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Dec 6
10 Awesome Places To Get Free Images For Your Blog

Fresh%20Red%20Chili%20Pepper.jpgWhat are the best websites that offer free stock images?  I want to suggest 10 good resources for you.  Stick free images in your blog posts to spice 'em up.

1. Stock.xchng - Tons of copyright-free images.

2. Flickr - Probably the best-designed photo sharing site.  Owned by Yahoo!

3. Webshots - Bazillions of user-submitted photos.

4. EveryStockPhoto - A fine search engine scouring the Web for free stock images.

5. Fotki - A popular photo sharing community.

 

6. Fotolog - A photo sharing site with an international focus.

7. Fotologue - A Japanese image sharing site.

8. StockVault - A big vault of free images.

9. Riya - An excellent image search engine.

10. Yotophoto - An image search engine devoted to free images and photos.

11. eConsultant - Has lots of links to free photo sharing sites. Updated regularly.

12. Categoriz - Has a bunch more links to image sharing sites. Also updated regularly.

What's your favorite website offering free stock photos?

Nov 1
Blogtipping November 2006: Have You Met These 3 Bloggers?
Happy Blogtipping Day, everyone!

Blogtipping Day is the first day of each month.  To go blogtipping, simply publish a blog post where you identify three bloggers and give each one three compliments and one helpful tip.  You'll pleasantly surprise them while helping your readers discover blogs and blogging tips.

Blogtipping links:
* My October 2006 blogtipping post
* My blogtipping archives
* Technorati search for blogtipping (feed)

This month's blogtippees have all contributed to the new Fortune 500 Blog Project.

Blogtippee #1: Blogopreneur (feed) by Kian Ann Tan

1. Great voice.  Cheerful, upbeat, positive - Kian Ann leaves you feeling excited about blogging.  (Must be his age - same as mine!)

2. Lofty goals.  10 posts a week!  I'll match it: at least five here and five at Blog Chalk Talk.

3. Helpful screenshots.  Many of his posts include screenshots, making it "show and tell" (not just "tell").  How do you do it, Kian Ann?  (Without losing sleep, that is!)

I Love BlogtippingTip: Make the link to the comments section more prominent.  Currently it's just a tiny link at the bottom right of each post.

Bonus tip: Insert a byline under the headline of each post.  Have the byline link to your profile.

Blogtippee #2: Search Marketing Gurus (feed) by Li Evans and company

1. Organized links.  Recommended books, recommended websites, blogging resources ... it's all here, folks.

2. Technorati taggage.  I'm just a sucker for good taxonomy.  See all the tags at the end of each post (example).

3. Good humor.  "Ting-tang-walla-walla-bing-bang..."

Tip: Make your post headlines permalinks.

Small Yellow Blogtipping IconBlogtippee #3: Shop Talk (feed) by John Caddell

1. Expert analysis.  John's got experience and it shows in his writing.

2. Helpful translations.  John explains terms like "complementor relationship" and "soft power" for the uninitiated (like me).

3. Traffic growth.  Nice trend, John!  Learn from his referral log - where is your own blog getting traffic from?

Tip: Break up your text with some images.  Also, fix the "My Web Page" link on your Blogger profile page.

That's all for this month!  Please go blogtipping with me on December 1st!

Any feedback for my blogtippees?
Oct31
My Top 20 Blogging Tips From One Year Blogging
Joe Hauckes just hosted a blog carnival for folks whose blogs' birthdays were this month.  I somehow missed it, but I'm grateful to Joe for inadvertently inspiring me to remember my own blog's birthday.  Here are a few thoughts on my first year at Business Blog Wire.

On October 17, 2005, I published my first post.  I shared 10 reasons why someone might find my blog useful.

