By joining social networks we agree to be notified of new posts published by a select group of “friends”. It’s a common routine. Publish a post on your blog and use an aggregation app like Publicize, Hootsuite, TweetDeck, or Buffer to have the title and link automatically posted to multiple networks, including G+ Facebook pages, Facebook Profile, Twitter, LinkedIn, Tumbler, etc. Continue reading
The Internet provides powerful networking opportunities that allow bloggers to effectively target their audience. Hobbyists and professionals are long time members of the blogosphere who are skilled at networking. Small business people and big name brands are now taking advantage of blogging software and social networks like Twitter, Facebook and Linkedin to assert their business presence online and to reach more potential customers, business partners and employees through relationship building. In the future most businesses will have both a website and a blog and the two will most likely be on the same site. Continue reading
I hope you Readers find value these selections. As for me, I’m exhausted and I will be taking a bit of a break this weekend. My friends will be arriving tonight to visit on this last weekend of spring break. When I’m not with them I’ll be responding to your comments here and on my personal blog. Have I told you Readers lately how much I treasure your comments? If not, then for the record, you rock! Continue reading
In Late February WordPress.com Staff implemented brilliant little change at the bottom of our posts. They introduced nesting of the gravatars of “like” button clickers behind a link that we bloggers can click to see them all. I am happy the big blocks of gravatars which are not representative of actual page view stats are now nicely tucked away. But there were bloggers who are not and they posted to the support forums to say so. They wanted to see the gravatars for all their “friends”. Continue reading
I had a good work week and hope you readers did too. Most things went as planned and only a couple of things went off the rails. I was able to get things back on track in short order and that gave me a sense of accomplishment. Continue reading
If you are bilingual or multilingual and want to publish your free hosted WordPress.com in two or more languages but do not want to rely on machine translation that can be done. You can have two or more blogs in different languages and interlink them via custom menus. There’s also a workaround for publishing posts in two or more languages in the same blog.
Trying to describe what an internet meme is to a great grandparent may be a challenge but you definitely know one when when you see one. A blog meme is a viral game wherein baclinks are generated through relationships with other bloggers. The most common kind of blog meme is an award used as legitimate means of securing backlinks. Continue reading
Pinterest is two year old photo sharing social network connecting people all over the world based on shared tastes and interests. Pinterest just hit 11.7 million unique monthly U.S. visitors, crossing the 10 million mark faster than any other standalone site in history. Continue reading
Youtube is the second largest search engine there is and videos are an extremely effective way to build brand awareness, attract traffic to your blog and earn backlinks. To create your promotional videos all you need is a camera (a digital camera with a video option or a webcam0, tripod, microphone, and lighting. Continue reading
A content curator identifies a theme, selects content, chooses how to add value to it and how to display it on a web page for public viewing and interaction.