The Blogosphere is Thriving

Mindjumpers

People today speak of the blogosphere as a collective term of bloggers. The blogosphere, even though it is spread across the world, can be considered as social network in itself or a community where people are inspired by each other and share information and views. The blogosphere in many ways reflect public opinion and influential bloggers are part of forming the public debate. This makes the blogosphere a powerful entity reflecting many people’s opinion.

Blogosphere Trends + Interview Tips

ProBlogger

As always, the weekly blogosphere trends have been provided by Regator.com. Blogosphere Trends + Interview Tips. This column is written by Kimberly Turner from Regator (a great tool that gathers and organizes the world’s best blog posts) – Darren. Think interviews are best left to Barbara Walters, news reporters, or magazine journalists? Think again.

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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.

Blogosphere Trends + A Challenge

ProBlogger

Thanks for joining me for another edition of the weekly blogosphere trends, provided by Regator.com. Blogosphere Trends + A Challenge. 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! Click any trend to see posts about it.)

Blogosphere Trends + Storytelling

ProBlogger

Because today, we’re going to use the weekly blogosphere trends from Regator to talk about the importance of storytelling in blogging. Blogosphere Trends + Storytelling. This column is written by Kimberly Turner from Regator (a great tool that gathers and organizes the world’s best blog posts) – Darren. I went tandem skydiving for my birthday in June. As the small plane packed with adrenaline junkies climbed, my blood pressure did the same. The air felt thin in my lungs.

Blogosphere Trends + Being Opinionated

ProBlogger

Man alive, I hate bringing you a list of blogosphere trends that includes both Lindsay Lohan and Jersey Shore—not to mention Sarah Palin. Blogosphere Trends + Being Opinionated. This column is written by Kimberly Turner from Regator (a great tool that gathers and organizes the world’s best blog posts). Darren. 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).

Blogosphere Trends + Guest Posting

ProBlogger

Blogosphere Trends + Guest Posting. This column is written by Kimberly Turner from Regator (a great tool that gathers and organizes the world’s best blog posts). Darren. While Darren and his family are on a well-deserved holiday, he has lined up enough pre-written content and guest posts to keep ProBlogger readers supplied with plenty of quality reading in his absence. So it makes sense that, this week, we’ll be focusing on the art of the guest post.

Blogosphere Trends + Humour

ProBlogger

Blogosphere Trends + Humour. This column is written by Kimberly Turner from Regator (a great tool that gathers and organizes the world’s best blog posts). Darren. 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 ). This week, we’ll be using posts about those hot stories to look at one of the toughest forms of writing: humour. It’s difficult because senses of humour vary so much.

Blogosphere Trends + Unicorns

ProBlogger

Blogosphere Trends + Unicorns. This column is written by Kimberly Turner from Regator (a great tool that gathers and organizes the world’s best blog posts). Darren. 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.

Blogosphere Trends + Digging Deeper

ProBlogger

Blogosphere Trends + Digging Deeper. This column is written by Kimberly Turner from Regator (a great tool that gathers and organizes the world’s best blog posts). Darren. 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.

10 Blogosphere Trends + 34 Handy Grammar Tips

ProBlogger

10 Blogosphere Trends + 34 Handy Grammar Tips. Online retailer Zappos has recently seen a “substantial” increase in revenue after correcting the grammar and spelling of reviews on its site. The sentiment of the reviews was not changed, but New York University research has shown that well-written reviews—even negative ones—inspire confidence. Why does that matter? Because the same principles hold true on your blog.

Blogosphere Trends + Effective Calls to Action

ProBlogger

Kimberly Turner is a cofounder of Regator , a site that curates the best of the blogosphere, as well as an award-winning print journalist. Blogosphere Trends + Effective Calls to Action. You might be saying, “I’m a blogger, not a sales person. I create content. Why would I need to worry about calls to action?” But if you are, I’d encourage you to adjust your thinking.

Blogosphere Trends + The Art of Live Blogging

ProBlogger

Blogosphere Trends + The Art of Live Blogging. 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. It is also rife with perils: insufficient power supplies, spotty Internet connections, and errors made in haste, to name a few.

Blogosphere Trends + Handling High Word Counts

ProBlogger

Blogosphere Trends + Handling High Word Counts. This column is written by Kimberly Turner from Regator (a great tool that gathers and organizes the world’s best blog posts). Darren. I’m often asked about the “ideal length” for a blog post. I’ve heard answers ranging from 200 to 800 words, but my answer is always the same: Enough to tell the story and not one word more. Writing short is actually considerably more difficult than writing long because every word has to truly pull its weight.

