Some of the best UK and Ireland Bloggers offer their advice on b. We often get asked what our top tips are for running a good blog, especially by people who are just starting out and want advice on how to write good posts, what they should be writing out and how to make sure people want to come back again and again.
We thought we'd throw it out to you by asking what one piece of advice you would give to someone starting a blog. Here's what you said... Will McInnes Writing regularly is better than writing perfectly. Blogging is easy to put at the bottom of the to-do list. Tim Hoang Say something interesting and new. Dominic Campbell be yourself - if you do relaxed and conversational, great be relaxed and conversational. Stephen Waddington Be original. Chris Brogan Be helpful. Robin Grant Only around 10% of a blog's success is down to the posts themselves - in fact if you only worry about the content of your posts and the design of your blog, it is doomed to failure. Jordan Stone Dan Thornton Poppy Dinsey Don't be boring. Ged Carroll Beth Granter Gary Andrews 1. The Complete Guide to Video Blogging. Leah Betancourt is the digital community manager at the Star Tribune in Minneapolis, Minn.
She is @l3ahb3tan on Twitter. Video blogging is nothing new — after all, video has existed on the web long before YouTube. But video equipment is now cheaper, post production software more accessible, and online platforms on which to distribute video — such as YouTube — are easier to use than ever before. Still, only some of the many people posting videos regard themselves as video bloggers.
Even though the notion of video blogging itself isn't new, the actual endeavor is still novel to many people. Video Blogging is Still in its Infancy Robb Montgomery, CEO of a public charity that promotes journalism education called Visual Editors, said in an email interview that web video consumption overall is a booming phenomenon but maintains that we are still at the beginning of an emerging art form and story form with video blogging and it may be too early to generalize about long-term effects.
Twitter to roll out commercial accounts this year. Yes, Twitter will start earning some income this year.
Co-founder Biz Stone said the company is in the first phase of rolling out commercial accounts that will entice business users to pay for premium services like detailed analytics. After that, the company might move into building business-oriented application programming interfaces (APIs), creating a “commercial layer” over the social network. The commercial APIs would be out “later this year,” he said. “Twitter will still be free for everybody and we’ll still tell them to go crazy with it,” said Stone in an interview. “But we’ve identified a selection of things that businesses say are helping to make them more profit.” The company has already moved in this direction by releasing a guide for professional users, detailing how companies can use it to find customers, pass on deals and perform market research.
“We want to build statistics or analytics that let users know — ‘How am I doing on Twitter?’” 40 Ways to Deliver Killer Blog Content. You’ve got a chance right now.
While everyone else has their eyes on celebrating the holidays and doing all their year end rituals, you can make a commitment. You can make your New Year’s resolution almost a full month early. Here’s what you can commit to for 2009: you’re going to have a killer blog. You’re going to write the kind of blog people post, tweet, link, and even print to stick up on their office wall.
Your blog in 2009 is going to be the kind of blog that people use to power their own change. You can do this. 40 Ways to Deliver Killer Blog Content The Basics Brevity rules. Concepts and the Bigger Picture Set up series of posts, even if you don’t call them a series. Overdrive. Techno//Marketer: Should your company blog? There are a lot of blog posts out there about whether companies should create blogs of their own.
Blogging seems to be an entry point that most marketing people can easily wrap their heads around. For me it's always come down to five questions and the answer to all five has to be yes. Those five questions are: Are you listening to your online community? - Are you spending a minimum of two hours a day searching, reading Google alerts or using a monitoring tool like Radian6? Here is a visual decision tree that I use to see if clients/readers/individuals should create a blog. My caveats: Identifying a voice is a next step once you're past this pointI know not everyone should create a blog, but it's what companies "get"A blog is not always the ideal entry point with every audience, audience analysis will tell you more What are your thoughts on this?
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