PR Blogging Tips & Tactics

Vancouver Sun Article on Blogging

Blogging: What do you have to say?

Here’s a whole set of useful PR blogging tips and strategies for public relations pros including a selection of articles on how to plan, create and manage a blog as well as the fine art of blogger relations.

Newest Blogging Tips & Resources

blogging-tipsOur newest blogging tips are now located on our PR and Social Media Insight pages on Scoop.it. You’ll find hundreds of super helpful blogging tipsblog design ideasbusiness blogging tips and much more.

Other blogging resources include: Best Blogging Blogs, Blog Writing, Corporate Blogging and Top PR Bloggers. You may also enjoy The PR Coach’s weekly blog This Just In… to keep you current. Sites below with a W are PR Coach “winners.”

Blogging Tips Archive

For researchers, students and for writers looking for historical articles, the archive below has a collection of our older posts from 2008 to 2013.

3 Bloggers Share Their Blog Tips from BlogWorld Expo [Video 2:31]
Three energetic bloggers – Jeremy Shoemaker, Steve Pavlina and Andy Wibbels – share their blogging tips.

3 Not-So-Obvious Things Your Blog Needs
Why so slow? Only 43% of biz will blog by 2012.

3 Things You Should Know Before Starting a Blog
Thoughtful advice to consider before you start blogging from Valeria Maltoni.

3 Ways to Create Highly Valuable Blog Content
Learn how to blog better.

3 WordPress Plugins for Inserting Creative Commons Images
Useful sources, tool for blogging visuals.

4 Blogging Tips to Double Your Site Traffic
Nice case study showing how blogging delivers ROI.

4 Content Curation Ideas to Implement Now
Valuable blog PR tips from Joe Pulizzi.  W

4 Useful Blogger Tools You May Not Know About
Helpful tips for bloggers.

4 Ways to Write Several Blog Posts at Once
Great blogging advice on productivity.will

5 Blog Headline Formulas Readers Can’t Resist
Learn the five highly successful headline formulas. W

5 Dos and Don’ts for Getting Blog Coverage
Helpful tips from Lisa Barone to help you get blog publicity.

5 Extraordinary Blog Post Types that Will Grow Your Audience Faster
Can’t-miss blogging tips with five excellent examples. 

5 Free Photo Editing Websites Every Blogger Should Use
Gotta love these photo tools.  W

5 Items to Delete from Your Blog NOW
Sage blogging advice.

5 Most Important Content & Social Media Tips for a Successful Business Blog
Study that shows blogging is the second most effective B2B lead generation tactic.  W

5 PR Pitches: The Good and Bad
Tech journalist Marshall Kirkpatrick recounts some good and bad pitches and finishes with six really good blogger relations tips.

5 Powerful Tips for Writing Irresistible Headlines
Liz Strauss has useful blogging headline tips.

5 Rules about Using Web Images in your Blog
Valuable blogging copyright tips.

5 Smart Legal Steps for Your Blog
These five legal tips from Jonathan Bailey are both valuable and proactive. W

5 Steps for Planning the Direction of Your Blog in 2009
Here’s some great annual planning and visioning steps from Darren Rowse. W

5 Techniques to Make Your Next Post Unforgettable
Five tips to help you write stronger blog posts.

5 Things to do When Plagiarists Strike
Don’t let them steal your content. W

5 Tips for Getting More From Your Blog
John Jantsch shares 5 ways to improve your blogging.

5 Tips to Becoming a Top Blog in Your Industry
Actionable blogging tips.

5 tips to strategically optimize your content
Smart blogging tactics.

5 Twitter Chats for Bloggers
Good blogging resources.

5 Ways to “Listen” For Better Blog Content
Deirdre Breakenridge shares blogging tips.

5 Ways to Make Your Blog Posts Outstanding
5 great PR blogger tips.

5 Ways to use Pinterest to Drive Traffic to Your Blog
Smart blogging strategy.

6 “Compelling” Reasons a Blog Should Be Center of Social Content Strategy
Tom Pick builds a strong business and financial case for business blogging.  W

6 Free Sites for Creating Your Own Comics
Who knows? May be useful.

6 Technical Tips For Your Blog
Get your blog back end in shape.

6 Ways to Defend Your Blog Copyright
These tips from Ron Doyle are very helpful for bloggers and writers.

7 Blog Writing Tips with an SEO Focus
Seven blogging tips to note.

7 Essential Things You Should be Doing While Your Blog is Young
A young blog has great potential and these how to blog tips will get you started properly.

