Archive for February, 2010

Stopping Copysuckers! (How to prevent plagiarism of your content)

Plagiarism totally sucks. You juggle multiple jobs and pull all-nighters to come up with great content for your blog and some lazy, parasitic scumbag simply copy-pastes all your stuff. Although you might not be able to stop it completely, you can prevent it to some extent. Here’s how:

Blog Style Guide? Blog Editorial Guidelines? Blog Huh?

Your blog’s editorial guidelines define your brand image and your style guide directs your quality control. Ignore them at your own risk

How Often and When to Post

While you may have thought about what to post on your blog, have you ever thought about when to post? Your first instinct is probably to just post when it’s convenient to you, but should also consider your target audience. You want to be able to reach out to them at the best time and in the best manner. There are several factors that may influence when you should post.

The worst ways to advertise

If you want to make money from blogging, you’re going to have to put up ads. Nobody likes to be bombarded with ads, so stay away from the most annoying ads.

It’s All About Me!

Without an “about me” page you are just another blogger among millions. A new reader wants to know who you are, what you are and what makes you so unique.

5 bloggers you can’t escape

You follow blogs because you like their content, style, tone etc, etc. But in your life as a blogger, you are certain to encounter 5 blogs that you just have to follow. Whose blogs are these anyway?

Who Are You Talking To? (Getting To Know Your Target Audience)

Understanding your target audience better helps you generate more relevant content. Here are some ways to help you understand your target audience better.

Important Tips When Naming Your New Blog

Did you ever have a lame email id and felt foolish when you had to put it on a job application? It’s a similar story with your blog name and domain name. You get just one chance to make it work for you. Don’t let that thought overwhelm you; just keep these simple tips in mind when you name your blog or register your domain name.

Hurry up already! (How to post quickly)

What happens when you are running late for work, you need to shower, walk the dog and write a blog post? There’s a good chance that you might skip the blog posting all together. We all know Stephen Covey’s famous Quadrant of important/urgent. But let’s face it, sometimes you just need to do it all. That’s when posting quickly helps. Try these techniques the next time you think of skipping that blog post.

How To “How To”

Everybody likes a good how-to post. Not only are they fun and reader friendly, they are really easy to create. Here’s some quick tips on how to how-to.