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Do You Know The Difference Between a Tribe and a Business? Do You Know The Difference Between a Tribe and a Business?

“Blogs and other social media are a brilliant way to build a ‘tribe’ around your point of view, but at what point does that become a business?” This was the question raised by Sonia Simone, CMO of Copyblogger, and Chris …

Writing Funny Content To Help Your Blog Get More Shares Writing Funny Content To Help Your Blog Get More Shares
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It’s good to include humorous content once in awhile. This was the advice given by Jordan Cooper, who was speaking during the Blogging with Humor Workshop at the Blogworld Expo. WebProNews’ Chris Crum sat in on the session and was …

Tumblr Cracks Down on Spam Blogs Tumblr Cracks Down on Spam Blogs

NPR’s Fresh Air shared a message from Tumblr customer service on its own Tumblr blog talking about dealing with spam blogs, which evidently has become an increasingly big problem for Tumblr. “Please know that we’re aware of a recent increase …

Blogger Bloggers Can Customize Dynamic Views Blogger Bloggers Can Customize Dynamic Views
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About a month ago, Google launched Dyanmic Views for Blogger. This is an interesting concept that allows viewers of Blogger blogs to change the way the blog looks as they read it, giving the user more control over the look …

Blogger Finally Gets Google+ Integration Blogger Finally Gets Google+ Integration

Google has made no secret that it intends to integrate Google+ across all or most of its products. In fact, Blogger integration has been said to have been on the way since July. Now, the time has come. Google announced …

Google Launches Blogger Dynamic Views Google Launches Blogger Dynamic Views
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Google launched what it calls “Dyanmic Views” for its blogging platform Blogger, which gives users seven new ways to display their blogs. The seven views are: Classic, Flipcard, Magazine, Mosaic, Sidebar, Snapshot and Timeslide. The following video shows them off: …

Will Uncrunched Become the New TechCrunch? Will Uncrunched Become the New TechCrunch?
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A couple weeks ago, it became official that TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington is no longer a part of AOL, after (and before) much drama unfolded. TechCrunch, so far, is going along with most of the same writers,though columnist Paul Carr …

WordPress Launches “Follow” Button to Help Drive Traffic to Your Blog WordPress Launches “Follow” Button to Help Drive Traffic to Your Blog
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WordPress has launched “follow” buttons for WordPress.com blogs, which it says will drive more traffic to your blog. Scott Berkun of WordPress says the button will “dramatically help pageviews and retention.” Anyone that is not logged into WordPress.com can visit …

Both Bloggers and Advertisers Win with New Crowd Sourcing Platform Both Bloggers and Advertisers Win with New Crowd Sourcing Platform

It’s clear that bloggers have helped many companies improve their rankings in search and also their position across social media sites. However, the challenging part for both bloggers and companies is connecting.

iOS Blogger App Launched iOS Blogger App Launched
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Google announced a new Blogger app for iOS, which lets bloggers write new blog posts and publish them from their iPhones or iPod Touches. “With the Blogger app, you can write a new blog post and publish it immediately or …

WordPress Blogs Get New Comment Stats WordPress Blogs Get New Comment Stats
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Bloggers that operate WordPress.com blogs can now see who’s commenting the most on their blog and what posts they’re commenting on by looking at Site Stats. There’s a new comments panel that provides tabs for top commenters, most commented and …

Blogger Redesign Available for Opt In Blogger Redesign Available for Opt In

Google has launched a redesign of Blogger, its popular blogging platform. Now, users can create or edit posts with one click at the top of the screen whether they’re on the dashboard or settings page of blogger.com. The post editor …

Social Media Sewage … And Hope Social Media Sewage … And Hope

Editor’s note: This post was written by WebProNews blog partner Mark Schaefer, originally for his blog {grow}, and there are references to that blog (as opposed to WebProNews) in the post. I’ve started and trashed this article at least six …

Googler Shows How to Post to Your Blogger Blog From Google+ Googler Shows How to Post to Your Blogger Blog From Google+
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YouTube Product Manager Rick Klau, who has previously worked on Blogger and Google Profiles, shared an interesting concept on his personal blog today. Klau explained how to add a post to your Blogger blog from Google+. Actually, he explained this …

WordPress Founder Talks Version 3.2, Security, Google, and More WordPress Founder Talks Version 3.2, Security, Google, and More
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WordPress 3.2 recently launched with hopes of bringing a “faster and lighter” approach to the publishing platform. This release marks the 15th major release of the open source platform and comes just 4 months after the launch of WordPress 3.1.

To Righthaven’s Dismay, Judge Rules Copying of Entire Article Fair Use To Righthaven’s Dismay, Judge Rules Copying of Entire Article Fair Use

Righthaven was dealt another blow in court this week when a judge ruled that one of the defendants it was suing over copyright infringement had fairly reposted an entire article from client/partner Las Vegas Review-Journal. If you’re unfamiliar with Righthaven, …

10 Steps to Becoming a Successful Blogger from Reality Steve 10 Steps to Becoming a Successful Blogger from Reality Steve
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WebProNews recently interviewed reality television blogger Reality Steve (Steve Carbone). The interview wasn’t entirely about how to launch a successful blog, but as he shared his story with us, there were plenty of nuggets of wisdom that naturally came out …

Gay Girl in Damascus a Hoax, Actually A Straight Guy in Scotland Gay Girl in Damascus a Hoax, Actually A Straight Guy in Scotland

Well, I guess this is one way to cure your writer’s block. It turns out that the person behind the “Gay Girl in Damascus” blog is actually an aspiring fiction writer from Georgia. And by Georgia I mean the state. …

Wave At The Bus Dad is Costumed, Awesome, Embarrassing Wave At The Bus Dad is Costumed, Awesome, Embarrassing

Let me get this on record: The Wave At The Bus Dad is the man. Seriously. What he did to/for his son during the recently completed school year was awesome as hell and had to be absolutely mortifying for the …

“Gay Girl In Damascus” Story Questioned By Skeptics “Gay Girl In Damascus” Story Questioned By Skeptics

As the story of a young Syrian-American blogger being kidnapped makes its way across the internet, many are beginning to question the validity of the story – even the validity of the blogger in general. Amina Abdallah runs the popular …

The Return of Blogger The Return of Blogger
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Fear not, those of you who haven’t migrated over to the WordPress environment because Blogger.com and all of its services is back. After a substantial outing, Google’s blog service is operational once again, and deleted posts have begun returning. While …