7 Formats for Winning Blog Posts
Joel Friedlander shares seven beauty blog tips.

7 Things Mom Bloggers Want to Say to PR People
It all boils down to good blogger relations – know your audience, their wants and needs according to Influential Marketing Blog.

7 Tips on Pitching Bloggers
Rohit Bhargava’s tips will help avoid blog pitching landmines.

7 WordPress Plugins to Grow Your Email Subscribers
Excellent resources for WordPress bloggers. W

8 Blogger Outreach No-nos to Avoid at All Costs
Avoid these common blogger gaffes. 

8 ways journalists can use SoundCloud
PR and bloggers too.

8 Ways to Get Inspiration as a Blogger
Eight practical tips on finding blogging inspiration.

9 Elements of the Perfect Post 
Don’t forget great storytelling?

9 First Step Goals for New Bloggers
Nine valuable starting points for new bloggers from Problogger.

9 Places to Find Social Content Within Your Organization
Arik Hanson shares tips on where to get good content.

10 B2B Blogging Ideas for When You Need a Boost 
Nice tips for all bloggers.

10 Blogging Tips That Will Change Your Life (or Grade, at Least)
Barbara Nixon’s advice to students is perfect for all bloggers.

10 Reasons to Run Out and Start a Blog Now
Blogging is alive but changing blogs Heidi Cohen.

10 Reasons Why Your Blog is Not Doing Well
10 valuable blogging tips.

10 Reasons Why Your Content Doesn’t Attract Links
Story elements make the difference.

10 Simple Tips to Becoming a Better Blogger
Jeff Bullas shares blogging tips.

10 Steps to Successful Video Blogging
10 great ways to get video working for you.

10 Things Bloggers Should NOT Do
Bloggers pay heed to these reminders.

10 Types of Content that We ALL Love!
Blogging tips you can use.

#12 The Grande Guide to B2B Blogging
Eloqua guides deliver concise learning in minutes.

13 Blo13 Blogging Lessons I Learned The Hard Way
Great tips learned through experience.

13 Blogs Every @smallbiz Person Should Follow
Good list via Douglas Rice.

13 Step Blog Checklist to Make 2013 Your Best Year Ever
Heidi Cohen shares useful blogging checklist.

15 Key Elements Every Blog Post Needs
Actionable tips for bloggers.

15 List Post Ideas When You Get Writer’s Block
Stuck? Try these list post ideas.

16 Rules of Blog Writing. Which Ones Are You Breaking?
Best blogging tips from Annabel Candy.

17 Tips for Getting Bloggers to Write About You
Cory Doctorow of Boing Boing shows how to get bloggers pointing to you.

17 Tips to Distribute Your Blog Content to More People
Heidi Cohen shares tips.

17 Ways to Improve Your Blog – Case Study
Superb insight on blogging. W

18 Types of Posts That Get More Comments
Really useful types of blog posts that pay off.

19 Reasons You Should Blog and Not Just Tweet
Twitter is easier but blogging has more impact and creates longer term value writes Adam Singer. W

20 Easy Ways to Promote Your Blog across the Social Web
20 excellent blog promotion tips.  W

20 Fantastic Content Ideas For Your Online Community
If you’re a blogger, Feverbee offers 20 great blog content ideas.  W

20-plus questions to ask before starting to write
Helpful set up questions for bloggers.

