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Self-Publishing vs. Publisher: Why You Should Do Both

Spin Sucks

He and I were talking to Bob Reed about the book publishing process – Mark having just published Return On Influence and Geoff Livingston and me having just published Marketing in the Round. Is Publishing Dead? If I publish this blog post by 7 a.m.

The State of the Blogosphere 2010

www.briansolis.com

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. The State of the Blogosphere 2010 Since 2004, Technorati has published its annual State of the Blogosphere report.

Blogosphere Trends + Improving Readability

ProBlogger

Proofread carefully before you publish. Everyone makes mistakes (mentioning typos in a post always scares me because that’s inevitably when something sneaks past you), but endeavor to make as few as possible because once you hit publish, your errors stick around on the internet. Blogosphere Trends + Improving Readability. Hello again, fellow bloggers! Last month, we talked about how to find and interpret your blog’s readability score.

Just Because You Can (Publish an eBook), Doesn’t Mean You Should

Debbie Weil

The wonderful thing about the new world of publishing is that anyone can write, publish and start selling an eBook on Amazon Kindle. The unfortunate thing about the new world of publishing is that anyone can write, publish and start selling an eBook on Amazon Kindle. In order to accomplish these things, the author needs to publish the highest-quality, most professional eBook possible, right? Write something, anything, hit the button and publish.

5 Essential Elements of a Successful Self-published Book

ProBlogger

Self-publishing is a hot trend. The most successful self published authors treat their books as if they’re working with a publisher. Much like the blogosphere, only the best rise to the top, while the rest get lost in a sea of noise.

Blogosphere Trends + Readability Scoring

ProBlogger

Way back in 1954, a fascinating (seriously) book called Know Your Reader: The Scientific Approach to Readability cited multiple studies and experiments in which changing the reading level of published material increased readership by as much as 50%. 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?

The Death of Blogging: Part 271

Ari Herzog

He does write, “There’s no doubt that the blogosphere remains strong, at least for now. When will part 272 be published? It seems that every month there is a newspaper article about the death of blogging. Editors talk.

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It’s Our Birthday!

Spin Sucks

Heck, there wasn’t even a consistent publishing schedule. It was published at 11:35 p.m. Today we have: 3,269 published blog posts. And we still have one of the most engaged communities in the blogosphere today. By Gini Dietrich.

Blogosphere Trends + A Challenge

ProBlogger

Thanks for joining me for another edition of the weekly blogosphere trends, provided by Regator.com. Consider each then choose the best one before publishing. 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 + Interview Tips

ProBlogger

As always, the weekly blogosphere trends have been provided by Regator.com. Try a brief, polite email or phone call first, detailing what you’d like to talk about, the amount of time you expect it to take, why you are interested in talking with that individual in particular, and when/where the piece will be published. Blogosphere Trends + Interview Tips.

Blogosphere Trends + Guest Posting

ProBlogger

When you pitch a post or idea, it should be something that has not been published on your blog or any other blog. Lesson: Once your post is published, your work is not finished. How NOT To Get A Guest Post Published On A Blog ”. 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.

Blogosphere Trends + Humour

ProBlogger

Before you use a video in your post, like the one in this example, or hit publish on a comical (or supposedly comical) post, watch the video or read the post aloud. 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 ).

Eight Common Blogging Mistakes

Spin Sucks

There are content “farms” whose sole job is to move throughout the blogosphere and scrape (or steal) content they then publish on their own sites/blogs.

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

Waxing UnLyrical

Here is a good example of GIF usage: You’ve been waiting with anticipation and its finally here…welcoming my new blog into the #blogosphere pic.twitter.com/j0oA8T0l0h. Guest Post by Jessica Davis. What do you feel when you see the visual on this post?

Restraint of Tongue and Pen

Geoff Livingston

That meditative pause before you press publish can make or break you. Every time I’ve published posts in the form of rants, call-outs or thinly veiled commentary, I’ve regretted it. Why publish this particular post? Image by onedsm.

What’s More Important? The Steak Or The Sizzle?

Jason Yormark

As of this writing, Jon claims to have received over 1,700 subscribers, 1,000 Twitter followers and 600 likes/comments on Facebook prior to even writing a single post and only publishing his movie style trailer promoting his upcoming blog launch.

What’s More Important? The Steak Or The Sizzle?

Jason Yormark

As of this writing, Jon claims to have received over 1,700 subscribers, 1,000 Twitter followers and 600 likes/comments on Facebook prior to even writing a single post and only publishing his movie style trailer promoting his upcoming blog launch.

Take the Easy Route. Everyone Is Doing It.

Spin Sucks

This past weekend, Danny Brown , Geoff Livingston , and I had an email conversation about the sameness of the blogosphere. Mark Schaefer has long called it the social media chamber: Something I’ve always been overly sensitive to not becoming.

Twitter Search or Instagram Search: Which is Better for Business?

Diva Marketing Blog

Recently I was chatting with long time BBF, Paul Chaney , about the changes in social media from the days when we began in what was then called The Blogosphere.