Two well-wishers graced my 90-day commemoration, and four stopped by for my six-month remembrance ... I'm expecting at least eight of you to step forward and congratulate me or else! :)

My top blogging tips learned in this first year, in no particular order, are as follows:

Chocolate Cake On Plate With Frosting And Cherry.jpg1. Post regularly and frequently.
2. Don't worry about what to say.
3. Encourage conversation.
4. Be indispensable and irreplaceable.
5. Share valuable information.
6. Put a smile on someone's face today.
7. Supercharge your reading with Web feeds.
8. Sweeten your posts with images.
9. Listen and respond to what others say about you, your blog and your topic.
10. Master blogging search engines and tools.
11. Work harder and smarter and faster each day.
12. Read less, write more.
13. The early bird gets the links.
14. Recognize others' help.
15. Make friends with expert bloggers in your niche.
16. Don't obsess over traffic.
17. Leverage social bookmarking and news sharing sites.
18. Stick to a schedule.
19. Get used to getting out of your comfort zone.
20. Forget yourself and focus on others.

There's plenty more where those tips came from and I guess you'll just have to wait for me to share them during my second year here at Business Blog Wire :).

Thank you, my friends, for making this first year an amazing discovery-filled journey through the land of corporate/business/pro blogging.  Here's to Year #2!

Please leave your comments, congratulations, condolences, contributions, compensations or even consternations below!
Oct30
Quick Quiz: Could You Become A Professional Blogger?
Leslie Taylor at Fast Company says that your blog can help you launch a career.  Leslie is right - it can.  Blogging offers tremendous potential.  While I agree with Tony Hung at The Blog Herald and Deep Jive Interests that Leslie's article should have included more information about the challenges of blogging with a career-oriented purpose in mind, I am glad that Leslie shares several inspiring examples of folks who have made blogging work for them.

As a full-time blog network editor, I know how hard it is to earn a lot of money blogging.  I know that Darren (or Darren) or Jason or Jeremy or a host of others would tell you from personal experience that it's possible to make a full-time living via blog publishing.  But I also know that they would probably tell you that it's not easy for all people in all circumstances to do.

So how are you supposed to know whether you could become a professional blogger or use blogging to jumpstart your career?  Here are five questions - a quick quiz, if you will:

Stack of Gold Coins.jpg1. How many hours a week can you set aside for blogging? ___ (Enter a number from 0 to 168)

2. How well can you write? ___ (0 to 10 scale; 0 = totally illiterate; 10 = Shakespeare, Hemingway and Steinbeck combined)

3. How fast can you work? ___ (0 to 10 scale; 0 = snail riding a turtle's back; 10 = speed of light)

4. How well can you focus? (0 to 10 scale; 0 = what was the question again?; 10 = focus is my middle name)

5. How fast are your computer and Web connection? (0 to 10 scale; 0 = molasses dripping down a snail on a turtle's back; 10 = puts light speed to shame)

Add up all your answers.  If you score 40 or above, you've got hope!  (208 means come talk to me right away - there's a job opening for you!)

My point is simply this: The more time you have, the better.  The better you can write, the better.  The faster you can work ... etc.

What do you think?  Is blogging full-time easier or harder than people make it out to be?  What are the factors that make getting a blogging job (or using blogging to get a job) easier or harder?  I know we have quite a few pro bloggers in this audience and I would love to hear what you think.

Oct 2
5 Lessons Gleaned from Blogging Tips by Avinash Kaushik
October 4, 2006 Update: I've decided to submit this post to Ben Yoskovitz for inclusion in his "Blog About 5 Things Week" meme.

Avinash Kaushik at Occam's Razor shares 10 blogging tips from the self-styled perspective of a "novice" blogger - but I am inclined to replace "novice" with "expert" after reading Avinash's advice about blogging.  (Marshall Sponder, a web analytics guru like Avinash, also likes Avinash's tips.)

Avinash's post taught me the following 5 lessons:

1. When you write a long post, consider placing a quick summary near the beginning.
2. A blog can successfully meet its goals and boost your business without receiving mass amounts of traffic.
3. Post length and frequency don't matter nearly as much as post usefulness and originality.
4. Opportunity cost screams all day long at the avid blogger.
5. Serve people through your blog and you'll reap the greatest possible rewards.

In greater detail:

1. When you write a long post, consider placing a quick summary near the beginning.  This not only saves your impatient readers time, but it helps reinforce your main points and provides focus and direction for the reader.

