Sunday, December 11, 2011

Blog Magic and Blog Reality

What makes a blog tick - what turns on and off a reader? How can one continue to keep building a sense of anticipation and suspense? What does it take for your readers to love you and worship the website you write on? Well, that is why Blog Reality is here to put some sense into your head. The first time you declared yourself a blogger must have been one of the most magical moments of your life, right? So now, you want to maintain that magical feeling - not just with you, but all the more, with your readers.

So without any more anticipation, here's every bloggers guide on how to keep your readers hooked in your magical little blog world:

1. A good headline for your blog will create and build anticipation, so why not choose a good set of words to further intensify your readers' curiosity? How you choose your words to start your blog with is as essential as how you will end it. You have to create that perfect, dramatic climax so that your readers will keep wanting for more.

2. Versatility is one of the best weapons to use when blogging - You better think of something different to write about everyday. Remember that you are blogging to create and spark interest and not bore your readers to death. Make every blog of yours unforgettable and seductive.

3. Be giving and generous with your thoughts and emotions. You are blogging to share who you are - you are giving a piece of you as you type away your thoughts in your computer keyboard. The more generous you are, the more justice you give to your blog.

4. Honesty is never a lonely word in the blog world - your readers will get turned off if you get a little hypocrite-y or dishonest with what you believe in. Your readers are intelligent people who take the time to read your blog - give them the honesty they deserve.

5. Be funny and natural - The readers get totally turned on with humor and playfulness is applied in blog writing. It is like drawing them closer to you - so make sure you use humor, it will work like a charm.

6. Be humble and yet knowledgeable - You don't have to keep reminding your readers how lucky they are to have you though you provide them new materials to back up what they already know. Play it safe - never swag or even try calling yourself a god.

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Why is the Whole World Blogging - Top 5 Reasons!

Starting a blog is no more a big deal today. There are umpteen reasons for writing a blog, including personal, social, commercial and artistic concerns. In the world of blogs, you can find all types of entries that can be as colorful and variant as imagination. Blogging can turn out to be a great way to have fun without counting any extra charges. There are no hard and fast rules about what you choose to write in a blog. But some blogs are topic specific and you must restrict yourself to facts related to the title.

The basic difference between an ordinary website and a blog is the quality and style of the blog's layout and content. A blog creates opportunities for people world over to share their thoughts, opinions and ideas. But it depends mainly on the blogger about what the content will be; comments and debates are generated accordingly. Blogs turn out to be very interesting due to the heterogeneous nature and quality of the comments. They can range from being the funniest to the most serious ones. It's also a good way to keep you updated about what is going round the globe.

People create blogs for a host of reasons. Some are thrilled by the very notion of parading their know-how. But for most of the bloggers, it's an easy and relaxing way to share mind-space with like-minded (or otherwise) people. Blog writing is also a hobby for some - a great time pass. Some love to open up by sharing their diary-entries. And you must be wondering what they mean by letting out their personal details! Well, there are often the following psychological causes behind such tendencies:

01. To feed the ego: You must have come across souls who cannot resist seeking attention. These sorts of people have a king-size ego and feel great proclaiming what interests them. More often than not, this forms the primary reason behind blogging.

02. Bugged by anonymity: It's very common to lose your identity in this hyper-busy world. People suffering from the same find the blogs an effective way to reassert distinction. Their blogs scream 'I'm different, man'!

03. To vent frustration: At times, 'Life in a Metro' can turn pretty frustrating. Blogs offer the space to complain without bothering anyone in particular.

04. The need to share: Man is a social animal and needs to reach out to his fellow beings once in a while. With the shrinking of real life friend-circles, some are likely to take the aid of blogs.

05. Writing aspirations: Blogs are a great way to exercise your writing skills. And there are some who look out to starting a writing career without buttering big names. There are hardly any standard restrictions and bloggers feel free to express their minds.

A. Karmakar is a successful writer and runs a Content Development Company with a worldwide clientele. You can visit Content Writers Organization to know more.

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Create a Dynamic Blog to Boost Your Internet Business

Everyone starting out with an Internet business needs to promote their business just as they would do if it were a brick and mortar business. Advertising is important for any successful business. Nobody will purchase your product, if they do not know who you are or what you are selling. Just like the yellow pages has been a standard advertisement tool in the physical domain; a personal blog is a standard advertisement tool in the virtual world. Blogging can advertise your product not only locally; it can advertise your product to the world. There are however, some tips to making your blogging marketing approach more effective.

First of all, many places on the net will provide personal blogs, but what you are looking for is a long-term investment, and to do that you would need to set up your blog on your own server. You are going to have to check out the search engines, which are specifically looking out for new blogs as they are uploaded. These search engines are the vehicles in which your blog will get noticed. Some of the most common search engines for this purpose are: Google, WebCrawler,, technorati,, yahoo, Icerocket, feedster and more.

Make your blog esthetically pleasing, the black and white print and background does not compel a person to want to buy your product. You need to change the look and make your product stand out. There are many software programs available to help you design a unique and appealing blog. Remember the appearance of your blog will be the first impression you make on the world. Just like how you would not go looking for work wearing torn dirty jeans, you would not want your first appearance to the world on the world wide web to be dull and boring.

You will need to make your blog as unique and specific to your product or service as possible. You want your blog to be remembered and a plain blog is not going to make your blog stand out from any other similar product or service. You need your blog to be remembered. Take the example from TV commercials, these marketers use all kinds of techniques to make their advertisements remembered, they go from jingles to crazy ads that make no sense. Even the crazy ads have marketing potential because they have people remembering the product. Of course you will not have the room for crazy ads on your blog unless you are selling a product that is crazy, such as selling your service as a clown. Needless to say, whatever theme you choose it must compel people to come back and of course to buy your product or services.

Once you create your blog it does not stop there, you still must continue to post to your blog on a regular basis. You have to keep in mind that to make money you have to have people continue to come back. People will join your blog and read your publications on a regular basis. In turn you will want to expand your blogging potential by posting on other people's blogs as well. In the initial period blogging will be slow until your build up a following and clientele but once you have, it will be a part of a winning e-marketing strategy.

James is a business coach and mentor that assists serious entrepreneurs in building a profitable online business with multiple incomes streams. James and his team have assisted hundreds of people in generating huge profits in their very first year. For more information and to contact James, visit his website.

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Saturday, December 10, 2011

Blog World in Las Vegas

In conjunction with the New Media conference in Las Vegas in October 2010, the Blog Expo was an interesting array of services targeting bloggers. I had a chance for a quick walk through of this trade show, curious to see what would be offered. In many ways, it was like any other trade show, with some notable exceptions.

One of the most striking exceptions was the lack of products on display. Unlike many trade shows were products are featured in predominant locations, this show didn't have many elaborate booths showcasing the wares of vendors. Instead, there were computers, lots and lots of computers. Obviously this is because the products are all designed for people working online, therefore demonstrated over the Internet and sold online. So the only way to demonstrate the product was to go to the computer at the booth and view the website with the offering. In the case of a few vendors, there were DVDs that were being distributed.

So why is there a need for synchronous communication to demonstrate something that is available all the time, anytime? Well, a few reasons came to mind. One is the excuse to get to Las Vegas. Even people in the blogging business like to have a getaway. Also, there is still some benefit to face to face explanation. But typically, this can be accomplished by email or online chat support. Perhaps another reason is the formation of a learning community where knowledge and experience is shared.

Some of the vendors were ubiquitous. As an example, Blogger was there. Who hasn't heard of Blogger? So why do they need to be at a trade show? I guess that's up to their marketing people. I'm sure they have their reasons. There were more than a few vendors I had never heard of though. Like services that make books out of blogs and easy ways to add videos to your blog. Also, there were blogging sites that catered to specific industries, like education.

The SWAG was similar to any other trade show I have attended. The usual book bags, pens, cup insulators and stress balls. I appreciated the stuff, but somehow I expected this group of Internet innovators to be more creative offline, just as they are online. Still, I have branded pens on my desk now that will lead me to a website if I want to explore the company. So I guess the give away items did the job.

