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Blogging for Your Online Business

Blogging is an effective way to reach prospects and clients. Learn how to build a community with your blog. You'll also learn how to engage and educate, and what to do when you run out of content.

What is an Authority Blog?
Chances are pretty good that you've heard the term "authority blog" before. What is an Authority Blog? An authority blog is a blog that has become a thought

17 Places to Find Paid Blogging Jobs
Where can I find paid blogging jobs? This set of 17 blog job forums are a great place to start. All are free to search and apply. Find your paid blogging job now:

What is a ProBlogger?
Some bloggers have tried to redefine the term "professional" when applied to their trade. Do comments and traffic make someone a problogger? Or is a pro blogger evaluated on revenue generation?

How To Become a Professional Blogger
Learn how to become a professional blogger. For many, it is a dream job. Take some photos, write a few posts and make a living. Say goodbye to the daily commute and cubicle. Professional bloggers can work from almost anywhere: coffee shops, park benches or at home in their pajamas.

Top 5 Free Blogging Platforms
Choosing a free blogging platform is a great step to generating new traffic for your business. Great blog are more about content and less about how much they cost to run. Learn the top five free blogging platforms and start your blog today.

3 Alternatives to WordPress
WordPress is the world's most popular blogging platform. Despite its popularity, it has limitations. Here are 3 alternatives:

Punctuation at Work: Book Review
Punctuation is confusing and I dislike it. In many senses, proper punctuation isn't absolute but subjective. Surprisingly, Richard Launchman takes this perplexing topic and makes it clear and simple. The book made me laugh out loud a number of times - something I thought

Review of BlogVault: WordPress Backup Service
Blogging takes up enough mental space without having to worry about potential crashes and malicious hacks. If you are serious about blogging you need a solid backup service that you can depend on. BlogVault is the best service I've tested and it will restore a site in minutes.

WordPress.com vs. WordPress.org - Whats the Difference?
Choosing between either WordPress.com vs. WordPress.org can be confusing. Many bloggers don't even know the difference. Here's what you need to know:

42 Free WordPress Themes for Business
Here is a full set of free WordPress themes for business. Each theme is produced by a professional design firm. Worth looking at before you purchase one.

Tell Us About Your Online Business Blog
Do you have a business blog? Is your blog a significant part of your online business? Why not share your blog with us? Simply enter your details. We are looking for two types of blogs: 1) blogs for your online business, or 2) blogs about doing business online. See submissions See submissions See submissions

How To Protect Your WordPress Blog From Disaster
So much effort goes into blogging that sometimes security and stability get forgotten. In this feature interview with Akshat Choudhary, he discusses why every blog needs to be backed-up and how to do it using blogVault.

5 Steps to Easily Increase Traffic to Your Blog
Automated blog promotion is not as complicated as it might sound. Following these five simple steps can quickly increase traffic to your blog. And once its setup – it won't take any time or cost any money. Here's what happens: Every time you post a new blog, your RSS feed picks up the new content. It then automatically creates a tweet about it, and sends it out through HootSuite. And the tra…

I Have a Blog! What Will I Say?
The problem is more common than you might think. Professionals and newbies alike often experience the dreaded writers block while sitting down to create their next blog post. More than anything else, the death of a blog is due to lack of content. A successful and healthy blog needs new posts at a minimum of once a week. Here are 40 ideas to help keep the ideas flowing:

6 Ways to Build Your Blog Community
According to an Internet usability study by Jakob Nielsen, the majority of online users are "lurkers", people that that "lurk" in the background, reading without contributing. This involves as many as 90% of your readers. There are a number of ways that this ratio can be adjusted in your favor.

Calling Yourself a Guru Doesn’t Make You One
Are you filled with confidence after a guy calls himself a rockstar or a guru? You shouldn’t be. Its one thing if a respectable, knowledgeable person calls someone else a guru. But what if someone calls himself by this lofty title?

Blog Search Engines - The List
Having a blog is one thing. Having readers is something else. Here are the top 6 blog search engines that you need, and the worst 3 blog search engines you'll want to avoid. Easily promote your business blog with these great tools.

6 Ways to Increase Blog Traffic
Of course it's great to get new visitors, but it's even better when they stay and read more than just the landing page. Here are six great ways to increase blog traffic:

Top 5 Ways to Use Technorati
With your blog claimed, its time to start using the features of the Technorati tool. Here are five great uses of the site.

Options for WordPress Backups
So you've built you site with WordPress? Excellent. It's one of the best platforms available for site and blog construction. But have you ever wondered, "What if?"

WordPress Theme Review: Genesis Framework
If you’re new to blogging (or want to get busy blogging) and don’t want to mess with the design then you should buy the Genesis Framework. Even if you are new to blogging and WordPress, you’ll easily get up and running in a couple of hours. Chose from one of the more than for a personalized design. In terms of ease of use, Genesis is the best...

Technorati Profile
Technorati Profile - What it is and how this blog search engine can help you promote your blog.

BlogCatalog.com Profile
BlogCatalog is a Popular Blog Search Engine and Blogging Community. Learn what it is and why every business blog should be listed.

IceRocket.com Profile
Search social media, including blogs, on IceRocket.com.

What a Blog Can Do For Your Small Business
The blogging movement is picking up speed as businesses begin to realize the benefits of blogging. Discover what a business blog can do for you.

Review of Backup Buddy - a WordPress Backup Plugin
As a blogger, running backups are probably not your priority. But they are a necessary part of blogging. Backup Buddy is an automated plug-in for WordPress backups that'll keep all your data safe. Read the full review.

