October Trends + The 10 Horrors of Blogging

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They were, in order: Halloween , Windows Phone , Brett Favre , Chilean Miners , Breast Cancer , ‘The Social Network’ , Jon Stewart , World Series , Kanye West , and Nobel Prize. We’ll use posts from Regator about these top stories to illustrate how you can avoid the ten horrors of blogging…. Once you’ve hit “publish,” your post takes on a life of its own, appearing in aggregators, RSS feeds, and on social media. You can find her on Twitter @kimber_regator.

Blogosphere Trends + Readability Scoring

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Blogger and “social media scientist” Dan Zarrella’s research found that posts written for lower grade levels were shared more often on Facebook—with those written on a second-grade level being shared about 40% more often than those written on a twelfth-grade level. If you use Microsoft Word to write posts, you can check readability easily. Flesch Reading Ease (according to Microsoft Word): 47.3 Do you know your blog’s readability score?