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Blogging Tips Book by Lorelle VanFossenBlogging Tips
What bloggers won’t tell you about blogging
by Lorelle VanFossen

Returning to the basics, Lorelle VanFossen has put together hundreds of the tips you need to know before you start blogging, and after, in Blogging Tips, What Bloggers Won’t Tell You About Blogging.

  • Learn how to define your blog’s purpose.
  • Learn how to build your blog’s plan.
  • Explore the pros and cons of blog design.
  • Learn more about writing interesting and attention-getting content.
  • Develop your blog writing voice and style.
  • Tips on writing with keywords and search terms.
  • Learn how to encourage your readers to respond.
  • Deal with comment spam and other nasty comments.
  • Explore the new PageRank, TrustRank, and SEO techniques.
  • Learn how to improve SEO with podcasts, video, and other multimedia.
  • Tips to prevent blog burnout.
  • Tips on developing a blog plan of action in response to disasters, emergencies or accusations.
  • Tips on administrating and maintaining your blog.
  • Tips on online social networking and interaction.
  • Learn how to respond to copyright violations.
  • Learn about your rights as a blogger.
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Lorelle VanFossen is a professional writer and the author of , a popular technical blog on WordPress and blogging and now author of the new book, Blogging Tips, What Bloggers Won’t Tell You About Blogging. She is also the author of , one of the first personal websites on the Internet, featuring over a thousand articles on travel, nature photography, and life on the road, Blog Your Passion, and

, contributor and producer of the Bitwire Media production company which includes the WordCast Network, Making My Life Network, and other podcasts and multimedia productions. She was also the editor-in-chief and community manager for Woopra, the real-time web analytics program changing the face of analytics and real-time web. She guest blogs and writes for many blogs, ezines, websites, and print publications, and travels extensively, as a web consultant, trainer, and public speaker, often found in airports, truck stops, outside shops, and prowling your neighborhood looking for an open WIFI connection to send off her next blog post.

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