How Darren Rowse Liberated My Facebook Account

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I was reluctant to embrace Facebook and fought it for several years. I had Twitter and that was enough of a time suck for me. The problem with Twitter was that my family and personal friends weren’t really a part of it. So I joined Facebook to be keep in touch. That was all she … [Read more]

Why Do Small Businesses Need To Be Blogging?

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This is a guest post by Tara Anderson Marketing Manager at Lijit: With the landscape of today’s media changing at a rapid pace, if your company doesn’t have a blog, it’s sure to be left behind. I know, I know, everyone tells you that. But perhaps by answering a few of the commonly asked questions … [Read more]

What Type of Blogger Are You?

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In 2010 there are more blogs than ever. They come in a variety of shapes and sizes and all sorts of niches and genres. They lecture and praise. They teach and they amuse.  I may not read or enjoy every single blog, but I can certainly appreciate them all. For each different type of blog … [Read more]

You Need To Be A Social Media Evangelist

I had never heard of Dan Grover until I found THIS POST on Techmeme this morning. To make his point Dan uses the example of a recent Read Write Web post that ended up being ranked high by Google under the search term “Facebook Login“. Guess what happened; tons of people clicked that search result … [Read more]

An Open Letter to B5media Bloggers

As a blog network owner and former blogger for b5media, I have mixed emotions regarding the whole mass firing/restructuring thing. First things first. Firing bloggers with no notice and locking them out of their blogs was a crappy way to reward their loyalty. Some of the bloggers have been with b5 since day one and … [Read more]

Using Twitter Lists for Conferences

One of the cool features that Twitter has added recently is their list facility. Unlike some of the changes, like the horrible Retweet implementation, this addition was almost universally applauded. Funnily enough I only saw it in action at the last Blog World. It might seem like a minor piece of functionality, especially when the … [Read more]

Tips for Choosing a Sponsor for Your Blog

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Last spring I found myself out of a full time job and decided to work on building up my blog network over seeking more full time or client work. The network was doing well with Adsense and private ad sales were also coming through but I felt to truly profit I needed to seek my … [Read more]

Why You Should Disagree with Your Blogger (If You're Not Feeling the Love)

I just unsubscribed to a couple of  blogs. They were decent enough blogs with occasional discussion-worthy topics but their communities were kind of a drag. It  was difficult to get into any kind of interesting coversation.  The only comments allowed were positive “Oh I so agree with you” type of posts. Anyone disagreeing was labeled … [Read more]

Why You Should Disagree with Your Blogger (If You’re Not Feeling the Love)

I just unsubscribed to a couple of  blogs. They were decent enough blogs with occasional discussion-worthy topics but their communities were kind of a drag. It  was difficult to get into any kind of interesting coversation.  The only comments allowed were positive “Oh I so agree with you” type of posts. Anyone disagreeing was labeled … [Read more]