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Content scraping is a major issue nowadays and most sites are the victim of scraping. Even here at Splashpress Media many of our sites are duplicated across the web and sites such as The Blog Herald and BloggingPro are duplicated… Read More »Why We Don’t Worry About Every Scraper
Let’s see. You’ve got your following started, you’re blogging on a regular basis, and everything is going wellâ€¦until it isn’t. Maybe real life intrudes and you find you don’t have the energy to keep up with the original pace you set. Or maybe you find yourself losing interest in your own blog. Or worst of all, your following stops growing. Sigh. What are you to do?
Whatever you do, don’t pull the plug. Drastic thinking may kick in during the holiday season, when you are pulled in a dozen directions at once. But don’t give up and don’t lose hope. There are ways you can keep it real online, degrees of blogging success that you can use to make sure that your blog stays fresh and relevant, so your following continues to grow, and most importantly, so that you continue to enjoy your own creation.
Offer Content That’s Valuable
Let’s start by looking at the content you post. You need to give your readers something of value to take away with them once they finish your article. What are you giving that’s of lasting value to your readers? If your audience knows that you always offer them something of value, they will continue to come back for more. It’s an ongoing attraction, because they want to see what you’ve got today and every day. Read More »Keeping It Real Online: Degrees of Blogging
One of the topics we barely or not cover at all here at BloggingPro certainly is online video, pod- and screencasting, even though online video doesn’t stop to continue growing and nowadays an amazing 69% of internet users already watch or download videos online.
The Infographiclabs crew created another amazing infographic, this time on request of Techsmith, the creators of the excellent Camtasia screencasting software. The infographic analyses the emergence of online video over the last 5 years. Below a partial infographic, hop over to the Blog Herald to view the complete history of online video graphic.
I’ve used SimplePie for a few projects, and so I was sad to find out, via WPTavern, that SimplePie is shutting down development. From the Blog Post: So effective immediately, we are ceasing development of SimplePie and shutting down the… Read More »No More SimplePie Development
Recently, the subject of applications relating to blogging, development, and more have come across my desk more than once. The first was my own attempt at writing a free college software guide on College Crunch which then was noticed by… Read More »Which Applications Do You Use?
Ryan Spoon’s 15 Websites/Services I’d Pay For raises an interesting issue: would you pay for your WordPress installation? The benefit of blogging with WP is so significant (SEO, functionality, flexibility) that it’s well worth paying for. I’d probably pay a… Read More »Would You Pay For WordPress and How Much?