Social Media and Social Networking: Are you using it correctly?


 I thought I knew a lot about social media, I’ve been on it since middle school. However a lot has changed since the early 2000’s. Here are some of the things I learned:


Are Blogging Lists the Killer Technique?


In the opening lecture, Instructor Johnson told you about the blogging technique of lists.

Because of the short time allotted, he wasn’t able to go into the depth that he would have liked, nor share some of the insider secrets that make lists one of the strongest techniques and most heavily-shared content.

The 5K, 10K, and Marathon of Blogging

So you've all had a few months to start your blog, write some posts and identify your goals for blogging. Hopefully, you've seen some results already. If not, hang in there. I've been blogging since 1996 (with large gaps in-between.) Now that I'm approaching twenty years of blogging (yikes) the biggest lesson I can pass on is related to pace and motivation.

Optimizing My Detroit Red Wings Blog

Over the last two weeks I have gone from no blogging experience, to making my very own blog, to learning how to optimize my blog to become more popular on google searches. By writing about something that is very passionate to me, I have found blogging to be quite easy and fun. It is easy to speak your mind about things that interest you when you run your own blog. I had to use different key words to make sure I would be easily searchable to someone using google.

Increasing Traffic to Your Blog

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The Real Deal

Moving Up the Blogging Ladder

Technorati gave me a wide range of tips and ideas to use when creating my first blog. I was able to find tags and categories that made sense to use for my blog. This site also opened my eyes to some of the best blogs out there. These blogs made great references when writing my own blog for formatting and idea starters. 

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Reasons To Becoming A Professional Blogger

Is Blogging Really Dead? 

Nowadays, almost everybody has a blog. Blog can have a variety of uses, you can write your dairies in personal blog, and manage your business on corporate blog. Blogging is growing rapidly. However, in the article Blogging Is Dead Just like the Web is Dead (p57), a New York Times story says blogging is declined and young people are using other social networks like Facebook instead.

How to make your new blog stand against the rest

It seems that today, there is a new blog popping up every 5 seconds. And that the author of that blog believes theirs is the next big hit, and that their topics are semi-precious and more valuable than the rest. With so many blogs available on the internet, there are a few key reasons why some stand above the rest. According to's article on the 7 Deadly Sins of Blogging, there are many reasons to why the numerous blogs out there fail agains the test of time, and others shine.

Stepping Stones for my Blog

I didn't realize how much work was actually in a blog until I sat down and started messing with mine the other day.  It probably doesn't help that I have a mild form of self-diagnosed OCD.  The amount of times I changed my header image and the background image is absurd.  I can't even begin to describe how long it took me to come up with a title for it as well.

Attention: New Blogger Present

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