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Attracting Readers to Your Blog

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Attracting new readers is a big part of the blogging game. Many people keep blogs for their own satisfaction. It’s a place to share their thoughts or show off their creative efforts. But deep down inside most bloggers want more readers and subscribers. They want their blogs to be successful. In order to be a successful blogger, you need a plan. You need to develop a theme and focus on the type of audience you…

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Your Blog As A Client Resource

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Blogs are a great extension to a website. They keep people updated on recent activities and are a great way to bring up some constructive discussion. Another great way to use a blog is to educate and inform. For me it comes down to the topic of the week and what’s on my mind. If I have a great photo shoot or personal project, I may share some images and talk about the challenges involved….

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Top Ten Blogs I Read and Recommend

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  Copyblogger – great tips on writing WSJ.com: The Middle Seat Terminal – Wall Street Journal’s blog on travel Philip Bloom’s blog about video and filmmaking CNet Digital Media News – blog about digital media Guy LeCharles Gonzalez – marketing blog Seth Godin’s blog about marketing Mac Video News – current news in the video world Fresh DV – all about digital video Your Life is a Trip – travel and life  

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Don’t Blog

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Here’s the thing about blogs: I don’t think you should do one. Don’t do one if it is a chore. Don’t do one if you have nothing of yourself to offer to others. Don’t do one if you wont update it. Don’t do one if it is nothing more than links to others. Don’t do one if you have anger management issues. Don’t do one if you don’t make work regularly for yourself (and others)…

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Quick Tip: Automate your social media

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Unless you have unlimited amounts of time on your hands, you should automate as many steps of your social media as possible. Like cross-posting all content in multiple social media outlets. Take some time to set up a few steps to automate the process. Here are a few good tools for sharing and automating content through social media outlets : Hootsuite, Ping.fm, Involver, Tweet later, Social too. These are just a few. Make sure to…

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Video Editing Tips

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Be organized – gather and import all your assets (video, audio, stills, logos and other graphics) into editing system before you start the actual edit. Make transcripts of the interviews.  I like exacting paper transcripts with all the “ums” and “you knows” included.  That way if I’m looking at the paper transcript I get the “true” picture of what was said. Choose your soundbites from the actual video – not the from the paper transcript. …

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