Blogging 101: So You Want to Start a Blog?

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Starting a blog has never been easier — but with all the social media, CMSs and techie lingo out there, it can be a tough path to navigate at first.

One of the most important things you’ll need to do as a blogger is to constantly remind yourself to stay true to your own voice. It’s easy to get caughtup in the blogging world and to lose yourself, but the best and most successful blogs are passion projects that ring true to the fired up blogger behind them.

Here’s a helpful guide to how to start a blog coming at you from one blogger who’s been down that road.

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How much is twitter worth (to small businesses)?

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Today the third major social network is becoming a public company. As with all major IPO’s, we will read a lot of diverse and conflicting opinions on its valuation: to some Twitter will be an overpriced money-losing startup, to others it will be the next major player of the Web and undervalued. To add a data point to the debate, the Scoop.it team decided to study the value of social networks to small and mid-size businesses.

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5 key social media takeaways (INFOGRAPHIC)

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Vehr Communications recently released their 2013 Social Media Usage Survey; learn more about the 5 key social media takeaways in this infographic.

 

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9 Tips For Keeping Your Internet Use Private

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Many people are concerned about online privacy. And, conversely, many more are not, freely sharing any and everything on their favorite social networks, paying little attention to their mobile app settings, and happily letting Google track each keyword that they search.

It’s easy to get paranoid about all this stuff, but it does pay to be a little careful when using the internet, particularly when it comes to your personal safety. And while Twitter holds pride of place as one of the safest social networks, by taking the time to educate yourself on the security and privacy settings within your profile, being mindful of which third-party apps you allow access to your account and ensuring that you aren’t making it easy for burglars by constantly telling the world when you’re not at home, you can rest assured that you’re doing everything you can to keep your presence safe on Twitter.

This infographic proposes 9 tips for keeping your internet usage private.

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How To Create A Perfect Tweet [INFOGRAPHIC]

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Much has been written about how to write the perfect tweet, from what link shortener to use to how many characters to leave room for retweets.

Now the folks at Neomobile have tried their hand at creating a guide to composing the perfect tweet.

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