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26 Essentials for Blogging Success, What You Need to Know

26 Essentials for Blogging Success, What You Need to Know
Do you want to be a more successful blogger? Are you keeping up with the newest developments in blogging? Whether you are new to blogging or you have been blogging for years, you will find insight in this article. It covers 26 blogging essentials, in an A–Z tour of the blogosphere. Each one has a full explanation, along with a link to further reading in case you want to know more. Note: For simplicity’s sake, I assume you’re using WordPress as your blogging platform. #1: Akismet: Anti-Spam Plugin One problem that every blog faces is spam. Some hapless bloggers spend hours every month deleting a never-ending stream of spam. Akismet monitors millions of blogs and forums, watching the methods and tricks used by spammers in real time. Akismet: How it works. If you run a personal blog, Akismet is free to use. Here are just a few of the many spam comments caught by Akismet. Further reading: How to Identify and Control Blog Comment Spam. #2: Bloggers: Build Relationships #4: Design Elements Why?

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10 Drop-Dead Easy Ways You Can Use Storify to Create Compelling Content Storify has been around since 2010 and has gained some traction with users but it’s not really been a bloggers dream tool until it released its iPad app earlier this year. Sure, there are similar curation tools out there, but nothing quite like Storify that allows you to take text, documents, videos and images, alongside social media content in a clean vertical like this story by Mike Cassidy called What Facebook’s $38 IPO price means to the rest of us: The reason this is so cool is that the drag-and-drop curation keeps all of the original links and functionality…and then embeds them into your post. Then add your commentary: You can then search in Storify using keywords that it will uncover content for you. You then find the tweet that is relevant to your discussion and drag it to your document and it shows up like this:

The Only 6 Posts Worth Writing (and How to Totally Nail Each One) Want to know the secret to a popular blog? Drumroll please… Popular posts. Simple, huh? So simple as to be, well let’s be honest, completely useless. Because if you knew the secret to writing consistently popular posts, you’d already have a popular blog. 10 ways journalists can use Storify When Storify appeared on the collective journalism screen a few weeks back at TechCrunch Disrupt, it inspired a lot of oohs, ahhs and speculation as to how it would work for journalists. There are similar curation tools out there, like KeepStream and, though they focus primarily on collecting tweets (Correction: KeepStream also allows for Facebook integration). Storify, on the other hand, allows a user to organize various media (text, documents, video, images) and social media (Twitter, Facebook, etc.) into an orderly, linear presentation. The story pieces retain all of their original links and functionality – and the full presentations are embeddable on any site. It has a very easy-to-use search for social media keywords and works using a drag-and-drop functionality.

Identifying a Bad Guest Blogging Site Guest blogging has its pitfalls and its advantages, both of which are obvious. I’ve explained before how you can find high-quality legitimate places to guest blog. Now, I want to tell you how to identify and avoid a bad guest blogging site. Bugs in Google Chrome let websites listen to your conversations Google’s popular Chrome search engine might be doing more than helping you find websites — it might be helping websites find and listen to you through the microphone in your computer. reports the search engine’s voice recognition functionality can be compromised by websites that allow Chrome users to navigate their site via voice. The problem is once you give Chrome permission, the websites you’ve visited retain that permission — even if you’re not on the site, allowing them to tap into your computer’s onboard microphone and listen in at any time. Any site operator that chooses to adopt Chrome’s speech recognition ability and buy a $5 HTTPS security certificate will have the ability to hack visitors’ microphones.

Blogging 101: Traffic Generation for Blogs on a Budget Running a blog often sounds very appealing. You’ll have a place to share your thoughts, build a community, and also generate some much-needed cash. Sounds great, doesn’t it? Well, the reality is it’s not as easy to achieve this as a lot of people make out. The Ultimate Guide to Creating a Media Kit For Your Blog I’d bet a lot of money that when you first started blogging, the words “media kit” never crossed your mind. It’s not what any of us naturally think about when envisioning our brand new blog. We’re focused on sharing our passion with others. And the rest of the internet isn’t helping—media kits aren’t included on any of those handy lists of what to do when you’re first starting to blog. But if you’re looking to grow your blog beyond a random side project and begin working with brands, you need to have a media kit easily available on your blog. To help you get on your way to blogging fame, we’ve compiled a guide to creating your own media kit from start to finish:

6 Ideas for Epic Business Blog Posts I hate to say it, but at least 95 percent of business blogs are absolute crap. In some cases, these sites fail because they’re rarely updated, but most of the time, the Achilles heel most business bloggers face is developing content that’s actually interesting to their audiences. Your customers don’t want to read press release after press release, and they won’t give their attention to articles that read like incognito sales pitches. What they want is what blogger Corbett Barr has described as “epic s***” – content that “makes people think, inspires them, changes lives, creates value and blows people away with your usefulness.” If you aren’t yet hitting these heights, any of the following ideas can help take your business blog from ordinary to epic: 1.

Tech & Computer Help Forums - View Single Post - Icon Association Fixed it! Without the majority of the steps shown from a post at "Go to Folder Options. How This Blogger Turned Her Hobby Into a Full-Time Job and Scored Millions of Fans When Emily Shulman, the blogger behind popular lifestyle website Cupcakes and Cashmere, hit a million page views in a month, she knew it was time to quit her 9-to-5 job, and devote all her time to the blog. It turned out to be a good decision because with hundreds of thousands fans online and a bestselling book, she has turned Cupcakes and Cashmere -- a site started as a hobby -- into a full-fledged lifestyle brand. But how was Shulman able to stand out in a sea full of bloggers? Hard work.

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