Herding Cats, er, Bloggers

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The Blogger Alias. We have a blogger alias set up in Outlook that allows me to easily communicate with team members. I use this sparingly with the hope that my bloggers will know if I’m sending something to all of them, it must be pretty important. Because I want to make their blogging experience as easy and enjoyable as possible, I send reminders every Friday to the next two weeks worth of bloggers. Author: Cheryl Black. Image from wodongatafe.wordpress.com.

7 Blogging Secrets Most Successful Bloggers Won’t Talk About

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Paired Up: Must Have Smartphone Apps for WordPress Bloggers

Byte Technology

The best and most noticed bloggers working on the WordPress platform no doubt attribute much of their success to being able to post, update and edit on the go. And even for those WordPress users who aren’t bloggers but rather do online marketing, manage a cause-related site or administer an e-commerce concern, having the ability to remotely work on their pages is of vital importance. To begin with, Ulysses is an awesome writing tool that gives bloggers a terrific experience.

The Write Words: Great Themes for Authors and Bloggers

Byte Technology

it may be hard to remember that the entire endeavor was begun specifically as a place where bloggers and writers could craft and share their words with a simple out-of-the-box and easy to customize site. As such, budding writers and bloggers as well as though who’ve been operating on WordPress for years still have so many great choices for themes built around the simple idea of helping wordsmiths connect with a readership.

Generous Blogger Poster + Contest

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Generous Blogger Poster So many of you enjoyed and shared my post, 20 Ways to Be a Generous Blogger , I asked the hubs to create a poster for us. You can download a PDF of it for free from Dropbox at [link] Generous Blogger Contest I'd love to highlight your favorite generous blogger on Have Fun, Do Good , so I'm holding a little Generous Blogger Contest. P.S. You can hear me chat about the Way of the Generous Blogger on the World's Biggest Summit.

Top Ten Online Fundraising Bloggers | Inspiring Generosity

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Top Ten Online Fundraising Bloggers | Inspiring Generosity : For the nonprofit professional that’s getting their feet wet in the social (or online) fundraising world, this list can help introduce you to what I consider the best blogs on social media etiquette, philanthropy, and fundraising. From Razoo.

How Smart Nonprofits Do Blogger Outreach Right


Related Posts Awesome Nonprofit Social Media Decks from #14NTC How Smart Nonprofits Do Blogger Outreach Right BREAKING: LinkedIn is Shutting off the Jobs Tab for Groups How to Lead Your Way to a Social Organization Get Open Community on Audible Why They Don’t Follow You On Instagram. Here’s my presentation from the GroupHigh Outreach Marketing Summit. Enjoy. —————-. photo credit ).

Heroes with a Heart Blogger Page | Community Techknowledge

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Heroes with a Heart Blogger Page | Community Techknowledge : The Blogger's Choice Award is a way for you to look like a complete rock star! The winning blogger will be randomly chosen from the list of bloggers who wrote a blog post about the Heroes with a Heart Grant. If chosen, you will be able to select a volunteer to receive a $1,000 award as part of the Heroes with a Heart Grant.

Honored to be BlogHer Tech featured blogger of the week

Judi Sohn

Therefore, it was a thrill and an honor to receive an email this morning that my site has been named their “Feature Blogger of the Week&# in the tech section. For as long as I’ve been blogging, there’s been BlogHer empowering women to express themselves through technology. I have such respect for the site and brand.

9 Apps Every Traveling Blogger Should Have on Their Smartphone

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An experienced travel blogger knows that a lot of planning and fine details go into any new trip. The post 9 Apps Every Traveling Blogger Should Have on Their Smartphone appeared first on PhreeSite.com. There are tons of stuff to get through before the plane ever sets off. Blogging comes with its own set of demands too. A host of digital devices and tools need to tag along to get every.

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Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Late breaking news from the Gathering. Yours truly clearly ticked off our articulate and thought provoking keynote speaker, Carl Schramm, the head of the Kauffman Foundation. Carl's foundation is the foundation for entrepreneurship. Carl started off with a spirited advocacy for the power of entrepreneurship, touching on the vision of Ewing Kauffman, the founder of his foundation.