Overall, it was interesting, but I still think it could have been done online.

Ron Strand teaches communications and continuing education at Mount Royal University and is working on a doctorate degree in distance education. He has a blog with some ideas about online learning, elearning and continuing education Ron Elearning.

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5 Tips For Writing a Great Travel Blog

1. A travel blog should entertain the reader.

One of the most important aspects of creating a good travel journal is a knack for telling a good story, write the blog the way you would tell your friends about the experience. If your readers find the story emotionally engaging then they will almost always find the blog useful and interesting. Make them laugh, make them cry, scare them with terrible travel tales of terror - but never, ever be boring.

2. A travel blog should be specific, but not too specific!

Remember that you are writing your diary to share your experience with the world, some people will be reading it to find out where you went, what it was like, and if they'd like to go there. So include special bits of advice, like the name of that really nice guesthouse you stayed at in Mui Ne, Vietnam - but don't list down the full street address, the owner and their family history, and other unnecessary details. Just by naming a business in your blog you will give any prospective traveler enough information to find their way to comfort!

3. Your readers should be able to read your travel journal.

This means if you are guilty of using appalling grammar and spelling, stop! It iz almost imposible 2 read sumfing dat iznt spelt or writen rite. So make sure you use the spell check, you'll make your blog far more popular if you do.

4. Your travel blog should allow the reader to easily find the information they need.

Try not to ramble too much if possible, some of the readers of your travel blog will be stuck in an internet cafe on the edge of a rain forest or desert - they will be paying $10 an hour to use the internet connection, which is slower than swimming through treacle. Help these poor souls (I've been one of them) by giving a brief overview of your blog if its a long one, start the blog with a paragraph that outlines the rest of the blog - and then fill in the details.

5. Make sure you get a free travel blog.

Using sites like allow travelers to access many great travel blogs at once, you may have one of the best blogs on the net - but as a piece of travel advice it is only applicable for one part of the world. By joining forces with other bloggers you can make a real difference to someone else's traveling experience.

Tom has traveled extensively and setup Round My World in 2009.

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The Top 10 Tips To Setting Up A Successful Blog

If you're serious about setting up a successful, small business weblog or blog that augments and enhances your business or service, here are 10 sure-fire tips to help you do it successfully.

1. Get Your Own Domain Name

This is so important. Piggy-backing off of another url makes less of an impact than Having your own domain name separates you from the hobbyists and children blogging, and lets the world know, you are a serious blogger. It also allows you to change hosting companies, maximize the customization of your weblog and it's still there even if the company that built the software goes out of business. Even if you decide to use and in the future it shuts down, you still have your own web pages on your own domain. You can start building with all your data intact.

2. Learn your blogging software

You need to be able to customize your blog to reflect your business. Whatever software you settle on, whether you start with and move on to Typepad or WordPress, you need to learn to work with and change the templates, add your blogroll, set-up what your advertising, change or add pictures and more. In order to make your blog unique and different, you'll need to have at least a minimum amount of knowledge of what you're working with.

3. Learn from those who've already gone before.

Read and study other blogs. Don't be afraid to contact and ask questions. When you want to learn to do something you need to study what is already successful. There are many ways to find blogs, but I've found that BlogExplosion is one of the easiest ways to get free traffic while surfing others blogs. Find out more about BlogExplosion by visiting my website.

4. Post to your blog on a consistent basis.

Updating once a month won't get you much readership. If you update your blog 3-5 times per week with interesting and informative articles and tips about your industry, people will look forward to what you've updated and return again and again.

5. Blogging is like networking and building a virtual family.

The readers don't care what you are selling until they know you care about them and what's going on in their world. Blogging sales messages is the quickest way to lose readership and destroy any relationships you might have. People go out on the Internet and into the blogosphere looking for information, help and fun topics of interest. If you provide information and benefits for them surfing to your blog on a consistent basis, they will return. If you come at them like a used car salesman, people will find other places to spend their time.

6. Allow comments and trackbacks.

Part of the magic of blogging is its interactivity with the virtual world through the comments people make to your blogging articles. Grow a thick skin, and put your opinion out there. Depending on what you're blogging about, comments can range from "Nice Post" to things very much less complimentary. In either case, it's a give and take, not a one-way news delivery or sales pitch.

7. Read other people's blogs

If you don't read and explore the world of blogging, leave or comment on other blogs or participate in the process, your success will be diminished. It's kind of like playing tennis blindfolded. You'll never have any idea of where the ball is, so how can you hit it? Part of joining the blogosphere is getting into the thick of things. That means living outside of your own blog.

8. Create a blogroll.

What's a Blogroll? It's a list of links to other people's blogs you like. Why would you want to create traffic to other people's blogs, you ask. It is important that you give in order to get. Reciprocal linking in the industry you're blogging about builds relationships and links back to your site. This, in turn, increases your search engine positioning. More people find you and your readership grows. It's a give and take. If you read a blog and like it, find the news relevant and want to add it to your website, comment with a trackback, add the blog to your blogroll or links section, and the other website will most like reciprocate. Blogging is more about building a community than cut and dry business. Think warm and fuzzy, because most bloggers, whoever they are, respond much better to honey than vinegar.

9. Ping the news aggregators. Tag your posts.

It's important to let people know when you update, and by pinging, you let the world know that something new has appeared on your blog. Learn about using tags on your posts so that when you update the news services will know how to classify your update. If it's about "blue widgets" and you tag it as such, people searching for information on that topic will find you. Technorati covers tagging in an easy-to-read format that anybody can grasp quickly.

You'll find information about using Technorati tags by dropping by my website.

Ping using Pingoat: What to do: Go to Pingoat and submit your blog, selecting as many appropriate news aggregates you like. Then bookmark the next page that shows your ping "results." Every time you post, visit this page and you will automatically ping the news aggregates.


Ping using Pingomatic: What to do: Go to Pingomatic Do the same as above.

10. Download, use and master an RSS reader.

If you don't know what I'm talking about, this is the first place to start. FeedDemon is a popular aggregator that resembles Microsoft Outlook and delivers both podcasts and feeds from other blogs. You can also get feeds through My Yahoo or MSN Spaces. If you're only tracking a few feeds these are great. For a large number of feeds, you'll need something like FeedDemon. Find out more about FeedDemon by visiting my website.

There you have it. A quick and easy guide to setting up a successful blog. It will take you a bit of time, but it will be well worth it in the end with increased traffic, expert status in your industry and the ability to inform as well as interact with your readership.

For a listing of links to the various places mentioned in this article, simple visit my website and click on the Top 10 Blogging article listed. Happy Blogging!

Judith Allyson Brandy is a writer, breast cancer survivor and science fiction fan with a slightly skewed, amused perspective of the world.
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What is a Blog? How Do You Get Into Blogging?

The blog was born in 1990 and today there is the option of letting your blog readers leave you comments and feedback about your posts. A post is your writing entry for the day. There is no limit to the amount of posts you do a day and blog owners who love to write can find themselves writing a few times a day. There is now the option of "following" a blog by subscribing to it and not missing out on anything. When the blog writer creates a new post, the follower is then notified of the new post.

Most blog entries usually consists of a catchy title and there is the headline, body, post date, author name and tags for the blog. The tags are used for search engine purposes. For example, if someone on Google may be searching for something that your blog pertains to, that blog may pop up.

What Type Of Blog Template Do You Need

Today, there are all sorts of new blog designs for blog owners to create a blog look they want. There are many options from business templates to something very casual. There are free blog templates that are provided with the blog hosts that people sign up for. If blog owners don't like the templates provided, they can do a search on Google and find what they are looking for. There are many free and some at a minimal price.

You Don't Need Any Technical Skills To Start A Blog

The blog world is growing with advanced techniques and is a great way to network and keep in touch with others. Even the non-experienced can set up a blog in just 5 minutes. Imagine a place where you are free to write about whatever you want. You are basically publishing your own words!

