Blogosphere Trends + Encouraging Comments

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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). You may have heard the stat that for every 100 people who read your post, only one, on average, will leave a comment. I know I am; I read dozens of blogs every day but very rarely comment. Having eyes on your post and having comments aren’t necessarily the same thing, but the silence can be frustrating. Lesson: Ask for comments.

100+ Blog Directories and RSS Sites for Promoting Your Blog

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Create a plain text file, using Notepad or a similar tool, with the following information compiled: Blog name/title (e.g., Regator (not all blogs accepted). Subscribe to the comments for this post? 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.

Blogosphere Trends + Using Infographics

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Information graphics, or infographics as they are more often called, are a great way to convey complex information clearly and concisely. These, obviously, require a great deal of expertise and skill, but when done right, are a stunning way to provide a large amount of information. Define your focus and make sure that the information you’re presenting is relevant to your point and not simply pretty to look at. Please share them in the comments.

October Trends + The 10 Horrors of Blogging

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Gruesome typos and grammatical errors, ghastly headlines, confusing echo chambers, dreadfully empty comments sections, and more! We’ll use posts from Regator about these top stories to illustrate how you can avoid the ten horrors of blogging…. is an example of a post with clear tags, author information, and date information. The Horror: Ghost-town comments sections. Start by making it easy to comment. Please share your thoughts in the comments.

Blogosphere Trends + Unicorns

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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). 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. Please share your thoughts and unicorn stories in the comments. You can find her on Twitter @kimber_regator.

Blogosphere Trends + Digging Deeper

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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). 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!). Use your expertise to provide value to your readers and information that other types of bloggers cannot. Share your ideas and methods in the comments! You can find her on Twitter @kimber_regator.

Monthly Trends + Resolutions for a Better Blog

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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. This example from Queerty is keyword-heavy, potentially controversial, and seems to promise an intriguing bit of information. I resolve to interact with commenters. Please share your resolution in the comments! Happy 2011!

Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #27

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Infographics was one big deal this past year, but the lesson is deeper: if you're really looking to make an impression, stop thinking about your data in terms of text and start thinking about your data in terms of how to best display the information so anyone looking at it can understand what the data is 'saying.'" Matter What You've Heard - The Regator. Now it's your turn: in the comment section below pick one thing that you saw this week that inspired you and share it.

Blogosphere Trends + Effective Calls to Action

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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. To give you some examples of these tips in action, I’ll use blog posts about the last month’s most-blogged-about stories, according to Regator (they are, in order: Japan , Libya , SXSW , Charlie Sheen , March Madness , AT&T , Elizabeth Taylor , St.

Blogosphere Trends + The Art of Live Blogging

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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. Don’t be afraid to include well-attributed links to other up-to-date coverage or to include quotes from experts to give readers more information.

Blogosphere Trends + Humour

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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). 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 ). Tip: A conversational, informal tone that connects with readers directly is almost always funnier than formal language. If you use humour on your blog, please share your tips in the comments.

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. Insights from a social psychologist, a parenting expert, and a mommy blogger add information and expertise. It’s okay to add some personal information to put the subject at ease or build rapport but keep the focus on your subject. Please share any tips you have as well as an example or two from your blog in the comments.

Monthly Trends + How to Instantly Triple Your Post Ideas

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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. Please share your thoughts in the comments! Kimberly Turner is a cofounder of Regator , as well as an award-winning print journalist.

Blogosphere Trends + Improving Readability

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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!

Monthly Trends + 10 Tips for a Flawless Linking Strategy

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This guest post is written by Kimberly Turner, cofounder of Regator. Showing that you’re reading a competitor’s blog (especially if you take the extra step to leave thoughtful comments there) can be the start of great relationship that has advantages for you, the other blogger, your readers, and the community as a whole. You will not always be the original source for the information you blog about. Use links to share information and facts to back up your claims.

10 Blogosphere Trends + 34 Handy Grammar Tips

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Good grammar can do more than just help you avoid admonishment in the comments; it can also help your blog build trust and authority. It conveys more information about who is performing the action. Any time you have additional, non-essential information like this, use “which” rather than “that.” Share them in the comments! Kimberly Turner is a cofounder of Regator.com , Regator for iPhone and the brand-new Regator Breaking News service for journalists and bloggers.

7 Ways to Find Inspiration: Think Outside the Blog

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It just seems to come pouring out: day after day, month after month, year after year, there is a constant flow of information and inspiration. 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. What if somebody leaves a comment and you forget to respond? A Guest Post by Amy Parmenter from The ParmFarm.com.

What Traits Define a Social Media Marketer?

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

One needs to constantly be informed of the latest technologies while striving always to learn and improve one’s knowledge levels. He has to not only be an information resource but be an active participant in the various social web communities that he claims proficiency in.

How a 3 Month Old Website Received 958373 Visits from Google

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If you have any questions, there’s a guy named Glen who is more than happy to answer them in the comments. target="_blank" rel="nofollow"> 170 Comments Dev | Technshare says: June 8, 2010 at 11:09 am Woww. Long time since I last commented here. Home What the F ?