Getty Images vs Creative Commons and Privacy: What Bloggers Need to Know

ProBlogger

Even WordPress also published an announcement post in which they share the details of Getty’s new offering and how easy it is to embed an image into your blog. Creative Commons II : NonCommercial in CC’s Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 Wikimedia Commons.

Every Communicator Needs a Real Camera

Geoff Livingston

I would tell you use both a camera and a creative commons licensing site. Originally posted on the Vocus blog. Photography 4/3 Chicago creative commons DSLR media micro photography smartphone Sun-Times Visual

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Public Relations Lessons From Jesus, The Apostles And The Bible

Waxing UnLyrical

Image: Martin LaBar via Flickr, Creative Commons And even many non-Christians will be relaxing, perhaps joining in the revelry (as many of my friends did when I was growing up in India). What do they have in common? Oh, one other thing: my blog = my sandbox.

Your Blog Stinks! You Should Quit!

SocMed Sean

What to do…It’s 2012 and you’ve been blogging for almost a year now with no success. Maybe it's time to give up and pull the plug on that blog. Photo courtesy of functoruser on Flickr via Creative Commons license.

The One Tip That Took My Blog To New Levels. Stop Caring.

SocMed Sean

I’ve been blogging for about 5 years now and as I look back over those years, I’m amazed at how much I have learned. When I first started blogging, I was so worried about driving readership, getting listed in the search engines, becoming popular, being liked.

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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.

30 Awesome Blogging Guides, Tips and Resources

Webbiquity SMM

Despite the occasional “death of blogging” pronouncements (often made, ironically, in blog posts), blogs remain the core of a robust social media strategy. more here in 30 of the best business blogging guides and resources of the past year. Why Blog.

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3 Reasons List Posts Are Guaranteed Blog Traffic Boosters

Firebelly

And what if the headline had been “Boost your Blog Traffic” instead? What if the original title of this post had been “Boost Your Blog Traffic”? And I’ve seen blog posts and magazine articles that are just about that jumbled. Admit it.

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3 Random WordPress Blogging Tips

Waxing UnLyrical

This is part of the Blogging for Grasshoppers series. If you’ve been doing this blogging thing for a while, you already know this stuff. Blogging Blogging for Grasshoppers Social Media blogging for newbies

8 Steps to Write a Meaningful Blog Post

Ari Herzog

I get a lot of my ideas from other blogs. He shared how to get blogging ideas from emails. When I find my writing segues away from the title, I copy that chunk of text and create a new blog post from it. There are many places online for free photos for your blog.

10 Ways to Position Your Blog Above Copycats

Kikolani

So, you’re seeing your post on scraper blogs, and want to know how to avoid them outranking your content in Google? Let’s move beyond the blame game you find that Google isn’t removing these blogs and differentiate you from those copycats. Brand your blog. Blogging

How to Write a Blog Post in 30 Minutes

Writtent Blog

What if you could get an entire blog totally ready for publication in this amount of time? Nor do I think that every blog you write should take 30 minutes or less; it’s much better to provide a variety of article lengths and depths to your readers. 0-8 Minutes: Outline your blog.

20+ Commonly Asked Questions About Blogging & Online Marketing

Kikolani

As each year passes, blog marketing techniques evolve. I receive a lot of questions on a regular basis about blogging, online marketing, and traffic generation, so I thought I would share my answers in this post. Blog Platform. Comments are the life of your blogging community.

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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.

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6 Must-Have Social Plugins for Your WordPress Blog

Convince & Convert

This popular plugin lets you incorporate all of your social sharing buttons into a customizable bar that sits on the top or side of each blog post for easy sharing. Creating visually appealing content for your blog has become increasingly important, especially now with the advent of Pinterest.

How To Start a Blog in 7 Days

Kikolani

I just don’t have the commitment to build a better blog in 31 days. In fact, I don’t think anyone needs 31 Days to Build a Better Blog. You have the talent, you have the passion, and, evidently, you have the desire to improve your blog. Why do you blog, Tony?

[COMIC] Parenting In The Age Of Social Media

SocMed Sean

Image courtesy of bbaunach via Creative Commons. Blogs Facebook Featured Humor People Social Media cartoon comic comic strip humor parents social media social networking teensParenting is tough.

44 Blogging Questions and Answers

Kikolani

I would have to say that it was the fastest and hardest I’ve typed within one hour, but it was a great experience where I got to really learn a lot about what blogging questions people have today. Social Media Examiner’s Live Blogging Q&A. Blogging During the Holidays.

5 Places To Get Free Images For Your Blog

Small Business Mavericks

It is becoming increasingly more important to include images with your blog posts. If you have a desire to add images to your blog posts, here are 5 sources where you can get free images. Creative CommonsCreative Commons is a library of media that includes images, videos, and more. Creative Commons licenses fall into several categories. An easy way to search Flickr for free images is in The Commons area.

5 Ways To Spice Up Your WordPress Blog

Waxing UnLyrical

If you’re just getting started blogging (or maybe even if you’ve been doing it a while), here are some WordPress plugins I really really like. Why bother, if you already have a search box on your blog, you ask? A great way to add some pizazz to your blog.

How Reading Fairy Tales Can Improve Public Relations

Waxing UnLyrical

Also… Image: Thom Watson via Flickr, Creative Commons OK, I’ll stop now, I can see you rolling your eyes, going, “Come on, act your age.&# Even when I am reading blogs or catching up on Reader. Oh, one other thing: my blog = my sandbox.