2. A blog can successfully meet its goals and boost your business without receiving mass amounts of traffic.  You may see only a few dozen visitors a day, but if they are mostly folks who care about your business and are willing to learn from you, then you have a great shot at blogging success.  The key question is whether the time and effort (and perhaps money) you spend on your business blog is justified by the impact it has on your company's bottom line.

3. Post length and frequency don't matter nearly as much as post usefulness and originality.  If your posts are interesting and helpful enough, people will read them and use them, whether they're 50, 500 or 5,000 words long each, or whether you post once a day, once a week or once a month.  Of course all of these variables affect each other.  But output should depend on value, and not vice versa.

4. Opportunity cost screams all day long at the avid blogger.  "What if you had spent the last hour doing X instead of Y?"  "Think of what you've just missed out on by insisting on following this course."  "Should I read feeds or write posts right now?"  So any shortcuts you can learn, any time-compressing devices you can find, are invaluable to say the least.

Hands Sharing Bread.jpg5. Serve people through your blog and you'll reap the greatest possible rewards.  This is the blogging gospel according to Easton now, and I admit that it's idealistic.  (We're in Eastonians 6:13 right now ...)  But I truly believe that selflessness breeds an almost magical reciprocity, whether in blogging or in anything else.  If you forget yourself for a moment and think of helping others instead, I promise that your blog will improve - and will improve others' lives, too.

I recommend Avinash Kaushik's blog to you.  Thanks to Avinash for stirring my mental pot.  Read Avinash's blogging goals and consider posting your own as well.

Let me know what you think of Avinash's post and my response, and what lessons or insights (or even questions) you might want to share as a result.
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 in the spirit of lightening up while forging ahead with your corporate blogging, here are 10 corporate blog post ideas for Fridays:

1. Share a demotivational poster.
2. Tell a story.
3. Ask a question.
4. Publish a photo or video of yourself or your work team.
5. Express your feelings about your company.
6. Thank your readers for their support.
7. Start a meme.
8. Describe an activity you like to do on weekends and how it helps you prepare for Mondays.
9. Explain your daily blogging routine to the world.
10. Welcome a guest blogger to your blog and let them post about your business.

And once your post is up, enjoy your weekend!
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 a fad."

2. Brian Clark at Copyblogger explains how to make magnetic headlines for your blog posts.  Very magnetic idea, Brian!

3. Chris McElroy at Customize WordPress shares 10 ways to increase your blog's page views.  The one that stood out most to me was #4: "Create a page that links to your favorite posts that are timeless."  I've decided to do it.  Look for that page soon!

4. Debbie Weil at BlogWrite for CEOs answers the question of whether CEOs should (or even do) write their own blog posts.  There are more options than you might think.

5. Jim Nail at Cymfony's Influence 2.0 predicts that 2007 will be "the Year of the Corporate Blog," based on five key indicators.  I found Jim's post extremely interesting and strongly urge you to read his predictions and the attendant research.
Sep21
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 a magic middle in your blog posts:

1. Think meat and potatoes.  Readers are like restaurant patrons.  They like succulent appetizers (great headlines and intro paragraphs), and they enjoy sumptuous desserts (awesome endings) ... but their main source of nourishment will be the middle of your blog posts.  Keep this in mind as you write.

2. Transitions are crucial.  No matter how smooth the train tracks are at the beginning and end of a railroad journey, the train won't get where it needs to go unless the switches are all carefully laid and thrown.  In other words, make sure the last sentence of your first paragraph connects smoothly with the first sentence of the next.  Similarly, make sure your post's midsection flows naturally into your concluding paragraph.

Roasted Chicken Dinner.jpg3. Make your theme abundantly clear.  Repetition can be extremely powerful when used properly.  Saying something again in different words can drive a point home with extra force.  (Shall I say it again?)  Avoid redundancy, but don't hesitate to reinforce your main argument or point.

4. Read your post carefully before publishing it.  It's easy to get trigger-happy with a blog.  Before you squeeze the posting trigger, take a deep breath and consider how satisfying your post is to consume.  Still hungry when it's over?  Then you might want to insert a few more helpful chunks of information.

