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Networking Guide for Bloggers: Why It Is Important (Part 1)

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The first part of a series of five articles on the social networking today. This is a very interesting guide that will give you lots of useful information on the subject. [note mg]

 

In today’s blogosphere a lot of discussion is going on about various aspects of positioning and growing a blog. Even though the space gets more and more crowded every day, and the game is changing constantly, there are still some things everyone tells you to do – things considered as mandatory for any kind of success.

 

Among various aspects of promotion, advertising, search engine optimization, social media, and all kinds of other stuff lies the need of contacting other, fellow bloggers, and being in touch with people in general.

 

Read more: http://www.hongkiat.com/blog/networking-guide-for-bloggers-why-networking-important/


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Drive More Traffic To your Blog by Submitting News and Articles

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After several experiments and tries, I finally did a setup for a community news section on FamousBloggers.net that I am satisfied with. So, I think it’s a good time to share this on the blog and announce the new Community News section for bloggers.

 

Also, I will give you some information on how I created the news section in case you are interested in implementing it on your own blog, however I won’t get deep into technical stuff, but I will point you to the right direction.

 

What is a Community News?

 

If you don’t know what community news section is, then let me give you a quick view…

 

The Community News section is a way of sharing knowledge, basically you have a section dedicated to receive links submissions from the community and publish it on your own blog. It’s so close to the idea of social bookmarking sites, but the technique and tools are different.

 

Read the full article: http://bit.ly/Az9c1p 


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4 Key Criteria to Build Your Dream Blog

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Have you wanted to start a blog, a website or an online business, but you’re not sure where to begin? Are you already putting in the hard yards to build one or the other or both, but you’re not sure if it’s going where you want it to go?

 

Building blogs and online businesses is very exciting, but it’s a very challenging endeavor as well. Whilst the excitement helps, some days it’s never enough to prepare you for just what it takes to be successful, as always there’s so much to do...


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Chuck Bartok's comment, December 28, 2011 8:39 AM
Appreciate your curations. Have posted to our Network Blog Community.
Martin Gysler's comment, December 28, 2011 2:05 PM
Hi Tom, I'm glad you like it!
Martin Gysler's comment, December 28, 2011 2:06 PM
Hi Chuck, cool to hear that you like this post and that you share it with other people, great!
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How To Find Royalty Free Images That Haven’t Been Overused

How To Find Royalty Free Images That Haven’t Been Overused | Quick Social Media | Scoop.it

I don't know you, but for me, images are very important. A text without an image, is like a sky without stars. For this reason, I like this post with several ressources, maybe you too! [note Martin Gysler]

 

“Hey, I’ve seen that image before. Actually, I’ve seen it many times before.”


Images allow you to express what words can’t.

 

They draw the viewer in and elicit an emotional impact, providing your users with information while confirming that what your selling or promoting is real.

 

There are many affordable options available to purchase stock photography. This may be a blessing or a curse. Affordability often comes at the cost of originality.

 

It’s important to consider your ideals and the image’s ability to illustrate a concept perfectly. But consider originality as well. You wouldn’t want to fall into the trap of using cliche imagery because it’s easy and convenient.

 

Read more: http://bit.ly/Af9ZXX


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Martin Gysler's comment, February 9, 2012 12:44 PM
Great Katipsoi, I'm glad that you can use this information to improve your page.
Martin (Marty) Smith's comment, February 11, 2012 7:32 PM
So helpful and something that is a daily struggle o THANKS. Marty
Mike Ellsworth's comment, February 12, 2012 10:10 AM
Marty, thanks for the comment.

I just found another great way to search for Creative Commons images: http://search.creativecommons.org/

It automates a CC search on Google Images, Flickr and more. Wow!
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Starting A Blog in 2012? Avoid These 7 New Blogger Blunders

Starting A Blog in 2012? Avoid These 7 New Blogger Blunders | Quick Social Media | Scoop.it

Are you thinking of starting a blog in 2012, or making significant changes to your old one?

 

One thing that you should always be 100% clear on is your purpose of writing. Is it to start a personal blog where you don’t really care if you have a total readership of 9 or is it to have a blog that you want to monetize at some point.

 

If you belong to the former camp, then do as you please, and skip this post. If not, read on.

 

1. Making Your Blog All About You

 

Your blog is not an online journal. Although it might feel like the perfect place to let everything out, be careful about what you write. Especially, when you have aims of making money from it.

 

Many people get offended at this advice. They indignantly retort that they are writing for their friends and family only. If that is your intent – and it is perfectly fine – go ahead but keep this in mind it would be fairly hard if not impossible to reach wider audiences with a personal blog...


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Martin Gysler's comment, December 30, 2011 5:10 AM
Thanks Tom! I'll publish it on IB if you have not done... have you?
Tom George's comment, December 30, 2011 5:56 AM
Yeah I did publish it on IB, but I will leave the next one for you :-) traffic is up and good things are starting to happen, so I hope to see you there soon. It's going to be a fantastic 2012. Let's get ready for a great new year!
Martin Gysler's comment, December 30, 2011 9:06 AM
OK, great! Yes, I'm sure 2012 will be amazing and successful :-)