20 Tips for Pitching Bloggers
Practical blog pitching tips to help you pitch bloggers properly.

20 Tips to Build Your Blog Audience from Scratch 
Shirtsleeve blogging tactics.

20 Ways to Use and Enhance Blog Photos
Practical blogging advice from Heidi Cohen.

21 Blog Mistakes (& How To Fix Them)
Heidi Cohen offers a blogging repair kit.

21 Business Blogging Tips From the Pros 
Sound advice for small biz bloggers. W

21 Guest Blogging Tips To Land Posts (Almost) Every Time
Heidi Cohen shares advice for bloggers.

21 Types of Content Audiences Love [infographic]
Great list for bloggers and content marketers.

22 Cost Effective Content Marketing Sources
Heidi Cohen shares tips.

24 Ways to Feed the Blog Beast
Terrific PR blogging tips from Arik Hanson.   W

25 Blogging Tips for Newbies and Veterans
Helpful blog reminders from Jeff Goins.

25 Sites for Royalty-Free Stock Photos,Textures
Great visual resource.

25 Ways to Use the Web to Find Content for Your Blog S
mart blogging tips from Danny Brown.

27 Blogging Secrets to Power Your Community
Starter tips, technical tactics and bonus suggestions from Chris Brogan.

30 ways to promote your next blog post 
Valuable blog marketing tips.

31 Ways to Make Your Blog Stand Out
Heidi Cohen shares a really useful list of blogging tips.

33 Ways to Get Help for Your Blog (Without Breaking the Bank)
Blogging 411.

35+ Typography Blogs to Skyrocket Your Creativity
Blogging design inspiration.

37 Tips for Optimizing Blogs and Feeds
Lee Odden has 37 tips from SES New York’s top blogger panelists who offer excellent blogging strategies and advice. Valuable reading.   W

37 Ways to Make Blogging Easier
David Turnbull shares 37 useful ways to make your blogging easier.

38 Fresh Content Communicators By Quality Of Content
A great A-List from Rich Becker. Definitely bloggers to follow.  W

50 Blog Lessons to Know if You’re Starting Today
Adam Singer offers 50 excellent blogging lessons that are essential reading for new and old bloggers. W

50 Examples of Great Blog Engagement
Just a great post by Lucy Langdon to help you enhance your blog engagement. A must-read!   W

50 Can’t-Fail Techniques for Finding Great Blog Topics
Just an excellent set of blogging tips.  W

54 Article Ideas for ANY Niche
Get 54 blog content ideas to use when you’re stuck for ideas.

65 Metrics to Track Blog Success 
How to measure blogging effectiveness. W

69 Secret Tips to Make Your Blog Rock
Terrific blog tips from Jeff Bullas. 

70+ Cool WordPress Magazine Themes
If you’re a blogger, you want to check out these themes which are optimized for mobile and tablets.

80 Extraordinary Blog Tips to Go from The PR Coach
Blogged down? Get blogging help here.  W

100 Ways to Improve Your Blog
This “best of” list has a number of really useful blogging tips.

101 Blog Tips I Learned in 2006
Many of Daniel Scocco’s blogging tips are still valid years later. A goldmine.

202 Bite-Sized Tips To Insanely Increase Your Blog Traffic
Ana Hoffman shares 200+ terrific blogging tips.  W

A 10-Step Guide to Video Blogging
Garin Kilpatrick shows you how to get yourself on video with 10 practical tips.

A 12-Step Strategy to Refit Your Blog to the Social Web in 2010
In this excellent post, Liz Strauss suggests 12 ways to tune up your blog for the social web.   W

A Blogging Plan You Can Wrap Your Arms Around
Helpful 7-step guide from Linda Dessau.

A journalist’s guide to verifying images 
Excellent advice for bloggers too.

A Quick and Comprehensive Typograpy Guide
Design note and infographic.

Amazing 2012 List of Banished Words
Writing, blogging pros take note.

Anatomy of Colors: Using Orange in Web Design
Fresh design ideas.

Are Blog Posts Better Than Press Releases?
Thinking aloud; interesting question.

Are comments worth it? The Trouble with Comments
Blogging trend is not to worry about volume of comments.

Are You Prepared for a More ‘Visual’ Social Media?
Great question and tips.

Barriers to Blogging – #1 – Distraction By Facebook, Twitter, News, Internet
Amen!