Where Can You Find The Tools To Start Blogging

There is a lot of information on blogging when you do a search but the most recommended site to create a blog is Blogger and WordPress. These are the most popular for bloggers and are both easy to navigate and use. Blogger is set up so you can easily customize your blog layout. The blog layout is the way it looks to your readers when they visit your blog. It's very easy to upload a post along with pictures on Blogger and some say it's a great place for beginners.

WordPress Has Become The Blog Platform Of Choice By Many Professionals

WordPress is the chosen blog format for many business professionals. Many use WordPress today to not only set up their own blog but also small shops. The blog world has certainly advanced and choose a blog site that you feel comfortable using. Some try to get set up at both, Blogger and WordPress to get a feel for it and determine which one they prefer.

Ron has been online for the last five years and has been using blogging as his preferred platform to market and promote his sites online. So What Exactly Is A Blog find out this and everything you need to know about blogging at Ron's Blog Affiliate X Files.

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Introduction to Blogs

If we think many years back about the internet then we see at that time internet is just bounded in web pages. As time passed, Picture, Sound, Animation makes this world interesting for people. Then, we saw the brilliant innovation of Search engine, which make the internet more near to the people, because, with help of search engine a person search for anything that he wants. Now, the revolution of internet is progressing well, and more features are adding to internet day by day. Then, we see Blogs and Blogging, which is also a new part of the internet world.

What is a Blog?

It is the place at which anyone can write about anything that he wants. Today blogs are the most popular creation of internet among the people. That's why the Blog is increasing rapidly. The big reason of the increase is that with the help of blogs anyone can write online and show it to the whole population of internet, But, if he goes to the right way So, his words will get the attraction of the internet world.

Blogs can be defined as, A place at which anyone writing and publishing anything online, and these form a list of, weblinks. Blogs are also known as weblog. Who write blogs are blogger, anyone can be a blogger and write blogs with any aim?, People with any profession can be a blogger (News reporter, Columnist, Journalist, Online diaries, Celebrity).

A News website is a main example of the blog, which form like a blog. In the news site, we see every day changing news of the world and these are frequently updating and publishing. Nowadays, blogs are used for numerous purposes. But, it is not guaranteed that all blogs are using in a good way, a blog may be also using in a negative way, for example, weblog which is providing health information to the people, so, the blog is for a positive way. But, if a person hates some buddy mostly are celebrities, politicians, etc. then, he writes a blog against them. So, this blog is using in a negative way.

Now you're thinking that how blogs are different from websites. Basically there is no difference between blog and website. However, the method of work in blog is different from websites. In websites, if you want to write about something you first need to create an HTML page, then publish your work online. In blogs, if you want to write you don't need to create any HTML, but write just as you working in a word processor and when you complete your written works then you just need to press 'Publish' button and all your work will be online in seconds, and this way you save big time. The reason of this fast work is that blog is working under software, which is managing all the content that we write. It seems like a file box, in which whenever you write all your work placed in a correct place of the file box.

Now we discuss about the most popular blog service, in which you can create your own blog and publish your writing work by doing few simple steps. Now you've understood about blogs (Weblogs) and how they are different from websites. As we described above that blogs are working under the software. Today, many websites are using software where we see 'Powered by'. Softwares are helping website to work easy, fast and good management.

In blogs if you want to change the basic appearance and looks of the blog then you don't need to create any separate html for every single entry of content. However, you must need to choose a template of the blog. When you select it then all your content will appear in the design that you see in template of blog.

Some Important Blog Terms:

Entry: A piece of content in a blog is blog entry.

Post: sometimes blog entries are post when they published with Date & Time stamp (label).

Archive: All blog post/entries arranged in a month & year wise list. This list in a blog is archive of blog or blog archive.

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Important Issues When Utilizing Web Blogs

The advent of technology brings too much things that human have never imagined. One of these is the internet. The internet brings things closer to humans and makes the world smaller and narrower. The internet paved the way to radical and far-reaching means of communication.

Through the internet, people communicate with no limitations. One way of communicating in the internet is through web blogs. A web blog or web log is a website that displays journals posted in chronological order by individuals or groups and usually has links to other web pages and to video, audio and other links.

There are different web blogs that focuses on a particular area interests. These include the arts, home, computers, recreation, science, sports, business, games, internet, reference, shopping, world, comics, health, news, world regions, society etc.

Blogs are far different from traditional sites and forums or newsgroups. Unlike traditional sites, blogs allow the easy creation of new pages for entering and submitting new data into a simple form. Automated templates take care of adding the article to the home page, creating the new full article page and adding the article to the appropriate date or category- base archive.

Blogs also allow easy filtering of content for various presentations and allows the administrator to invite and add other authors whose permissions and access are easily managed.

Bloggers do not manage the software. The software management is done by server- based systems. These systems allow travelers to blog from anywhere in the world with web interfaces. Those bloggers with common interests share blogrolls, list of links that create a context for a blog, and help each other increase their visibility on the internet.

Visitors can post comment to individual blog entries with the aid of feedback comment system. Those popular blogs have frequent comments, but many bloggers prefer to just pre- screen or block comments.

Users can maintain web- hosted blog even without the need to be online while composing or editing posted blogs through the use of tools. There is software available or programs enabling multiple blogs to be automatically notified where certain topical or other changes can be made to one blog.

Like the other innovations in the technology, blogs and blogging brings advantages and disadvantages. This is a fact that exists in every thing being introduced in the world.

With blogs, the citizens and costumers are potentially better informed. This is good for societies and economies for it makes people knowledgeable on the things that are happening in the world.

Blogs are a positive way of collecting feedback and criticism. It keeps people on point. Through blogs, people can offer commentary; react to certain pieces and many others.

Through blogs, an organization or the society can develop stronger relationships and make loyalty with the people. Blogs let people interact at face value of an organization.

Despite the pros it brings, blogs also have some cons as well. One is that, in blogs, most people are unable to write down their ideas in a clear and convincing way. Since writing is one of the most difficult and time consuming tasks for a human being to undertake and many blogs are not updated, so it damages the reputation of an organization or society rather than enhancing it.

Since everything can be posted in blogs, it can make many organizations look like they are disorganized with multiple tones and opinions. Contrary to what some might think, the average person prefers that the organization or society is at least somewhat purposeful and rational.

Web blogs are really an innovation of technology users cannot ignore because it brings many things to the public. The benefits blogging offers should also be used properly for the good of all concerned and not for worse.

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A Beginner's Portrait Into the World of Blogging

Unless you are one of those people who tend to stick their heads in the sand, ostrich-wise, there are not many computer savvy people who don't know what a blog is. However, for the ostriches amongst you, a blog is an online journal where any person online, if they choose to, can write about their experiences, concerns, opinions and ideas and then post this personal record online where all the world can read it. Nowadays there are innumerable blogging sites, specific websites designated to publishing personal blogs and nothing else.

All Blogs are Different

Blogging has come a long way since it was first introduced. There are many blogging websites which have the facilities to include your audio or video files with your blogs. As you read through lots of different blogging sites you will notice one thing that all blogs have in common: that is, they are all different! They each follow different text layouts, a range of styles and a choice of formats, as well as using a diversity of settings.

You are the Author

When you write a blog for publication the final choice as to how it looks after publication is up to the writer - i.e. the blogger: in other words, YOU! So, when you write your blog, include pictures, hyperlinks, unbroken texts, audio, video - whatever you want to include to personalize those thoughts and opinions you are intent on putting into online print. You may prefer to record your thoughts and ideas as words rather than writing it down and then add this audio recording to your blog. This kind of blog is called audio blogging.

The Shape of your Blog

Templates designed to be used for blogging are essentially very simple and you can add new pages without having to perform mental calisthenics! Each template has been designed to fulfill specific settings so that it is extremely easy for bloggers to get on with blogging which is what they are interested in and forget about the complicated bits. Almost all blog template designs have fixed spaces for you to slot into place your title. There is then space left for you to insert your actual blog.

