100+ Blog Directories and RSS Sites for Promoting Your Blog

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social networking profiles, social bookmarking sites, other bloggers). Regator (not all blogs accepted). Over time, the top source of traffic for most blogs is search. The two keys to search success are great content and links. Assuming you’ve already got great content, there are many places to get links (e.g. But two great sources are blog directories and RSS syndication sites.

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). This week, along with the trends provided by Regator , we’ll be discussing your blog’s tone/voice. The subject matter is certainly important, but it’s likely that the blogger’s voice and tone also play an important role in your appreciation for the content. You can find her on Twitter @kimber_regator.

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!). Looking deeper: Conservative blogger Kathleen McKinley’s “ Weddings and More. Use your expertise to provide value to your readers and information that other types of bloggers cannot.

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). That’s why I’ve chosen some posts about the ten most blogged-about stories of the last week (provided, as always, by Regator ) to illustrate the importance of choosing the right person. Kimberly Turner is a cofounder of Regator.com and Regator for iPhone as well as an award-winning print journalist. You can find her on Twitter @kimber_regator.

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.

Blogosphere Trends + Using Infographics

ProBlogger

They’re also working on a tool that will allow bloggers and others to create their own infographics using a plug-and-play system. Kimberly Turner is a cofounder of Regator.com , Regator for iPhone and the brand-new Regator Breaking News service for journalists and bloggers. You can find her on Twitter @kimber_regator. Information graphics, or infographics as they are more often called, are a great way to convey complex information clearly and concisely.

October Trends + The 10 Horrors of Blogging

ProBlogger

What better time to look at the horrors that plague bloggers? We’ll use posts from Regator about these top stories to illustrate how you can avoid the ten horrors of blogging…. Save Yourself: Not every photo you find on the internet is yours for the taking, and as a blogger, intellectual property is something you should be familiar with. See you next month with more blogosphere trends from Regator. You can find her on Twitter @kimber_regator.

Blogosphere Trends + Readability Scoring

ProBlogger

Blogger and “social media scientist” Dan Zarrella’s research found that posts written for lower grade levels were shared more often on Facebook—with those written on a second-grade level being shared about 40% more often than those written on a twelfth-grade level. Kimberly Turner is a cofounder of Regator , a site that curates the best of the blogosphere, as well as an award-winning print journalist. Do you know your blog’s readability score?

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). 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). As a blogger, I am all for that. If you look at the web’s top bloggers, you’ll find they have a couple of things in common: a unique voice , which we talked about recently, and opinions to share.

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). change “the opinion of the blogger” to “the blogger’s opinion”). Here are the top ten most-blogged-about stories of the week, as provided by Regator , and some examples of well-formatted but lengthy posts about each: LeBron James ­– “ Did LeBron James Really Hurt His Brand? ” You can find her on Twitter @kimber_regator.

Weekly Trends + Using Polls

ProBlogger

This column is written by Kimberly Turner from Regator (a great tool that gathers and organizes the world’s best blog posts). Every week, we look at the ten most blogged-about stories of the previous seven days (trends provided, as always, by Regator ) and today, in addition to those, we’ll see how some bloggers made use of polls in their posts…. In this case, the blogger could’ve asked, “Did you like Lady Gaga’s meat dress?”

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. And that’s the route that many bloggers take, but the straight facts aren’t always your best bet. Let’s see how some bloggers used storytelling to enhance posts about this week’s top stories: 1.

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. Hi-dee-hoo, fellow bloggers! If you truly want to take it to the next level, download Darren’s 31 Days to Build a Better Blog , which has enough tasks to last you an entire month and is an incredible resource for any blogger…particularly those who are ready to stop talking about what they’ll do someday and start doing today.

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). Once again, we’re taking a look at the stories bloggers have been writing about the most during the last seven days (list provided by Regator ). Let’s see how some bloggers have covered this week’s hot topics with humor…. Kimberly Turner is a cofounder of Regator.com and Regator for iPhone as well as an award-winning print journalist.