Best External Mics for better Apple iOS Audio input
Cool PR tools for interviews. blog

Better Blogging
Men with Pens share 140+ articles with tips on better blogging, how to blog and blog writing tips. Great blog writers’ resource. WW

Better Business
Among this Men with Pens archive of 190+ articles on better business, PR people will find many useful articles on client relationships, hiring freelancers, creativity, business tips and much more. W W

Bill Marriott Brings PR Success [Video 6:15] Video Icon
Roger Connor tells MyRaganTV why its CEO blog Marriott on the Move is a hit with employees and the public. W

Blog Case Study – Country Music Life
How to ramp up a new blog from scratch.

Blog Content Strategy 101
5 great blogging content strategies.

Blog Editorial Calendar – From Blog Ideas Into Reality
An editorial calendar is an important blog planning tool. Hendry Lee shares tips and a good template.

Blog Strategies
Excellent look at big media blogging strategies.

Blogger Outreach: 5 Best Practices When Writing Pitch Emails
Do the basics and do them right.

Blogging Pitfalls: How to Never Run Out of Ideas
Solid advice to help you find topical blog ideas.

Blogger Relations: I Don’t Need a New Best Friend
Toby Bloomberg offers six tips on how to work well with bloggers and what not to do.

Blogger Relations: Two Approaches for PR
Blogger relationships are the key to better results and Adam Singer suggests two good approaches.

Blogging Basics
This archive of 85+ basic blogging tips from Daily Blog Tips is superb! A great starting place for how to blog help. W W

Blogging Blunders, Part 1
Paul Gillin’s three-part series on blogging blunders is essential reading. W

Blogging by Numbers: How to Create Headlines That Get Retweeted
Smart writing tips from Tim Ferriss.

Blogging Policies and Guidelines
A look at excerpts from Hill & Knowlton’s blogging policies and guidelines.

Blogging Tips and Trends with Problogger Darren Rowse [Video 5:02]
Rowse answers key questions on starting and succeeding with blogging and trends like microblogging.  W

Blogging Tips from a Social Media Agency
Want to know how to find good, influential bloggers? Valuable blogger research tips from Rachelle Money.

Blogging with Medium, odd new product from Twitter’s founders
Medium expectations?

Blogging – Why Bother?
Well, now that you ask; it works.

Blogs: The Public Relations Tool You’re Not Using
Ben Silverman shares seven tips to help you deal better with bloggers.

Build a gorgeous blog without a design degree
Basic blogging tips.

Building a Bridge Between Your Story, Bloggers and People – Part I
Brian Solis explores blogger relations in the first of a 3-part series on blogger relations best practices.

Building a Bridge Between Your Story, Bloggers and People – Part II
Part II of Brian Solis’ series on blogger relations continues and says you must make time for unique pitches.

Building a Bridge Between Your Story, Bloggers and People – Part II
Part II of Brian Solis’ series on blogger relations continues and says you must make time for unique pitches.

CSI Guide to Your Next Killer Idea – A Guide for Blogging
Liked these tips.

Community Driven List Posts: A Tool for Bloggers
List.ly has potential for your blogging arsenal.

Corporate Blog Design: Trends and Examples
Smashing Magazine presents some excellent corporate designs to inspire you.  W

Create Newsletters in mins with FlashIssue.com
Impressive social newsletter tool.

Creating a Blogging Maintenance Routine That Isn’t a Chore
Maintenance is essential for a successful blog and these tips from Problogger make it easy.

Creating Better Content: Faster & With More Conversions
Alice Seba shares blog writing, headlines, power words and phrases, transitions, calls to action and closers tips galore. 

Do People REALLY Click on the Links in Your Blog Posts?
Great Q, answer. Linking strategically.

Do Short Posts Deliver on Value?
Long or short blog posts? What do you think?

Does Your Tagline Create Clarity or Mystery?
An effective tagline is clear, concise and captivating.

Don’t Be a Bad Pitcher
This is a good post by blogger Anil Dash and it’s not about baseball.  W

Don’t Be a Flack… Why Bloggers Need Personal Pitch Guidelines
Off-topic pitches are nearly as bad as spam. Having pitch guidelines of your own and following best pitching practices will always get better results.

Effective Blogger Relations: Debunking Myths, Discovering Reality
Heather Whaling presents an excellent guide to effective blogger relations. 

Eight Google+ tools for journalists 
For PR, marketing, blogging too.