How Google Instant Might Impact Your Small Non-Profit

Waxing UnLyrical

Image: Greig Christie via Flickr, Creative Commons Since Google Instant’s launch just over a month ago, digital marketers have been scrambling to figure out how search engine marketing strategies might need to change. My First Guest Blog for @Shonali on Digital Marketing for Nonprofits!

5 things I’ve learned from failed blog posts

Akamai Marketing

So every once in a while…I think I have a fabulous idea for a blog post. And whether your blog is like mine or a corporate blog, you can learn from the experience of a blog post with no excitement. Sometimes you post a blog on the exact wrong day.

How to Design a Blog to Explode Your Social Reactions: 11 Tested Tools

Writtent Blog

There’s a lot to consider when designing a blog. However, a blog template that’s maximized for social media sharing and integration is equally important. Turns out, achieving this is also one of simplest factors in identify how to design a blog that’s social-optimized.

10 Tools To Help Protect Your Blog From Content Theft

ProBlogger

If you write or publish a blog, you’ll inevitably experience the gut-wrenching feeling of content theft at some point in the life of your blog. Posting a copyright notice on your blog is a deterrent, albeit a small one. The same goes for Creative Commons.

Just Write

Waxing UnLyrical

Yesterday Mark Schaefer published a terrific post on how to pluck up the courage to blog with confidence. and then some, before I got my started on my blogging journey. Image: Jeremy Brooks via Flickr, Creative Commons.

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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.

Four New Ways to Monetize a Blog

ProBlogger

So how are people going to make money blogging? Image by Jeff Kubina, licensed under Creative Commons. As a serial entrepreneur, I saw this option coming early in the blogging game. So I named my blog something that was not attached to the domain name.

Bloggers Block – When The Words Just Won’t Come

SocMed Sean

Frustrated courtesy of M artinaK15 on Flickr via Creative Commons Writer’s block sucks. Blogging often entails a lot more than technical writing. Blogging requires writing, graphic design, search engine optimization, relationship building, social promotion, and a lot more.

15 Places to Find Free Images for Your Blog

Writtent Blog

Are you wondering where and how to find free images for your blog? These images are for using and sharing on non-commercial websites, like personal blogs. Creative Commons Search. Wikimedia Commons. Creativity 103. Blogging Content Creation Blog images

191: Tools for Creating Great Visual Content for Your Blog

ProBlogger

Making the Most of Tools, Apps and Services to Create Visual Content for Your Blog. In today’s lesson, we’re going to talk tools for creating great visual content for your blog. Over the last few weeks, we’ve been exploring different types of content that you can use on your blog. Each are important types of content to be able to create for your blog – but one that is increasingly important today is visual content. Peg’s blog.

12 of the Best Guides and Sources for Free Stock Images

Webbiquity SMM

At the core of any successful blog is valuable content—helping readers solve a problem, increase their knowledge, work more effectively. But text alone isn’t enough; to really make a blog stand out, it needs to include compelling images as well.

6 Experts’ Proven Tips for Creating a Successful Blog

Writtent Blog

It’s easy to start a blog, but it’s incredibly difficult to build an audience. But there’s nothing to worry about as our blogging experts are here to share their tips for creating a blog from scratch and maintaining it building a lively and active audience. Blog regularly.

So you've got a blog, now what? How to promote your bloggo

Gemma Went

Skip to content The Cube Home About us Speaking/Training Contact us Pitch us Subscribe So you’ve got a blog, now what? How to promote your blog 05/07/2010 tags: blog marketing , How to promote a blog by Gemma Went By: flydime / www.flickr.com License: Creative Commons License (By 2.0)

Thumper’s Rule – Knowing When And How To Avoid An Online Argument

SocMed Sean

'two face' courtesy of Broderick on Flickr via Creative Commons license. Blogs Facebook Featured Google+ Humor LinkedIn People Social Media Twitter best practices discussion forum social media social networking tips YouTube

Double Your Blog Profits in 2013?!

ProBlogger

He told me he wanted to double his blog’s income. Image courtesy 401(K)2013, licensed under Creative Commons When I asked how he was going to do that he stared at me blankly and said, “That’s where I may need a little help. Double Your Blog Profits in 2013?!

Principles of Effective Blog Design

ProBlogger

What does that have to do with your blog? People judge your blog based on the design. The content of your blog is always more important than the design, but you need to woo people with your design first. What kind of blog layouts are they used to using? Blog Design

How to Keep Customers Happy in a Digital Marketplace

Unspoken

Infuse the personality of your brand into your online presence through photos , blog posts and video content. Keep a close eye on your social media accounts, comments on blog posts, customer review sites and your email inbox. Photo via Flickr/Creative Commons.

The Bamboo Project Blog

Buzz Marketing for Technology

The Bamboo Project Blog. You can: Take a picture (or several) and upload them to Flickr or to your blog. Write about your hometown in your blog. They are: For the most comments on a wide range of blogs (not just the â??topâ?? I thought about this while reading Brad Neubergs little gem of a blog post on Creating a Personal Research Agenda. As I create items online--wikis for a training, handouts, blog posts I want to share, Slideshare presentations, etc.--I

You Ruined the Internet for the Rest of Us. Thank You.

Firebelly

It meant the end of the 30 word “Read More” blog posts whose link led to another 30 word post that led to another 30 word post, and so on. Photo credit: ajc1 (Flickr, Creative Commons). Blog Blogging Content Marketing content marketing Google Panda Google Penguin