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10 Dreadful Mistakes that Kill Your Comments


What does it really take to build a hustling and bustling blog with a thriving and active community around it? Let’s face it: most commentators on any blog appreciate a high-quality backlink or two – after all, link building is still the cornerstone of top Google rankings.

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


Tweet Written by Nabanita Roy , who is a web enthusiast and blogger currently working as a Community Development Executive at A place for discussions, comments and some crazy debates over new thoughts. There are several community building tools for blog promotion.

Blogosphere Trends + Improving Readability


The problem with eliminating all links is that linking can provide additional information, promote your old posts, support your opinion, and build community, among other things. Even if your blog focuses on a niche that uses a lot of jargon or technical terms, such as business or the scientific community, consider whether saying the same thing in another way could help you expand your reach and readership. Tell us about it in the comments! Hello again, fellow bloggers!

Blogosphere Trends + Being Opinionated


Man alive, I hate bringing you a list of blogosphere trends that includes both Lindsay Lohan and Jersey Shore—not to mention Sarah Palin. Cottle has a long history of writing highly opinionated pieces that have, no doubt, helped her build a tough skin when it comes to antagonistic comments. Keeping your tone positive and staying open to contradictory viewpoints will help maintain a healthy community and positive vibe. Let’s chat about it in comments.

Blogosphere Trends + Effective Calls to Action


Even if you’re not selling anything (yet), you still want your audience to take action by commenting, interacting, sharing, Facebook “liking” your post, watching your videos, attending your events, etc. These things all grow your blog and your community. You know that most of your readers are lurkers, but how do you lure them out to become an active part of your community? Blogosphere Trends + Effective Calls to Action.

Get More Comments: Focus on the First Comment


That’s when you begin to wonder … why isn’t anybody leaving a comment? There are blogs with readerships in the hundreds of thousands with barely a handful of comments per post. Why don’t people comment? This may come as a bit of a shock if you’ve been navigating the blogosphere for any length of time, but commenting on a blog is not a natural or intuitive behavior. But for commenting to happen, they must understand it as an option.

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. By putting effort into the writing process, you reap the benefits of a community that supports you because you lift them through your words.

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


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. You could ask them to comment, ask them to subscribe, or ask them to check out your new product or service. If you’ve got a great writing tip to add (or a question to ask), just leave a comment below. Why Great Writers Win Out in the Blogosphere—And How to Join Them.

7 Strategies for Growing Community on Your Blog


This week on ProBlogger we’ve been looking at the topic of building community on a blog. We started by identifying 9 benefits and 3 costs of community on a blog and then looked at 5 stages of building community on a blog. 161 people added a comment.

Google Me – quick thoughts for and against…

The Way of the Web

Web Strategy Wikinomics Rankings ← The importance of experiencing your community How much to launch a new media brand or project? And whenever there are big rumours, the blogosphere rushes to comment. link] Dan Thornton Hi Shaun – thanks for the comment.

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. But yeah the bottom line is that the blogging community is in a win-win situation. Home About In the Media Social Technographics Ladder – A Unique t-shirt selling hub June 12, 2008.3:18

Mass Engagement: How to Get Hundreds of Tweets & Comments On Your.

Viper Chill

Even though I do such little promotion, many posts get hundreds of retweets and comments. If you can get someone to comment on your blog, there’s a good chance you can get them to subscribe to it as well. Anything that shows community on your site is also a good thing in my eyes.

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! Leave a comment! Five Comments No Serious Blogger Should Ever Post ¬ Mihaela Lica #265 February 13th, 2008 at 5:08 pm What an excellent list, Koka!

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Busting Facebook’s Most Widespread Myth

Convince & Convert

This reach is called “organic”, which means that it only records the views which result through no action of a friend (such as like, share, or comment). Organic reach only records views which are not the result of a friend’s action (such as like, share, or comment).

7 Truths About Social Media Marketing

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Thanks to books like The New Community Rules , written by yours truly, Engage , Social Media 101 , and others, social media marketing is, for the time being, going to still be on people’s minds as they discover this bright and sunny marketing opportunity. Thanks for commenting, Lateef.

How Young is Too Young?

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Some even boast high rankings and good sized communities. It took me 6 months to acquire a good amount of traffic and cultivate a community on my blog and the same goes for any new blogger. Thank you very much Tamar for introducing them to the blogosphere!

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. Instead they should be looking at pageviews, comments, replies and retweets if they wish to gain insight into engagement and influence. This tactic is flawed because it measures authority based on the size of a community, a metric that is unrelated to influence.

Journoggers – Journalists that blog

Laurel Papworth

While some journalists adapt to the new writing style well, understanding the media shifts and blogging well as part of the blogosphere, other journalists that blog – let’s call them journoggers – stand apart from the blogosphere, raiding it for content, and disturbing equilibrium.

Singapore Social Media Workshop for PR and Online Media: September 2011

Laurel Papworth

If you want to know how to put out a social media press release, how to set up an online community monitoring station and how to measure social media, this workshop is for you! Understand how to measure the effectiveness of your press releases in Twitter and the blogosphere and social media marketing. How to Handle Negative Comments on Blogs and Facebook and Online Communities. Learn the 8 different options for dealing with negative comments in online communities.

