The New Wave Social Bookmarking Platforms

Social bookmarking is big. There is actually a new alternative to digg. It is called Yigg.

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Finding Real Friends in Social Media

Social media is great. Get thousands of friends. But also make better relationships with the friends that you do have. A good service to aid in this is Yokway. Yokway brings together feeds and conversation.

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The Future of Microblogging

Microblogging is front and center in the social media game. Two of the hottest microblogging sites are twitter and plurk. Twitter in particular is growing like crazy. Microblink is a good blog that covers the world of microblogging. Also check out Plurkular and Plurkable. Good luck keep the tweets and plurks comming.

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Do Not Set Up A Blog Build a Community

Many people buy into concepts of blogging too quickly. They focus on what the best blog scripts are to help them be a pro blogger and they turn their back on community and content management scripts that could build web communities for themselves. Online communities build their own content except for maintenance. Imagine not really doing much with a site in 6 months yet it does not go a day without being active? There are numerous scripts and plug ins that can build online communities. Some people for instance turn word press into a community instead of a blog. While others go for mambo, joomla, drupal, geeklog, elgg, pligg, and any other script or software on the market for building a community. Many scripts are ready out of the box while others require uploading plug ins and other add ons. Message boards and forums for example are a great way to keep people on your site. With a good forum people go directly there and even drive good links and search spots. Any domain can have a script, the domains subs can have scripts and these scripts can be weaved together through links and creating a one spot sign in which in many cases is not incredibly complicated.

Some Scripts, Programs, Downloads and other related type of stuff:

Media Scripts

Entertainment Scripts

PSI Labs

Soxialize

The Port

Small World Labs

Kick Apps

Mini Web 2

Zimbra

Xoops

Drupal

Joomla

Geek Log

PHP

Zend

PHP Nuke

PHP Builder

PHP Fusion

PHP Explode


The list goes on. Just find a community software that is easy for you. Even set it up on the home page of a domain. Tweak the theme. Throw adds up top. And you could be seeing a great residual income. After all some hosting plans are like 7 a year which could be over headed with ads in a month on a slow site. Do up the community thing my friends. Blogs are cool but move beyond them and you will see the light.

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What Your Blog Really Needs: 11 Things Bloggers Can't Do Without

1. A different title, URL and approach. Some ideas take way too long to precipitate.

2. More posts. I do this a lot where I am afraid of posting because I do not want to mess up the new blog feel. Well it is hard to really mess up a blog. Start those posts.

3. A return to the basics. Why not strip down to a 3 or 4 column basic template with a personal design up top.

4. More inspiration. Be inspired when you post. Do not always work so hard at it. Do at least one post a day that takes no effort just organizing information you know completely off the top of your head.

5. Spell check. Capitals. Other punctuation and grammar.

6. More attention. Spend less time reading other blogs and really focus on yours for a few hours a day.

7. A change of blogging mediums. Just a new template or trying blogging on a new medium can really change how you feel about blogging.

8. Some time off. Your traffic will really go nowhere. Not blogging decreases the initial post surge traffic but increases deep blog traffic. The search engines will start to turn towards the older posts and find ways to further incorporate them into the search pile.

9. A hotter intro, about, titles, and other things that create first impressions. Many of the top bloggers leave up certain posts on the front page for years. Good posts are timeless. Keep them on the front page or their links on the front page.

10. Tag clouds and post generators to help new visitors conceptualize how your blog fits together.

11. More video. The media and pictures can add much needed splash to keep people's attention to the blog.

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Why People Care More About Your Opinion than Anything Else

There is an old saying in the make money online sphere that we do not care what you had for breakfast. But we do care what you think about things. The best blogs on earth, the most popular blogs, and the most well liked blogs are a collection of opinions. Very little in the way of content, teaching, or giving back rarely occurs on the most profitable blogs. We hear one line of the news followed by a hundred pages of misguided opinions, followed by reader reactions, and other blogger reactions. Emotion is what precipitates through social media. This is why people troll everything. Trolls are not a bad thing but generally people who challenge the communities and can step over the line. Why for example would people leave a blog comment, or link to another website for any reason other than to react. Reaction is another word for link on many sites. I believe for a blog to go from post one to number one on earth there needs to be clear beliefs and opinions that facilitate to some degree a desire for the readers to become mentally engaged in the content.

