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Todd Mintz writes a very worthwhile article at How To Be A Blogging Idol Instead Of An Idle Blogger which I think is a must read for bloggers wanting to start out in ProBlogging.
Here’s something that wasn’t reported very well: The Unofficial Apple Weblog: Blogcasting anyone?
The bone chilling missives of a convicted and paroled child molester, “sexual sadist,” “sexual psychopath,” and alleged kidnapper and murderer, are recorded forever on the dark pages of a web log he maintained up until the brutal slayings of four people.
Robert’s latest Corporate Blog Tip (#10) is simple but well worth taking note of (quote forthcoming)… He goes on to suggest a few ways to add another dimension to your blogging including podcasting, video blogs, hosting dinners, attending industry events etc.
CNN has launched a sophisticated Google attack designed to lower the rank of posts critical of the network by introducing spam into the comment stream …
Via Constantin Basturea, news that Robert Scoble’s boss at Microsoft, Lenn Pryor, is leaving the company to join Skype.
I’m mentioned in a New York Times Article on the dangers of corporate blogging tomorrow.
Blogs come into play more than once in the story of General Motors’ decision to yank advertising from the Los Angeles Times.
Microsoft and Volvo today announced that the car company is now advertising on the MSN Spaces blogging platform. The new campaign includes a micro site that enables consumers to find interesting content within the MSN community.
He is very short of cash, and has many unforseen bills and expenses that he is unable to pay. Following his very well publicized non-admittance into the United States, on a business trip that would have helped both his company and his American client, Jeremy is needing a job.
While a lot of the blogosphere debates the nature of marketing, public relations and blogging – particularly the PR bloggers – here comes an ingenious campaign that melds marketing and blogging, and is fully transparent (you know, the big requirement in blogging that not enough corporations get).
News yesterday that Mark Jen, a Google employee, had been fired for blogging serves to add yet more focus to a matter that has become increasingly important to companies and employees alike …
Well known Arizona PR blogger Jeremy Pepper had some interesting musings on Steve Rubel’s announcement today.
John Battelle asked some good questions about the Mark Jen controversy. Believe it or not, I met Mark tonight (err, “last night” to most of you at this point) and had a chance to chat with him about his brief time at Google and various other things.
Searchwatcher John Battelle notes that Google Blogoscoped found a blogging Googler who was posting openly about the company.
I’ve been rattling this thought around my head for the past few months but just decided to make it publicly accessible.
In typical fashion, Apple is suing “anonymous people” who leaked details about new products by posting information on the Internet, as reported by Reuters.
There’s lots of talk these days about making money with blogs. Some of its solid information with factual research to back it up but some of it’s just pure rubbish. One thing that’s unclear though is how advertisers can unobtrusively and effectively get their product placed on a blog their target audience reads.
It doesn’t matter what kind of web site you have you must understand your target audience and know what it is that they want. Please notice that I used the word want and not the word need. There is a world of difference between wants and needs. For example you might need a means of getting from A to B and almost any vehicle would fulfil that need; but what you really want is a top of the range BMW!
The recently held US Presidential Elections have effectively proved that blogs can be one of the most effective ways of getting your message across. And, it is not only politicians, activists and hobbyists who are using to spread their messages but companies like Sun, Microsoft, Audi, eBay, Google and Monster are using blogs as marketing tools.
There are numerous, unscrupulous methods with which to spam search engines in an attempt to improve SERP ranking. Hidden text, doorway/cloaked pages, and keyword stuffing are just a few of processes tried by those not wanting to use approved (tolerated?) SEO techniques. With the proliferation of blogging as a form of web publishing, there appears to be another method that spammers are willing to use in an effort to trick search engines into yielding higher rankings.
People have things to say. Maybe you’re one of them, struggling to get a voice through the bottleneck that is big publishing. Maybe you’re a talented individual who would write more if you had a forum. Maybe you’re an expert in certain areas but all that insightful content stays trapped within you because you don’t have an outlet.
Towards the end of June, I was invited to a conference at the Banff New Media Institute, located in the midst of the Canadian Rockies in the province of Alberta. The title of the conference was “Producing New Media: Money and Law,” and we explored and discussed funding models and legal issues for various new media projects, including Weblogs. During that weekend, I came to a realization that I’ve been mulling over ever since: a lack of money is hindering the growth and potential of blogging. Free–or personal–blogging can only take us so far.