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Sep30
Blogtipping October 2006: 3 Bloggers Who Blog About Blogging
Quick!  What do the following people have in common?  Jeremiah Owyang, Liz Strauss, Trevor Cook, Darren Rowse, Paul Chaney, Amy Gahran, Mark White, Christopher Salazar, David Meerman Scott, Claudio Bravo, Luis Rull Munoz, Luis Suarez, Jim Turner, Debbie Weil, Aaron Brazell, Antonella Pavese and Kathy Sierra.

A. They are intelligent.
B. They are bloggers.
C. They've all been blogtipped by yours truly.
D. They're off the hook this month! (My hook, at least.)
E. All of the above. (<--- pick me pick me pick me)

... Somehow I knew you would choose the right answer.

Now then - let the blogtipping commence!

Blogtippee #1:
Blog Republic (feed) by Darren McLaughlin and company

1. Great blog logo.  Huge.  Bold.  Direct.  Plus it has a sweet eagle.

2. Fantastic post headlines.  They constantly suck me into your posts.  And they're appropriately descriptive.

3. Meaty blogging tips strewn all over the place.  Perusing your blog is like strolling through Candyland for this hungry blogger.

Tip: Share some dirt for us numbers-hungry readers - traffic, feed subscribers, etc.  We want to know how you've made your blog grow so fast!

Small Yellow Blogtipping IconBlogtippee #2: CorpBlawg (feed) by Cornelius Puschmann

1. Awe-inspiring posts.  Every blogger interested in corporate blogging should read your blog.  Your writing is concise, intelligent and unique.

2. Sweet blogroll.  Those looking to research corporate blogs should have a close look.  I didn't know about many of those blogs.

3. You enrich conversations.  You use your blog to sound off on what works and what doesn't in corporate blogging, and you're quick to link and respond to what others are saying on the same subject.

Tip: Include relevant keywords in your post headlines as frequently as possible. e.g. instead of "Authorship Matters," try something like, "Corporate Blog Authorship Matters: Thoughts on CEO Ghostblogging."  That way more people interested in your blog topic are likely to find your posts.

Bonus tip: Insert graphics in your posts whenever possible.  (I'm such a hypocrite, I know.)  You have such incredible content - I wish everyone knew about you!

Blogtippee #3: Practical Blogging (feed) by Robyn Tippins (AKA Master of 1,000 Blogs)

1. Tricked-out design.  Okay, so you keep it simple - but I do like all the sidebar bling and the genius logo and feed icon.  A great template for other bloggers to emulate.

2. A plethora of social bookmarking options.  With cute little icons.  Smartly placed at the end of each post.

3. Your opinion shines through.  Your "newsy" posts are always worth reading because you inject the color of your personal perspective into the black-and-white news.

Tip: More screencasts and/or explanations of how to succeed at video blogging (I know you're an expert).

And there you have it, folks!  Thanks for following my blogtipping exploits this month.  You can go blogtipping, too - the first calendar day of each month is Blogtipping Day.  (I'm cheating a tiny bit, I know ... but don't I deserve some rest tomorrow?  Tipping bloggers ain't as easy as it seems!)