Eight Strategies to Help Newspapers Thrive
Good strategies for blogs too.

Emotion-filled Images to Jazz up Your Blog Posts
Here’s a very creative PR blogging tip.

Enough with Blogger Strategies
Dave Fleet cautions that social media is wider than blogs alone and offers three strategies to guide blog startups.

Ernest Hemingway’s 5 secrets to good blogging 
Blogging like Ernest.

Favorite 10 Free Stock Photo Download Sites
Looking for a free photo? See these 10 great free photo resources from Donna Fontenot.

Finger incident jeopardizes Arby’s reputation
Crisis lessons for Arby’s.

Five Easy Ways to Make the Most of Your Blog Archives
Practical tips for bloggers.

Five Examples of Blogging Voices
Thoughtful Jayme Soulati post.

Forbes to Staff: ‘Get Thee to a Bloggery’
Forbes likes blogs; staff better learn to like them.

Found a web scrape thief – now what?
Blogger tactics – how to protect your content.

Four Professional Editing Techniques that Boost Post Value
Four practical blogging tips worth noting.

How Being a Blogger Makes You a Better PR Pro
Alrighty then: Being On Both Sides of the Coin.

How Blogs and Social Media Are Changing the Face of PR
Valuable research study and presentation by Donald K Wright and Michelle D Hinson. Highlights trends and impacts on PR.  W

How Can I Get Placement on Blogs?
Bloggers need stories says Jason Falls and he uses a sample pitch to show how to pitch properly.

How Casio Approaches Bloggers [Video 2:43] Video Icon
Melissa Keklak describes her company’s relationship with the blogosphere on MyRaganTV.

How Design Bloggers Are Taking on Pinterest and Tumblr 
Visuals matter for engagement.

How Do We Know What Our Return on Investment Is as Bloggers?
Excellent PR ROI and blog measurement advice.

How Do You Develop a Blog Content Strategy?
Valeria Maltoni says blog strategy starts with the right attitude and right approach.

How do you know if your blog is making an impact?
Blogging insight by Mark W Schaefer.

How is Your Blog Credible Compared to a Newspaper?
Think of your blog as a newspaper and you will deliver higher value.

How NOT to Pitch a Blog
Pitching bloggers? Lee Odden shares tips on how not to pitch blogs.

How PR Professionals Should Pitch Bloggers
Practical blogger pitching tips from Jeremiah Owyang.

How to Avoid Content Marketing Fatigue
Smart blogging tips from Geoff Livingston. W

How to Choose a Headline Using 3 Little Known Secrets 
SEO headline tips.

How to Create a Rock Solid Tagline That Truly Works
What’s a tagline? It captures your mission, your promise and your brand. Here’s how to create a winner.

How to Create Content People Love
To learn the secrets of attention-grabbing blog posts that generate traffic, I interview Michael Hyatt.

How to Create “The Perfect Blog Post”
Smart blogging tips from Derek Halpern.

How to Develop a Web Content Strategy for Your Blog
Content is critical and here are some basic tips for blog content development.

How to Engage Your Readers? 10 Steps Into Social Media on Your Website
Though aimed at media websites, these tips are perfect for PR websites and blogs.

How to Find the Best Free Image/Photo/Graphics Downloads for Your Blog
Handy post from Michael VanDeMar to help you find free images to dress up your blog.

How to Get an Angry Email From Me
Technology editor Aaron Brazell has a message for PR spammers. Can we all please listen and clean up our pitching practices?

How to Get in Tune With Your Readers’ Needs [and Produce Compelling Content]
What is compelling content and how do create blog posts that connect? Problogger offers ways to get in tune with your readers.

HOW TO: Get More Readers for Your Blog
Heather Whaling provides terrific tips on how to build blog readership.

How to Maintain Your Voice as a Corporate Blogger
Valerie Simon shares lessons on keeping your true identity while corporate blogging.

How to Optimize Your Headlines for Google and Humans
Smart advice for bloggers. W

How To: Pitch Bloggers
Paul Stamatiou provides a practical checklist for PR people.

How to Place Keywords in a Blog Post Properly
Tips on using keywords properly.

