David Pogue of the New York Times feels that people do not behave the same way online as they behave in real life. He suggests using moderation on Internet forums to prevent good people from getting turned away.
Covers Blogs, Blogging Tips, Online Monetization etc.
These blogging visuals divides the core into two regions – political blogs (in pink) and technology / gadget blogs.
Darren: Do you have any advice or tips for smaller to medium sized blogs that want to step up in terms of professionalism and growth? Victor: Building a team is crucial, always. Once you grow beyond just yourself, it is important to have a talent pool who can bring a variety of skills to the(…)
Rory Cellan-Jones of BBC writes: I met a company which boasted of employing what they called a “digital marketing consultant” to hang out in the blogosphere spreading the word about their company. Then a friend dropped by and told me about his new business – writing blog posts for corporate executives too busy or inarticulate(…)
David Pogue of New York Times lists the advantages of blogging and participating in social media like Facebook, YouTube, MySpace, etc. Some reasons – you’ll gain trust, goodwill and positive attention. You’ll put a human face on your company. And you’ll learn stuff about your customers that you wouldn’t have discovered any other way. "When(…)
Am not sure why Foruture executive editor Josh Quittner refers to Michael Arrington as Arlington but it’s a good read: "Sites that started out as tiny operations – titles like ReadWrite Web, Mashable, GigaOm, and Silicon Alley Insider – have staffed up and are turning into small businesses. Arrington himself employs ten people. Arlington is(…)
In a strange move, the US Air Force has cut off access to all external websites that contain the term “blog” in the URL. The official argument is that blogs aren’t legitimate media outlets and therefore, shouldn’t be read at work.
Ed Bott of ZDNet comes down heavily on Techmeme which he calls the "Short Attention Span Theater" of the blogosphere. Excerpts: "It encourages reactive, uncritical thinking. The blogswarm gets outraged by whatever they see on Techmeme, they write down whatever pops into their heads (without checking any facts and in most cases without even following(…)
Scoble has a good suggestion for companies who want bloggers to talk about their products – Send bloggers interesting stories — especially about other people. Buzz Bruggeman, cofounder of ActiveWords, regularly directs bloggers to news items that he thinks they would be interested in and sends them links to interesting new blogs or videos. When(…)
Dan Farber says – “It’s pleasing to have Mike and others targeting CNET. It must mean that we are at the top of the heap. Competitve envy comes with the territory. And, I admire what Mike, Om Malik, Matt Marshall, Rafat Ali and others have done to build their networks and companies. In fact, we(…)
The New York Times offers some blogging etiquettes and other words of wisdom for bloggers: 1.That’s what all the name-brand bloggers do. It’s not bad form to send a short note to a prominent blogger drawing his or her attention to a really good blog you wrote. 2. Linking to other bloggers is the best(…)
Sraman Mitra – “Michael Arrington, to make his dream come true, needs to look at personalities that have less overbearing ego issues. One such blog entrepreneur that comes to mind is Richard MacManus of ReadWriteWeb. The content is also synergistic with Techcrunch, which makes is a ripe target for the first major blog / network(…)
Buzz is a nice blog aggregator that collects the most popular stories from blogs across different categories such as Technology, Sports, Gossip, etc.
Inspired by Facebook (What are you doing right now), LinkedIn too has added Status that is similar to Facebook feature though the language is slightly different (What Are You Working On?).
IDG, the company famous for publishing technology magazines like Macworld and PC World, has launched an advertising network for technology bloggers. I highly recommend signing up as these programs generally yield higher returns than Google AdSense because you get to specify your own prices.
TechCrunch, BoingBoing, Mashable, AllThingsD, etc. are some of the best technology blogs on the planet written by an army of writers who keep churning out new stories at an amazing pace. How do you read stuff written only by your favorite bloggers?
Accoding to Jason Pontin of MIT Technology Review, blogs should target a $25 CPM to be successful financially. You may not make that kind of money from contextual advertising so look for alternate revenue streams like job boards, events, training or consultancy. That’s the approach followed by successful blog networks like TechCrunch, GigaOm, PaidContent, ReadWriteWeb(…)
Pick any newspaper and you will see an ad that says – Earn money from Google AdSense working from home. They even show scans of Google AdSense cheques as proof.
Google AdSense Terms and Conditions document has been updated. Read complete analysis and summary of the recent updates here.