Blogosphere Trends + Your Blog’s Tone

ProBlogger

Blogosphere Trends + Your Blog’s Tone. This column is written by Kimberly Turner from Regator (a great tool that gathers and organizes the world’s best blog posts). Darren. 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.

Blogosphere Trends + Using Infographics

ProBlogger

Blogosphere Trends + Using Infographics. Information graphics, or infographics as they are more often called, are a great way to convey complex information clearly and concisely. Infographics can be anything from annotated maps, timelines, flowcharts, graphs, Venn diagrams, size comparisons, charts, or data presented with snazzy typography to a gorgeous amalgamation of several of these techniques.

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

ProBlogger

Why Great Writers Win Out in the Blogosphere—And How to Join Them. This guest post is by Ali Luke of Writers’ Huddle. Is your writing holding you back? If new visitors never stick around, if you rarely get retweets, or if there’s tumbleweed blowing through your comments section, this might not be because you’re getting anything wrong in terms of promotion. There’s a chance that your writing isn’t quite up to the high standard required for blogging success.

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. Granted, these are typically publications that have a staff of writers at their disposal, but they are like the newspapers of the blogosphere and readers have come to expect frequent updates. There are so many blogs out there that regurgitate news, causing clutter in the blogosphere.

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. Justin Levy Marketing and Social Media Home About Archives Contact Disclosures Newsletter Speaking iPhone 4 First Impressions Written on June 25, 2010 by Justin Levy in iphone , video 6 Comments - Leave a comment! If youre new here or just an old friend, Id love it if you subscribed via RSS feed.

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Blogosphere Trends + Readability Scoring

ProBlogger

Kimberly Turner is a cofounder of Regator , a site that curates the best of the blogosphere, as well as an award-winning print journalist. Blogosphere Trends + Readability Scoring. Do you know your blog’s readability score? If not, there are several ways to find out. But before you go calculating, let’s talk about why you should even care. For starters, the average American adult reads at a level between eighth and ninth grade, according to the National Adult Literacy Survey.

Blogosphere Trends + Improving Readability

ProBlogger

Blogosphere Trends + Improving Readability. Hello again, fellow bloggers! Last month, we talked about how to find and interpret your blog’s readability score. If you weren’t happy with what you found, don’t worry: there are plenty of ways to improve readability and we’ll look at a few today. Some, such as using shorter sentences, may actually improve your readability score. Others, like font choice and adequate white space, won’t impact your score but are every bit as important.

Blogosphere Trends + Encouraging Comments

ProBlogger

Blogosphere Trends + Encouraging Comments. This column is written by Kimberly Turner from Regator (a great tool that gathers and organizes the world’s best blog posts). Darren. You may have heard the stat that for every 100 people who read your post, only one, on average, will leave a comment. The fact is, most of us are lurkers by nature. I know I am; I read dozens of blogs every day but very rarely comment.

3 Tips For Effective Blogger Outreach

Mindjumpers

Social Media Social Media PR blog reach blogger outreach bloggers Blogging blogosphere Influencer online mention PR publicity social media pr strategy word-of-mouthTweet Bloggers are one of the key influencers in the online sphere. Working with social media PR a lot of good publicity can be gained from getting the right mention of a large blog.

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.

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. Home About In the Media Social Technographics Ladder Xtees.com – A Unique t-shirt selling hub June 12, 2008.3:18 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.

The Great Content Debate: Defining What Online Engagement Really Is

Social Media Today

The term “engagement” or “content engagement” is tossed around the blogosphere and in publisher circles around the world. Many of the stakeholders can’t agree on what really defines engagement

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

Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #27

Twist Image

That's only half of the story in this very interesting Blog post about what is really happening in the Blogosphere. blogosphere. Is there one link, story, picture or thought that you saw online this week that you think somebody you know must see?

Blogger: Redirecting

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Push-Button Publishing You're about to be redirected The blog that used to be here is now at [link] Do you wish to be redirected? This blog is not hosted by Blogger and has not been checked for spam, viruses and other forms of malware. Yes No Home | Features | About | Buzz | Help | Discuss | Language | Developers | Gear Terms of Service | Privacy | Content Policy | Copyright © 1999 – 2010 Google

Super list of 50 social media links - Koka Sexton dot Com

Koka Sexton

I have collected a Super Link List from around the blogosphere for you to be all that you can be online! Koka Sexton dot Com Home About Koka Contact Twitter FULL RSS Super list of 50 social media links Have you ever wanted to know more about how to make a huge impact in social networking? From Blogs to Twitter and everywhere in between. The “Middleman” of Social Media is Your Friend The Next Evolution of Social Media… You can’t handle the truth!

