Registering a domain name and turning it into a profitable blog takes time. It takes patience, hard work and quite a few clever decisions. Some people would even argue that at times it takes a little bit of luck. The one thing that’s for certain is that it’s not easy.
Though most people know how difficult it is to create a profitable blog, many are surprised to learn how easy it is to kill one. Getting noticed might take a long time but losing the lions share of your readers can be achieved surprisingly quickly.
If you’ve been enjoying a certain amount of blogging success of late, here are seven mistakes that you should avoid making at all costs. read more
The UK is second only to the US in Twitter usage, with London topping the chart, according to Evan Williams, interviewed for BBC2′s Newsnight program.
Although official statistics aren’t available, the BBC’s research suggests that an estimated three million Brits joined Twitter in the past year, with as many signing up to follow friends as to keep tabs on their favorite celebrities.
Williams played down the accusation that Twitter could lead to the breakdown of community, saying that anyone who believed that obviously hadn’t used the service. read more
The vibrant London live music scene is getting its first official airing on Twitter in August as the Twitgigs experiment begins.
On 6 August at The Vibe Bar, a battle-of-the-bands competition will take place featuring live on-screen Twitter feeds of the event.
The bands appearing — including Essay Like Nephew, The Seal Club Clubbing Club and Mike Dingham — have been picked because they already have a strong Twitter following, and Twitter users will vote for the winning band on the night. read more
If you’re in England, Scotland or Wales, you can now locate blogs covering your area. Local community Website Localmouth has just launched a Google map mashup that pinpoints the location where folks are blogging from.
Looking for a blog in Sheringham where residents are rallying against the opening of a supermarket? Maybe you want to know all about Royal Tunbridge Wells. Or perhaps news in the village of St.Mabyn in North Cornwall suits your fancy? Find them all plotted on a map.
Visitors to the site who are from that area can submit their own blogs to be included.
If blogging ain’t your bag, Localmouth also provides some comic relief, making “50 Funny Limericks about Villages, Towns and Cities in the UK” available to all.
London-based Localmouth launched in May 2007 and continues to add new features and bring folks together.