There are lots of good posting being written in the blogging space at the moment – here’s 10 that caught my eye over the last couple of days.
- Philip Liu writes a piece with 17 factors that he’d consider when determining the value of a blog in his post How Much Are Blogs Worth And Indicia Of Value In Blogs For Sale
- Daily Blog Tips talks about the importance of having emergency posts ready to go for those busy days you might have that interrupt your posting schedule
- Lorelle asks Should Blogs Have Forums? Should Forums Have Blogs? – I think they can work well together – but start one at a time once you’ve got some traffic on one or the other before starting the next one.
- Duncan’s post at 901 on becoming a professional blogger was never harder than today saves me a post that I’d half written on the same topic responding to David’s post on the ease of ProBlogging. I was only saying to a fellow blogger yesterday that I wish I knew how lucky I had it a few years back when I started. While there are still opportunities for people to take blogging a long way – it’s a lot more crowded space than it once was!
- Creating Passionate Users has a good post with the real secret to a successful blog/book/business.
- Aaron posts a simple technique for using RSS to enhance your blog’s SEO and attract traffic from other relevant bloggers
- Solo Technology has released their second version of a plugin for adding related posts to your RSS feed – via John TP
- I stumbled upon a MyBlogLog like service called Whooiz today – it’s a People, podcast and Blog Discovery Service.
- Kumiko writes a post that made me smile (but also had some good principles in it) – 6 Lessons Britney Spears Can Teach You about Blogging
- Fried Beef’s Tech writes a post asking a useful question – How do You Measure Blog Influence?
Quite an extensive collection of good links, and thanks for the pick also Darren.
The article “becoming a professional blogger was never harder than today” is quite interesting, I would love to get your opinion here, I mean I know you said the space is crowded, but I am pretty sure you could do a good analysis of the overall picture.
Wow this seem to be a lot of better links.Some of my fav topics are in there.Few more blogs for my feed reader.
I think every blogger must add Related Posts to their RSS feed. It helps them to get their RSS readers to visit their blog and increase pageviews.
Readers also get to find the old posts that they missed.
Thanks for the link Darren :)
Many thanks for the mention (add related posts to your feed). :-)
Hi Darren, just to follow on from Daniel’s comment re “becoming a professional blogger was never harder than today” (and having read both posts you point to), are you saying there’s not much future in pro-blogging, or at least writing a blog with some sort of commercial intent?
Like Daniel, I’d be interested to hear your take on the situation, and am wondering if you’d reconsider making the post on the topic that you referred to? I mean is there much point in continuing to visit Problogger if the “medium” has already had its day? ;) (and my intent is humourous, not sarcastic, in that last line btw!) Thanks, John.
JohnTP, I am not sure about adding related posts to the feed.
Darren discussed that some time ago. Most RSS readers are loyal readers, and it is very likely that they have already read all the posts on the Related Entries. Plus, if you combine related entries, feed flare, and footer coypright messsage your feed gonna get cluttered.
I’m not sure about related posts either – seems like it would distract my regular readers. It would be great if there was a way to add it to an IP address that had, for example, only hit the RSS feed ten times or less.
Thanks for the links. I would really appreciate if you write an article on the following:
“How to manage a blog in 1-2 hours.”
Most bloggers are not pro-bloggers. They have a life and work full-time. If you where in that position, what would you do?
Reading RSS, Forums, writing an article, marketing takes time. What do you recommend?
Thanks in advance
A good list of links…Lots of good reading material here, and lots of learning to be done by me!! :)
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