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Tumblr Highlighted Posts Feature Launches Tumblr Highlighted Posts Feature Launches

Tumblr announced the launch of a new feature called “Highlighted Posts”. A post on the Tumblr Staff Blog explains: Every now and then, a post comes along that’s meant for big things. It could be pulling the wraps off your …

WordPress.com Chrome Extension Launched WordPress.com Chrome Extension Launched

WordPress announced the launch of a new WordPress.com Chrome extension which gives you access to a number of WordPress.com features and notifications while you’re away from WordPress.com. This should prove to be pretty handy for a lot of bloggers. Users …

Does Your Favorite Blog Make a Statement About You? Does Your Favorite Blog Make a Statement About You?

If you’re a regular, or even semi-regular web user, there are undoubtedly a number of favorite sites you have, including those that would be considered blogs. Even though there have been questions about the sustainability of blogs in a world …

Tumblr Hits 15 Billion Pageviews Per Month Tumblr Hits 15 Billion Pageviews Per Month

It’s hardly news that Tumblr is growing like a weed, but Founder and CEO David Karp reportedly announced at the DLD conference today that the service is now seeing over 100 million uniques a month and over 15 billion pageviews …

WordPress.com Storage Limits Increase For No Additional Cost WordPress.com Storage Limits Increase For No Additional Cost
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WordPress announced that it is giving people with WordPress.com blogs more space for storing media – at no additional cost. The additional space can be used to store photos, documents, audio files etc. Here’s how the plans are changing: 5GB …

Bloggers vs. Journalists As Told By Stock Photos Bloggers vs. Journalists As Told By Stock Photos
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The whole “what makes a journalist a journalist”/”are bloggers journalists?” discussion is one that won’t go away, and we’ve certainly weighed in on it a number of times. While preparing a recent piece on the subject, I was perusing our …

WordPress For Android 2.0 Released WordPress For Android 2.0 Released
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WordPress announced the launch of WordPress for Android 2.0, which has a greatly refreshed user interface. Here’s a look at the dasboard: “We’ve completely redesigned the look and feel of the app, now placing the actions you want to make …

Quora Launches Boards Feature Quora Launches Boards Feature

Quora, known primarily as a Q&A site, has launched a new feature to expand on this concept, and become more than strictly question-and-answer format. It’s called Boards. Essentially, Boards just lets you post whatever content you want on your profile. …

Is It Journalism or Blogging? Or Neither? Is It Journalism or Blogging? Or Neither?
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According to the Free Online Dictionary, journalism is defined as: 1. The collecting, writing, editing, and presenting of news or news articles in newspapers and magazines and in radio and television broadcasts. 2. Material written for publication in a newspaper …

WordPress 3.3 Launched With Some UI Improvements WordPress 3.3 Launched With Some UI Improvements

WordPress has launched a new version of the WordPress software – version 3.3. Its nickname is “Sonny,” named after the jazz saxophonist Sonny Stitt (not entirely sure why). WordPress founder Matt Mullenweg says WordPress has had over 65 million downloads …

Syrian Blogger Charged With 3 Insanely Vague Crimes
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For all of the news that the rest of the world gets about Syria, one couldn’t be blamed for believing that the country has all of the activity of an abandoned amusement park; it’s a near-blackout. But then news like …

Are Bloggers Journalists? Are Bloggers Journalists?
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Oh, how many times will this whole blogger vs. journalist debate come up? Will there ever be consensus? Does the title even matter? Are bloggers journalists? Tell us what you think. Earlier this week, we looked at a U.S. court …

Blogger Gets New Google+ Sharing Feature Blogger Gets New Google+ Sharing Feature

Google announced that if you have your Blogger blog linked to your Google+ profile, you can start sharing your posts more easily on Google+. When you go to post, you will be presented with a box that is prefilled with …

U.S. Court Rules Oregon Blogger Not A Journalist U.S. Court Rules Oregon Blogger Not A Journalist
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UPDATE: Ms. Cox replied to via email to a request for comment. When asked whether she would appeal the ruling she said, “I do Plan to Appeal. Thats all I can Say on that.” When Obsidian Finance Group, an Oregon-based …

Facebook Status Update Character Limit Now Much Higher Facebook Status Update Character Limit Now Much Higher
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Facebook announced that it is increasing the character limit on status updates. In a status update on the Facebook + Journalists page, the company wrote: “In September, we increased the character limit on status updates to 5,000 characters. Today, we’re …

Design Is Still An Important Aspect of Blogging Design Is Still An Important Aspect of Blogging
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Yes, a blog is only successful as its content, but if your platform looks like a joke, it really won’t matter how good the content your presenting is. In other words, design is still, and will always be, an important …

Are You a Blogger Or a Content Creator? Are You a Blogger Or a Content Creator?
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Do you blog or do you create content? This was one of the main themes of today’s BlogWorld keynote speech, delivered by Mitch Joel, Michael Stelzner of Social Media Examiner, Lisa Stone of BlogHer.com, and Deanna Brown, the CEO of …

In Regards to Social Media… Don’t Believe Everything You Hear In Regards to Social Media… Don’t Believe Everything You Hear
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Bullshit… Definition … Declarations of fact without knowledge, experience or proof. This was a statement from Jason Falls, the CEO of Social Media Explorer, during his keynote session, This Is All Such BS: How to Tell and What to Do …

Tips And Apps For Quality iPhone Video Content Tips And Apps For Quality iPhone Video Content
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Creating quality content when blogging is perhaps the key aspect being discussed at this year’s version of BlogWorld. Fully supporting the “content is king” edict, the majority of the speakers/sessions are concerned with helping others create the kind of content …

The Relationship Between Bloggers and Brands The Relationship Between Bloggers and Brands

During the State of the Blogosphere presentation at the 2011 BlogWorld Expo, Technorati CEO Shani Higgins discussed the sometimes tenuous relationship between professional bloggers and the brands they sometimes write about. While a great deal of bloggers do write about …

Blogging From The Heart Is Telling Personal, Inspiring Stories To Your Readers Blogging From The Heart Is Telling Personal, Inspiring Stories To Your Readers
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Running a successful blog, especially if you want that blog to be a business, requires a combination of strategies. It’s not just about marketing, branding, and SEO – but also about blogging from the heart. That’s the advice from ProBlogger …