October Trends + The 10 Horrors of Blogging

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We’ll use posts from Regator about these top stories to illustrate how you can avoid the ten horrors of blogging…. Consider ending posts by asking readers to give an opinion or add to the conversation. Wired Science ’s “ Nobel Worthy: Best Graphene Close-Ups ” could have been a dry, boring explanation of graphene, but is, thanks to a humorous and conversational tone, quite engaging. See you next month with more blogosphere trends from 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 by Elizabeth Wurtzel is conversational but smart and, quite simply, sounds like Wurtzel. Kimberly Turner is a cofounder of Regator , as well as an award-winning print journalist. Happy 2011!

What Traits Define a Social Media Marketer?

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

The scope of marketing needs to be broadened in view of the new dynamics that have employees, customers and prospects engaged in conversations – horizontally, peer to peer, in some cases even in co-opetition situations. To participate in the conversation, marketers will need to be able to have and provide greater access to decision makers – speed of response is crucial. Some communities are very open to marketers being there and contributing to the conversation.