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Google Me – quick thoughts for and against…

The Way of the Web

And whenever there are big rumours, the blogosphere rushes to comment.

Debunking 4 Common Instagram Myths

Jenn's Trends

Unfortunately, all too often, something gets said in a popular publication and it gains viral steam across the blogosphere. Many times this information is not quite accurate, or even completely off base. Sometimes, it’s just because it’s new information and we don’t know for sure what’s really going on, so someone makes a hypothesis and […]. The post Debunking 4 Common Instagram Myths appeared first on Jenn's Trends.

Does your brand take bloggers seriously?

Sherrilynne Starkie

Formerly known as The State of the Blogosphere the report has been renamed the 2013 Digital Influence Report because it takes a look at the broader social Internet as well as blogs and bloggers. Brands are flocking to Facebook but are overlooking the significant opportunities and value that bloggers bring to digital marketing initiatives, according to the T echnorati 2013 Digital Influence Report.

Instagram and Pinterest for Storytelling: Grey Goose’s Social-Mobile Campaign

Mindjumpers

Ambassador programs are most commonly seen in the blogosphere, so this Instagram ambassador campaign positions Grey Goose as a pioneer. The French vodka brand Grey Goose just launched an innovative social campaign to tell their brand story based on Instagram and Pinterest in order to drive awareness for the new Grey Goose Cherry Noir.

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My Reaction To Facebook Reactions

SocMed Sean

via GIPHY The news channels are covering it, social media experts, gurus, and wizards are clogging up the blogosphere with posts about how amazing they are. Yes, they’re here… and they’re taking the digital world by storm like Beatlemania! The end-all-be-all-amazing-wonderous-supercalifragiliticexpialousdocius Facebook reactions.

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. Michael Martinez says it isn’t for building links. But the average Internet marketer is still advising bloggers to “ link with value.” ” Here’s the problem.

Monday’s 5 Social Media Must-Reads

Firebelly

By Corey Eridon With so many great social media marketing tips getting shared in the blogosphere, we wanted to pass along some of the best tips and ideas that came up in 2011. Below are 5 social media must-reads that we wouldn’t want you to miss. Twitter’s Fly Redesign Aims To Be Faster, Simpler. By Laurie Segall When co-founder Jack Dorsey returned to Twitter earlier this year, he announced that his top priority would be to improve the service’s user experience.

How Netflix Could Solve its Price Increase Debacle

Waxing UnLyrical

Since the emails started rolling out, Netflix has been taking a beating of “ Dear Netflix – &# tweets, comments (38,007 as of this writing) on its Fan page, and overall really bad sentiment across the blogosphere and social media. Guest post by Joe Hackman. If you’re a Netflix subscriber, you’ve probably already received a notice indicating the pricing and plan changes.

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Facebook Edgerank Changes & Rumors: 5 Must-Reads

Firebelly

Like many in the blogosphere, I noticed a “September slump” in regard to reach on some of the Facebook pages I manage. Many have speculated that Facebook changed their Edgerank algorithm so that organic reach of brand updates was decreased – forcing brands into pay to play visibility via promoted posts. Get the scoop in today’s roundup. Facebook Accused Of Changing A Key Algorithm To Hurt Advertisers.

Monday’s 5 Social Media Must-Reads

Firebelly

By Jay Baer There are more than 150 million blogs, according to Technorati’s “State of the Blogosphere” report. Below are 5 social media must-reads from last week that we wouldn’t want you to miss. 9 Ways to Transform Your Website Into a Social Media Hub. By Rich Brooks Should your website be social? Are you looking to turn that static website into an interesting social media–enabled destination? Keep reading to discover how. How To Scale Facebook Ad Campaigns.

6 Places Your Customers Find You Online

Small Business Mavericks

Put your brand into the blogosphere and start attracting new clients to your business. The most important thing for you to do is make it easy for your customers to find you online. But how do you that? Here are six ways to ensure that your customers, or potential customers, find you and do business with you through the Internet. Your Website – People can find your website through a number of ways.

The latest on Facebook (Quick Links)

SocialFish

For this first one, there are a bunch of stories floating around the blogosphere lately about Facebook (so what else is new) but this time specifically about marketing techniques. I’m just back from Blogworld (here’s one good summary post by Priya Ramesh who I had the pleasure of meeting there).

Non-Facebook Users: Please Comment Here

Ari Herzog

Across the blogosphere, Danny Brown wrote in September why he installed Lifefyre as a commenting system — and he wrote a month later why Disqus was installed to replace Livefyre. Anil Dash is insightful about the differences between the old web and the new web. Scroll below his post to add a comment — and be forced to comment through Facebook.