What Blogging for Fun Taught Me About Blogging for Profit


Know your part in the blogosphere. Comment and share. Guest post, link back, comment on other blogs. Blogs can act as a community of learners, experts and interested parties. Trying to get commenters on your blog can be really frustrating at first—it normally doesn’t happen automatically, but keep at it! Respond to comments right away with a real response, rather than just a thank you. This guest post is by Becky Canary-King of Direct Incorporation.

How to Get Traction with Your New Blog


Don’t spam, don’t hijack hashtags that aren’t relevant to you, and on Instagram, pop the majority of them in your first comment, especially if you’re looking to use the maximum available to you. Blogging is ultimately a community of people, creators and readers alike.

How to Get Traction with Your New Blog


Don’t spam, don’t hijack hashtags that aren’t relevant to you, and on Instagram, pop the majority of them in your first comment, especially if you’re looking to use the maximum available to you. Blogging is ultimately a community of people, creators and readers alike.

Cyberbullying and blogs – a case study Mumbrella

Laurel Papworth

If you move that into personal attacks – continually identifying e.g. pointing the finger and naming a person – you will find that you create a negative community with negative comments and a negative tone. The reasons why have to do with community practice… 1.

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

Waxing UnLyrical

GIFs have become increasingly popular on social media, and they’re a fun way to respond to a comment or add humor to a post on social media. Transform customer content, testimonials and your comments section into content for your blog or social pages. Guest Post by Jessica Davis.

A Nation of Bloggers: Good or Bad?

Laurel Papworth

To do something like that the blogosphere’s influence is too small,&# Schaible said. “It was Jonas Schaible who alerted us to Koehler’s controversial comments by writing on his blog and twittering to the editorial staff. “The blogosphere has become part of public opinion.&#. Using the community to shop for you (1).

Media140 Sydney: Social Media Twitter & Journalism

Laurel Papworth

I spoke at Media140 Sydney – I want to highlight some of the “arguments&# used against social media by the panels, also focus on Everybody co-creating The Human Narrative and the diminishing role of journalists who take news from one part of the community and deliver it to another part: It’s not YOUR content. Feel free to retire your press card and pick up a keyboard – the sooner you become part of the Community and not outside of it, the more likely you will be to survive.

Ten Reasons PR Pros Should Blog

Waxing UnLyrical

It makes the blogosphere less frightening. And, quite frankly, the blogosphere can be daunting. If Kami Huyse hadn’t given me the opportunity (and a genteel kick-in-the-butt), I would never have ventured into the blogosphere. Sign out Leave your comment here.

How to Write a Great Business Blog Post


Because sometimes you ARE wrong, and pretty much every time there is someone who disagrees with you, and in the blogosphere, that is all welcomed and expected. Ask specific people, if you can, directly in the post or indirectly afterwards, to share their comments in response.

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Weekly Reads: Facebook, Marketing Trends and Social Media’s Effect on Stereotypes

Dave Fleet

Alongside my ongoing book reading challenge , I start off every day by reading the latest goings-on in the public relations, social media and tech blogosphere. Let me know about your favourite pieces from the last week in the comments below.

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Using Social Media to Make People Feel Special

Waxing UnLyrical

As PR pros, we have to find ways to make our clients feel special, the communities we build feel special, the media, bloggers & influencers we reach out to feel special, and so on. A social media lesson from hibachi.

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

Webbiquity SMM

But as the blogosphere continues to expand (as noted by Diana Adams below), it becomes more difficult to stand out and be heard above the noise. How to Be an Awesome Blog Commenter by HubSpot Blog. The Blueprint for the Perfect Blog Post (Infographic) by Business 2 Community.

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5 Ways to Produce Content Readers Will Love


In the blogosphere, this means that you sometimes have to open up your blog to other voices in order to foster discussion among the blogging community. This variety can create harmonious discourse, thus further inspiring healthy discussion in the comments section and in other blogs.

25 Ways to Create Shareable Content

Convince & Convert

Read the comments. If you have an active community on your blog or on one of the social networks, read the comments! If no one is commenting on the content you create, read the comments on other blogs within the industry. Read the comments on Facebook updates.

5 Things You Can’t Blog Successfully Without

Writtent Blog

Are you guest posting, commenting on other blogs, and getting involved in forum discussions? Speaking of comments, you will find it hard to blog successfully if you do not respond to the ones on your own blog. Interacting with your audience is the key to building a community.

Top 25 Blogging and Social Media Posts on Kikolani


Fetching Friday Many great posts over the last year have been from my Fetching Friday series, where I compile the best posts of the week throughout the blogosphere on a variety of topics, including blogging, social media, SEO, personal development, and more. Commenting.

20 Killer Facts About Business Blogging

Writtent Blog

There are more than 80 known languages utilized in the blogosphere. ( An updated blog is a sign of a business that cares about their community ( Convertwithcontent ). Share in the comments below!

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. Are you trying to create community?

Your turn.


Increase the number of voices that are rarely heard in the association blogosphere. In the 17+ months this blog has been in existence, I’ve learned just how rare it is to see someone who looked like me or do what I do as a regular blogger in the association community.

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Interview With Alex Brown On "Non Glory" A Video Series

Diva Marketing Blog

We met in the "blogosphere" in 2009 when he was managing one of the first and most innovative online communities for Wharton. He was able to combined his marketing talents and social media skills to build an amazing horse advocay community. Any comments, you respond.

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