Incorporated into this part of the page is a place for backtracks which enables other websites to link back to the blog you are writing. Each blog you write acquires its own URL once it has been written and published. This is referred to as a permanent link. Finally, at the end of your blog the template allows for comments, offering readers a means to post any comments they might have back to you so you can take on board what your readers might be saying about the subject you have written about, or even how they feel about you - the writer of this particular blog.

A Choice of Templates

Of course, to blog you do not actually need to use a pre-defined template but, if you are new to the world of blogging, then you will certainly find there are certain advantages to choosing an appropriate template design. Nowadays, all the blogging websites - and there are many of them - offer the prospective blogger a wide range and diversity of template designs; one for every situation, in fact.

How to Get Published

Getting published is as easy as falling off a log - no matter how much of a novice you are to the blogging fraternity. Simply 'Google' blogging websites and then take your pick as to which ones to join. Your first step really is in choosing which websites you wish to deign with your web presence. Immediately your membership has been approved - a mere formality - you will be a fully accepted member of that particular blogging community.

This enables you to peruse through the blogs supplied by fellow members of this community, incorporate those blogs into yours through embedded linking as well as being able to offer your own comments, opinions and criticisms to any blog you have read within the community you are now a member of. Furthermore, you have full and equal rights within this community to write your own blog and have it published.

Specific Themes

For those of you who follow a specific sport or who is an ardent supporter of a particular actor's career; maybe you are a Royalist and enjoy following the antics and nefarious activities of some of the more infamous members of the royal families around the world; or, perhaps you are of a more serious and academic style and have an inherent desire to read about all things medical: whatever your chosen interest, there is a blogging community specifically for you.

Once you have found that relevant community and become a member, you can read other blogs and write about your own interests within that specific theme to your heart's content. All blogs appertaining to that subject and topic matter will be accepted for publication. In fact, blogging has become an entrepreneur's paradise and an ideal way to market their goods and make money.

From Advertising to Education: blogging makes it happen!

You may have just had your very first novel printed - but, since your income from this novel is directly dependent on the number of books you sell, how do you get the word out? The answer is through blogging. Are you involved in direct marketing informational products online? Again, blogging is the answer to get the word out and about. In fact, there are few places where blogging fails to play its part.

Even in the world of higher education there are going to be students who, for one reason or another have missed a vital class. How do they catch up on the work they have missed? You've guessed it - following each class the lecturer arranges for their teaching blog to be updated, with a piece of the lecture presented in blog form for the benefit of missing students.

A Vital Means of Expression

Clearly the blogging phenomena has caught the imagination of everybody from politicians to policemen with just about every other person and his dog writing about their everyday lives and the antics of that said dog, along with blogs now heralded as an opportunity for revealing personal expression as well as keeping the art of writing alive and well. The majority of people treat their individual blogs as a personal rant and cant against the stress their daily lives generate, an opportunity to criticize the government and its policies and generally let off much-needed steam.

This vital means of expression creates a community of like-minded people who can all interact amongst the other people belonging to each blogging community, generating an online community that has replaced many of the social communities displaced by modern city regeneration and the mobile job market fracturing traditional societies as nets are cast far and wide in an ever-widening search for scarce and scant job opportunities.

Where Weblog Rules, there are no Rules

What started out as an online journal known as a weblog soon became abbreviated to blog as its popularity increased all over the world. Blogging communities became the normal way of addressing people's need to interact with others sharing a similar mind-set and similar opinions. Blogs became the 21st century's answer to man's need, as a social animal, to intermingle and exchange ideas with others. One of the benefits of blogging is the fact that there are no rules to inhibit either reader or writer of blogs.

The majority of blogging websites are free to use and, for the members of each blogging site, the word 'free' extends to the manner in which blogs are written. In other words, no format is considered wrong and, similarly no style or manner of writing is considered better or worse than any other. The true essence of a blog is to get the idea over to the reader; information the blog writer wants to impart is presented from the blog writer's heart: that is all that is important for the dedicated blogger.

Benefits of Blogging

The true benefits of blogging is that there are many of them and they are usually free to use. You can consult a blogging directory if you are concerned with finding specific themes. Themes will be organized and collated according to subject and theme, in much the same way that a business telephone directory is organized. Blogging is now such a widespread and popular activity that it is simple to get started and quite easy to find a suitable blogging community to belong to. In fact, you can join as many blogging communities as you want to, each with a different theme - or simply blog on a daily basis using a generic blogging site and the most basic template design. The fact of the matter is that blogging is intended to be straightforward and simple to get involved with and, overall, amongst the blogging communities, there are no rules to adhere to: happy blogging!

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A Company Blog

Blogs are now almost a necessity for all the company websites. Companies incorporate special blog pages on their websites for a better looking website as well as for an improved interaction. The various reasons why blogs almost form a necessity today are listed below:

Helps in increasing the traffic to the pages. Relevant content always will find relevant readers with proper keywords and descriptions.

Fresh content also helps in improving search engine rankings for websites. Since the content is newly being added and indexed, Google understands it an active page, thus helping in improving the ranking.

The topics and ideas chosen to blog about gives the ideas and beliefs of what a company believes in. Thus giving their clients and customers a better idea of the company.

Blogs form one of the most subtle way in promoting your products and services. Without being out rightly obvious, blog allow you to impart features about your services or products.

A blog helps in bringing more clients or customers to the company. Supposing if an individual is undecided about their choice of product or service; a well written blog will help in clearing their doubts and might just tip the scale in their favour.

A effective and a well written blog can also obtain rare reviews, which only aid in bringing effective business solutions.

A blog within your website will have a navigation bar just like any other page on the site. This can seriously help boost your website traffic, since it means that your blog readers are only a click away from the rest of your site. By the same logic, your website visitors are just one click away from your blog.

Blogs are also easy for website users to leave comments or suggestions. Thus helping in building a rapport with the potential customers or clients.

A blog that is directly connected to your website includes having a dynamic, sharable channel for announcing events, updates and offers to your already established client base.

A blog regularly helps in providing your readers with thoughts and information related to your business that will ensure that your company stays in the front of their mind the next time they need to hire someone.

A company blog content should be relevant for your website and business - your personal blog with cute pictures of your kittens and grandchildren is probably better off on its own, separate domain.

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Blogging Your Way To Wealth

Blogging has been in existence for a long time now. Many have been blogging on different topics that are widely sort, but still have not been able to make a mark in the blogging world. Blog simply means putting down in writing issues or events or areas of interest to one that can attract readership from others. One sweet thing about blogging is that you write on events, things and issues or subjects that are of interest to you or that you are very conversant with. Blogging has made a lot of Internet users wealthy and very popular.

The Internet of course has turned the world into a small global village. One can write and be read worldwide. Blogging is a very simple way of making good money on the Internet with ease. A lot of people started blogging with the intention of making money to increase their income, but a lot have been disappointed because their dreams did not come true. In a real world situation, making money has to be as a result of good planning and execution of plans. This is the same thing with blogging for money. To blog for money one has to be sure that he/she is actually doing the right thing and in the right order. The essence of this article is to highlight the simple way to plan, execute and blog your way to wealth. There are a lot of bloggers today who have written very good articles that would have attracted a lot of readership and income, but this was not to be because some things were not done right. If you happen to fall in this category of people, don't worry for the solution to your problem is here. The question then is " How do we blog our way to wealth'?

· Research and carve out a good niche: The first and most important thing to do before starting a blog is research. Some topics or areas may look interesting, but the question is do people want to read about them? When you want to market something, the first thing you do I to find out if there are people who actually need what you want to market. If you find out the niche market were people are ready and willing to come into and buy, then you go ahead and produce. In other way round, you are in production because there is a need to be filled. You can use search engines to find out if the area you want to write on is in demand or not. Through search engine rankings, you should be able to find out how eager people are to read information from that area. If your search shows that a lot of people want to read about your niche market area, then you are good to go.