5. Whatever you do, overdeliver.  Let's go back to the restaurant for a moment.  How do you like it when you pay full price for half a meal?  On the other hand, how do you feel when you can take home an extra helping to eat the next day?  Such is blogging.  Offer your readers an irresistible taste in the headline and intro of your post, and then serve up a middle section that's so meaty and rich that they'll feel full by the time they finish.

I hope these 5 blogging tips enhance your middle - and I'm not talking about trading that spare tire in for washboard abs!

What techniques do you use to ensure that your readers find your posts magical from start to finish?
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 - Isn't reason #4 enough?  Okay, that, and #95.

Similicio.us - This great little blog search tool finds blogs that are similar to yours.  Find your secret blogging twins and network with them to boost traffic to your blog!

Defining Success Metrics for Corporate Blogs by Bill Sweetman - "Cost-Per-Desired Response," anyone?  I like, I like!



Editing Your Blog Comments - Lorelle VanFossen strikes again.  Any business blogger with a few months under their belt knows what it feels like to see comments that ought to be edited and aren't, or comments that are edited improperly.

The 9 Most Important Words for Business Bloggers - How could I forget Brian Clark, Mr. Viral himself?
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 a pat on the back or some chocolate! :)

(More Fortune 500 corporate blogging madness tomorrow.)

1. Did you know that the EFF has a great blogging labor law FAQ?
2. And an intellectual property FAQ for bloggers?
3. And a media access FAQ for bloggers?
4. And a journalism FAQ for bloggers?
5. And a host of other FAQs especially for bloggers?
6. And sweet badges ... for bloggers?

Bonus link: Check out the code of ethics from the Society of Professional Journalists.

May all of these resources help you in your business blogging.
Sep 6
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!
Sep 1
Blogtipping Day September 2006: 100 Words, 3 Blogtippees
I Love BlogtippingThis blogtipping post embraces minimalism.  (My May, June, July and August escapades were verbose.)  Possible in 100 words?

Aaron Brazell at Technosailor
1 - Everything screams "unique."
2 - And "crazy geeky cool."
3 - Your personality is crystal-clear.
Tip: Link each post's byline to your bio.

Antonella Pavese
1 - Nice archive on blogging.  (Where's part four?)
2 - You highlight recent posts well.
3 - Simple category list.
Tip: Link to your feed near the top of each page.

Kathy Sierra at Creating Passionate Users
1 - Incredibly effective images.
2 - "Past Favorites" = genius!
3 - Design epitomizes minimalism.
Tip: Make post headlines permalinks.

Enjoy these blogs and tips!
Aug30
3 Scattered Ideas on Blog Traffic Improvement
In December 2005, Darren Rowse at Problogger shared 11 excellent tips on how to increase page views at your blog.  His tips still hold water today.  Reading those classic tips again sparked three thoughts in me today:

1. In June I posted three times each weekday instead of my customary one for about three weeks, but my traffic didn't triple.  It increased somewhat, but it didn't even double.  Just a thought for those of you who are wondering how posting frequency correlates to blog traffic.

2. Another key to improving your page views is to think about the real purpose of your blog.  What do you want your blog to do for your readers?  Give them information?  Motivate them to blog about you?  Send them off to other sites?  Have 'em click on ads?  (Hopefully that's not the main purpose.)  I doubt that page views should be anyone's ultimate goal.  If you want to make money blogging, still - think about why.

3. The better you track page views, the more easy it is to think about improving your traffic.  So get a good stats program like Sitemeter or Google Analytics and use it to see what your traffic is currently like.
Aug29
How to Stop Blog Content Scrapers: Tips From Jonathan Bailey
Someone stealing your blog content?  Just ask Jonathan Bailey of Plagiarism Today to help you.  I've seen a few unscrupulous websites copy my content without permission and even try to make money off of it with advertising.  But I didn't really know how to respond.  Then I discovered Jonathan's blog the other day and asked him the following question:

How can I stop content scrapers from stealing what I write and monetizing it?

Here's Jonathan's advice:

- Most content scrapers steal your blog's content via your RSS feed.  So make sure your feed is secure.