Blogosphere Trends + Handling High Word Counts

ProBlogger

You have three options: (a) Publish it as is and risk having distractible readers (that’s almost all of them) get click happy and leave your blog (b) Break it up into a series (c) use some of the methods below to make the post more scannable and digestible. 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.

5 Marketing Myths

Geoff Livingston

Myths and misconceptions are abound in the marketing blogosphere. Write a great blog post and publish it with no visual media assets at all. Publish a great photo (which takes as much time to shoot and produce, by the way), video or infographic without words.

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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. For more on this topic, see also Eight Factors to Consider When Launching a Business Blog previously published here.).

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How To Become An Ethical Blogger

Kikolani

The Blogosphere is a common ground where bloggers from different cultures, nations, and religions meet. a) If you are publishing any information in part or full from any other site, you should credit it within your post in words or/and with a backlink to the source.

Remain Teachable

Geoff Livingston

I had an agency of 8, not 800, yet I walked around the blogosphere like I mattered. It’s also one of the reasons I look forward to self-publishing. Image by Dustin Holmes. There’s nothing worse than someone who knows it all.

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

Marketing Beyond The Blog Buzz

Diva Marketing Blog

In 2004, I stepped into the blogosphere with Diva Marketing and soon after began developing workshops for the American Marketing Association on a national and local chapter level. Easy to maintain, update & publish website.

8 Deep Questions to Define Your Blogging Strategy

Writtent Blog

An equally dangerous mistake is to start publishing without knowing exactly what we’re doing… The technical aspect of blogging is certainly important to your success. If you simply start publishing without a unique value proposition, you’ll just be contributing to the noise online.

What Every Business Blogger Can Learn from SaaStr

Spin Sucks

My world of PR in the last decade largely revolved around the blogosphere. When I was running a PR agency, we quickly discovered the fastest way to get our clients into Forbes was to have them write a thoughtful contributed article that gets published. By Aly Saxe.

IBM Social Computing Guidelines

Buzz Marketing for Technology

These guidelines aimed to provide helpful, practical advice—and also to protect both IBM bloggers and IBM itself, as the company sought to embrace the blogosphere. Whether or not an IBMer chooses to create or participate in a blog, wiki, online social network or any other form of online publishing or discussion is his or her own decision. In 2005, the company made a strategic decision to embrace the blogosphere and to encourage IBMers to participate.

A Startup’s Struggles and Successes in Influencer Outreach: How to Set Up Your First Blogger Campaigns

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Epiphany #3 : Don’t go for the “Kim Kardashians” of the blogosphere. No one was publishing lists of up-and-comers. As many of you know, I’m working with influencer marketing platform, The Shelf.

The Importance of Guest Blogging

Ari Herzog

Want to discover a whole new dimension to yourself and the way you write/publish content? Some bloggers that I met on the blogosphere have a fantastic and unique style, and it’s often through guest posts that I find their blogs. Photo credit: kakisky.

What ComScore Data Tells Us About Google+

Geoff Livingston

While perceived to be dominant in this corner of the blogosphere, they represent just one small part of the Google+ community. Per the advisory, published here and on Danny Brown’s blog , businesses should experiment informally.

Apple: A Case Study in Why Brands Should Control Their Stories

Waxing UnLyrical

The blogosphere and social media networks would go nuts with rumors and buzz about new products. The iPad was going to save publishing and advertising. It is very rare that social media is used to propel or hurt brands in significant business-altering ways.

PIN’s: The Future of Private Link Building

Viper Chill

This isn’t some “SEO is Dead” article you see go viral in the SEO blogosphere every six months, but a genuine prediction based on how Google search results have evolved over the last few years.

Get and Keep Readers

Geoff Livingston

I can’t wait to publish the, “If I was CEO, my office would have no chairs” post! The blogosphere is dominated by an established leadership of individuals and media companies that own a majority of the market.

The Death of Blogging: Part 271

Ari Herzog

He does write, “There’s no doubt that the blogosphere remains strong, at least for now. When will part 272 be published? It seems that every month there is a newspaper article about the death of blogging. Editors talk.

Google Reader Alternatives: 3 Web Based RSS Readers to Manage Your Subscriptions

Kikolani

At the bottom, you can also see results from the blogosphere. They seem to have a lot of great features, including the ability to save stories and even publish your favorites quickly to your own Blurblog. If you follow my writing, you probably know how much I love Google Reader.

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5 Ways to Produce Content Readers Will Love

Kikolani

Publish Pillar Articles and Informational Resources. 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 is a guest post by Lauren Bailey.

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35 Great Social Media Infographics

Pamorama

Breakdown of the Blogosphere 31. Blogging is one-to-many — it's about publishing syndicated material that's meant for audience consumption, vs. talking on a cell phone or text messaging. link] Michael Schulz So, why didn't you publish my first comment?

Getting Started With Vlogging

Waxing UnLyrical

Are there some tips out in the blogosphere that can be shared in order to make your foray into vlogging a more enjoyable, productive experience? Use the easiest (and most effective) program you can find for your editing and publishing needs. Guest post by Erica Allison.