· Create Your Blog: When you are sure of the area you are going to blog about, then you go ahead and create your blog. There are a lot of sites that offer free blogging services, and most too that offer paid services. As a businessman you are, you will want to maximize your profit, then its advisable to go for a free blog. You can log on to any of the free blogging sites and register and create your blog. While creating your blog, make sure the area you want to blog about is reflected in your keyword. Your blog title also should align with your keywords. Make sure you choose a very good template that will be eye catchy. Optimize your blog very well so that you will not be missing anything. One good thing about blogging sites is that they are very easy to use and user friendly. Once you have finished setting up your blog, you are ready to start posting articles. Make sure that your articles are of good quality and actually discuss issues that revolve around your blog name. The truth is that your blog name and key words are the main things that attract viewers to your site. After your first post, try to always update your blog by writing and publishing intelligently.

· Moneytizing your Blog: If you want to blog your way to wealth, that means you are ready to make money. A good product does not sell itself. You have to make the availability of the product known. This calls for advert placement on your site. There are a lot of companies that are willing and ready to place adverts in your blog. The adverts have to relate to your blog title and keywords. These adverts are what generate money to you as a blogger. For instance you can get adverts from any of the sites by cutting and pasting thier HTML code in your site. It's as simple as registering with any of them and after the approval your HTML code will be given to you and you cut and paste. Another very good way of moneytizing your blog is by registering and participating in affiliate programmes. Place the banners for the programmes you want to promote in your site and you are paid anytime somebody registers through your blogsite. To place banner codes, go to your dashboard, click on add gadget, then choose HTML in the options available and paste your code. Another very important thing to do is to make sure that your blog settings are optimized to give access to search engines and always remember to enable your show back links.

· Getting Content Articles: Creating a wonderful bog will not fetch you any money if you that have content articles that can attract the right advert and also the right traffic that needs to generate clicks and subsequent pay to your blog. It is very essential to have quality content in your blog. It is not necessarily the number of articles you have in your blog that matter, but the quality of the article. If it is going to take you a whole week to generate content article, go ahead and do that because that's the secret to generating quality traffic. It is also of importance because it will make your site easily noticed by search engines and web crawlers. Make sure your keywords always appear in your articles because that is the lead that also drives traffic to your site. Some people are lazy and may not have the energy to write articles. The good news is that there are a lot sites in the Internet that write articles for people for a token. When you have prepared a content article, then go to your dashboard click on post and publish your article. Once in a while it is always good to write a review about your previous articles and paste in your blog too.

· Driving Traffic to Your Blog: Now you have created a successful blog with relevant ads from different firms and probably with different good banners from affiliate programmes. The major work now lies on how to drive traffic to your site. It is not all about driving traffic, but quality traffic that can generate interest and possible clicks that will earn you money. Most traffic to websites comes from search engines. It is very important to register with as many as possible to enable them drive traffic to your site. There are also so many sites that help you circulate your articles on the web free of charge. You go to the site and register your blog URL with them and they will ping your articles to different directories. It is always fast to drive traffic to your site too by submitting your articles to different directories and this increases your back links. You can query search engines for such sites that you can post your articles for circulation in return to quality traffic to your site. Another good method to drive traffic to your site is by writing press releases There are also a lot of sites that offer free press releases on the internet. You can also get good traffic by joining and posting your articles in forums. When you joining forums make sure you put your link to your signature and anytime you make a contribution in the forum your URL link appears. Another good method to drive traffic to your site is to always visit other sites and make a comment. When you make a comment you drop your link.

This article is meant to help everybody who has been blogging in the past without Generating income and for new people who have interest in blogging as a means of Raising residual income.

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Friday, December 9, 2011

Take Your Business to Great Heights of Success With a Business Blog

In the mid-1990's, internet was born. This helped hundreds of business owner turn their business around for the better. With the help of the internet, business owners all over the world are able to market their products and services a lot better than usual. With the help of their own website, they could achieve a lot more than usual. They were also able to interact with all their customers in a much better way. This way the business owners were able to solve all customer issues a lot quicker than usual. This helped many business owners make a fortune and a name for themselves all around the world. Internet certainly came as a boon to business owners all over the world.

Again in the mid-2000's, there was another sensation that was in complete favor of the business world. Blogs became a lot more commercially popular and immediately caught the eye of everyone all over the world. A lot of people saw it as a big business opportunity while others thought it might be a great idea to promote their business while providing more information and developments about the company. Many business owners also provide advice and suggestions about starting and handling your own business. Today, there are more than 200 million various blogs.

Making a business blog is quite easy. All you have to do is follow the instructions on the blogging software. Once you are done with that, you can easily post your thoughts, images and other valuable information. There is no limit to how much you want to convey through messages. Many business blog owners believe, if you update your blog on a regular basis, you will receive more traffic and response. This is a very helpful method of boosting your small or big business.

However, there are some business owners which refrain from owning a business blog due to lack of information. These business owners are not aware of the endless benefits of a business blog and how it can affect their business for the better. It is very important to learn the advantages of a business blog first.

Business blogs are easy to make and extremely cheap to maintain. It also saves a lot of time and effort hence giving you more time to handle your business. Updating and promoting the blog is also quite fast and easy. Unlike handling a website, you do not have to contact a web designer to modify your content. You can easily edit all the information of your business blog with a click of a button.

Business blogs are highly recommended to share the company's vision with the masses along with keeping them updated of the company's achievements and goals. It is a great way of communicating with your clients, customers and potential customers. Spreading awareness is always a great method of communicating. Make a business blog today and watch your business grow to the max.

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Why Blogging is So Mainstream in Today's Society?

In today's society, the World Wide Web has expanded vastly. In the last decade the Internet has become an acquired taste for the idiosyncrasies of mankind, and the obsession of indulging in the depths of people's souls, minds, and hearts. It has transformed from just a trivial means of communication to an infamous way of advertising, entertaining, and educating. It has become the most common form to obtain information in regards to any question or inquiry one might have in life, period.

The complexity of the Internet has swarmed into the most basic forms of marketing, and advertisement possible. The new trend is called weblog, or blogging. To blog or weblog is to keep a diary, or a journal of sorts. It is a chronicle used on a website, any website to convey information, feelings, and thoughts. As news, commentaries, documentaries, and commercials are to television, blogging is to Internet. As odd as it may appear, it is a valid analogy.

Weblog is the full initial word in its entirety, blog is the contraction, a nickname for weblog. It relates well with its popularity on the web, it is easier to pronounce, and easier to type. Blogs were created as the need to expand, and share data and information became demanded. What need you ask? Well the old cliche' goes "See a need, fill a need." Individuals and businesses need a way to voice opinions, market services, and relate with others. Everyone has something to say, something to share, either to prove a point, or to advertise.

Blogging is embracing our rights by the constitution. It is our freedom to speak without consequences. To blog is the easiest way to share our thoughts, aspirations, and intentions through this vast new universe that we call the internet. There are endless possibilities when it comes to being a blogger. People post blogs endlessly on the web. They receive opinions and commentary on their thoughts, they obtain options on their business ventures, they seek solace in other's opinions and ideas. It is the ultimate form of communication that has ever been established that hasn't any boundaries to retain natural expansion. There is an enormous abyss of options in regards to bloggers.

The world awaits their every word. In some cases obsession consumes the world, with blogging. Patronize those who have much to say and do. Blogs are successful tools to inspire others to react and reply. People feed on this. Blogging on the internet has become an overwhelming trend within the Internet society. With the rise of technology promoting the web by web friendly devices that text and e-mail, to even the most candid computer gurus that have developed many new networking innovations. This modern technology has made it possible to access and interact with the entire world through the Internet, and by blogging it enables everyone to blog from anywhere, at anytime. It is a simple, but yet complex world. Blogging is paving the future. It is an enormous realm providing the ultimate portal to reach extents beyond which we still can't even fathom.

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The Uses Of Blogs

Some bloggers intentionally make use of spoken word entries instead of writing texts that may take more time and energy. They must have their reasons.

