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. There’s certainly no need to respond to every comment left on your blog, but interacting with readers where appropriate can go a long way in building a community and, by extension, fans and advocates for your blog. Happy 2011!

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). Keeping your tone positive and staying open to contradictory viewpoints will help maintain a healthy community and positive vibe. You can find her on Twitter @kimber_regator.

Blogosphere Trends + Effective Calls to Action

ProBlogger

These things all grow your blog and your community. 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. 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 + 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. You can find her on Twitter @kimber_regator. Hello again, fellow bloggers!

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. Kimberly Turner is a cofounder of Regator , as well as an award-winning print journalist. Find her on Twitter @kimber_regator , get free widgets for your blog , or nominate your blog for review.

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. People are different, communities are different and marketers/brands are different.

How a 3 Month Old Website Received 958373 Visits from Google

Viper Chill

Thanks for leaving your first comment Reply Geoff says: June 8, 2010 at 4:13 pm Hi Glen, Thanks for your sharing so much with the community. Regator is another good source for trends as well. Home What the F ? Cloud Living Say "Hi!"