A blogger needs to act like like a drug dealer, a teacher and a chef . If you want to garner some attention and traffic then you have to market your blog. Don't assume that readers and viewers will turn up by magic.
Here are four things you should do before starting a blog. These tips and tricks can be applied to someone who has been blogging for years or even days....
The entire concept of blogging may not be rocket science, but there is still a large component that drives a formula for success. If you’re starting a blog and you want your content to spread, you have to do a few things to ensure that the content is worth sharing. You need to focus on creating valuable content and not making the typical content marketing mistakes. Over the last 5 years I’ve learned how to successfully create content for both my personal blog and clients. Furthermore, I’ve learned what not to do and the importance of kick-starting your blogging efforts the right way. If you’re new to blogging or planning to get into it, here are a few things you should do:...
A recent study called "Tweets in Action: Retail" by Compete, a media data analyzing company, discovered that Twitter users who see a retailer's tweet are more likely to visit their retail websites and make online purchases. This article made me consider the impact of a tweet on online retailers. I feel very strongly about online retailers using various social media outlets to build awareness around their business and boost sales. Without using this readily available tool, retailers online and off are missing out on a key audience that are constantly consuming information. This is the first in a series where I will examine social media tools and how they can work for online retailers....
I started my blog using WordPress and I have found it a platform that makes it easy to own and publish your own content online.
It is the foundation to the success of this blog which currently receives over 300,000 hits per month.
If you’re looking for an easy way to create a web presence and start sharing your ideas online, the best way to do this is to create a blog. Millions of users around the world already express themselves and share their thoughts by means of their personal blogs.
The advantage of having your own WordPress blog that is self-hosted is that you own it.
It is good to have a Facebook “page” or a Tumblr blog but they are owned by someone else and you can have a web presence there but under their “Terms and Conditions” It is basically a rental.
Yet more evidence that social media is about to be shackled by lawyers.
Contempt of court laws are about to be overhauled to keep up with Twitter, Facebook and all the other popular platforms.
But can laws that are in the main observed by mainstream publishers be used practically and successfully against the social media masses, whose awareness of contempt of court, defamation, libel and copyright is probably non-existent?
AN intensive two-day media course for footballers is being offered by the Professional Footballers Association but it doesn't include social media.
In light of events involving Manchester United's Rio Ferdinand, Chelsea's Ashley Cole and John Terry and Olympic diver Tom Daley, that's a missed opportunity.
Furthermore, at least 17 people have now been arrested down south as part of an investigation into comments made on social networking sites about a teenage girl allegedly raped by Wales international striker Ched Evans.
The ex-Sheffield United striker was jailed for five years in April. He is appealing against conviction.
This volume examines how social media is evolving as an industry—it is an extension of traditional media industries, yet it is distinctly different in its nature and ability to build relationships among users.
David G Boyes's insight:
A timely and innovative look at the business aspects of social media.
Twitter is pretty cool for a 7-year old Twitter is cool and it does so many things so very well. In a crisis it's an important source for news, updates and tips. When you're researching, it can be a vital source of information for PR and marketing.
...I thought it would be fun to highlight a few of the unusual aspects of Twitter. After all, it is the weekend and inquiring minds need to know. It’s also a belated celebration of Twitter’s seventh anniversary (March 6, 2006).
A watershed moment could be in the offing, to halt Scottish newspapers' roller-coaster ride to oblivion reaching its destination.
Here's what has gone wrong, courtesy of ARTHUR MacMILLAN, an editor for the international news agency Agence France-Presse who is currently based in Hong Kong. He was previously Scotland on Sunday's education correspondent and earlier wrote about media for the Sunday Herald, Glasgow.
The highlights include:
"A SERIES of mediocre editors fed the decline, placemen lacking the independence and courage to protect the heritage. This folly was presided over by managers rarely seen on the editorial floor and who just didn’t care. Now governed by bores.”
"READERS continually being asked to pay more for less."
"DOWNWARD spiral of cost-cutting."
"THE people who own the papers are not interested in journalism."
"THOSE who spend least are in the worst health."
But the way forward is also highlighted. A brilliant read.
The Internet, it is sometimes said, turns every citizen into a journalist. If that is the case, some Twitter users in Britain are discovering one of the downsides of the business.
As many as 10,000 Twitter users reportedly face the threat of legal action because of comments posted on the Internet or forwarded to others in which they referred to a BBC report wrongly linking a former Conservative Party official to the sexual abuse of a child.
Further evidence of the far-reaching effects of ill-advised social media activity emerged today with the news that Sally Bercow, wife of the Speaker of the House of Commons, has temporarily retired from Twitter on legal advice.
Not content with wrongly identifying Lord McAlpine as a paedophile, she then identified a minor in a case that is sub-judice. And they say ignorance is bliss ...