To new users, this is really helpful as they want to start off running a blog immediately. New bloggers may choose from a number of web templates that blogging internet sites provide.

When you have decided to begin a blog you can be a member of the blogging community of your choice. When you've become members, you will be taking part in the blogging community. You can visit other's pages and link them to your own web logs. You can make comments on other's pages.

The themes of blogging are never ending. It's true that a blog can be used for personal utilization but at the same time we need to acknowledge the fact that there are blogs on varied themes including: sports, politics, philosophy, social commentary and so on.

Web logs are being used some bloggers as a means of advertising products. For example, some writers advertise their e-books on their blogs. Some bloggers choose to use of their posts to shed light on recent problems, events or news.

At present web logs have become a popular and very effective tool in education. Teachers, especially university professors, use web log as a means to document the lessons that they have talked about and tutored. Eventually, students who've missed classes benefit a lot.

The most popular type of blogging is a private diary. New bloggers can start one as this needs less specific organization. You can record the every day battle of your everyday life, poems, rants and thoughts and what not. This way you will experience the power of expressing yourself.

Newbie or would be bloggers can greatly benefit from looking into different directories and then browse through a number of blogs to get an idea of what blogging world really looks like. Let us not forget that web logs varying in topics, themes and set-ups could be found in website directories. By this way a new user can have an idea about the blogging world.

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Blogger Survival Guide - 5 Tips to Survive the Blogging World

The blogging world is a big, big place. In a way the internet is like a jungle. You start out by hacking your way through, one blog post at a time until you hit your own barrier. I am not saying all of you are like that, but most are. To survive, eat, drink and make money on the internet you need to know the five golden survival tips to Blogging.

First of all think like a tiger, they embody the jungle, they map there kills, track them,evaluate them and they plan there blog so to speak. They build it to conquer. Same goes with blogging and being a blogger one must tune oneself with the right know how and character to build what one wants.

It's not so much about whacking up a blog no more and adding some content, there is more to it than that. That's where this hub comes in.

Below are 5 Survival Tips to Blogging

1. ) Step one of Blogging Survival is finding your Niche - Find a niche that gets traffic as well as something you enjoy writing about. I know it is easy to do something similar to another blogger, but trust me finding a unique niche works better. Always check via a tool suck as keyword spy to make sure others are looking for that niche keyword.

2. ) In step two of blogging survival write at least 20 to 30 good posts all related to your niche and your main keywords. Make the titles and content based around keywords people search on. Make each at least 600 to 1000 words each. Yes more content is better these days. And I also recommend using images, this keeps people on your page for longer and reduces bounce rate.

3. ) In step 3 get as many Back links for these starter posts and homepage as possible from Directories, Hubs, Squidoo Lenses, Forums and blog commenting. To be a great survivor one must adapt and get support from many, back links is that support online for our content. It tells the search engines these pages should be indexed. Thus creating targeted search engine traffic.

4. ) In step 4, convert your audience. This is done by adding related affiliate programs to your niche. The more related the better. Some good examples are Infolinks, Google AdSense, Bidvertiser, CPA ads, ClickBank and many more. Once you start getting traffic and converting visitors that come to your blog into sales, this is the fuel to keep YOU motivated.

Each time you receive a sale it will really help you keep blogging. This is a blogger's fuel in a way.

5. ) In step 5 of survival it is all about diversifying. What i mean by this is look at other options of adaption to your jungle blogging environment. To adapt fully, use a list building technique or something similar to hold your audience on your website. That way when people leave your blog you have a better chance of them coming back.

After step 5, take a breather and then go back and repeat.

This guide is a funny way of looking at blogging and comparing it to jungle survival. What inspired me to write it is from watching too many episodes of Bear Grills and Survivor Man on TV while trying to blog late at night.

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Why I Prefer Blogs

Blog is one of the latest phenomena to have taken the sphere of internet in its stride. One can perform several functions with the aid of a blog. Through this kind of online publication, one can share one's thought with the rest of the world. Blog can be created in a group or it can also be created by individual. There you can get provision to comment on the content or have a direct conversation with the author or the creator. Another interesting purpose of the blog is that it helps to grow up a communication in any field of business.

The aspect of business through blog mentioned above is the most important reason for the popularity of blogs. People use blogs to sale several products online. Although this is not a place for direct selling of products, you can use a blog as a marketing platform for your product. This is an informal advertising of your product to reach to the rest of the world. Other than that, you can hire a place on other's blogs to advertise your product. Not only that, the most charming part of creating a blog is that you can earn money by creating a popular blog without any effort - just by selling your words.

Blogs, therefore, are all about words. If you are careful enough about your words, you can make a popular blog any time. Only you have to be conscious about certain points such as readability, key words, consistency, etc. Here, in brief, you cannot mess up your blog with many points. There should be charming key words in your blog that can attract people. Again, the term 'charming' does not refer to complexity, but the keyword should be as simple as it can be. That should be popular as well as interesting. It has to be related to the content of your blog.

Again, you can even sell materials through your blog and you can earn a good deal of money. If you have interesting photographs or pictures in your blog, you can sell them. Not just this, you can also invite people to advertise their products in your blog. You can earn money by offering your blogs to the pay-per-click sites as well. Here, you will display their advertisements on your blog and you will get an amount of money if any of the visitors of your blog clicks on it. Other than that, there are sites or dealers who pay you per lead. In this case, you will get money if any of the products is sold by clicking on the advertisement from your blog.

These are the economic parts of a blog. However, blogs are also created for entertainment, art, sports, travel or on any topic of the world. You can explore a whole new world, along with the thought of many people, by exploring the huge world of blogs. This is a wonderful chance to create, share, and publish your individual thought for the whole world. Let us explore the fun. Let the world get a shade of your creativity.

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How Blogging Benefits You As An Author

As a writer planning to blog, your first decision is whether you want to write about the topic covered in your most recent book or about the process of writing and publishing a book. Or possibly both. Both are subjects you should know well.

The option is yours. You can always mount two blogs. Or better yet, combine the two subjects in a single blog. Either way, you must be certain that you have the time to keep them updated. That's crucial. A blog requires continuous fresh information or commentary to keep readers coming back. Allow your blog to become stale, and you will see a speedy exodus of visitors.

You certainly don't have to feel restricted to the two subjects I mentioned above. I picked them because you're a writer, but you have the option to select any topic you wish to concentrate on. However, that topic should in some way relate back to your book. After-all, your reason for embarking on this blogging gig was to hype and sell your book.

Content Rules

The prime consideration as you sit down to plan each edition is to remember that this site is not an advertisement for your book. Not even an advertorial. To be effective, a blog must offer solid content. It is an informational resource; not a promotional vehicle to sell your book or boost your vanity. The days of mental meanderings about personal issues that characterized the early stage of the blogosphere just won't cut it any longer. Leave those messages to Twitter.

The ideal blog serves as a treasure chest of information on a subject the reader wants or needs. Consequently, it is imperative to keep it updated with fresh material on a regular basis. I suggest that updates be made at least every week and more frequently if possible. Archiving earlier issues is important too. This gives your visitors the opportunity to research back to find the information they need which may be contained in a previous blog that you posted.

Starting Your Blog

There's little risk to developing your own blog. If money is a concern, you can find free sites on the Internet to assist you in building it. If you are unsure whether or not you can sustain a blog with its demanding updates, create a chart of 25 or so subtopics that you can write about within the overall subject to which you plan to dedicate your blog. That will assure you of substance for at least 25 weeks of posting as you get into the swing of blogging on a regular basis.

By entering "Creating a blog" in your favorite search engine, you'll find an assortment of free design sites that will lead you step-by-step through the process. One of the most popular is, a product of Google, but you will find others as well. For those who want a more sophisticated blog with a design that is unique to them, most website designers also prepare customized blogs. Search the Internet for them, and check out their galleries of websites to find the best.