What Makes a Blogger Credible? | Social Media Strategy for Nonprofits and Businesses

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What Makes a Blogger Credible? Social Media Strategy for Nonprofits and Businesses

Google's Blogger platform adds five new HTML5 Dynamic Views

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Google's Blogger platform adds five new HTML5 Dynamic Views : "Google's Blogger platform adds five new HTML5 Dynamic Views by Sebastian Anthony on March 31, 2011 at 10:15 AM Google Blogger Mosaic Dynamic View Google, as part of its ongoing and much-needed overhaul of its popular Blogger platform, has just enabled five dynamic, HTML5ish, AJAXy 'Dynamic Views'. The five new views provide fresh and interesting ways to explore your favorite Blogger blogs.

3 Ways to Identify Influencers for Your Blogger Outreach Campaign


So, you’re about to kick off a Blogger Outreach campaign. If you have a blog and you haven’t planned to do blogger outreach – you need to start planning. The point of this post isn’t to sell you on the idea of blogger outreach. This resource can be a one-off piece of content like some sort of authoritative ‘Best bloggers in X industry’ type of starting point. If you’re not sure why this is important, check out the links provided.

10 Best free blogging sites: BlogSpot & Blogger Alternatives

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The post 10 Best free blogging sites: BlogSpot & Blogger Alternatives appeared first on PhreeSite.com. BlogSpot is a Google-owned platform for free domains. Blogger.com on, the other hand, is also Google-owned but specializes in free blog publishing. The two are used together on blogger.com. That is to say, whenever one creates a blog post on blogger.com, they are automatically served with a free domain from BlogSpot. Getting started on your.

Blogger relations?


Anyway I won't quote it, it's easier to read the whole post, but I found it fascinating to read about "Building Relationships with Bloggers" from the PR/marketers perspective. I'm obviously a relatively new blogger, but have found myself to already have the power to have some influence just in the mere mentioning of something. Found this interesting post from Brian Solis, who was at BlogWorld last week. I'm totally going, by the way, next time.!!!)

20 Ways to Be a Generous Blogger

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After six years of blogging, and teaching others how to blog, I've been playing around with the idea of what it means to be a "generous blogger." The generous blogger. Mentors new bloggers. What do you think it means to be a generous blogger? “[A] gift is something that is given. You don’t own it. The world does. The world is asking you to use it.

Top blogger-tastic takeaways from #BWENY


From BlogWorld Expo: Make blogger PR outreach painless – another SBOSM post on Jason Falls’ session about bad pitches. I participated in the second of these, a session with Danny Brown and Gini Dietrich on blogger relations, and after an initial lack-of-wifi technical glitch it turned out to be pretty awesome and I got to ask a question and have it answered – though I may have to wait for the recording to find out what “debate&# my question sparked… LOL.

Social Media Crisis Communications for Bloggers | FeedBlitz - Email Marketing and RSS

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Social Media Crisis Communications for Bloggers | FeedBlitz - Email Marketing and RSS : t happened. Someone took offense to something on your blog. A thought wasn’t as well developed as you imagined. Or you wrote something you wish you hadn’t. People are taking to your digital properties with pitchforks and lit torches. Comments section is filled with vile. And so is your Facebook Page. Twitter isn’t much better

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How To Get Results From Your Blogger Outreach Campaign

John Haydon

Bloggers are a unique breed. This is precisely why conducting a blogger outreach campaign can be the most difficult type of social media campaign. Strategy blogger outreach campaignsThey are hard working, have extremely high ethics and can sniff out BS better than Columbo. CTK Techknowledge , a nonprofit software company, contacted me to develop and execute a strategy to promote their Heart & Soul Grant to potential applicants.

29 Nonprofit Bloggers to Follow on Twitter « Nonprofit Tech 2.0

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29 Nonprofit Bloggers to Follow on Twitter « Nonprofit Tech 2.0: "* Home29 Nonprofit Bloggers to Follow on Twitter2009 October 19tags: Blogging, Twitterby nonprofitorgsLast week I asked the followers of @NonprofitOrgs to nominate their favorite nonprofit bloggers.