- If you have a FeedBurner feed (like BusinessBlogWire), pay attention to the "Uncommon Uses" link in the main tab of your FeedBurner user account.  FeedBurner is pretty good at noticing content scrapers because they use your feed in uncommon ways.

- Consider truncating your feed - making it partial as opposed to full.  Content scrapers are less likely to steal something they can't copy in full.

- Try hiding or moving your blog's original feed (the one that you give to Feedburner when you first set up your account).  See Jonathan's tips.

- Fight content scrapers by reporting them to advertisers like Google.  Contact the hosts and let them know you're not happy that someone is using their servers to host stolen information.  (Read Jonathan's tips for Blogspot users.)

- (My tip) Subscribe to search feeds for your blog's name, your blog's URL, your name, and the topic(s) you write about.  That way you can find out instantly if someone's copy of your content is being indexed in blog search engines.

Hope this helps.  Contact Jonathan Bailey for more info on content plagiarism and what you can do to stop it from happening to your blog.
Aug28
Interview with Dave Wright, Business Blogger at Stormlab and Bolder Blogs
Five questions (Jason Boog would be proud) with business blogger Dave Wright.

Easton: What prompted you to start a business blog?

Dave: Earlier in the year I went along to SXSW in Austin. There was a huge profusion of web designers there. Like myself they were running these one and two man shops. Unlike me however they were well-known throughout the audience because their blogs had given the profile of web superstars. People like Jason Santa Maria, Shawn Inman and Jeff Croft were garnering huge audiences on the internet and they were able to translate their new found stardom into high-paying design gigs.

Easton: What is your blog about?

Dave: I have two blogs. One is on our company website, Stormlab. With this blog I look mainly at issues surrounding web design, trying to demystify the process for potential clients. The second one is about business blogging: what it is and how to do it effectively. It's part of our sister company, Bolder Blogs, which specializes in the creation of customized blog platforms for business.

Easton: How has your blog helped your business?

Dave: In both cases, the blogs have helped us to legitimize our businesses and reach out to potential clients across the country. When I publish an article about web design via Stormlab and that article shows up  in the top ten search results on Google it gives us huge exposure.

Easton: What have been the biggest challenges in maintaining your blog?

Dave: The most obvious challenge is finding the time to write fresh articles. From the outset I decided that I would rather write longer articles less frequently. I didn't want to be in the position of rehashing links that have been on ten other blogs. Instead I try to offer unique and thought-provoking articles like you might find in a magazine. The challenge here is that these take time to marinate and produce.

A more subtle challenge is maintaining the 'voice' of the blog. A lot of the design blogs like Stormlab tend to be written for designers. Because of this there is a lot of design vocabulary that is innately understood. Our audience is not as familiar with design and technology terms and so I have to remind myself to keep the tone of the articles simple and approachable.

Easton: What advice would you give others looking to make a successful business blog?

Dave:
- Pick one topic or angle and stick to it. It can be a big topic (like design,  blogging or cars) but it should have a definitive focus.
- Know your 'voice' and stick to it.
- Post with reasonable frequency.
- Make good use of services like Technorati, Digg, Feedburner and Feedblitz in order to 'get the word out'.
- Stay on top of your comments by responding to them straight away.
- Try to avoid putting up things like press releases in the guise of postings. These end up seeming dry and dull and don't give any reason for readers to return.

Thanks to Dave Wright for his time and thoughts.  I hope they help you in your business blogging!
Aug25
Is Your Business Blog Cluttered? Repeat After Me: More Minimalism!
I've just discovered more minimal (grab the feed!), an extremely plain-looking blog about minimalism.  I love it.  So free of clutter, yet full of wisdom. Two examples:

1. Here's why blogs need minimalism.  They're cluttered.  Mine's cluttered.  My sidebar has lots of stuff you don't care about, and that crowds out the stuff you find important.  Realizing this, I've decided to remove some things and see if anyone notices.

2. Here are five ways to make your blog more readable.  Focus, brevity, legibility, plainness, and harmony are the principles that stood out to me.

