Often forgotten in the blogosphere, corporate blogs tend to be marketing or customer care tools that are launched and managed by companies. These blogs, appropriately, exist to advance a company in accordance with its strategy and growth objectives.
The first Egyptian blogger to be prosecuted for the content of his writings, was released after serving a four-year sentence for defaming Islam and President Hosni Mubarak. His sentence expired Nov. 5, but upon being released he was immediately re-arrested.
Some of the most read blogs in the world are worth millions and millions of dollars. These blogs were built by providing relevant and useful content overtime. That's it, plain and simple. Oh, and it should be fun.
Should you blog if you're an author? Some will find it a drain from their other writing. Others will find it hones their skills. There is no should or shouldn't, it's about the want and the can-do-well.
Andrew Brietbart is known for being a lightning rod for controversy. The conservative blogger and founder is never one to pull punches on divisive political topics ranging from Shirley Sherrod to James O'Keefe.
In another country this might have been engineered as a harmless and sentimental stunt. But here the room was cluttered with so much suggestive crap that Kremlin watchers nearly lost their heads trying to dissect the innuendo.