5 Ways to Encourage Blog Comments

You’ve been blogging for months, but no one’s responding. It’s as though all of your great writings are wasted. Years ago, I found myself with the same problem, but readers started responding with blog comments when I tested ideas shared by BlogWorld Expo attendees. So, before you ditch that blog, follow these five tips to … [Read more]

Making Money With Twitter Ads

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I remember about two years ago when advertising via your Twitter account became a BIG DEAL. Within a couple day span, several people hooked into Magpie and began incorporating paid tweets into their stream. The result? A huge backlash. People began unfollowing users who incorporated Magpie, while others thought it was a great revenue source. … [Read more]

Empowering Women in Their Public Appearances

Power and Presence for Women from JD Lasica on Vimeo. “I’ve always felt speaking is crucial in terms of strengthening relationships and ideas you might have online, offline. BlogWorld has definitely helped bridge that gap, bringing together prominent personalities and creators I might already know or haven’t had the ability to meet.” – Shira Lazar … [Read more]

5 Essential Smart Phone Apps to Take to BlogWorld

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At the past few conferences I attended I realize that if not for catching up on some work, I could have left the laptop off completely and just lived off my smart phone. I checked in my email and even tended to some obligations. After the last conference I realized there were some apps I … [Read more]

Tips for Improving Your Blog’s Google PageRank

Do you know your blog’s Google PageRank? If not, take a moment to check it out. That little number (between 1 and 10) is very important to the traffic and growth of your blog. Why? Well Google is one of the most popular Web search engines and the higher your blog’s Google PageRank, the higher … [Read more]

Tips for Improving Your Blog’s Google PageRank

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Do you know your blog’s Google PageRank? If not, take a moment to check it out. That little number (between 1 and 10) is very important to the traffic and growth of your blog. Why? Well Google is one of the most popular Web search engines and the higher your blog’s Google PageRank, the higher … [Read more]

What is Your Definition of Blog?

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My daughter had to do an oral share report for her first grade class this week and the topic was “Your Parents’ Occupations.” I helped her write her report but it wasn’t an easy task. How do you explain what a blogger does? Or even what a blog is? This isn’t the first time I’ve … [Read more]

The Tricks of Twitter Trending

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I’ve always been intrigued by the Twitter trending topics, although I rarely participate in them. I’m not really in the demographic for #bieberfan but I do like a good #FF! After participating in a recent online Twitter chat, with what seemed like a ton of users tweeting at once, I wondered exactly how many tweets … [Read more]

Not a Mommy (Blogger That Is)

I’m not a mommy (blogger that is ’cause I do actually have kids). I have accepted that labels are unavoidable. I accept that they are a part of life, that they are how people file you in their head. Some of the labels that are stuck to me include: Mom, daughter, sister, divorcee, geek, nerd, … [Read more]

Meet BlogWorld10's Music Man

What’s good, everyone? My name’s Hadji Williams. I’m a long-time blogger and social media junkie; I’ve been online since Netscape 2.0 was fresh and 3.5-inch floppies were cool. Additionally, I’m a veteran of the advertising, marketing worlds. (but don’t hold that against me.)

And last but not least, I’m the Arts/Entertainment Track Coordinator for the 2010 BlogWorld & New Media Expo. In that capacity, I’m working with Rick Calvert, Dave Cynkin, Patty Hoskin and the rest of the BWE crew to bring some really cool music artists, forward-looking label execs and other entertainment insiders to come to #BWE10 and not only discuss the nexus between social media and the music/entertainment industries but also put on some great performances.