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!). Kimberly Turner is a cofounder of Regator.com and Regator for iPhone as well as an award-winning print journalist. You can find her on Twitter @kimber_regator.

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. If you’re live-blogging an unexpected event, such as the tragic New Zealand earthquake (see below), you’ll have to start from scratch. Live-blogging works best for developing stories or live events.

Blogosphere Trends + Being Opinionated

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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). 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). It stands out among the posts on the event and the humor of it is a fantastic cloak for what might otherwise have been construed as a bit of a whiny perspective. You can find her on Twitter @kimber_regator.

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.

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. Research the historical angle or backstory of an event. Kimberly Turner is a cofounder of Regator , as well as an award-winning print journalist. Find her on Twitter @kimber_regator and visit Regator’s widget site to get free widgets for your blog.

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. Example: PSFK ’s “ Lady Gaga And The Future Of Music Albums “ uses active voice throughout the first paragraph but switches to passive for the second paragraph’s first sentence because it would be difficult to accurately list all of the individuals involved in arranging Lady Gaga’s products, events, deals, and appearances.

What Traits Define a Social Media Marketer?

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

It’s like going to an open bar event, the newcomer will ask people to buy them drinks.