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Project Inspired - Inspiration and Life Advice for Christian Girls

Project Inspired - Inspiration and Life Advice for Christian Girls | The Success of Blogging | Scoop.it
Project Inspired is the largest community of Christian teen girls in the world. The site was created by model and celebrity activist Nicole Weider.
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This is another website that may be a better example of what a successful blog look like. Nicole, the curator of the website, has a targeted audience of young women who are Christian; however her articles and post can apply to many others as well. Nonetheless, she sticks to her audiences interests and questions. The blog is well organized, easy to maneuver and visually appealing. She covers a variety of life topics of faith, fashion, culture, love, games and ‘girl talk.’ Nicole has formed her own perspective on the subjects while still using appropriate insight from others every so often and keeps up with all the current happenings of our society quick to share on it. She has a unique style and quite literally talks to her audience live, there are chances to win things as well as engaging gif articles every so often maintaining an interactive experience to keep her audience coming back. Lastly, she is well connected, there are mentions of her blog among other websites and furthermore she is connected to all the main social media websites from Pinterest, Facebook and twitter to Instagram and google plus, being on these sites provides a much larger pool to capture an audience’s attention as well as staying well connected with current events and trends.  These are the types of things that one must keep into account when trying to make a successful blog. 

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Our Top 10 Strategies To Becoming An Expert Blogger - Express Writers

Our Top 10 Strategies To Becoming An Expert Blogger - Express Writers | The Success of Blogging | Scoop.it
When looking to become an expert blogger it may be best to turn to the experts for advice. Here are ten tips to help you become an industry expert writer!
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Written by expert bloggers, this article makes valid points of the need to stick with the current times and trends of the industry while putting your own spin and perspective on it. The worst thing a blogger can do is reiterate and over quote other bloggers and experts on a subject, viewers will just move on to follow those your quoted instead of stay to hear your own perspective and educated input. Furthermore, you should ‘know your stuff.’ If you don’t do a little research you will not have much solid content or facts to base your blog on. What I’m trying to work on, and am steadily learning, is probably one of the major keys to success, “Analyze Don’t Reiterate.” It is fine to quote but, as mentioned before, saying what other people say won’t really attract an audience; unless of course you’re critiquing what they are saying. Having an appealingly website and having connections to other expert bloggers is, less mentioned but, definitely as equally important as any other point. Being well connected to other bloggers will allow for collaborations. This will help you become a more successful blogger through simple association as well as gaining a separate group that can fact check your material and content and relate to and mention your blogs. Though there are an innumerable amount of blogs with multiple steps to success, this nails or provides better explanations of what other blogs fail to mention or note.

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6 Tips to Make Your YouTube Videos Stand Out

6 Tips to Make Your YouTube Videos Stand Out | The Success of Blogging | Scoop.it
With so many great videos out there, if you want your YouTube channel to be really successful and popular, you need to make it stand out. Here's
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   This article reiterates the main point most articles share about making a successful vlog that stands out. They focus on the creativity and passion one must bring to the table if they are to start off the game strong. Focus on tailoring your vlog to your viewers. They are the ones that power the system so you need to know who they are and what they like so that you can better accommodate their interests.  This particular article goes on to talk about the aesthetics of your vlog. Use of titles and thumbnail images are necessities to think of when trying to a build a successful vlog, it needs to be eye catching as well as content customized to the audience.  Most importantly, with all of the above notes made, you most definitely should have a unique personality. Anyone can make a blog, perhaps a majority is phenomenal, but the unique ones that are unlike the rest, are the ones who end up coming out of the millions. 

