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Journalism in a New Era

Elizabeth Filippouli | Posted 11.04.2013 | Media
Elizabeth Filippouli

Innovation has always been a key factor for company growth. But never as important as now, with the internet disrupting so many old habits and well established business models.

Content Marketing Is Critical for Business Growth: Debunking Every Excuse for Not Blogging

Syed Balkhi | Posted 10.30.2013 | Business
Syed Balkhi

Gone are the days when just having a website was enough. Blogging is the fastest and most efficient way to gain visibility for your brand, product or service. In my opinion maintaining a blog is a great way for your business to get in front of prospective customers.

How to Protect Your Blog Content

Peg Fitzpatrick | Posted 10.27.2013 | Technology
Peg Fitzpatrick

There is plenty of content theft occurring on the internet. Bloggers need to learn the steps that they can take to make sure their content doesn't get boosted and what to do if it does.

It Takes a Village to Raise a Mother

Kristen Levithan | Posted 10.24.2013 | Parents
Kristen Levithan

Instead of seeing in the moms I encountered potential allies and maybe even friends, I chose to judge them. A lone wolf unsatisfied with my own life, I took my revenge on the other mothers who wandered into my path.

Why No One Visits Your Small Business Website

Daniel Newman | Posted 10.22.2013 | Small Business
Daniel Newman

I didn't study SEO in college. I'm not an SEO expert, at least I would never tell anyone that I am. I don't perform any black magic or tricks that will bring you millions of hits to your website. But what I can tell you is this...

Demystifying Small Business Blogging

Daniel Newman | Posted 10.20.2013 | Small Business
Daniel Newman

Since there are a million experts that will tell you how to use social media, I want to focus on something that can truly help your business reach a targeted audience and translate to sales: not Twitter, not Facebook. Blogging.

How Pixel Union Built a Business on Tumblr Themes

Greg Voakes | Posted 10.14.2013 | Small Business
Greg Voakes

One business that has capitalized on Tumblr in a highly unique fashion is Pixel Union, a company that thrives on marketing and selling nearly 60 different Tumblr layouts. So how exactly does a business thrive on Tumblr themes?

How to Audit Your Online Presence

Simone Collins | Posted 10.14.2013 | Technology
Simone Collins

Auditing your online presence every three to four months, then tweaking a handful of profiles and posts as needed, requires no more than some organized strategizing and simple Google searches.

Federal Media Shield Law Should Extend to Unpaid Bloggers and Citizen Journalists

Larry Atkins | Posted 10.13.2013 | Media
Larry Atkins

Many people still have the stereotypical notion of the blogger as the pajamarati. While there is a lot of ranting and raving in the blogosphere, many bloggers do engage in real reporting. The definition of who is a journalist or reporter should be interpreted broadly in light of the changing media landscape.

10 Reasons Why You Should Have a Blog

Posted 08.09.2013 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Lisa Endlich It's less about fame and fortune than creating a living legacy This article originally appeared on G...

The Social Media Effect: Are You Really Who You Portray Online?

R. Kay Green | Posted 10.07.2013 | Small Business
R. Kay Green

Through interaction with the social medium, the real and ideal selves intersect; and the ideal self is at least partially actualized. In essence, our online selves represent our ideals and eliminate many of our other real components.

Blogging vs. Journaling

Diana M. Raab | Posted 10.02.2013 | Fifty
Diana M. Raab

My passion for keeping a notebook was sparked by the diarist, Anaïs Nin, who began writing, like myself, at a time of loss. Our journals became our best friends and confidants.

Are You Running a Blog or a Business?

Sucheta Rawal | Posted 10.02.2013 | Taste
Sucheta Rawal

Some bloggers contribute to magazines, write books or restaurant guides, teach cooking classes and even become a local authority on food. A few lucky ones are able to get a job in a related field. But the bitter truth is 75% of food bloggers do not make any money from their blogs.

Guy Kawasaki's Social Media 'Enhancer' Peg Fitzpatrick Tells All

Suzanne Perryman | Posted 10.02.2013 | Technology
Suzanne Perryman

"The most important thing for bloggers to do is to get their Google authorship set up on their blog. Getting proper author rank isn't the most fun thing but it's the most important thing you can do for your blog."

The Art of Personal Branding: An Interview with Dorie Clark

Phil Simon | Posted 09.28.2013 | Books
Phil Simon

Over the years, I've come to embrace my inner geek. I'm convinced that being authentic has helped me cultivate a certain brand, one that doesn't suck....

Trustworthy Journalism in a Fact-checking-free World

Craig Newmark | Posted 09.24.2013 | Media
Craig Newmark

Our social contract with the news business is that they hold the powerful to account. In return, we buy the products of news outlets, and give news professionals certain protections, like the U.S. First Amendment and shield laws.

7 Tips and All You Really Need to Bring to BlogHer

Suzanne Perryman | Posted 09.22.2013 | Women
Suzanne Perryman

When I started blogging, it was passion that fueled me. It's that passion that becomes a bloggers purpose, and that's what I need to bring.

A Whole New Kind of Journalism? A Dissenting View

Thomas Kent | Posted 09.16.2013 | Media
Thomas Kent

Is journalism as we know it on its last legs? Some think so. But the evidence is not convincing.

Are Businesses Losing Perspective? Revisiting The Value of a Central Platform

Syed Balkhi | Posted 09.11.2013 | Business
Syed Balkhi

Creating your own site and content may take a little bit of extra effort, but the value of creating a central platform is huge. The key here is to create an effective plan that includes content and social strategies that work together.

The Lone Life of a Travel Blogger

Nicole Melancon | Posted 08.31.2013 | Travel
Nicole Melancon

This wasn't why I was writing. Not for the numbers, not for the SEO links that are not in any of my 800 posts, not to buy friends on social media. When I started blogging in January 2010, my soul purpose was to have a voice.

Dragon Seduces Innocent Author

Linda Howard Urbach | Posted 08.31.2013 | Comedy
Linda Howard Urbach

The fact that my right hand has recently frozen up has made me a veritable damsel in distress. I can't type. I can't even sign my name on a check. (Which actually may be a very good thing for a while.) And yes, I have always been very susceptible to strong tech support and sexy software.

Blogger's Block

Maria Rodale | Posted 08.28.2013 | Women
Maria Rodale

It's Sunday night. The bills are paid. The counter is clean. It's summer. I have no more blogs on deck and I have a week ahead of me with no time for...

Emily Schuman's Cupcake Plagiarism Built Her an 'Empire'

Nathalie Oates | Posted 08.28.2013 | Small Business
Nathalie Oates

One wonders if recording your life in blog form is your job, are you really enjoying a moment for what it is? Without having to sell stuff? Cupcakes says, "It's not just a blog, it's an entire company." I'm disgusted and impressed at the same time.

The Best iPhone Travel Photos

Mark Hodson | Posted 08.26.2013 | Travel
Mark Hodson

I asked some of the world's leading travel bloggers each to select one of their favorite iPhone images, and explain how they took it. Check out the slideshow to see what they chose and why.

Obama Rumors You Haven't Heard Yet

Jeffrey Shaffer | Posted 08.20.2013 | Comedy
Jeffrey Shaffer

I just got hold of a secret memo being circulated by a shadowy wingnut group that runs a website called and it contains a new list of complaints about President Obama.