I Do Blogs is all about blogging, specifically WordPress blogging. I’ll say it; I admit it freely. I love WordPress, and I love blogging using this platform. It is simple enough for me to write unencumbered by the tech stuff that causes The Muse to stop and go hmmmmm. There’s also a lot of excitement about WordPress with all of the add ons, themes and plugins that adds way cool functionality to a blog.
I decided to set up this blog on blogging, because I like to share the gems I find online. Looking for a new plugin or really cool theme? Want to know how to easily write good headlines? Maybe, you need to know something about the next big thing in marketing, affiliate blogging or getting backlinks that really work.
You might be looking for a review on a new product or service. Those are the kinds of things that you, me and everyone I know who’s addicted to blogging look for every day. My blog will share what I find, and through the comments, add what you know.
You can also become a guest blogger if you like, and talk about all the neat stuff you find. I can’t pay you, but I’ll give you a good backlink with whatever anchor text you want to use. I Do Follow, so you’ll have some link luv for Google.
Let’s talk about the outlier in this mix — support climate change initiatives. Why? Well, if we ignore climate change, all the blogging coolness in the world won’t stop all those weather upheavals that are increasing becoming apparent in the world. So, I added it to my blog just to remind you that what we do in the world does count, and maybe you’ll add it to your blog. We need to raise the awareness of the world’s population so that we don’t wait so long that we pass the point of no return.
I do have a bit of politics thrown in from time to time. I am not a progressive, but I’m not a conservative either. So, when I hear things that seem share-worthy on the political front, I will. I don’t rant; I just relate interesting political facts here and there. No biggie. That’s what blogging is all about.
Some of my favorite blogs to read include the following:
Copyblogger — This blog is amazing. If you’re looking for lots of free information on how to write copy correctly, this site will blow your mind … at least I hope it will. He brings so much value to the Internet that I always stop by just to see what’s new. Hopefully, you will, too. One of my favorite pages is the one where he gives you a bunch of templates on how to write headlines that work.
Problogger - This is a combo of a blog at www.problogger.net and a forum at www.problogger.com. For $5.95 a month you can subscribe to a really nice forum that shows you all the stuff you want to know about blogging professionally. Or, just read the blog which is also very good and super informative.
MarketingVox — This one is another great resource for breaking information about what’s going on in the blogosphere as well the latest in everything about online marketing. It reports on new stuff coming from the various social media outfits like Facebook, Twitter and the like. If you want to get an overview of what’s going on, this is a nice place to stop.
Boing Boing — This is just a great site to visit from time to time. It’s not about marketing or blogging, but it’s a really neat site I like.
BloApp - This is where you can turn your blog into an iPhone app! It’s free and generates a cool QR code that smartphones can use to get your app and download it.
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