Blogging, social media, and online productivity are all the rage and here are 81 tips and 385 blogs that epitomize those sentiments.
Ask 1.4 billion bloggers in the world to define a blog and receive 1.4 billion different responses.
- Mark Dykeman of Broadcasting Brain defines a blog as a “personal studio…like a soapbox with unlimited range.”
- Francois Rocaboy calls a blog an “exhibition stand.”
- Sal terms it “a place to let your ideas roam free.”
Mark, Francois, and Sal are only three people but they join Janet Barclay, Sean Aune, Ajay D’Souza, and dozens of other bloggers responding to a groupthink challenge poised this week by Daniel Scocco of Daily Blog Tips.
Scocco defines five features:
*Content is published in a chronological fashion
*Content is updated regularly
*Readers have the possibility to leave comments
*Other blog authors can interact via trackbacks and pingbacks
*Content is syndicated via RSS feeds
I agree with Scocco and the other people I linked above. Rather than be repetitive and phrase words in a cliche, I’ve decided for my weekly roundup to showcase blog posts published this week that help define blogging:
- 30 Things I Didn’t Know Before I Started Blogging – Joanna Young at Confident Writing
- 10-Step Beginners Guide to Blogging Your Personal Brand – Dan Schawbel
- 6 Ways to Bring Traffic to Your Blog – Franklin Bishop
- 6 Easy Social Media Principles You Can Use: Part I and Part II – Duncan Alney
- 7 Unwritten Rules for Social Media Newbies – Jonathan Fields
- 3 Reasons You Should Care About Social Media – David Mullen
- 12 Ways to Sell Social Media to Your Boss – Chris Brogan
- 7 Habits for Highly Effective Article Marketing – Steve Shaw at SiteProNews
- 100 Advertising, Marketing, Media and PR Blogs – Spotlight Ideas
- 100 Women’s Health Blogs – Alisa Miller at Nursing School Search
- 100 Wedding Planning Blogs – Jessica Merritt at Soul Mating
- 85 Translator-related Blogs – Sarah Dillon
- How to Effectively Read 12,853 Articles, Forum Topics & Blog Posts a Week – Sid Savara
Blogging, a part of social media, itself a part of the world wide web, and even that a part of the internet, is not about “me” pushing information to “you” anymore. It’s not about “my” and “your” or “their.”
It’s about poly-directional conversation, collaboration, and communication using “we” and “our” as the new mediums of information sharing and knowledge retention.
Please visit these bloggers and interact with them on their sites.
Coming up on ariwriter.com: social media commentary on American President George W. Bush and British Prime Minister Gordon Brown; comparisons of legislative blogging habits; exploring Massachusetts attempts with e-government; and a look at how I’m leveraging technology to gain footholds in my quest for a new job.