Dont Be Greedy

You can pitch, and even sell, your own products and services via your blog. You can also add a number of other revenue-generating functionalities to your blog, including advertising, affiliate program links, and donation requests. (I talk more about these tools in Chapter 14.) Carry all this too far, however, and your blog becomes a sales tool rather than a communication tool. You lose readers and you certainly won't sell anything when you get carried away by the desire to make money with your...

What is an RSS feed

One of your biggest challenges after you start a blog is to generate buzz about it and then not only bring visitors to it, but get them to come back. RSS helps you do both. With RSS, you can actually syndicate your content quickly, easily, and cheaply. So what's RSS An RSS feed is a XML-based file that contains summaries or the full text of each entry posted on your blog. Another format for updates of this kind is called Atom. I say more about this format later in this chapter, but for now, if...

Buzz Marketing with Blogs for Dummies

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