I've also just discovered Instabloke (grab his feed, too!), who shares 10 reasons why people might not like your blog.  His main points as I see them: Your blog should be original, legible, fast-loading, uncluttered, conversational, personal, fresh and focused.  Notice the similarities?

Moral: No one likes a cluttered blog.  (Or do they?  They shouldn't.)  Dump the verbosity, dump the pointless bling and make your business blog more minimalist.  Let me know what you've done to reduce clutter and simplify your blog.  I'm off to trim some fat off of this blog.
Aug24
So You've Got A Corporate Blog - So What?
Tochismochis at Creative Minds discusses the question of whether companies should blog.  I love the last paragraph (my translation):

"If to the question, 'What is the main objective or goal of this company?,' we can answer with a blog in some way, go for it.  But let's not forget that a blog is a means, not an end unto itself."

Don't start a corporate blog unless you plan to use it to achieve a specific goal.  You've gotta know why blogs matter to businesses in the first place.  You've gotta be able to answer people when they say, "So you've got a corporate blog - so what?"

Answer that vexing "So what?" question and you'll be well on your way to corporate blogging success.
Aug22
Are You Prepared for Disaster to Strike Your Business Blog?
I hope you don't ever have one.  The folks over at BizNicheMedia say they have spent the last few weeks recovering from the Indian government's decision to block access to all blogs from India in an attempt to combat terrorism.  The BizNicheMedia writing team could not access or publish to their blogs for a couple of weeks and the company's traffic and revenue took a direct hit.

Here are some lessons BizNicheMedia learned about preparing for a disaster that could render your business blog inaccessible:

- Keep multiple backups of your blog
- Have guest bloggers at the ready - in multiple countries, if possible
- Store a stash of "timeless" posts for emergency publication
- Make sure at least two people know how to do each task
- Constantly be on the lookout for emerging vulnerabilities

Hat tip to The Blog Herald, whose Matt Craven concludes: "If your main source of income is from blogging - whether as a blogger, as a blog owner, or as a blog network owner, business continuation needs to be a part of your strategic plan."
Aug21
Why Am I Telling You About These Five Links?
Because it will force me to remember to re-read them myself!

10 Killer Post Ideas by Chris Garrett at Performancing.

10 Post Ideas for Business that Blog by Mike Sigers at Simplenomics.

29 Idea Killers by Coolz0r.

Legal Guide for Bloggers by the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

"Business blog" Wikipedia entry - Good ol' Wikipedia.  Remember when it was the hottest new thing?  I still think it's hot.

Enjoy!
Aug18
Revisiting Blog Promotion: A Few Favorite Links
Lately as I've helped start up NewOrleansTruth (a blog dealing with the recovery of New Orleans and the Gulf Coast since last year's Hurricane Katrina), I've done my best to learn about the New Orleans-area blogging community.  I've been very busy finding, subscribing to and reading as many NOLA blogs as I can.  I've been privileged to meet and learn from dozens of wonderful New Orleans area bloggers.  Along the way, I've noticed that some of these blogs could benefit from a few tips on how to spread the word about a blog.  So here are some links that they (and you) hopefully would find helpful in promoting or telling the world about your blog:

- Andy Hagans and Aaron Wall at SEOBook share 101 ways to build link popularity.

- Dean at Dean's World posted some useful blog traffic tips back in May 2003.

- I once shared four ways to optimize your business blog.

- January 2005.  Brian Bailey.  Building a Better Blog.  Read it.  Please.

- I did a fun one recently called "The 23 Most Critical URLs Where You Should Submit Your Blog or Feed."

- And another one called "Seven Essential Traits of Highly Effective Business Bloggers."

- The inimitable - well, many do imitate him, so let's say, the matchless Seth Godin: How to get traffic to your blog.

- Paul Stamatiou shares oodles of blog promotion ideas.

- At Performancing, Markus Merz whips up 10 tips for more blog traffic.

Yes - traffic alone means very little or nothing.  But if you've got a good cause or good content of some kind, and you want as many people as possible to know about it, these tips should help you.  If you're hungry for more, just let me know.

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