2009 Blogs With Balls Program At BlogWorld Expo Announced

If you didn’t know already, we are partnering with the folks at HHR Media this year to bring the most amazing sports blogging track ever to BlogWorld & New Media Expo.  The sports blogging conference is aptly named Blogs With Balls and drew more than 300 attendees to their first event a couple of months … [Read more]

Hey That Blogger Stole My Content: How to Deal with Content Theft

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A blogger’s words are like a  store’s inventory. If merchandise is stolen, the shop loses sales. If others are stealing a blogger’s words or using his content, there’s really no reason for him to bother anymore as. Exclusive content is important for traffic and ad sales. In short, it sucks when someone else is using … [Read more]

Twiistup 6 at The Universal Hilton

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We would like to make sure everyone knows about the Twiistup 6 at the Universal Hilton coming up this week, Thursday and Friday.  This is an event that all of you should attend and they have a killer lineup of speakers. Jason Calacanis Serial entrepreneur, founder of Mahalo and co-founder of TechCrunch 50 and Weblogs. Wikipedia … [Read more]

Twitter Stepping Towards Commercial Accounts

Looks like all that talking might actually be leading to some doing. That’s right, Twitter has finally taken its very first steps out of the world of the free, and into the world of the paid…kind of.  Twitter has unveiled a new thing called Twitter 101, which is basically a series of web sites and … [Read more]

Build Your Blog's Community Using Tweetmeme

Of all the bloggy bells and whistles, I’m hearting my TweetMeme button the most. It’s sending me the love like you wouldn’t believe. TweetMeme is a handy little widget allowing readers to retweet a blog post on Twitter in order to share with friends and followers. I recently installed a TweetMeme plugin on all my … [Read more]

Build Your Blog’s Community Using Tweetmeme

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Of all the bloggy bells and whistles, I’m hearting my TweetMeme button the most. It’s sending me the love like you wouldn’t believe. TweetMeme is a handy little widget allowing readers to retweet a blog post on Twitter in order to share with friends and followers. I recently installed a TweetMeme plugin on all my … [Read more]

Twitter vs. Facebook

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During interviews with potential clients, I’m inevitably asked, “what is the difference between Facebook and Twitter.” I always tell them this:  It’s all about how and with whom you choose to communicate. Facebook is the extended family picnic. Twitter is a rock concert. I thought about this a little last night before I went to … [Read more]

Social Media Explosion Not Translating into Jobs, Yet.

We all know the hype behind social media, heck, we all LOVE the hype behind it.  We all know how much easier it is to get in touch, stay in touch and find New people to want to be in touch with, when you’re using social networking, and any or all of the tools of … [Read more]

Old Media vs. New Media

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I began working for a traditional magazine publisher in 1985, the beginning of a long, tumultuous career in “old media”. As someone who started out old school, it’s been interesting watching old media dissolve and new media evolve. Unlike many of my old school contemporaries, I’ve been quick to embrace the new way. I dig … [Read more]

Turning a Blog Into a Network: One Year Down the Road

Almost a year ago, my blog Freelance Writing Jobs grew from a standalone blog with several bloggers to a network of seven blogs. As you can imagine, it’s been a challenging experience, one in which I continue to learn and grow. There were several reasons I decided to grow my blog into a small network. … [Read more]