Getting hacked is one of the worst things that can happen to your website. Not only is it difficult to clean up after the mess, but sometimes it’s also nerve-wracking to shore up your website’s defenses. After all, you don’t want the hacking to happen again. Now, in dealing with this, prevention is always better than cure; that starts with finding out why your WordPress blog is getting hacked.
Content marketing is the bread and butter of a lot of blogs these days. By definition, it’s a form of marketing that focuses on the creation of content to be distributed to a target audience online. Of course, the bigger the audience, the better the views which, in turn, increases your blog’s popularity or revenue. Luckily, it’s an easy task you can make easier with the help of content marketing plugins.
There are literally thousands of food blogs on the web, but only a handful of them are successful. But, how successful can one food blog really be? Can you make a living off of curating recipes and taking pictures of pretty food? One food blog is proving that you can do much more than that. [Read more…]
You’ve dedicated hours of work and stressed out over every detail, now it is finally time to launch your startup’s blog. No matter how much preparation has went into it, something will inevitable will go wrong. [Read more…]
There are many bloggers out there, but very few can say they have earned millions by being a blogger alone. Johnny Ward, the “million dollar blogger” is part of the elite few that is enjoying a lucrative living from his website. The 29-year-old is the founder of OneStep4ward, a popular travel blog. Ward belongs to a handful of travel bloggers that are currently making six figures for sharing their passion for traveling the world.
The owners of WordPress have scored a huge win for their blogging service. WordPress’ parent company, Automattic has acquired the .blog domain. While details are still being finalized, the company explained the deal in a recent post.
“Automattic — the parent company of WordPress.com — secured the rights to oversee and operate the sale and registration of .blog domains, a new and never-before available top-level domain. You’ll be able to purchase a .blog domain at WordPress.com or through our partner domain name registrars. And again, the .blog domain will be available to everyone, regardless of what kind of site you have or who hosts it.” [Read more…]
Celebrities. They’re just like us, only rich and surrounded by loyal followers eager to bow to their every whim. Some of them even have blogs—and if you’re looking for a good lesson on engaging an audience and building a cult following, look no further than these 5 celebrity blogs. [Read more…]
Because of the increase emphasis on the value of content when it comes to your search engine marketing strategy, bloggers are getting more and more requests for sponsored posts. This puts bloggers who, up until recently, have been writing content out of their own passion and interests, in the position of figuring out how much they should charge for sponsored blog posts.
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Edgar Allan Poe famously wrote about the short story in his essay, The Philosophy of Composition. He highlighted the importance of one idea and the ability to consume the text in one sitting.
What with modern time’s insistence that everything is immediate and the pressure to absorb information at lightning speed, the parallels between Poe’s thoughts in the 1900s and the blogging of today is remarkably clear.
Each of Poe’s commandments imposed upon the short story can be used to explore it with regard to the technological future of this type of writing, as I am going to explain: [Read more…]
In a world that is chock full of bloggers on every topic and in every niche imaginable, staying ahead of the curve is crucial if you want to be one of the more successful web workers among them. There are a number of things that you can do in order to stay ahead of the pack, but none is as useful as attending any one of the many blogging meetups and conferences that take place around the world every year.
Improve your skills, learn from your peers, and grow your contact list, all in the name of more success, with any one of these five blogging meetups to come in the summer of 2013: [Read more…]