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Why Are You Reading This?

Brian Benton | Posted 09.04.2012 | Teen
Brian Benton

Before the Internet, it was an honor to have your words published. Only the best -- the most qualified -- could get a byline. Now, anyone can.

Former Columnist Sails Away From It All

www.newspaperalum.com | Posted 07.03.2012 | Travel

Before being pushed out by the editor of the Denver Post in 1997, veteran journalist Jim Carrier [See bio] claims he had one of the best jobs in Ameri...

Are Men Wired to Cheat?

Aidan Donnelley Rowley | Posted 08.22.2012 | Women
Aidan Donnelley Rowley

We had friends over for a casual night of beverages and bites. Barefoot kids swarmed around us, wearing winter hats and wielding Wikki Stix lassos, ri...

What I've Learned From Blogging (At Age 80)

Bill Marriott | Posted 08.20.2012 | Fifty
Bill Marriott

Five years ago, when I started this blog, I wasn't sure what to expect. I love writing and sharing my thoughts with family, friends and talking to associates and customers. So I figured, well I guess so, why not?

5 Reasons I've Given Up Alcohol for One Year

Aidan Donnelley Rowley | Posted 06.19.2012 | Women
Aidan Donnelley Rowley

So it's been five months. Five months without a lick of booze. And I feel good about this experiment even though it's really really brutal and annoying at times.

Please Tell Me, Is Blogging Really Dead?

Nancy Wurtzel | Posted 08.14.2012 | Technology
Nancy Wurtzel

Evidently, fewer companies and individuals are starting blogs, and more existing blogs are being abandoned. I do come across a lot of blogs that haven't been updated in a year or more. These "blog orphans" always make me a little sad.

How to Optimize Your Message With Blogging, an Interview with Rich Brooks

Penny C. Sansevieri | Posted 08.11.2012 | Small Business
Penny C. Sansevieri

I spent some time, pre-BlogWorld, with Rich Brooks; he is the president of Flyte New Media.

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WATCH: Transgender Equality Panel A Highlight At Progressive Blogger Convention

HuffingtonPost.com | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 06.11.2012 | Gay Voices

Netroots Nation, the annual convention of progressive bloggers and activists that took place over the weekend in Providence, Rhode Island, for the fir...

4 Ways to Be a Thought Leader Online

Lena L. West | Posted 08.08.2012 | Women
Lena L. West

Here are five ideas -- including some for you right-brainers out there -- to liven things up and renew your commitment to building your thought leadership online.

Blogging 2.0 -- The Evolution of the Blogger/Brand Relationship

Erin Flynn | Posted 08.07.2012 | Business
Erin Flynn

Today, in this technology-centered world where blogging is considered "hip" instead of "creepy," brands struggle to manage their relationship with relevant bloggers.

The Courage to Blog About Personal Struggles

Bruce Reyes-Chow | Posted 08.06.2012 | Technology
Bruce Reyes-Chow

This week I have been inspired by a few folks who have reminded me of the courage to publicly share struggles, not only for their own healing, but for the healing of others. Their words are powerful.

Hello. I'm Waldo Mellon

Waldo Mellon | Posted 08.05.2012 | Comedy
Waldo Mellon

I believe I can take the mountain ranges of life and reduce them to manageable piles the size of ant hills. Or, to put it another way, I think I can tailor life's moo-moo into the pocket-hanky of a Snotgurggle.

The News Dissector's Blogothon

Rory O'Connor | Posted 07.31.2012 | Media
Rory O'Connor

While others may be reading their morning paper, Schechter is busy writing, editing and aggregating his own, slicing below the surface of current events to "pick away at the sinews of what passes for journalism."

Can I Write for a Living? There's Only One Way to Find Out

Robyn Harper | Posted 07.25.2012 | Gay Voices
Robyn Harper

I got to thinking: LGBT teenagers need to be shown the bigger picture. They need to know they're not alone. They need to know that it does get better. They need to be shown the future, especially their own. So I wrote a letter.

(Video) WordPress Founder: Mobile Blog Platform Growing Fast

Andy Plesser | Posted 05.31.2013 | Technology
Andy Plesser

Mobile blogging is growing quickly with over four million active users of the mobile WordPress platform, says WordPress founder Matt Mullenweg in ...

How to Photograph Food Without a Fancy Camera

Small Kitchen College | Posted 07.23.2012 | Home
Small Kitchen College

You can literally end up writing a book about the food, but it's the pictures that are truly worth a thousand words. It's the best way to capture the experience of making and enjoying the final product.

Open Letter to College Grads: Employers Are Looking You Up -- Here's How to Get the Job Anyway

Patrick Ambron | Posted 05.22.2012 | College
Patrick Ambron

Most HR departments are required to research you online before making a decision. Here are a few ways to make sure you're putting your best foot forward -- or at least not shooting yourself in the foot.

Last Night, I Dreamed That I Was Goldman Sachs' Social Media Manager...

April Rudin | Posted 07.10.2012 | Media
April Rudin

One of the stories pinging around on the Internet a couple of weeks ago was Goldman Sachs' plan to hire a social media community manager. While most c...

Is the Media's ADD Hurting Our Country?

Abby Huntsman | Posted 07.13.2012 | Politics
Abby Huntsman

So, here we are: a world of commentators, Tweeters, bloggers, and citizens with one of the most powerful tools developed in the history of mankind (the Internet) at our fingertips, literally, but how do we plan to use it? And, what is our collective responsibility?

You Could Be Driving Your Blog on Steroids With Triberr

Sreedhar Pillai | Posted 07.07.2012 | Media
Sreedhar Pillai

Triberr is organized around a theme of tribes, so you come across strange sounding terms like, tribes, bones, bonfire and so on which are all synonyms for popular terms on the social web you know about.

What I Learned From Going Viral

Gene Marks | Posted 07.02.2012 | Small Business
Gene Marks

When you write or produce anything that you intend to be viewed by the public, make sure you really mean it. Make sure you're willing to defend it. Don't just put it out there.

'Eat My Dust, Hear My Drum': American Modesty Has Died. I Killed It

Peter Mandel | Posted 07.01.2012 | Home
Peter Mandel

Modesty has died. You hadn't noticed? Its quiet nature made it marginal. It caught a cold. It stayed in bed. Our fireworks and gunshots killed it off.

Homeowner Activists Will Be Crushed Under Their Own Weight

Richard Zombeck | Posted 07.01.2012 | Business
Richard Zombeck

The divisiveness, infighting, and turf wars have made it easy for the ones who created this mess to run roughshod over the American people and the laws that were meant to protect them.

Parenthesis: The Best of the Parenting Blogosphere

The Huffington Post | Emma Mustich | Posted 04.23.2012 | Parents

Welcome back to Parenthesis, our weekly roundup of standout writing from mom and dad blogs everywhere. This week, we agonized with The Bearded Iris as...

Introducing a Blog Blog

Lindsay Hoffman | Posted 06.20.2012 | College
Lindsay Hoffman

Blogs can serve as a great outlet for college students to voice their concerns and opinions in a mediated environment that is often saturated with viewpoints from established players.