Facebook is Not Your Blog

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Last week, one of the most-clicked stories from SmartBrief on Social Media was an article from Advertising Age: What Happens When Facebook Trumps Your Brand Site? It’s a legitimate concern for businesses. With millions of people using Facebook and that number growing every day, brands like Coca-Cola, Victoria’s Secret, and Oreo are getting more Facebook … [Read more]

Top Gadgets & Tools For Blogging While Traveling

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As long as you can avoid the dreaded writer’s block, blogging while you’re at home – with a reliable internet connection and maybe even a second monitor – is the easy part. It’s blogging while traveling that can be a challenge. I’m not even talking about the difficulties of finding time to blog while you’re … [Read more]

The Secret About Secret Posts

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Shhh…I have a secret. Come closer so I can tell you. Closer. Closer. Well, to be honest, this is text not spoken word, so it isn’t like you actually have to come closer. Unless you have bad eyesight. That’s right, I have a big secret, and I’m going to share it on my blog. And … [Read more]

Becoming a Destination in the Growing Travelsphere

@nerdseyeview and @kag2u blogging from an Iowa campground.

Travelblogging didn’t start yesterday. Expats and wanderers have been chronicling their travels online for at least a decade – Lonely Planet and BootsNAll have provided online spaces for travel stories and advice for longer. What is new is the rise of travelbloggers as a recognizable entity and community. In 2008 I co-hosted Travelblogging for Beginners … [Read more]

Love your Blog? I suggest not…

Earlier this evening Alli wrote a thought-provoking posting here entitled Overheard on #Blogchat: Love Your Blog! but the more I think about it, the more I think that’s not such good advice after all. Let me explain before y’all get your knickers in a twist… I find a lot of personal blogs to be boring. … [Read more]

Overheard on #Blogchat: Controversy and Blogging

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Do you participate in #blogchat? Every week, this weekly discussion on Twitter focuses on a specific topic and bloggers everywhere are invited to join in. Because I often have more to say than what will fit in 140 characters, every Sunday night, I post about some of the most interesting #blogchat tweets. Join the conversation … [Read more]

Overheard on #Blogchat: Love Your Blog!

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Every Sunday night, bloggers can participate in #blogchat, a weekly Twitter discussion about the weekly topic. It was started by @MackCollier and, in my opinion, is a good example of what a Twitter chat should be. I thought it would be fun to comment here on some of the tweets made during #blogchat every week, … [Read more]

Why Facebook May Not Be King Forever

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Whether you’re a business with a blog or a blog that’s a business, if you don’t have a Facebook presence, you’re missing out on a major way to connect with readers. Right now, Facebook is king when it comes to social networking sites. Heck, even my mom knows what Facebook is, and she’s not what … [Read more]

How to Blog with a “Roommate”

Me and my roommate - both literally and at Binge Gamer.

Having a roommate is tough. On July 1, I moved in with my best friend, and even though we have similar hobbies, share a need for privacy, and fully respect one another and our space needs, we still get frustrated with one another at times. It’s bound to happen, no matter how much you like … [Read more]

Analyzing Your Market’s Wallet

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I know a lot of people who have a lot of really good ideas. They start blogs. They write great posts. They engage readers on social networking sites. And they fail. At least, in terms of making a living as a full-time blogger, they fail, because they never actually make any money from their work. … [Read more]