Blogging for Your Online Business
Blogging is an effective way to reach prospects and clients. Learn how to build a community with your blog. You'll also learn how to engage and educate, and what to do when you run out of content.

Claiming Your Blog - How to Setup Your Technorati Account
Claiming Your Blog - How to Setup Your Technorati Account. Follow these 7 simple steps and you'll be listed on the worlds largest search engine for blogs.

What are the benefits of blogging for small business?
Build Community: Business blogs provide your small business with a chance to share your expertise and knowledge with a larger audience. An opportunity to connect with a wider audience and build a community is a strong benefit for consultants and knowledge workers.

Book Review: The Little Red Writing Book
Covering "20 Powerful Principles of Structure, Style, & Readability" this book will help anyone wanting to refresh and strengthen their writing skills. Authors of blogs, articles and letters will benefit from this refresher. Everyday expository writing is the focus of this book, yet the principles apply to all types of writing.

Bloggapedia.com Profile
Bloggapedia.com is one of the Web's top blog search engines. What you need to know about listing with Bloggapedia.

Best Weblog/Blog Software Tools
Weblogs are an easy way to get content up on the Web. Using templates, you can post to the blog quickly without knowing HTML, CSS, or design. They also offer tools like comments, automatic RSS feed generation, and much more. Using blog software to manage your Web site is a smart move for anyone who wants to handle a lot of regularly updating content.

Bloggernity.com Profile
Should I bother to list with blog search engine Bloggernity.com? Read the full profile here:

Cheap Domain Names: How To Buy Them
There are lots of places to buy cheap domain names. This doesn't make it easier. Buying a cheap domain name can be confusing. These six tips will help you choose a great, cheap domain.

Blogpulse.com Profile
BlogPulse is a blog search engine that does more than just search. It tracks trends and conversations online.

Alltop.com Profile
This popular tool by internet master Guy Kawasaki is easy to submit to, however getting listed can be a little tougher. The one page submission form allows you to request which section to be listed on, and both your URL and RSS feed. Within a week, they'll advise of acceptance or refusal. If accepted, your blog is opened to a huge audience.

Why Blogging Matters to Business
The current revolution in personal writing and instant publishing is called blogging. A business blog is an informal, easily maintained way to regularly communicate with your customers and employees. Unlike traditional media that require lead time for publishing, blogs are frequently updated, often daily, online journals of opinions, information and links to interesting content online.

Blogarama.com Profile
Blogarama.com is a Popular Blog Search Engine. Learn what it is and why every business blog should be listed on Blogarama

Using Child Themes for Wordpress
According to WordPress.org: "A WordPress child theme is a theme that inherits the functionality of another theme, called the parent theme, and allows you to modify, or add to, the functionality of that parent theme." But how is it used, and why?

Review Genesis Framework WordPress Theme
Genesis Framework by StudioPress is one of the most popular theme systems for blogging with WordPress. They offer one of the most stable and most versatile blogging themes available. Check out these user reviews before making your decision to purchase. See submissions See submissions

WP Dolly Version 1.6 Review: Automated WordPress Backups, Restores and Clones
Are you worried about the safety and stability of your WordPress site/blog? WP Dolly offers some solid features but has some significant drawbacks. Read the full review and decide if this is right for you.

What are Related Content Plugins?
Do you want to increase blog traffic, give a better reader experience and improve your blog SEO? At the same time? You should be using a related content plugin. Learn all about them here.

The 8 Best Related Content Plugins for WordPress
A well designed related content plugin can increase site traffic and blog search engine optimization. Check out this set of the best eight.

9 Essential WordPress Plugins
With thousands of plugins available for WordPress, it is hard to know just where to start. Knowing which plugins can help you increase traffic, generate more revenue, build your subscriber list means you will spend less time designing and more time on your business. Here are the top nine plugins for WordPress blogs:

Contest Domination Review: Run a WordPress Based Contest
Running online contests have been complicated and very time consuming. With Contest Domination this all changes. It runs as a WordPress plugin inside of your current site, the plug-in runs the contest for you and even chooses the winners. Check the full review.

Shareaholic Review: Social Blog Tools
Shareaholic creates a set of tools to encourge social sharing on your blog and web site. Learn about the different tools: which ones should you use and which ones are done better.

WP Dolly Version 1.5 Review: WordPress Backups
WP Dolly promises to backup and clone your WordPress sites. WP Dolly promises some solid features but fails in execution. Read the full review and decide if this is right for you.

Review of WP Engine: Managed WordPress Hosting
If you don’t have the desire (or ability) to manage your own hosting then WP Engine is a great option for your WordPress blog. You focus on your business and they focus on the back-end. WP Engine provide fast servers, managed upgrades and site transfers, and a site staging area. The staging feature allows you to try and

Design a Blog with Pagelines
Designing your blog can be a complicated (and expensive) assignment. While WordPress is a powerful content management system, some of the themes are limited. Learn about Pagelines WordPress theme and how it might help simplify your blog design and management.

The 10 Best Blogging Platforms
With so many blogging platforms available, it can be hard to decide which one to use. This article explains the ten best blogging platforms so you can start blogging today.

How To Build a Custom WordPress Site Without Coding
Do you want a custom site, but don't want to learn how to code it? Design Control is the new module inside of Pagelines that allows full customization of

Genesis vs Pagelines: WordPress Framework Comparison
Considering Genesis or Pagelines WordPress framework, but not sure which one to choose? Detailed comparison of features, differences and costs.

What is a Blogging Platform?
Learn what a blogging platform is, its key elements and where to find the top blogging platforms - both premium and free.

What is a CMS?

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