WordPress is open-source and free. How can Automattic make money if they are giving away WordPress for free?
Covers Blogs, Blogging Tips, Online Monetization etc.
It is not uncommon to find websites that republish RSS feeds of other blogs without permission. Why they do this is anyone’s guess but as a content owner, this is something to worry about especially when you publish full feeds.
Bloggers can now publish their blogs on the Amazon Kindle store and Amazon will share revenue for every Kindle user who subscribes to the blog.
Let’s say you have blogs on Twitter, Flickr, delicious, YouTube and other social sites. Learn how you can aggregate everything into a single lifestream that anyone can subscribe to.
PDF book – Boom and Bust in the Blogosphere looks at successful blogs like TechCrunch, Gawker, Robert Scoble, BoingBoing or Darren Rowse and also analyzes blogs like PVR Wire, Blognation and Know More Media that were popular at one time but no longer exist on the Internet.
Paul Boutin, who writes for Wired and the gadget blog at NYT, has some useful advice for group blogs (multiple authors contributing to one or more blogs): Hire someone to handle all images for posts, so your writers can focus on writing.
This presentation includes tips on how to write a successful blog. Some of the main points include: Schedule – Don’t disappoint readers Thick Skin – Cannot please everyone Never Flame / Avoid Personal Attacks Avoid Spelling / Typos Intelligent Formatting – Most People Will Scan, Not Read Think and Write to Avoid Embarrassment Later Never Blog When Angry – It Reflects Anything Posted Online is Undeletable Wrote a killer post ?
Matt Cutts of Google shared some SEO tips that may help improve the ranking of your blog in Google and other search engines.
Google today introduced a new timeline based blog reader that could be a perfect fit for people who follow a very limited number of blogs.
Learn how to cross post your blog entries to multiple blogs and other social networking sites in a single click.
You can consider adding your Twitter profile to the Technorati Blog directory as this can give you extra exposure.
All content published on Gawker blogs like Gizmodo, Lifehacker, etc. is now available under a Attribution Non-Commercial Creative Commons license meaning you are free to use (or republish) articles from these blogs with attribution and without a commercial interest.
Language Translation plug-ins rely on the online Google Translate service to fetch a translated copy of your blog pages. The results are stored in the MySQL database (or as static HTML files) and the plug-in then serves these cached results to your site visitors from other countries.
Tumblr Stats is free web service that analyzes and displays some very interesting statistics about your Tumblr based micro-blog.
Indibloggies is an annual blog-award website targeted at Indian Blogs and was started as a parody clique on the Bloggies. The site slogan says that it showcases the best of the Indian blogosphere.
Unlike traditional newspapers that hire journalists to report news, The Printed Blog newspaper only republishes content and photographs from blogs with permission from the actual authors.
It was a busy weekend as we had a blog conference here for aspiring bloggers as well as expert bloggers or people who already have blogs but want to take it to the next level both in terms of traffic and monetization.
Here are some unique styles of blogging that you may find interesting. They are all popular blogs and most would exist in your feed reader already.
Meet the hardest working people from the tech blogging world. The list is based on the number of blog posts written by any particular author blogger (in English) over a period of time.
Windows Live Writer 2009, part of the Live Essentials suite, includes some useful features like tag suggestions, picture upload and find-as-you-type. Worth an upgrade.