The designer's function is to create the shell into which you can easily drop copy whenever you prepare a new post. The prices range widely. They are based on the designer's experience and expertise.

Your Blog Is Your Signature

A visit to your blog is the closest contact most readers will ever have with you. They will judge you and your work by the quality of the blog. A well executed blog will boost sales of your book and contribute to building your reputation as an expert in the field you choose to write about.

Two major factors will form each blog visitor's opinion. The overall impression of the site-its cleanliness, neatness, excitement-will tell the reader a great deal about you. The quality of the content you place on the blog will bring him/her back again and again and will serve as an invitation to read articles you write, visit your website and perhaps buy your book.

Taking Full Advantage of the Blogosphere

Using the blogging world to your greatest advantage includes reaching out beyond your own site and placing material on the sites of other popular bloggers. This can be done by either posting comments to the content on the other blog or by actually offering content to a fellow blogger.

You have a distinct advantage in placing your copy elsewhere because bloggers function as a close-knit community and are usually quite welcoming of submissions by fellow bloggers. This is a carry-over from the early days of blogging. As a newcomer to the communications world, blogging was disparaged by other journalists and looked upon as an amateurish, often narcissistic form of writing. That has changed dramatically today, but the sense of camaraderie between bloggers remains strong.

Stick to a Schedule

It is essential to stick strictly to a regular schedule of posting, as I stated above. This doesn't mean you suddenly have to devote your life to blogging. If you devote 10 to 12 hours a week to creating your own posts and supplementing them with comments on other blogs, you can enjoy a great deal of success and build a sizeable following. You'll gain great satisfaction and have a good deal of fun as well. So join the thousands upon thousands of your fellow writers who have discovered this marvelous tool for harnessing the promotional power of the Internet.

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Understand Blogging - What Are Types of Blogs?

There would be hardly anybody these days who hasn't heard about a blog. In the last couple of years blogs have taken world at their stride. In simple words a blog is a short form of "weblog" that is nothing but a kind of website usually owned and maintained by an individual to share information with the outside world. Not just textual commentary but nowadays blogs can be in the form of graphics, pictures, videos and even music files.

In every blog, individuals who maintained it generally write on a regular basis. Literally, there are endless opportunities available when it comes to a blog, owner can write on any specific topic, other people can put their comments, they can also discuss over the subject mutually and finally the blog owner can moderate their comments. As the internet is revolutionizing itself very fast so it is really hard to define it precisely. The other similar term is micro-blogging that consists of relatively shorter posts and enhanced flexibility. Individuals can form groups and can interact with each other in a more advanced manner.

No matter, what type of blogs but in every blog an individual could share any series of event, critical information; useful information like news, videos, music etc. These are much faster and convenient ways to discuss and share things over any media. That's why blogs are much harder to control than broadcast or even print media. An ideal blog contains pictures, transcript, and links to other blogs.

Generally speaking, a blog contains text but there can be many different kinds of blogs nowadays, such as an artlog (blog focusing on art), photolog (focusing on photos), sketchlog (focusing on sketches), vlog (blog focusing on videos), mp3 blog (focusing on music), podcasting (focusing on audio). Blog could be used to share and retrieve the latest information of any subject matter under the sun.

Blogs can be categorized differently, not content wise, but also in the way that content is written and delivered.

Personal blogs - These are owned and maintained to share one's feelings and thoughts with family, friends and entire world. Blogs are nothing but just a way to express and share information with everyone. This type of blog could have sentimental quality. Personal blog are also used to get fame and popularity, and also a strong medium to stay in touch with personal contacts.

Corporate blog - It could be used for personal purpose in most cases, but it can be also be used for industry, corporate and marketing purpose. Theses are used to grow culture and communication for branding, marketing, public relations in a corporate company.

Question blog - It is a blog that answers questions. In this type of questions are submitted either through e-mail or telephone. And many experts answer them on a public forum. Anybody can ask question and answer them.

By media type - these can be photoblog, sketchblog, vlog etc. They can be anything related to these.

By class type-these are music blogs, education blogs, project blogs, political blogs, travel blogs, fashion blogs etc.

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Thursday, December 8, 2011

Internet Blogs Friend Or Foe?

Hello all! Today we discuss internet blogs. Over the past 2 to 3 years internet blogs have ventured into a whole array of companies. It seems that everyone is trying to get one. Though the question should really be are they really helping and what can they do for a company? Today we are going to discuss both personal and business blogs.

Blogs in general are simply diaries or logs of daily or moment to moment activity, quite simply a journal of sorts. Although lately blogs have become a great way to share your opinion or simply share knowledge with others, in personal or social life as well as in a business environment. It has become a way to have fun, feel close, or even become reachable in all sorts of situations.

Business Blogs have become a way for customers and employees to share knowledge among them as well as make the visit seem more personable. The event is then recorded as if in a journal or guest book. How helpful is that! Well just as there are satisfied customers; there are always unsatisfied ones as well. You know the one neighbor who's never happy no matter what you do? We will also discuss their opinions of blogs and reasons for their choices.

Personal Blogs:

Personal blogs are everywhere; they give people a place to share life long events. They give people a place to express their creative sides and talents; most of all they give people a place to meet people. With the hustle and bustle of today's hard working society many people simply don't have the time to meet and make new friend, contacts, or acquaintances Though we still long for stimulating conversation we rarely find it. In personal Blogs people have the chance to share the things with everyday people they would normally share with friends. Like posting vacation photos, stories they heard that day, even just a funny joke someone told at work. People share their opinions on current world events, to even house and garden issues.

Personal Blogs can be created for free and some even custom designed (For a small fee that is). They have different templates and different formats something to satisfy everyone. The fee ranges from $2.99 and up and can be paid monthly or yearly; Depending on the person's preference.

In 1997 the term weblog became known and in 1999 the term blog was created. In 1999 there were only 100 web diaries and in 2005 there was a remarkable 50,000,000 started; long way from were they started, don't you think?

Business Blogs:

In the business world as well as the personal world; blogging became a way to share information fast. The short inserts published were able to reach readers across the globe with the click of the mouse.

Everyone was blogging from political parties to small business. Many people saw blogging as a way to express their views on the war in Iraq as well as other political matters that were troubling them. Blogs became a new informant for media coverage as well as other topics like celebrity news.

Blogging stomped the competition when it came to society listening to the news man or the next blog. The business world found new ways to advertise and draw others to their company. Many of them developed there own blogging service to compete with the new competition.

Now thousands of companies have some form of blogging inquired into there company and blogging changed the way many people look at communication. Bloggin gives businesses a way to communicate straight to the consumer, to find out what people want and the things that people don't want also. If gives their customers a way to talk to the company and voice their opinion on how things are going and what they think; After all a good business care about the consumer and their opinions good or BAD.

Bloggin also gives small companies a way to expand; to reach millions and millions of consumers everyday. What could be better then that! After all isn't that the main objective of all companies. To reach the largest base of people they can, in the most convenient way to the business as well as the consumer?

Cons Of Blogging:

Well to be honest there are a few rotten apples in the bushel, but aren't there always? Some people of course are not happy with the way technology is changing lives and that's ok, that's their opinion. Usually those who aren't happy with it don't blog.

Some people feel that it causes social trouble sometimes. (The story of our lives)No matter were you are you see some of that.

Blogging has reached the lives of many in all age groups, in all classes of people and in most countries. It has changed us as a society in many ways and overall millions use it everyday. It opens up communication and advertising to everyone rich and poor; young and old.

In an interview a child of 11 described blogging and said

"Blogs tend to cause social trouble at times, but over all they're mostly just to communicate and to just learn about one another. I'd say that blogs either business related or not, are a lot of fun".

So if you need help with your companies expansion or just need to find a friend blogging is the way to go.

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Are You Doing This in Your Blog?

