Blogging Improvement: Leveling Up

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…

Weekend Blogging Reads and Resources

I had a productive and satisfying week and hope you did too. I kept to my schedule. I completed my month end contracted work 2 days in advance of the deadline. I used that time to clean up my computer files on all 3 computers preparatory to the big computer switch over, which was scheduled…

Weekend Blogging Reads and Resources

Another week is  almost gone and I’m wondering where it went.  Here’s my weekly offering for you readers. Blog Log #2: The One Thing I Wish Someone Had Told Me When I Started Blogging – When you first start out blogging, you’re hungry. You’re excited. You have a million ideas. But nobody talks about how…

Mark Only Spam as Spam

Spam! There is no single accepted definition, but I think most bloggers will agree, spam is unwanted commercially motivated electronic communication (not limited to email), that’s a likely a source of malware. I think most bloggers will also agree on what isn’t spam. No commenter should be shut out of discussion on your blog because…

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A Freelance Writing Business

A freelance writer is a writer who works for an individual or company under contract.  You can become either a full-time freelance writer making a living from your writing or a part-time freelancer supplementing other income. There are a wide variety of freelance writing jobs available such as business writing, copywriting, magazine writing, newsletter and…

Create a WordPress.com Website

Blogs are a powerful way for individuals and businesses to attract viewers and turn them into loyal subscribers and/or paying customers.  There is no one correct way to move visitors around your site but good design means easy navigation. Structuring a reader and search engine friendly site is critical to success.

Record-Breaking Black Friday Paves Way For $1 Billion Cyber-Monday

In November 15, 2010 Gallup reported poll results pointing to the average American household spending 12.9 percent more on Christmas gifts in 2010 than in 2009. Online shopping: Black Friday, Cyber Monday According to NRF estimates, reported in the Wall Street Journal, “consumers spent an average of $398.62 on Black Friday weekend, up 9.1% from…

State of the Blogosphere 2011: Introduction and Methodology – Technorati Blogging

Hobbyist: The backbone of the blogosphere, and representing 60% of the respondents to this survey, Hobbyists say that they “blog for fun” and do not report any income. Half of hobbyists prefer to express their “personal musings” when blogging. 60% indicate they spend less than three hours a week blogging, yet half of hobbyists respond…

Brand Your Business And Establish Your Voice With These Blogging Tips | WebProNews

During one of the BlogWorld sessions, Chris Crum sat in on Marcus Sheridan’s presentation, and in it, he discussed some techniques and strategies to keep in mind when creating content. First and foremost, make sure your company has a blog and is using it to create content that addresses concerns and questions customers may have…

Twitter Acquistions Include BackType

BackType provides the ability for bands and companies to measure the social networking capabilities of individual Twitter users and track how Tweets travel through the network. BackType assists with understanding the business impact of social media by measuring impact on revenue, page views, sign ups, downloads and more. Now Twiiter has acquired BackType what remains to be seen is how other startups that also provide social impact tracking like Klout. Read more

Top 5 Informative Writing Tips for Bloggers

Blog articles, short reports, reviews, tutorials, newsletters, are all examples of informative writing. Informative writing delivers a brief education on a topic by explaining how to do something, describing a process, a timeline or a sequence of events. Powerful informative writing skilfully hits the target by conveying essential facts and data in as few words…

What’s a Wiki?

A blog is web site for a specific person or a specific group to post articles and visitors can comment on them.   In a blog the control of content and value is driven by a single person or small group. A discussion board is used to solicit feedback from others by generating dialogue.   Anyone can…