Discussion: Are Post Templates Right For You?
Most blogs are dynamic, centered around a revolving door of topics, thoughts and ideas. It’s been suggested that readers appreciate a certain level of consistency, and most bloggers deliver that consistency in the timing or the subject matter of their postings. However, a new theory has emerged relating to consistency within posts. Would you format posts specifically based on their subject matter and furthermore, would you use a template for those formats?
Blogging Strategies: Making Money
The “blogging success stories” run rampant. It’s difficult not to get wrapped up in the thought of making money off your blog, but monetization isn’t the best option for everyone. As we’ve lightly touched on before, there are many methods of advertising, but before delving deep into advertising strategies it’s import to decide if advertising is right for you. ProBlogger offers an informative post on how to decide when and where to advertise.
Discussion: Pay Per Post “Advertising”
Blogging etiquette is always a hot topic swirling amongst bloggers (and one we’ll discuss in an upcoming BlogTalk Radio segment). Everyone is looking to turn their online venture into the nextcash cow, but would you accept money to write a post on a topic, even if you weren’t interested?
Understanding Creative Commons’ Licensing
As a blogger, protecting your work and intellectual property is paramount. While most bloggers have heard of Creative Commons, selecting the appropriate license can be incredibly confusing and frustrating. Protecting your work is important. There are spam type blogs which will pull your content in via RSS or republish your posts without permission. If your content isn’t protected, there is little you can do. Additionally, your original posts and content are part of your intellectual property. If you haven’t protected your content or became frustrated by the process, use these helpful explanations to make the right decision.
Blogging Tools: What language are you using?
The days of hand coding HTML and frames to create web pages are long gone, thanks in large part to the development of cutting edge blogging platforms (WordPress, Typepad, Blogger, Moveable Type). Fortunately, the languages have evolved to allow for more detailed results while building upon the original foundations of HTML.
Essential Blogging: Sampling Etiquette
Accepting press samples, especially in beauty, is an essential component of product blogging. However, many bloggers are confused by proper sampling etiquette. To help make navigating product reviews easier, we’ve provided a few simple guidelines.
BlogTalk Radio Seminar: What is Twitter?
As part of Coutorture’s BlogTalk Radio seminar series, this past Sunday we helped members of the Coutorture Community better understand the basics of Twitter, and how it can help grow their blogs. Our co-host was Maria Palma ofThe Runway Scoop and Beauty Is Within, who is also a Twitter user.
Blogging Tools: PicApp
One issue fashion and celebrity bloggers face is the access to affordable celebrity photos. Mashable recently introduced us to PicApp. PicApp is a service which has recently partnered with Splash News to offer bloggers free celebrity photos. The only catch is the script required to insert the photos also inserts an advertisement below each photo.
Essential Blogging: 5 Goals To Strive For
More than likely, if we weren’t filled with ambition, we wouldn’t have started blogging in the first place. We all have certain goals we set for ourselves – number of posts per week, traffic – the list goes on. Are these the right goals we should be setting for ourselves? Daily Blog Tips points us in the right direction with 5 Blogging Goals Worth Chasing After.
Discussion: Blog Monetization
One of the biggest challenges we face as bloggers is advertising. There are three categories of bloggers when it comes to advertising: those who don’t care and refuse to devote space to advertising on their blogs, those who are curious about advertising, and those who go all out in an effort to fully monetize their blogs. If you fall into the last two categories, you’ve undoubtedly asked yourself how you can make money from your blog.
Coutorture BlogTalk Radio Seminar: What is Twitter?
Coutorture’s latest BlogTalk Seminar will talk place this Sunday at 6pm EST. We’ll be discussing “What Is Twitter?” with our co-host Maria Palma, author of The Runway Scoop and Beauty Is Within.