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Blogging 101: So You Want to Start a Blog?

Blogging 101: So You Want to Start a Blog? | Blogging | Scoop.it

Starting a blog has never been easier — but with all the social media, CMSs and techie lingo out there, it can be a tough path to navigate at first.

One of the most important things you’ll need to do as a blogger is to constantly remind yourself to stay true to your own voice. It’s easy to get caughtup in the blogging world and to lose yourself, but the best and most successful blogs are passion projects that ring true to the fired up blogger behind them.

Here’s a helpful guide to how to start a blog coming at you from one blogger who’s been down that road.


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Patrick Killian's curator insight, February 4, 2014 5:21 AM

So you want to start blogging? This infographic is your guide.

BlairEvanBall's curator insight, February 21, 2014 4:16 PM

According to Dan Zarella at Hubspot, Blogging can really move the needle for your business growth. Either B2B or B2C you see lead generation over time.

Anthony M Turner's curator insight, May 1, 2014 6:15 PM

good infographic for those considering or currently blogging

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Aesop Story Engine: An Open Source WordPress Plugin For Storytelling

Aesop Story Engine: An Open Source WordPress Plugin For Storytelling | Blogging | Scoop.it

The Aesop Story Engine is one of the most beautiful tools for WordPress that I’ve seen in a long time. Named for Aesop, the master story teller whose fables are woven into our cultural consciousness, this engine provides a powerful suite of multimedia storytelling tools. The Aesop Story Engine plugin was created to be a foundation for building feature-rich, interactive, long-form storytelling themes for WordPress.

 

The engine powers the Aesop Hosted Storytelling site where users can create stories for free. The Aesop development team has released it as an open source WordPress plugin, making it possible for you to add the same storytelling capabilities to your own website....


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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, January 8, 2014 3:41 PM

Sarah Googing looks at a very interesting storytelling tool and WordPress plugin. Though it will need further technical refining, it's beautifully designed, feature rich and definitely a tool to watch and try out.

Margy Rydzynski's curator insight, January 14, 2014 1:12 PM

Holy cow. I've been looking for something like this for years!

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5 Lessons About Blogging You Can Learn From BuzzFeed #leancontent

5 Lessons About Blogging You Can Learn From BuzzFeed #leancontent | Blogging | Scoop.it

Plenty of media professionals like to get down on BuzzFeed for providing what they see as "lowest common denominator" types of content. And with post titles like, "'Men in Black' is the Only Movie That Truly Understands Your Hangover Right Now," I don't think anybody's arguing that the site's a frontrunner for any major journalistic integrity awards.

 

But the site receives an average of 40 million unique visitors a month. Yes, that many. That should be enough to make all website owners stand up and take notice. Something in the site's formula is resonating with online visitors across nearly all demographics.

 

What kind of lessons about blogging can you derive from this "listicle" driven media powerhouse? Here are five:


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Brian Yanish - MarketingHits.com's curator insight, November 19, 2013 7:36 AM

An interesting article that can help your lean content strategy and maximizing your content for traffic building. 

Sue Tamani's curator insight, December 31, 2013 2:44 PM

here's a good list for all you bloggers out there

Witmer Group's curator insight, January 9, 2014 12:36 PM

Great tips in this article and definitely something to think about when developing blog content strategy. 

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The Anatomy of a 5-Star Twitter Profile

The Anatomy of a 5-Star Twitter Profile | Blogging | Scoop.it

Find out what it takes for your brand to put together a 5-star Twitter profile....

 

So if you're running a brand's Twitter account and want to make sure you're not making any profile faux pas, keep on reading. We'll show you the most important things to optimize in your profile and give you tips on making that happen. Let's get to it!...


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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, January 4, 2014 12:31 PM

Excellent Twitter basics!

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Don't Know What to Write About? Get Ideas From the Blog Topic Generator [Free Tool]

Don't Know What to Write About? Get Ideas From the Blog Topic Generator [Free Tool] | Blogging | Scoop.it

Ever get writer's block? Here's a free tool that'll help you kick it to the curb.

 

The tool won't just come up with ideas willy-nilly. Blog topics will make or break the success of your blog posts -- so your topics will be both search-friendly and interesting to your audience. Using keywords you provide, the tool will come up engaging titles tailored to those terms. That way, you're always featuring relevant, but interesting posts on your blog

 

.If you're one of those types who likes to dive in and play around with it immediately, go on: try it out for yourself. If you're the type who likes to be walked through using tools step by step, that's cool too. Just keep reading....


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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, January 16, 2014 12:02 PM

I'm there! Potential cure for the common writers block. Fun tool, but repetitive after several uses.

James Cracknell's curator insight, January 17, 2014 6:48 AM

Natty little tool to overcome blog-block. Give it a go