a time when traditional bloggers used to rely on ms-word because of comfort factor and less exposure with web-based blogging clients. So the moment you start keying in words in your web-based blog-editor its search starts recommending you new suggestions.

7 Reasons WordPress Rocks for Blogs

The Social Media Incubator

Did you hear about the Blogger shut-down in May that left thousands of businesses without their blogs for several days? That’s not good news; after all, what are bloggers to do without access to their blogs? There are many blogging platforms in the blogosphere, the difficulty can be in knowing which one will work best for you, and will meet your blogging goals. BlogTrafficExchange considers WordPress to be the best available blogging platform.

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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Twitter, Twitter, Twitter

Social Media Citizens

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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