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Five Blog Trends That Need to Die in 2016

Courtney Patterson | Posted 01.21.2016 | Women
Courtney Patterson

As a blogger, I'm pretty much up for trying anything to keep my little space interesting as long as it fits my niche and style. Catch words to pay attention to here - almost anything. While I consider myself to be open-minded and willing to experiment with new ideas, I've come across a few blogging trends, five to be exact, that in my opinion, need to die. Like, yesterday.

THE One Thing Your Life is Missing

Greg Narayan | Posted 01.21.2016 | Education
Greg Narayan

There are a few of you out there who have yet to make a blog. Like the thousands who work 9-9 and barely have time to watch TV and hit the gym before returning to work. In this post I plan to shamelessly convince you to start a blog.

Dear Businesses, Here's Why I'm Avoiding Your Blog

Neal Samudre | Posted 01.20.2016 | Business
Neal Samudre

Businesses need to understand where their content is in the purchase funnel, and how they can leverage their position to truly draw people in.

9 Solid Ways to Repurpose Existing Blog Content Into New Media

Ryan Erskine | Posted 01.21.2016 | Business
Ryan Erskine

You spent all that hard work on your latest article, so don't stop there! You can't make an impact with your writing if nobody sees it.

Why I Created My Own Life and Career

Amber Rose Monaco | Posted 01.20.2016 | Business
Amber Rose Monaco

Before I graduated from college, I was offered the most stable job: working for the U.S. government. Lucky, right? All I had to do was start working, not do anything crazy, and I had a retirement set for me.

How to Take Charge of Your Search Engine Rankings With These Evergreen SEO Techniques

Neil Patel | Posted 01.14.2016 | Business
Neil Patel

Search engine optimization has always been a tricky thing, especially for small business owners and entrepreneurs. On the one hand, it can be confus...

Filling George Gobel's Shoes

Elaine Ambrose | Posted 01.14.2016 | Fifty
Elaine Ambrose

One of the funniest lines every delivered on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson was in 1969 when four famous men were on the set: Carson, Bob Hope, D...

Women's Media Center 2015 Media Awards

Madinah James | Posted 01.13.2016 | Media
Madinah James

Last fall, the Women's Media Center celebrated a milestone marking it's 10-year anniversary during the 2015 Women's Media Center Awards ceremony held ...

7 Things That Will Make Your Blog Shine in 2016

Devishobha Ramanan | Posted 01.05.2016 | Business
Devishobha Ramanan

When I first started blogging, I had no clue that blogging was hard work. I, like most people started blogging to keep a journal of my conversations a...

7 Things You MUST Do to Help Your Blog Take Off in 2016

Devishobha Ramanan | Posted 01.04.2016 | Business
Devishobha Ramanan

When I first started blogging, I had no clue that blogging was hard work. I, like most people started blogging to keep a journal of my conversations and experiences with my kids. As I began to enjoy what I was writing and saw that my audience liked it too, I realized that blogging requires not only that you enjoy writing in your niche, but also requires tremendous focus, discipline and a ton of learning -- just like in any other subject.

Ten Years Blogging LGBTQ Pittsburgh: Happy Blogiversary

Sue Kerr | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Sue Kerr

On December 29 in the year 2005, I had a whim -- why not start a blog about LGBT issues? It would be a fun way to share information about the community, I thought. So my website guy got me started on the blogware platform and I was off. I was 35 and antsy.

2 Sentenced To Death In Bangladesh For Killing Blogger

Associated Press | Gabriel Arana | Posted 12.31.2015 | Media

NEW DELHI (AP) — A court in Bangladesh on Thursday sentenced two people to death and six others to prison for killing an atheist blogger in 2013, th...

Confessions of a Blogger

Amber Hill | Posted 12.22.2015 | Entertainment
Amber Hill

Every time you like something we post, you comment on an article, or you share what we have published, it makes everything we do all worth it! We read every message you send us, every word you type, and like we receive.

The 7 Steps to Getting More Action on Your Blog Posts

Richard Lorenzen | Posted 12.18.2015 | Business
Richard Lorenzen

If you have ever written a blog post, you need to read on. Do you consider yourself a newbie, intermediate, or possibly even an expert level blogger?...

The Shocking Truth About Bloggers

Lev Raphael | Posted 12.18.2015 | Comedy
Lev Raphael

Are you a newbie at blogging? Do you want to get lots of hits? The best way is to write something that'll piss people off. One approach: Be super negative.

Blogger Attacked In Defamation Lawsuit

Jessica Denis | Posted 12.17.2015 | Chicago
Jessica Denis

Whatever their motivation is, as a blogger myself, this is a scary situation. Personally I always try to follow the rules of don't put anything out there that I wouldn't be proud if my kids read, and always keep in mind once it's out there you can't take it back.

A Lawyer's Perspective on Suing Cruise Lines

Spencer Aronfeld | Posted 12.10.2015 | Travel
Spencer Aronfeld

I write frequently about legal issues concerning the cruise industry.  I was surprised at the number and tenor of the comments posted about my recent...

Mickey Kaus 16 Years Later: From Dem Blogger To Trump Backer

BuzzFeed | Whitney Snyder | Posted 12.13.2015 | Media

He started blogging in 1999, and you could call him the first political blogger if you wanted to argue about it — with, among others, Kaus....

Using the Latest Blogging Trends in Your Marketing Campaigns

Jonha Revesencio | Posted 12.11.2015 | Business
Jonha Revesencio

The world of blogging has certainly changed over the last several years, but the format is still a useful and relevant marketing tool.

50 Ways Small Business Owners Can Prepare for the New Year

M. Shannon Hernandez | Posted 12.10.2015 | Business
M. Shannon Hernandez

Woohhooo! We made it through another year as business owners. While you continue to finish 2015 strongly, there are plenty of ways you can get yourself prepared for the New Year, as a small business owner.

I'm Boring On Twitter And Yet My Following Keeps Growing

Dawn Q Landau | Posted 12.07.2015 | Fifty
Dawn Q Landau

Suddenly my Twitter following is growing. Don't ask me why; I really couldn't tell you. We're not talking big numbers here; this is peanuts in the world of social media numbers. I'm boring on Twitter; I don't really understand how it works.

Why Links Matter to Grow Your Business

Janis Couvreux | Posted 12.02.2015 | Business
Janis Couvreux

Right now, there is so much content on the Internet that just putting your website up, the digital equivalent of hanging out your shingle, is no longe...

3 Days Without My Phone With My Guru Kamlesh Patel, And This Is What I Learned

Chirag Kulkarni | Posted 11.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Chirag Kulkarni

Here are the things I noticed along the way, and some lessons that can be taken back from my experience moving forward.

Review: Blogging Death, and Searching for Meaning in a Painful Decline

The National Book Review | Posted 11.28.2015 | Books
The National Book Review

When Bruce Kramer, a Minnesota professor of education, was diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) - or Lou Gehrig's disease - in 2010, his world exploded. Kramer began writing a blog to capture the agony of his physical deterioration and his struggle to hold onto the splintered pieces of his life

A Thank You Note to The Huffington Post

Alexis Jane Torre | Posted 11.25.2015 | College
Alexis Jane Torre

In the spirit of Thanksgiving (which is indeed a holiday, despite people's best efforts to skip over it and go straight to Christmas), I've decided to write a blog post over something I am and have been thankful for over the past four years.