Monthly Trends + Resolutions for a Better Blog

ProBlogger

It’s the beginning of the month as well as the year, so, as always, Regator has provided blogosphere trends for the month, and I’ll use posts about these popular stories to inspire you to make a vow to improve your blog in the New Year. I resolve to interact with commenters. In this example, blogger Robert Seidman responds to questions and even refers back to one commenter’s previous comment, showing that he pays attention to what’s being said on his posts. Happy 2011!

Blogosphere Trends + Effective Calls to Action

ProBlogger

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? Reach her on Twitter @kimber_regator and get free widgets for your blog from Regator.

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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). 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. Let’s chat about it in comments.

Monthly Trends + 10 Tips for a Flawless Linking Strategy

ProBlogger

This guest post is written by Kimberly Turner, cofounder of Regator. Build relationships and community. When bloggers in a particular niche link to one another, it shows mutual respect and helps build the community around that niche. Please share your thoughts in the comments! Kimberly Turner is a cofounder of Regator , as well as an award-winning print journalist. To link or not to link—that is the question. What should you link to in your blog posts?

What Traits Define a Social Media Marketer?

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

These scenarios come to fruition in spontaneous communities, on social networks, and other self-service tools – all thanks to the availability of low cost technology and access to the world wide web. Because social media is so interactive, it can constantly shift and change; therefore, a savvy marketer needs to be extremely familiar with the community and know how each social media website audience is different from the next.

Blogosphere Trends + Improving Readability

ProBlogger

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. 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. Tell us about it in the comments! You can find her on Twitter @kimber_regator. Hello again, fellow bloggers!