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). That’s why, as we look at this week’s ten most-blogged-about stories (trends provided, as always, by Regator ), we’ll also pick up some tips on how to encourage readers to interact with content: 1. This is a great example of a blogger spurring conversation and debate by sharing a strong opinion. You can find her on Twitter @kimber_regator.

Blogosphere Trends + The Art of Live Blogging

ProBlogger

I’ve used blog posts about the last month’s most frequently blogged about stories, according to Regator (they are, in order: Egypt , Super Bowl XLV , Academy Awards / Oscars , Libya , national budget , Charlie Sheen , New Zealand earthquake , Mobile World Conference , CPAC / Conservative Political Action Conference , and Radiohead ) to illustrate live-blogging techniques and practices that you can start using on your own blog: 1.

Blogosphere Trends + Effective Calls to Action

ProBlogger

You might be saying, “I’m a blogger, not a sales person. 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. In this example, the bloggers directly asks readers to vote in the poll and state their case in the comments.

Monthly Trends + How to Instantly Triple Your Post Ideas

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For many bloggers, coming up with ideas for great posts is one of the biggest challenges. As always, Regator has calculated the ten most-blogged-about stories of the last month, and we’ll be using posts about those popular stories to demonstrate the power of choosing the right angle. While it is valuable for us to hear the general details, it’s not valuable for every blogger to provide the same information.

Blogosphere Trends + Interview Tips

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This column is written by Kimberly Turner from Regator (a great tool that gathers and organizes the world’s best blog posts) – Darren. In today’s post, we’ll look at how some bloggers covered this week’s most talked-about stories using interviews and how you can use interviews to your advantage. One interview in particular, from “ An amazing 24 hours: Round-up of NOM tour and marriage equality news ,” was featured by several other bloggers and news organizations.

Blogosphere Trends + Improving Readability

ProBlogger

Hello again, fellow bloggers! 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. Kimberly Turner is a cofounder of Regator.com , Regator for iPhone and the brand-new Regator Breaking News service for journalists and bloggers. You can find her on Twitter @kimber_regator.

Monthly Trends + 10 Tips for a Flawless Linking Strategy

ProBlogger

This guest post is written by Kimberly Turner, cofounder of Regator. Let’s look at how a few bloggers used links to improve their posts about these stories…. When bloggers in a particular niche link to one another, it shows mutual respect and helps build the community around that niche. No budget for guest bloggers or photography? Kimberly Turner is a cofounder of Regator , as well as an award-winning print journalist.

10 Blogosphere Trends + 34 Handy Grammar Tips

ProBlogger

Here’s how: Take a look at the sentences below about the most blogged-about stories of July (according to Regator , those stories were: Rupert Murdoch , Debt Ceiling , House Speaker John Boehner , Harry Potter , Comic-Con , Amy Winehouse , Anders Behring Breivik , Casey Anthony , World Cup , and Space Shuttle ), then determine how many grammar and spelling errors are in each. You can find her on Twitter @kimber_regator.

7 Ways to Find Inspiration: Think Outside the Blog

ProBlogger

Have you ever wondered how Darren and other A-list bloggers generate so much fabulous content? Given that I’m a reporter, you might think this would be a no-brainer, but as Darren and Kim at Regator have both pointed out, if you’re going to write about trending topics, you’ll want to offer a unique perspective. In terms of failures, some of the best bloggers will write regularly about the things they’ve tried that haven’t worked out.

What Traits Define a Social Media Marketer?

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

I asked several social media consultants, bloggers, marketers, search engine optimizers, and social media addicts about what they considered to be essential skills and characteristics of the most efficient and results-driven social media consultants.

How a 3 Month Old Website Received 958373 Visits from Google

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Regator is another good source for trends as well. Though I’m not a frequent blogger, but wouldn’t mind becoming one if I see the right value in it. Wow, this post is a great snippet for every bloggers and sites owners to ultilize to their advantages online.