The currency of blogging is authenticity and trust.
Writing my blog has saved me thousands on therapy.
Not only are bloggers suckers for the remarkable, so are the people who read blogs.
The first thing you need to decide when you build your blog is what you want to accomplish with it, and what it can do if successful.
Blogging is good for your career. A well-executed blog sets you apart as an expert in your field.
Make a list of competitors who will be disrupted by you. You do have competitors, right? You are better, right? If not, why are you going to Disrupt? Post a blog post about them and what makes you different.
I've set aside a nice chunk of my advertising revenue each month for giveaways, like a KitchenAid mixer. I like buying them for the audience, because without the audience I wouldn't have the blog or the revenue in the first place.
No matter what, the very first piece of Social Media Real Estate I'd start with is a blog.
You have to get a great headline to attract attention in your blog - it's about the lure - not the rod.
Anyone can repeat a technical explanation they read in a text-book or blog post.
I believe the term "blog" means more than an online journal. I believe a blog is a conversation. People go to blogs to read AND write, not just consume.
So forget about blogs and bloggers and blogging and focus on this - the cost and difficulty of publishing absolutely anything, by anyone, into a global medium, just got a whole lot lower. And the effects of that increased pool of potential producers is going to be vast.
Quit counting fans, followers and blog subscribers like bottle caps. Think, instead, about what you're hoping to achieve with and through the community that actually cares about what you're doing.
When I started writing this blog more than years ago, it was in response to traditional media's habit of twisting interviews to fit the headlines they wanted to create.
Some blogs have become the best check on monopoly mainstream journalism, and they provide a surprisingly frequent source of initiative reporting.
The Lazysphere - a working definition - is a group of bloggers who I won't name by name, but you can spot them a mile away. Rather than create new ideas or pen thoughtful essays, they simply glom on to the latest news with another "me too" blog post.
If this prinicpal thinks blogging isn't educational, he needs his head examined: he should be seeking out every student blogger in the school and giving them special time to blog more - and giving them extra credit besides.
The currency of blogging is authenticity and trust... you pay folks to blog about a product and you compromise that. I would almost care about this, but it's so obvious to everyone that this is either a joke or an idiot that there is nothing more to say.
Without the New York Times, there is no blog community. They'd have nothing to blog about.
What happens when you combine blogs, Google and millions of dissatisfied customers? An e-mob.