- How to make a blog post, and then some: Michael Hyatt's a blogging CEO and he shared his template for a good 500-word blog post. Read and share this with your colleagues. Want to promote that blog post? ProBlogger offers some great tips for doing so on YouTube, and a pile of 29 tips to get readers to keep coming back to your blog.
- Detach yourself from your work? Yup. A wonderful read, especially for the overworked communications director. "Manage your energy, not your time," is just one of my favorites.
- Readability gets a boost on the web: This New York Times article shares news about Readability (and other apps) that offer a stripped-down, cleaned-up option for reading text on the web--but Readability will share revenues with publishers. A new model to watch.
- Google's favoring original content in search engine results: And rightly so. Algorithms are going to shift to favor original content, so reprinting lots of posts from others will work against you. A must-read for the SEO-concious.
- Who's looking for health information on the web? Pew's latest report gives you the details. Here's one tidbit: 29 percent are looking for food safety or food recall information.
- Wonder how to pitch hyperlocal news sites? They have 10 common features, according to this analysis by 10,000 Words.
will likeneed this: A handy online guide to common errors in English usage.
- Quora quibbles: First, tech guru Robert Scoble fell in love with Quora, the new questions site. Then, it wasn't all he'd hope. In between, he answered hundreds of questions and drew in a lot of new users. This post looks at why that's good and bad for Quora and will bring you up to speed with what's going on with this new site. (The good news: Still works for the rest of us.)
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