Tumblr, Photo Blogger Raise $100K for Hurricane Sandy Relief | News & Opinion | PCMag.com

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Tumblr, Photo Blogger Raise $100K for Hurricane Sandy Relief | News & Opinion | PCMag.com : In less than 24 hours, a joint Hurricane Sandy fundraising effort from Tumblr and New York photo blog Humans of New York (HONY) has topped their goal of raising $100,000 for victims of the storm

Bloggers: We Don't Need No Stinkin' Badges

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Bloggers: We Don't Need No Stinkin' Badges: "Bloggers: We Don't Need No Stinkin' BadgesRob HofTim O'Reilly's and Jimmy Wales' call for a blogging code of conduct, including an 'anything goes' badge for sites, sure has raised a ruckus. His idea is understandable in the wake of the recent Kathy Sierra incident, in which the prominent blogger received death threats on another blog."Tags:

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Slashdot | Bloggers Propose Code of Conduct

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Slashdot | Bloggers Propose Code of Conduct: "Bloggers Propose Code of ConductPosted by CowboyNeal on Tuesday April 10, @03:55AMfrom the manners-maketh-man dept.The Internet Privacyakintayo writes 'The New York Times reports that in response to the recent brouhaha, some technology bloggers have suggested raising the level of civility on tech blogs by implementing a code of conduct."Tags:

5 Ways To Do Blogger Outreach Better


One thing that is certain is the effectiveness of working with targeted influential bloggers to promote any aspect of your brand. From a new product to an infographic to a DIY YouTube video to a product giveaway, bloggers are helping brands score actionable mentions. Because blogger outreach has proved itself effective, 2014 is about no longer testing out the waters of blogger outreach but putting solid strategies in to place to do the best blogger outreach possible.

Nonprofit Podcast and Blogger @joangarry Profiles Healthy Happy Nonprofit Book

Beth Kanter

If you don’t already read Joan Garry’s nonprofit blog and or listen to her podcast , you should. She is a must read and a must listen. She has the experience of being a nonprofit executive director, but now works with nonprofits, assisting with crisis management, executive coaching and the building of strong management teams to support the work of the CEO.

Passports With Purpose: Travel Bloggers Helping Cambodia

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

created by four Seattle-based travel bloggers, returns for a second. I started blogging as expat and honestly, expat bloggers saved my life. When I started to meet my fellow bloggers and they were 73 times more awesome in person, well. Tell me about this fundraiser - who, what, why, when, how much, etc Who: Four Seattle based travel bloggers. Last year, we had a vague idea about "doing something good" using the collective clout of travel bloggers.

Facebook Revamps Embedded Posts for Bloggers and Publishers

John Haydon

One strategy for creating more reach for your top-performing Facebook Page updates is to embed them in blog posts. This kills two birds with one stone: Create more reach for your top-performing Facebook page updates. Source content for your blog that’s already been vetted by your community. New features for embedded posts. Facebook has updated embedded posts with two new killer features: 1.

Cambodia Bloggers: Five Years Later – Part 2

Beth Kanter

I started blogging in 2003 about nonprofits and social media and started second blog about Cambodia, “Cambodia for Kids” after the arrival of my daughter, Sara and discovering that there was a vibrant community of bloggers in Cambodia. It was terrific to see Tharum who was one of the first Cambodia bloggers. I also got to reconnect with these Cambodia bloggers - Norbert Klein , Lux Mean , Ramana Sorn , and Kounila Keo.

29 Nonprofit Bloggers to Follow on Twitter

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Last week I asked the followers of @NonprofitOrgs to nominate their favorite nonprofit bloggers. This time around I limited the list to individuals bloggers, rather than blogs maintained by associations, publications, PR firms, etc. The 29 nonprofit bloggers below are posted in reverse alphabetical order, all equally valuable. The list below is the result of that “Tweet Out&#.

Nonprofit Bloggers Give Susan G. Komen Foundation A Huge Spanking

John Haydon

Don’t you just love nonprofit bloggers! By now you’ve probably read about the decision by the Susan G. Komen Foundation to cease giving grants to Planned Parenthood for breast cancer screenings. This decision, obviously politically motivated , will mostly impact women in under-served communities. The same communities that probably sold the most buckets of cancer that raised $8 million for the foundation. Seriously. Komen gets a spanking.

PoP - blogger of the month


Prince of Petworth , the blog I came across recently and posted about here , was just named "blogger of the month" by the Washington Post columnist Marc Fisher. Whoo hoo! Rockin' article here. Sweet!

