Balancing Your Blog: Your Reader And You

Does your blog serve your readers? Does it serve you? Is your blog able to find the sweet spot in the balance between serving both?

Those are the questions Darren Rowse asked today in his video post Who Does Your Blog Serve? The Secret to Sustainable Blogging. If you’re a blogger I highly recommend watching and then thinking about how well you achieve the balance in your blog.
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Raise Environmental Awareness On Blog Action Day

Unite for Blog Action Day

Can one voice make a difference? How about one blog? 100 blogs? 1000? What if every blog published posts discussing the same issue on the same day? Could they make a difference? That’s what Blog Action Day is trying to find out.
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The Etiquette For Leaving Comment Links

Chris Garret asked Is it OK to Leave Links in Comments? earlier today. Chris was inspired to write his post by a question raised about the etiquette of posting links in blog comments on the Authority Blogger Forum. And as it happens that the forum thread was started by none other than Khalid who is a frequent commenter here it only seemed right to attempt an answer. Is it ok to leave links in blog comments? I think so, but with certain caveats.
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Is There A Lack Of Quality In Marketing Blogs?

Greg Howlett started an interesting discussion on Friday with a post Is this the best we can do? in which he wonders if the overall quality of posts on internet marketing blogs is not what it could or should be. Greg’s issue is with the same news stories being rehashed time and time again and with posts that have little relevance to internet marketing. I understand Greg’s frustration and he makes some valid points, but overall I disagree with him that there’s a general quality issue on internet marketing blogs.
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What’s Old Is New Again

Last night Khalid thanked me for linking to an older post he had missed. About the same time Darren Rowse was publishing 8 Things to do on your Blog when you’re Sick, and number four on Darren’s list was pointing back to something in your archive. I get the message so here are 9 posts I’ve written that don’t get enough love and that you may not have seen.
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