This week, we'll wrap up our series on blogging. I have to say, I learned so much at the Design Bloggers Conference I attended last month and I'm so glad to have this opportunity to share it with you all! I'll spend this last article focusing more on the basics of blogging, sharing some of the most valuable tips that I picked up from the various presenters at the conference. So here's my short (well maybe not so short) list:

Don't apologize for your absence in blogging. We all have a tendency to feel bad when we've committed to blogging and then fall off the wagon so to speak. Just pick up right where you left off and skip the apologies. Your readers want content not apologies.

Be aware of what's above "the fold". Make sure the content that people first see grabs their attention. Don't make your readers have to scroll down to get to the heart of your content. You want to avoid your blog read like that book that starts out slow and is hard to get into. Capture their attention from the start.

Pictures are everything! Give your readers lots of eye candy and sprinkle with your own comments or tips. Make sure your pictures are of professional quality and post well to your blog.

Speaking of pictures, always make sure to give credit where credit is due. Publish source, designer and photographer if available. Too frequently people post without giving proper credit and this can very quickly sever relationships you've worked so hard to create within the blogging world.

Always keep in mind that when you blog, you are also marketing your business. Make sure, as I've mentioned before, you blog aligns with your brand and speaks from the same voice.

Leverage your posts on other social media platforms. Make sure you utilize the power of Facebook and Twitter to get your posts out there.

Comment and repost. Nothing helps establish your online relationships more than commenting and sharing posts from other blogs that make an impression on you. In the blogging world, that's the ultimate compliment you can give someone.

Blog "must haves" include:

An "about me" section that briefly describes you and your business

A "contact me" option so people can connect with you directly

A "sign up" box so people can subscribe to your blog posts.

That's it! I hope this series on blogging has been helpful for you. I'm just getting my feet wet with blogging myself so these tips from the conference have really helped give me direction and realize like so many things, we are the ones that over complicate the process. Just keep blogging simple, consistent and speak from a place of passion. That's really all there is to it!

Action Steps:

Start blogging! Don't keep saying "someday" just dig in and get started. Go back and read through the past few ezines I've devoted to blogging and most importantly, implement those action steps. They will guide you step by step in how to get started. Blogging is really about finding your passion and then sharing it with others. Let your personality shine through and don't focus on impressing others or "getting it right". Blogging can really be relaxing and fun if you don't over complicate the process. In terms of the process, remember KISS - keep it short and simple. Let the pictures inspire you and talk to how those pictures inspire you. Share you passion and the conversation will follow. Good luck!

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Your Online World and You

In a Few Hours

The speed at which your online world can be created is simply astounding. As you discover what is taking place when you...

1. Start a Blog or Website

2. Create a profile on a social network

3. Spread content around the internet

4. And start linking everything together

... you're creating a virtual world and you are right in the middle of it.

Parents have been telling their children for generations that the world doesn't revolve around them but this is different. The world you create is designed to revolve around you.

Whether your world is intended for personal, professional or philanthropic purposes you are the designated epicenter. You are the center of the online business world you create and the more that world reflects you the better your business will be.

What Your World Sees...

In real life the world you live in is unique. No one else has the same exact people in the same exact relationships sharing the same exact experiences as you.

You are a small part of thousands of other people's worlds all intersecting and sharing some common ground.

So imagine being thrown in the middle of that world with all eyes fixed on you and every ear hanging on your every word; kind of scary.

... Is What You Show Them

The magic of your online world is that for the most part you control what people see, hear and discover about you. The greater the control you have over the media you utilize, the more accurately you can portray yourself to your world.

Honesty is the most important ingredient in any relationship. The people in your online world have limited information to consume about you compared to actually knowing you but they will always recognize sincerity and will always expect integrity.

The clearer your content presents your image or your brand, the more likely the people in your virtual world will have that sense of really knowing you.

Popularity through Value

In addition to the people in your online world recognizing you regardless of where they find you as an honest and sincere person, they expect some type of reward for belonging to your world.

In the same way we expect our friends in life to put themselves out there for us and expect even more from our families, being the center of your own internet universe does command a few expectations.

The most important question to ask is, "How have the people in my internet sphere benefited from their experience today?" This will force you to provide honest value and increase the gravitational pull on anyone who is still orbiting you in cyber space.

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To Blog Or Not to Blog, That is the Question

Blogs are changing the way we interact with others. Blogs are changing the traditional way newspapers, TV and film is presented. Blogs can expose inaccurate reporting, or omissions made by mainstream media sources, along with communicating events as they are happening. Blogs influence what people buy and what people watch on network and cable TV. Blogs allow people to do their own research and fact finding. A blog can provide commentary on a subject, or it can be personal entries. A blog can include text, images, videos and other links to other websites. Blogs are part of a blogosphere, which is a social network that connects communities and ideas around the world. Blogs allow you, the reader, to leave comments on others blogs and interact with people over the world.

There are many types of blogs and more types of blogs are evolving every day. An example are artblogs which are blogs that use art work instead of text. They can be any type of visual art such as images, music, sketches and drawings. Artblogs are about posting art work as a blog, not a blog talking about art. With the introduction of artblogs, artists from anywhere in the world can publicize their work. Artblogs can help other artists create and evolve with their work and connect to others through art. There are warblogs are blogs about news events covering the war. Iraqi people blogged about the bombings and attacks, and gained a wide audience. Soldiers from both sides posted to blogs perspectives and viewpoints of the war. These blogs became the 'new' news source about the war. Sometimes warblogs continue after the end of a war to discuss political, social and cultural issues of a war where they become political blogs called Poliblogs. Poliblogs are very powerful discussions of major political issues and can even influence presidential elections. MP3blogs, also called Musicblogs or Audioblogs, are blogs where mp3 files of music are available for download. MP3blogs also discuss all types of music, and generally include links to music artists' websites. There are other visual logs, such as Videoblogs where the content is mainly video. Popular Videoblogs are YouTube, which are generally individual videos, and Lonelygirl15, which is a series video. There are also Photoblogs, which are similar to Videoblogs, but are primarily photos. Photoblogs are increasing in number, and becoming more popular to be able to share globally because pictures can speak a universal language.

People blog for many reasons. They can blog to persuade, to influence, or to have a personal voice. Some want to leave a record of being here, to leave history of their lives or an event. Others want to share their creativity, and learn from others creative endeavors. Some people blog to attain or trade something. Blogs can be in the form of advertising a product or to tell a negative story about a product, or perhaps to review a product. People blog to inspire others, or support a particular organization or social cause. For some, blogging is about connecting with people, having social interactions with others. Some bloggers blog to make money. Blogs can be a form of way of criticizing what the media has already written. It can also be a form a giving different opinion of traditional media that may be biased.

Blogs can add new voices, new perspectives and possibly new facts to current events. People no longer need to wait for an editor, or a big media source to publish their stories. Bloggers are people who are not professional journalists and are not constrained by deadlines or editors. Bloggers can sometimes be ahead of the news and journalists can look at the bloggers to get insight or additional information for their stories, using them as sources.

Screenwriters and film makers can promote and advertise their work, and have the opportunity of an international audience to view their works with Video and Photoblogging. Creation of online film festivals, such as Now Film Festival (NFF) connects people through the social networking sites such as MySpace and YouTube. With the technology of cell phones with cameras, digital cameras being able to record short video sequences, and inexpensive video cameras, material for videoblogs is simpler than traditional filming. Inexpensive editing tools allow anyone to quickly create a videoblog to tell a story or share information. Videoblogs are changing the need to view video on the big screen and there is a trend to view short videos even if the content is from an amateur. With the creation of sites such as YouTube, the traditional filmmaking distribution has changed by becoming easier for the amateur to produce films.

Shared meaning and understanding are created, as people share with blogs. Everyone is a journalist and can have opinion and influence. There is no longer the traditional gatekeeper of news and information. Bloggers decide what is and is not important. People are no longer just consumers of news, they now are publishers of news. Information can be published quickly and in real-time with bloggers. Blogs give you a different opinion, a different look. They offer a worldwide audience and different perspectives from different countries People have a need to connect with others, and blogging provides expanded connections that are not limited by geographical or economic constraints.

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