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YouTube's Biggest Draw Plays Games, Earns $4 Million a Year

YouTube's Biggest Draw Plays Games, Earns $4 Million a Year | The Success of Blogging | Scoop.it
Videogame reviewer Felix Kjellberg, aka PewDiePie, is by far YouTube's biggest draw, having built a base of 27 million subscribers. His loud, comic and cuss-filled videos bring in $4 million annually in ad revenue.
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Felix Kjellberg is Youtube’s most followed and successfully known individual with the most followers of 27 million. His success comes from transforming into PewDiePie, his username, who plays video games and commentates, most vulgarly, as the audience follows along his unique personality and attempting style.  Off the screen he is a seemingly humble and well off 24-year old. Especially now with his 4 million dollar profit a year from brand names, endorsements and other such profits. A main note to his success he claims is his relationship to his audience. The difference between the success of his blogs to some of the others is that he tries to break the boundary of the screen and connect, relate and really know his viewers. He states its like “ watching your pal play games”  While companies are dying off from video commentaries on how their games work and play out, PewDiePie continues to be an unstoppable success. 

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The 10 Top Earning Bloggers In The World

The 10 Top Earning Bloggers In The World | The Success of Blogging | Scoop.it
Blogging, so much a part of daily lives today, actually took a while to catch on before becoming enormously successful – practically overnight.
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   33.9 million new blogs are made every month, that leaves a whopping 60.3 million blogs currently existing today. Many of those blogs vary from DIY channels to gaming help to simply a source of cat videos. People curate information on a daily basis and other people follow their acknowledged and input. Many may end up standing out above the others. Importantly noted, blogging isn't just for the stay at home moms and misunderstood young adults. Experts and trainees can also share their knowledge to a wider audience. The few successes they start with ignite a reaction that soon will raise them to the top. One of the top curators, Michael Arrington, founder of TechCrunch, makes roughly five to eight hundred thousand dollars a month just off his website. He has become "the most influential personality in technology" These success stories just go to show that if you truly apply yourself, work on your skills and share those passions, teachings and opportunities to others you are bound for success.

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How You Can Use YouTube to Turn Your Passion into a Career

How You Can Use YouTube to Turn Your Passion into a Career | The Success of Blogging | Scoop.it
Zoe Sugg, 24, better known by her blog name Zoella, started making videos in her bedroom in 2009 like any other creative 20something.  Fast forward five years and her new book Girl Online, which debuted November 25, sold more copies in its first week in the United Kingdom than any [...]
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The secret to success is " connectional intelligence." According to this article this refers to the ability to combine knowledge, ambition and human capital. If you have a passion for something and have a knack for it you can make that into something and successfully rise out of the millions of people through that. You do not have to waste time on finishing a degree that you don't want. You can show your worth and knowledge if you have something worth sharing and an audience that will keep attention and thinks your worth watching. The article suggests four steps:

1. Use technology to focus on your strengths and work about your weaknesses

2. Use what you already know and don't wait for permission

3. Engage regularly with supportive hub or community in which you can test your idea and turn them into action

4.Expand yourself and don't be afraid to try new things

Each of these steps rely on the internet and an audience. In order for a blog to be successful you have to catch the people's attention and keep giving them something to follow. 

These people took their passion, lack of training, and video recorders to defy obstacles that would otherwise inhibit their success and unknowingly gained attention. As people moved their gaze and time to these videos and blogs, company's followed and realized how influential these bloggers have become. They try to use them by bringing their attention to their products. These introverted and untrained individuals  became successful icons to the average person by taking something they enjoyed doing and sharing it with the world to judge and join. 

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How NOT To Suck At Blogging

How NOT To Suck At Blogging | The Success of Blogging | Scoop.it
This week marks the 6-month anniversary of the day I launched Man Vs. Debt!  Yippee! It's been a freaky journey up to this point.  I feel like I sw
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       Less about the information itself, this blog is an example of a matter that needs addressing and this man helps by providing useful tools and advice on ‘how to not suck at blogging.’ He has a certain style; his straight forwardness and way of addressing is certainly attention getting. Though the vulgarity indefinitely is on the higher end, his input and resources are helpful to the audience and he is still able to place the significance of each point to his standards. 