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Blogging is Dead: Do Not Waste Your Time

Because this blog is more involved in business than in make money blogging I would like to paint a situation. I think many people would benefit greatly from stepping back and looking at the bigger picture. What if I told you that all bloggers were furiously chasing a delusion? And those that do not blog are realists and really just get it. They get what a hoax blogging is. Here is an example. A friend of mine is the most successful person on earth. He does this by merely sizing stuff up for the message. For instance if he was in school in one minute he would know that doing homework is a waste, yet he would still get A's doing nothing. Life is much like this hypothetical. We often see skewed ratios. Blogging, writing books, becoming news papers writers, news acres or whatever are merely delusions that mask our deepest need to make wise choices in life. We need to put money where there are bigger percentage returns like banks, property, stocks, and anything else concrete. A blog on the other hand is a major money hole. I liken blogs to college. People go to college thinking they will become the next rock star or astronaut only to graduate realizing that if they saved their money they would be retired by 24! I reckon if bloggers put that time into meeting real people, doing real things they would get much farther in life. Another example is where have all of the people gone that in the 80s were all into movies? They disappeared and changed. We still have similar late adapters and I would call em bloggers. There is not money in blogging and no reason to even try.

I am just trying to prove a point that making money in life blogging is not the only option. I do know that the world is not changing and we are quickly leaving the glory days of blogging. The best bloggers stay the best and everyone else just tries for their one minute of fame. I always hearken back to the movie Easy Rider where these two guys do a cross country journey 10 or twenty years too late and have a bad run in with fait. Blogging may be much the same way. And computers in general. Where has all of this taken us? Is technology really this valuable or is it the value that society ascribes to it much like the housing market. I saw where the housing was going but I was in denial. I though hey all houses being over 6 figs was normal. Well it was not! And now I am investing and fixing up foreclosures! Could blogging see a similar fait? Will we have blog foreclosures too?

Just think about that also. I am not trying to play mind games with you folks I am only trying to prove a point. Most people may get more out of hiking across their country than they would sitting in front of a computer. Most people may benefit from putting their blog to rest once and awhile. When was the last time anyone has gone camping? Or tried a business venture that did not revolve around technology? Or take time out of their life to just talk to people? Blogs are big, but so too is living life. Give your self the time and the change. You are a living blog. You go social and viral in real life. It is a short life so see to it that you live too and do with what you have. Blogging may not have a future...

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10 New Blog Tips: Ways to Blog Sweeter

There are far too many articles on blogging. Many of them are very good, but I feel there are some things that are not talked about enough. That topic is truly building better blogs from the bottom up rather than the top down. What I mean by this is that people ignore some simple things that are so fundamental to blogging that they miss big opportunities.

1. Get a site that functions fast. Stop Design for example did the minimal. Minimal but probably the best template ever.

2. Take off those silly ads. Making money is for people who do not realize in the power of the path less travelled. Throw the ads on when the site blows up to the top.

3. Black is the best color for a blog hands down. Many people will say white but there is a lot of love out there for the dark sites. Dark and Minimal.

4. Why affiliate market when you can create the best content ever. You are better than a product pusher.

5. Do not link to anyone for any reason. Keep the juice in the blog. Do not make the mistake of being a linker. Once you give the juice away you give them your traffic and your success. They are your competition and not your friends.

6. You are a better writer, film maker, video game designer than you think. Build your brand around what you can do rather than what others say you can't do.

7. Ignore the social sites and spend all of the time blogging. When the time trap is set there is no going back so waste no time and blog.

8. Google is king. Whisper to it and ask it how it feels of everything. Write good for google and keep up with google.

9. Try aiming for articles over a thousand words with ten multi media components.

10. You know everything. And if you do not just learn as you go. You are a blog master.

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I Need A Blog Doctor

The Blog Doctor is a very amazing site on how to blog and use blogger well. The Blog Doctor answers questions of themes and stuff like that. Check it out.

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