How to Plan Your Blog
Nine blogging tips from Heidi Cohen. [Infographic].

How to Plan Your Blog Posts for a Year in Advance
A useful guide to blog planning from Laura Roeder.

How to Reach Out to Bloggers
Following these blogger pitching tips from Chris Brogan will enhance your pitch results.

How to: Search social media for stories
Great tips for PR, blogging story research.

How to Show Up and Write
Here’s some PR blog writers’ motivation.

How to: Smart Searching Google
Who knew? Excellent tips for  bloggers.

How to Source and Credit Content
PR and blog writers take note.

How to Stop Procrastinating and Start Your Blog
For all you procrastinators, stop what you’re doing, read this and start blogging! From Darren Rowse. W

How to: use social media in newsgathering
Great tips work for blogging, PR too.  W

How to Weave a Story that Instantly Captivates Your Audience
Sean D’Souza offers smart blog tips. W

How to Write a Good Blogging Bio
Great tips for a better blog bio from Jessica Saunders.

How to Write a Great Blog Post in Just 15 Minutes
An excellent primer on quickly writing best blog posts.  W

How to Write a Headline That Packs a Punch
Great blog writing tips.

How to write an interesting blog Smart blogging tips.

How to Write Hypnotic Headlines That Drive People to Your Blog
Great blog writing tips from Annabel Candy.

How to Write Irresistible Blog Intros
Blog writing intro tips to note.

If You Blog, Make It Easy for People to Comment
The best blogging, writes David Meerman Scott, allows plenty of comment and rich interaction.

If You Post It, Will They Come?
Don’t forget to do your blog marketing too reminds Jeremy Porter.

Images are Content. Where I Find Mine
Practical advice on sourcing visuals for blog, PR content producers from Valeria Maltoni.  W

In-depth analysis of 50 Successful Blogs
Blogging inspiration and analysis.

In the Company of Bloggers: Where Enthusiasm Lives
Blogging is alive & well!

Interactive & Dynamic Data Visualization Libraries
Helpful blogging resource.

Learning how to blog — the right way
How to cure blah blogs.

Lifehackers Guide to Weblog Comments
Learn how to comment on blogs effectively from Gina Trapani. W

Looking for Blogging Inspiration? How to Find Great Images on Flickr
Kevin Gibbons show how to find images on Flickr and add visual snap to your blog.

Making Good Use of Your Blog in a Social Media Crisis
Smart tips for using a blog in a crisis.  W

Making the Most Out of Guest Blogging Terrific blog tactics.  W

Marketing Your Blog With Squidoo
Here’s some smart tips on using Squidoo to build blog traffic and readership.

More Tips for Unblocking the Idea Jam
More great blogging idea tips from Paul Gillin.  W

Most PR People Are Spammers
David Meerman Scott reviews Wired editors response to PR spam and reminds us of better ways to pitch bloggers and media.

Never-Ending List of New Content Inspiration
Great blog content ideas.  W

News photos for bargain prices
Good blogging visuals source.

Nice Blogs Finish Last
Valuable blogging advice, insight.

Now Rank This: Blog Posts That Drive Traffic 
Useful blogging insight from Jeremy Porter.

One Helluva Seductive One-Word Headline
Can you guess the headline? Sage blogging advice.

One Key to Blogging Success That Gets Little Respect
Lou Hoffman says it’s about patience,

Outlines Help You Write Better, Faster
The benefits of writing faster with outlines.  W

Overcoming Blogger’s Block
Practical ways to get over blogger’s block from Paul Gillin.  W

Photos as Web Content 
Research: According to usability guru Jakab Nielsen, readers like real people and generally ignore stock photos.

PicMonkey is an excellent free photo editing tool
PR, blogging pros note this useful tool. Hat tip to Jeff Domansky.  W

Picture Worth a Thousand Words: Importance of Images in a Blog
Valuable blogging tips on images for impact.  W

Pitch Practices: Learn Them… Learn to Love Them (and I’ll Love You)
Ten good pitching tips by blogger Christine Kerley.

Pitching Bloggers – Avoid the Intimacy Trap
Be business-like even if you’ve followed a blogger for a while writes Morgan McLintic.