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15 Of The Richest Self Made YouTube Millionaires

15 Of The Richest Self Made YouTube Millionaires | The Success of Blogging | Scoop.it
YouTube has changed the fundamental nature of entertainment.
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 Similar to a previous post of the top ten earning bloggers, this article focuses on the top 15 self-made vloggers of YouTube who became millionaires by honing in their talents, passions and inputs on products and life via video blog. The main difference is that many, though they were experienced; they were not necessarily pros at what they did. Commonly, they were creative, engaging and most importantly unique.  The top earning vlog is a by a mysterious women who puts together Disney toys and plays with them in front of a camera. Simple, consistent, unique and still engaging even without all the tips of eye contact and personality.  The style of the channel comes from how the videos are executed.  This further goes to show that you can honestly do a blog or vlog about anything and as long as you get into your niche and provide a quality product for audiences to desire and want more you are set. 

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How Do Youtubers Make Money? - YouTube

Heres a video about money... https://twitter.com/JoeyGattoTV Let me address a few things yall are commenting on, "oh so and so did a free meetup here" yo, im...
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   This is a perfect example of a You-tuber’s vlog. Joey Gatto, accurately talking about how you-tubers make money by turning their interests into careers. He makes an income off of solely making YouTube videos so he speaks directly from first-hand experience. You can also see his style is very similar to other famous you-tube stars and participants that seem to draw in the fan base. Excusing his light French, he goes on to use proper vocabulary concerning how You-tubers make a living. Additional to the YouTube videos themselves, vloggers gain an audience which attract larger name brands and bring in endorsements as well as get paid to come for meet and greets at conventions. Depending on the talents, vloggers, once gaining popularity may even go so far as world tours. 
  Though the internet has been around for some time now, the idea of making money  solely off of making home videos is still seemingly unfathomable to past generations. If done properly, with dedication and relevance to viewers, people can make a comfortable to more than well off living off of this chosen of career. 

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Blogging – or the power of we, not me

Blogging – or the power of we, not me | The Success of Blogging | Scoop.it
Too often dismissed as narcissistic echo-chambers, blogs are the ultimate form of collegiality, suggests Ernesto Priego
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Blogging does much more than let people put videos up about themselves or something remotely interesting to them.  There is a platform to have a voice for others to hear and perhaps they would respond. The internet and advanced technology have allowed for interaction and collaboration for a greater movement and more positive action. This article in particular focuses on the academic acknowledgements and privileges that come from blogging. Other can see that they are not alone in their struggles and success and through that they can build reliance on each other. “Blogging means believing, sometimes against discouraging evidence, that there’s strength in numbers, and that collective intelligence and collaboration are quickly becoming the default mode of 21st century research.” Blogging is quite literally changing research, perspective and the meaning of fact and doubt as we know it. These are just more examples of success through blogging. This is a new generation and the tides of society are truly turning with it. 

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On YouTube, Amateur Is the New Pro

On YouTube, Amateur Is the New Pro | The Success of Blogging | Scoop.it
Exploring the art and commerce of homemade videos.
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YouTube began a new hub for seemingly average individuals to be able to express themselves and show the world, or at least anyone viewing the video, what they've got to offer. You-tubers were beginning to get noticed on the streets and had a growing fan base. Due to this success, YouTube  started a competition called " Next Up."  The top 25 winners were brought into Google headquarters and then trained by " YouTube experts" and given a fairly large check with no strings attached. " An almost random group of non-famous people with an idiosyncratic range of talents [are] striving to succeed and fully conversant in the culture of this relatively young medium."

 This new medium became a whole new type of culture and type of success that is continuing to grow. There were no economic or legal boundaries, educational barriers, age or training that could stop someone from posting video blogs. as Odell stated "in college, other people decided what would happen to me.. with Youtube, its really [only] up to me and the audience." The viewers can often,  be cruel sometimes, as suggested in the video shown, you need thick skin and a strong stomach to handle it. You can honestly talk or show anything and people will watch, if you have something  worth watching. 

 

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