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June 24, 2008

The Secret to Writing a Successful and Outstanding Blog Ebook

Liz Strauss released her new ebook, , this weekend to rave reviews.

Based upon the lessons she learned on her own blogs, and , as a long time writer for the Blog Herald, and the work she continues in the popular annual , Liz reveals the keys she used to turn her blog into one of the most successful and social blogs on the web.

Divided into two sections, the 68-page ebook asks two important questionss: “Can You Hear the Internet?” and “Can the Internet Hear You?” If you aren’t listening to your customers and readers, you are missing the blogging boat. Accordingly, if you aren’t writing to be heard, who is listening to you?
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March 12, 2008

Tech Bloggers Are Joining FriendFeed: Give It A Try

It seems this year the technology blogosphere is latching onto “lifestreaming” or “social network aggregation” as a new web service to explore. In plain English, this means pulling in your activity on selected social sites into one website or feed. So instead of checking in on ten different websites to see what people are up to, you can visit just one.

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February 29, 2008

Connect With Readers Over the Phone

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While certainly not the first free Web-based conference call system, Rondee might be an ideal tool for bloggers and podcasters.

The site takes the expense and equipment out of conference calling, making it available to the everyday, financially challenged blogger. Your only expense is a long distance call (though, that could be quite high for folks not in America. the area code you need to dial is based in San Diego, CA).

Anyone with a telephone can teleconference. All you have to do is schedule your call, send out e-mail invitations to each invitee, dial 619-2-RONDEE, enter the pin # you’ve been issued, and chat it up.

Potential uses: Bloggers can set up conferences with readers; blog networks can coordinate with writers scattered around the world; podcasters can conduct telephone interview.

If the organizer chooses to record a call, all participants will be notified and the audio will be made available in GSM, which can be converted to a WAV file.

With no software to download, Rondee could be nice alternative to Skype or TalkShoe.

The question is, do bloggers want to take their relationship with readers off the Web?

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