Category Archives: Blogging

10 Commandments of Business Blogging

I really enjoyed this post from HubSpot about business blogging. Because cultural norms in the blogosphere are so permissive, it’s easy to get drawn into what amounts to “unbusinesslike” behavior and language. This is obviously something you’ll want to guard … Continue reading

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Blogging for dollars

ProBlogger presents an interesting reality check for people who are considering blogging for money.  I certainly agree with the broad themes he presents (namely, that it’s harder than it looks), but I think that since Darren is focused on people … Continue reading

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Nice press mention for ProBlogger

This morning’s Wall Street Journal had a nice article about blogging and revenue models, and included a few paragraphs about ProBlogger. Darren Rowse, the Melbourne, Australia-based writer of ProBlogger.net, a popular blog that teaches other bloggers how to make money, … Continue reading

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Becoming a better writer – ideas from Stephen King

PositivityBlog has a 7 point list from the Scary One.  My favorite: number  two. Write a draft. Then let it rest. Your subconscious is still working on the piece when you walk away.  You’ll have fresh insights after a break.  … Continue reading

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Allowing Comments in your Blog?

It’s a classic question: allow comments, trackbacks, pingbacks, or not? There really is no right answer; it really depends on your motivation for blogging. Let’s look at some common justifications for answers one way or another, and then I’ll provide … Continue reading

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Why most blogs don’t last

Nate Whitehill has an interesting post on why so many blogs are here today and gone tomorrow. Chief reason: it’s hard! Sure, there are lots of crappy blogs (“craplogs?” “crogs?”) out there pumping out spam, paid advertisements, cloned postings and … Continue reading

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Building your business blog

Krishna De has a good brief list of tips.   The only thing I thought she missed was a recommendation to run Akismet, which saves you a tremendous amount of time by automatically deleting comment spam. If you have more time … Continue reading

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