What praises and tips do you have for these three fine bloggers - Darren, Cornelius and Robyn?
Sep29
10 Corporate Blog Post Ideas for Fridays
It's Friday.  In much of the working world, that means the weekend is almost here.  It therefore also means you might not be feeling that same intense love for business blogging that you feel during the rest of the week.So... Continue Reading
Sep28
How Does Your Attitude Affect Your Business Blogging?
Over at Talking Story I've been honored to publish a guest post about learning titled "10 Things I Must Have On My Learning Epitaph."  The principles and ideas I discuss in that post might help you refresh your attitude toward... Continue Reading
Sep27
Business Blogging Link Cuisine: What's Cookin' Right Now
I'm goin' speedlinking today.  Check out these 5 great links and use their tips and ideas to help improve your business blogging!1. Brian Brown at Pajama Market shares 10 myths about small business blogging.  I love Myth #10: "Blogs are... Continue Reading
Sep26
Fortune 500 Corporate Blog Review Series: #1-10 Recap
So I've taken some time to dip my toes into the blogging pools of the 10 largest Fortune 500 companies.  Some of those pools are brimming with blogging fish, while others are sparsely populated.  I found the water more welcoming... Continue Reading
Scoble Interviews Sun CEO, Blogger Jonathan Schwartz at PodTech
The ScobleShow offers a 34-minute video interview of Sun Microsystems CEO Jonathan Schwartz, a notable CEO blogger, by Robert Scoble, ex-Microsoft uberblogger.  Part of the interview deals with corporate blogging.Y'know, I've never heard either's voice before.  I loved being able... Continue Reading
Sep25
Fortune 500 Corporate Blog Review Series: International Business Machines (IBM)
As I plow forward with my series about Fortune 500 corporate blogs, I'll look today at the blogs of the #10 Fortune 500 company, International Business Machines (NYSE: IBM).My poking around suggests that IBM is by far the "bloggiest" of... Continue Reading
Sep22
Fortune 500 Corporate Blog Review Series: American International Group (AIG)
This post continues my series about Fortune 500 corporate blogs.  Today we'll review the blogging efforts of the #9 Fortune 500 company, American International Group (NYSE: AIG).Let's check the AIG website ... Boring news area?  Check.No blogs?  Check.No Web feeds? ... Continue Reading
Sep21
Fortune 500 Corporate Blog Review Series: Citigroup
As I plow forward with my blogging series on Fortune 500 corporate blogs, I now turn my attention to the #8 Fortune 500 company, Citigroup (NYSE: C).Citigroup appears to have no corporate blogs.  Also, the Citigroup press room area is... Continue Reading
5 Tips on How to Give Your Blog Posts a Magic Middle
Even with a bang-bang beginning and a Hollywood ending, your blog posts can suffer from a meatless middle.  On the other hand, a well-written middle section can enhance a post's impact immeasurably. Here are 5 tips on how to make... Continue Reading
Sep20
Fortune 500 Corporate Blog Review Series: General Electric (GE)
This post is part of a series covering Fortune 500 corporate blogs.  Today we'll take a look at the #7 Fortune 500 company, General Electric (NYSE: GE).GE has a relatively well-known blog called From Edison's Desk - Global Research Blog... Continue Reading
Sep19
Speedlinking: 5 Business Blogging Must-Read Posts
I love scouring the Web for tasty morsels of business blogging (or pro blogging) wisdom and saving you some search time.  Here, come feast your eyes on these:101 reasons for your small business to have a blog by Brian Brown... Continue Reading
Sep18
Fortune 500 Corporate Blog Review Series: ConocoPhillips
Continuing my series looking at Fortune 500 companies' use (or non-use, or even mis-use) of corporate blogs, the corporation du jour is ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP), number 6 on the Fortune 500 list.For starters, the company's name is easy to misspell,... Continue Reading
Sep15
Fortune 500 Corporate Blog Review Series: Ford Motor Company
Continuing my series on Fortune 500 corporate blogs, I'll now look at Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F), #5 on the Fortune 500 list.Ford doesn't seem to have any blogs.  Well, there are two possible exceptions that I found.  Ford has... Continue Reading
Sep14
Did You Know These 6 Things About the Electronic Frontier Foundation?
Here are 6 things about the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) that maybe you didn't know until you read this.  If you already knew these 6 things, let me know and I'll tell the world about it.  If not, I deserve... Continue Reading
Sep13
Fortune 500 Corporate Blog Review Series: Chevron
This series reviews corporate blogs (or the lack thereof) among Fortune 500 companies (the top 500 U.S.-based public corporations ranked by gross revenue).  This post will look at the blogging efforts of Chevron Corporation (NYSE: CVX).I searched high and low... Continue Reading
Sep12
Fortune 500 Corporate Blog Review Series: General Motors, Part 2
Yesterday I set the stage for today's review of corporate blogging efforts by General Motors (NYSE: GM), the third-ranked Fortune 500 company.  This is part of a series on Fortune 500 corporate blogs.  (Did you know that ExxonMobil and Wal-Mart... Continue Reading
Sep11
Fortune 500 Corporate Blog Review Series: General Motors
General Motors (NYSE: GM) is the third-largest Fortune 500 company.  Here's a sneak peak of my in-depth review planned for tomorrow:GM has a portal for its two corporate blogs at GMBlogs.com.  (I haven't done any deep searching for other GM... Continue Reading
Sep 8
Have You Visited These 5 Blogs About Business Blogging?
I'm always on the lookout for solid new blogs about business blogging (using the term broadly).  Here are five that I'm sure are mostly (or perhaps completely) new to you:1. BlogCoffee by Kevin Haynes - 8 days old.  Offers "resources,... Continue Reading
Fortune 500 Corporate Blog Review Series: Wal-Mart
Continuing this new series reviewing Fortune 500 companies' use of of corporate blogs (see yesterday's discussion of ExxonMobil's apparent non-involvement in blogging), today it's Wal-Mart's turn (NYSE: WMT) to come under my scrutinizing eye (and hopefully yours, too).  Wal-Mart is... Continue Reading
Sep 7
Fortune 500 Corporate Blog Review Series: ExxonMobil
Did some research.  Doesn't look like ExxonMobil (NYSE: XOM), the top-ranked Fortune 500 company according to Wikipedia, has any corporate blogs.  Can you find any?I couldn't even find any blogs by ExxonMobil employees, except for a handful of gas station... Continue Reading
Sep 6
Fortune 500 Corporate Blog Review Series: Introduction
Have you ever read or studied a Fortune 500 corporate blog?  Would you like to learn more about business blogs run by big, big companies?  Want me to do the dirty work while you sit back, relax and enjoy the... Continue Reading
Looking For Tips on How to Build A Bigger Blog Audience?
Dave Wright at Bolder Blogs asked me a few questions about how to develop a blog, how to generate a bigger and more talkative audience, etc.  Check it out and grab the Bolder Blogs feed while you're at it!... Continue Reading
Sep 5
Blogtipping Day September 2006: Blogtipper Honor Roll
Here are all the people I've found who have gone blogtipping this time around (26, I think, if you include me).  If you missed it, don't worry - you can either wait till October 1st or just go ahead and... Continue Reading
Sep 2
19 Business Blogs I've Just Discovered Thanks to Blogtipping
I found these 19 business blogs because other bloggers have just blogtipped 'em.  I'm impressed by the quality of their writing and recommend them to you as well.  There were lots more so I've limited this list to the 19... Continue Reading
Sep 1
Blogtipping Day September 2006: 100 Words, 3 Blogtippees
This blogtipping post embraces minimalism.  (My May, June, July and August escapades were verbose.)  Possible in 100 words?Aaron Brazell at Technosailor1 - Everything screams "unique."2 - And "crazy geeky cool."3 - Your personality is crystal-clear.Tip: Link each post's byline to... Continue Reading

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