Pitching the Perfect Pitch to Bloggers
Rodger Johnson says pitching media is the same as pitching media. Read them and connect. Offer something truly interesting. Be helpful.  W

PR and Blogging Outreach: Practical Tips
Cece Salmon-Lee offers 10 valuable blogger relations tips.  W

PR Gone Bad: How to Anger Bloggers and Hose Your Clients
On and on it went as Jonathan Fields shares this bad pitch example that’s bad enough to make you shudder.

Public Relations (PR) and the Blogosphere [Video 19:04]
Chris Pirillo answers the question: Does PR have a role in the blogosphere? He offers useful blogger relations tips mixed in with his rant.  W

Quit Blogging And Go With…Facebook?
Not so fast Pilgrim. You’d be mistaken.

Report Says Blogs Still Vital
Blogs are still an important source for news and info says eMarketer report.

Robert Scoble’s Five Tips for Video Blogging [Video 7:24]
Practical tips for better video blogging from Scoble

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Simple Steps to Improving Quality of Posts
Nine steps to better quality blog posts from Steven Snell.

Skyword Study: Early Morning Publishing Yields the Most Article Views
When to post and publish for best results.

Snapseed
Snapseed is a simple, powerful photo editing tool worth exploring; modest cost.

Some Differences Between Pitching Mainstream Media and Bloggers
Blogger Chris Brogan highlights the differences from mainstream media and how to pitch bloggers effectively.

Soon, Bloggers Must Give Full Disclosure
The New York Times reports on the Federal Trade Commission requirement for bloggers to begin disclosure of relationships with companies/products they promote or endorse.

Sorry PR People: You’re Blocked
Wired‘s Chris Anderson reacts to lazy PR people and spam pitches by publishing the email addresses and blocking the offenders. Ouch!

Take Your Blog to the Next Level – 7 Must-Have Blog Tactics
Excellent advice based on research from Dan Zarella. W

Tangled Passages
How long should a lead sentence be? Take a guess.

Ten Minute Rambles: A Tool to Jump-starting Your Blog
Blogging inspiration from Liz Strauss.

The Blog Post Checklist: After You Publish Your Post
12 useful tips to bump your blog to the next quality level.

The Blog Post Checklist: Use Before Hitting “Publish”
Excellent 13-point guide to follow before publishing your next blog post from Daniel Scocco.  W

The Blogger’s Essential WordPress Guide: 13 Top Tutorials
WP User? Great tips for better blogging.  W

The Complete In-Depth Guide to Creating a Killer B2B Blog 
Best blogging tips from Simply Zesty. W

The Content Creation Challenge: 22 Tips from Copyblogger [infographic]
Super blogging advice and infographic. W

The Death of Blogs?
Hardly…But it’s time to drop the labels.

The End of the Blog? Gawker Thinks So
Blogging must evolve, including breaking news, or die says Nick Denton.

The Must-have Blog Post Topic Generation Tool
Awesome blogging tool.  W

The One Thing Keeping You from Being a Blogging Master
Terrific blogging tips and motivation.  W

The Ongoing Myth That Web Content Must Always Be Short
Smart PR blog insight by Adam Singer.

The 5 Cs of Blogger Relations
Blog pitchers note these tips from prTini.

The 7 Minute Blog Strategy
Excellent blogging strategy workbook from Stanford Smith.  W

The 10 Basic Web Skills Every Journalist Must Have
10 web skills journalists and PR can use for story development and blogging.  W

The Art of the Fan-Based Blog: Content, Content, Content
Several blogging strategies from DB Ferguson will help you create a blog with credibility.

The Best PR Blogs Out There
Jeremy Porter picks favorite PR blogs.  W

The Interview Brief: A Bad Pitch How-To
Here’s how to create an effective “Interview Brief” from the guys at Bad Pitch Blog.

The New Rules for Breaking News, Robert Scoble Should Be in PR
Brian Solis talks about building bridges between your story, bloggers and people in the 3rd of his 3-part series on blogger relations.

The One Thing Keeping You from Being a Blogging Master
Terrific blogging tips and motivation.  W

The Top 10 Qualities of High-Quality List Posts
What makes a blog post great?

