UPDATE: Here is the exhaustively excellent live-blogging of my Blogging for Business session by Search Engine Guide.
Also, here is WebProNews' recap of my presentation.
Li said that my presentation 'inspired me to love blogging again'. Wow.
UPDATE: I've been told that Search Engine Guide will be live-blogging Small Business Marketing Unleashed on Monday and Tuesday. Also, I believe all presentations/panels will be video-recorded, will update when I find out for sure.
ALSO: I am Twittering the sessions this morning, you can follow me at http://www.twitter.com/MackCollier
I'll be presenting on Blogging for Business next Monday at the Small Business Marketing Unleashed conference in Houston. During my presentation, I am going to bring up a TON of ideas and concepts that I would really like to devote far more time to than I'll have. So I decided to make a list of resources here that conference attendees (as well as my readers) can use to help them better understand the topics I'll be discussing. Below you'll find links to many articles, including How-Tos, and I'll also include links to many of my favorite blogs, ranked by subject. Some of these articles are premium Marketing Profs articles, but you can sign up for a free trial and view them that way (But Marketing Profs is well worth the $50 premium yearly membership. And full disclosure, I write for MP's blog Daily Fix, and frequently write premium articles for MP.)
Monitoring the blogosphere:
Monitoring the Blogosphere using Google Blog Search
Tweetscan (tool to monitor Twitter)
Google Blog Search
Technorati (Type your blog's URL in the 'Search' box to see your blog's links)
Why I Like Twitter
Getting started and improving your blog:
Ten Steps to Starting a Company Blog (Premium article)
Eight Ideas for Revitalizing Your Company Blog
Eight Easy Ways to Grow Your Blog
Want More Comments on Your Blog?
How to Get More Comments on Your Blog, By Leaving It
10 Ways You Can Use Feedburner to Improve Your Blog
Elements of a Great Blog:
Company Blog Checkups:
Kodak's 1000 Words
Patagonia's The Cleanest Line
Innocent Drinks' Daily Thoughts
The Fiskateers Blog
Corner Violin Shop
Jennifer Laycock's series on using Twitter:
Great Blogs(organized by subject):
Marketing and Branding:
The Origin of Brands
Servant of Chaos
Social Media Best Practices:
Social Media Explorer
The Church of the Customer
Small Business Marketing:
Search Engine Guide
Drew's Marketing Minute
Duct Tape Marketing
Design / User Experience:
Logic + Emotion
Marketing for Good:
I'll no doubt come across blogs and articles I want to add to this list, so expect frequent updates in the next couple of days. I'll leave this post up as the top post till probably next Wednesday.
BTW to make this a true community project, if you know of any great articles that you, or someone else has written about how to get started blogging, or how to improve your blogging efforts, feel free to leave a link in the comments. Also feel free to add a link to your blog in the comments if it covers any of the topics I mentioned above. Thanks!
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