November 10: Bloggers Raise Awareness About Refugees During Bloggers Unite

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Monday, November 10th, in an initiative similar to Blog Action Day , thousands of bloggers will post about refugee issues to raise awareness as part of Bloggers Unite. This isn't the first Bloggers Unite campaign. In the past, bloggers have written posts on the same day about human rights, acts of kindness, abuse, and organ donation. Bloggers Unite activism refugees

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22 Must-Circle Nonprofit Bloggers and Resources on Google+

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I joined Google+ a few months ago as an individual, but it hasn’t been until the recent launch of Google+ Pages that I began investing time in the exploring the Google+ community and tool set. Google+ is a bit more complicated than Facebook or Twitter, but already a significant source of traffic to this blog, and like most communities that get a lot of initial buzz, the growth rate of new followers is exponentially much faster during the early adoption phase.

Joint Statement from Museum Bloggers and Colleagues on Ferguson and Related Events

Museum 2.0

Gretchen Jennings convened a group of bloggers and colleagues online to develop a statement about museums'' responsibilities and opportunities in response to the events in Ferguson, Cleveland and Staten Island. We are a community of museum bloggers who write from a variety of perspectives and museum disciplines. When basketball players are offering more cogent commentary on racial issues than cultural institutions, you know we have a cultural relevance problem.

Bloggers Who Create Community Award

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Roger Carr from the Everyday Giving Blog presented the Bloggers Who Create Community Award to Beth's Blog! Michele is an amazing blogger and a master of reflection and learning. Here's what he had to say: Beth is a guru in the use of technology for nonprofits. She seems to be involved everywhere nonprofit technology is discussed online. Beth practices what she teaches (and let's others watch and participate as she does it).

RSS Side Links & Blogger

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

How can you stream and RSS as headline links down your sidebar in blogger? I know how to do this in typepad, but not blogger. If you want to have a stream a RSS feed as headlines on your side bar in blogger, after you create the javascript, where do you put in the template This is one of those stupd questions one that reveals your own stupidity. Since questions are your best teachers. I posted it here.

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So You Think You Can Blog? Guidelines For New Bloggers


You're happy with the new blog design, you understand the platform you've chosen, you've gotten sign-off from above to move forward, and you've signed a surprising number of your staff up to serve as regular bloggers. You want to offer your bloggers some guidance and make them comfortable with the process since many of them are nervous about blogging and most have never blogged before. Fill your bloggers in! How often do you expect your bloggers to post?

Tea, Cupcakes and Creative Bloggers in Your Town

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A couple weekends ago I facilitated a 3-hour Tea, Cupcakes and Creative Bloggers workshop at Teahouse Studio. It was so much fun, I want to teach it again soon. I'm planning on offering it at Teahouse again in the fall, but am also looking for other venues for this spring and summer. If you know of a place that might like to host a TCCB gathering/workshop in the Bay Area and beyond, let me know in the comments, or email me at britt AT brittbravo DOT com.

Another Cambodian Video Blogger. Yeah!

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Click To Play Earlier today I posted about discovering some new photo blogs, podcasts, and videos from Cambodian Bloggers. Any other video bloggers want to offer some advice? Vuthasurf left me a comment that he created a video clip, uploaded to blip.tv, but was having trouble getting the video to display in his word press blog. So I posted it on my wordpress blog and discovered that perhaps he didn't use the drop down menu to set it to word press.

The Killer Blog Strategy Mind-Map For Simple Minded Bloggers

John Haydon

I’m currently working with a number of nonprofits who want to start a blog. They’ve all gone through a process on deciding whether of not a blog is right for them (Also see tomorrow’s free webinar with Charityhowto ). After we establish goals , one of the first steps is to create a blog strategy. This should not be a complicated process (hence “simple minds&# ). I use a template with folks I call the “ The Killer Blog Strategy Mind-Map For Simple Minds &# (pdf).

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Nonprofit Bloggers at Blogher

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This is Nancy White making a toast at the Saturday night dinner which was going to be nonprofit bloggers, but was a large group of everyone who wanted to eat together. There was a "birds of feather" nonprofit table and I think I photographed most of the bloggers with an interest in nonprofit blogging.