The Three R’s of Blogger Relations
Blogger relations. To David Westcott, it’s all about respect, relevance and relationships.

The Ultimate Checklist for an Awesome Killer Blog Post
Here’s a useful beginner blogger’s 12-point checklist from Robert Bravery.

This Is How You Pitch a Blogger
Adam Singer hits a homer with these blogger pitching tips. W

Threatening Bloggers Via Text Message: Not Savvy PR
Gawker highlights bad blogging relations behavior, showing how fast trouble brews for the stupid, lazy or unaware.

Tips for Writing Blog Titles that Earn ReTweets 
Excellent blogging tips. W

To Blog or Not to Blog (Nine Years Later)
Poignant reflection by Debbie Weil on the 9/11 anniversary.  W

Top 10 Things You Can Do to Get Blogged
Older post by Michael Arrington at TechCrunch suggests best ways to pitch before he later went ballistic about PR people.

Top 19 Free Photo Sites For Bloggers
Excellent resource for blogger pics and visuals. 

Top 100 WordPress Resources  
Are you a WP blogger? Catch these.

Top 150 Social Media Marketing Blogs: Sept ’10
Great list of influencers; many in PR!   W

Traffic Content vs Trust Content
Trust content beats traffic content in blogger relations.

Transmedia Writing
Geoff Livingston shares insight into Transmedia storytelling.  W

Two Quick Ways to Promote Your Blog
Get your blog some attention.

Ultimate Resource Guide to Blogger Outreach, Guest Blogging
VERY useful resource from Neil Patel.  W W 

Using Social Media to Promote Your Blog
How to get more blog mileage.

Videojournalism: Multimedia Storytelling
Good blogging resource from Ken Kobre.

Warning: Do You Recognize These 21 Blogging Mistakes?
How can you avoid the most common blogging mistakes? These 21 blogging tips from Problogger will help.

What an Executive Blog Editor Needs to Know
Chris Brogan looks at what an executive blog editor’s role should be.

What are 10 Addictive Types of Content?
Very useful blogging idea starters.

What makes a perfect B2B blog post?
Mark Schaefer shares excellent infographic and tips.

What You Don’t Know About Blogging: A Masterclass on the Newsphere
Helpful blogging tips from ViperChill.

What’s Stopping You from Being a ‘Great’ Blogger?
Finding the spark.

When Is It a Good Idea to Include Bloggers in Your Media Outreach?
Sage advice from Valeria Maltoni on when and why to include bloggers in media relations. Key? Relevance.   W

Which Media, Marketing or PR Blog is the Most Readable?
Interesting look at blog and other media readability by Media Orchard.

Why Blog? +25 Tips to Make It Work
Valeria Maltoni has an excellent, free eBook with blogging strategies and 25 tips to make it work.

Why Blogging Is Dead–And What’s Next
MUST-read: Digital first.  W

Why Companies (and CEOs) Should Blog
Trevor Young suggests why it matters.

Why Content Marketing is Becoming the New Public Relations
Learn content marketing is taking over some of traditional PR from Newt Barrett.

Why Every Independent News Site Should Have a YouTube Channel
Bloggers should create a YouTube channel too.  W

Why Every Marketer/PR Pro Should Have a Blog
Adam Singer provides the PR and marketing benefits to blogging.

Why I hate Content Marketing and ‘Blogger Outreach’
Shel Israel’s POV.

Why Journalists go for your blog
Blogging reaches media if you follow these tips.

Why Should Companies Blog?
Great reasons for biz blogging.

Why Spam PR Pitches Won’t Go Away
Spray and pray” practices are still out there, but Dave Fleet says relationship building always wins.

Why Storytelling Will Keep Readers Hooked on Your Blog
Fashion and all bloggers can benefit from storytelling.

WordPress Website Owner’s Emergency Checklist
Now this is practical.

You Need a Blog Strategy
Josh Klein talks about the importance of a blog strategy.

TypePad Best Blogger

Photo credit: Darren Barefoot

These blogging tips are curated by Jeff Domansky. Follow him on Twitter @ThePRCoach or his Scoop.it curation site Public Relations & Social Media Insight.

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