Approaching a local small business with an offer to write their blog for free: is this a good idea? If so, how to do it? I'm looking to gain some freelance writing experience and thought this might be the way. [more inside]
Someone I dated years ago obsessively visits my blogs and leaves messages. The messages aren't threatening, but they're starting to annoy me. Can I do anything about it? Should I? [more inside]
I'm considering setting up my company's website on a blogging platform. Since I'm a heavy user of Google services, I was considering using Blogger, especially since it is free. (I use it for my personal blog.) However, my partner said self-hosted Wordpress is more flexible and more professional. Is Wordpress truly better than Blogger? If so, what are the main selling points of using Wordpress over Blogger in 2012?
How do I get more attention/participation on my advice blog? [more inside]
Wordpress users: is the customer service still as shit as it used to be circa 2006-2007? [more inside]
Between the present and a Vingian singularity there comes an era where eveyrone is computer illiterate. I'm an early adopter.
I want to set up a personal web space - a blog, some articles and vanity e-mail address type of affair. Unfortunately, I've spent too long using software instead of making it and all my web design and programming knowledge is a hopelessly outdated. What does a person need to know these days if they want to register a domain and set up a not overly complex web page and blog with a service provider who is slightly more scrupulous than the average Batman villain? [more inside]
I am looking for a tutorial for video blogging. Old questions are old and I'm sure there is new software out there by now. Advice/experience? [more inside]
Is there blog software that has a ready-made template that allows for sidenotes? [more inside]
What is the best solution for blogging with an iPad? Is anyone actually doing this? I'd like to be able to travel with just an ipad and a bluetooth keyboard instead of my laptop. What I need: CC photo search and image resizing, the ability to easily add links, and upload to a wordpress blog to which I'm a contributor. Blogsy looks pretty good. What say you Metafilterers? Doable? Pipe dream? Be honest.
Where can I find resources to help me learn the basics of Git so that I can effectively use Octopress to power my static site blog? [more inside]
I am too disorganized to blog consistently, but I'm also way too verbose for Twitter. Is there a blogging platform that exists somewhere between these two extremes? Is there a platform that's kind of like Facebook as a blog? Do I want a Tumblr? [more inside]
I want to start a very simple blog that will have ads on it. Where should I start? [more inside]
Is there a script or service to automatically cross-link posts by different bloggers across different platforms besides Blog Carnival? [more inside]
Helping help a friend find an old blog. Here are the details she remembers: A guy. Blogging around 2000 - 2001. Posts were often confessional, inimate accounts of his torturous relationship with his girlfriend, who had some sort of eating disorder. He lived in San Francisco much of this time, but eventually moved to (possibly) NYC. The blog may have been called the Grey Square or the Grey Box. Not much to go on, but maybe it will ring a bell with someone?
What is the most effective way to create an email list (for use by diverse senders with different email domains) and an easily accessed blog for postings by multiple users? [more inside]
I need suggestions for blogging software that will display one and only one line per entry [more inside]
Please help us get going so our blog doesn't remain some neat idea that we never made happen! [more inside]
Websites like Livejournal? RSSing? Cross-Posting? Questions inside. [more inside]
Are there people who've written blogs about their work and personal lives, and have done it well, and not gotten burned? Any examples? [more inside]
I have a tumblr that is getting decently popular. If I want to become more of an established blogger, do I need to use a different platform? [more inside]
I received an email the other day from someone who claims they have a client who wants to advertise on my blog, which I only started a couple of months ago. I can't tell if it's legit, and I'm wondering how best to find out. I don't have any advertising on my blog, nor do I have any mentions of seeking advertisers. [more inside]
Hello Mefi, I've recently discovered SoundCloud (!!!1) and its mobile application. Since, I'm trying to figure out a way to make use of it for a blogging platform. Say, random street-reports, or such. Do you know any Audio Blogs that don't deal with music, but with verbal audio bits? Reporting of some sort? Thanks!
I used to, very effectively, market my website by leaving my url under my comments (My comments were always relevant.), but most sites have disabled that feature. What's another effective way to market websites?
I'm looking for examples of websites that have successfully enhanced a research community (academic or artistic) with a dynamic online/social/mutual-portfolio presence. Blog and social media based hubs, perhaps, that showcase the possibilities of web portfolio/research integration for academic and creative purposes. [more inside]
I have a sort of popular blog and I occasionally blogged about my relationship with another blogger. We've broken up. How do I handle it? [more inside]
I remember reading company guidelines that detailed exactly how bloggers (aggregators, really) at HuffPo or Yahoo must choose subjects and style. It was put very aggressively, along the lines of: if a story doesn't promise at least 7000 individual clicks, don't even bother. I can't find this document anymore. Help me, please? [more inside]
What's the next step in online freelance writing beyond sites like Textbroker.com? A friend wants to quit his retail job in order to write about 20-30 hours a week while going to school. [more inside]
Professors, journalistis, writers, lend me your brain: is it ethically okay for me to professionally blog about my grad school program? [more inside]
What do you use to keep track of comments online? I've been using coComment for ages but it can be slow and it doesn't work with the recent Firefox upgrade. [more inside]
What should I call my feminist TV blog? [more inside]
How to Reward my Facebook Page followers? [more inside]
This "dissertation writing services" site has reposted a lengthy dissertation-related blog post of mine in its entirety (original post by me). What can I do? [more inside]
I'm looking for blogs about teaching in infant or primary schools, preferably in the UK. [more inside]
Adjunct faculty interview coming up; I have a blog that might raise some eyebrows -- should I take my name off it/delete posts? [more inside]
Help me learn more about social media (prefer interactive contests/blogathons) and how I can learn more about the potential for small businesses that blog.
How can I learn more about social media (prefer interactive contests/blogathons) and how I can learn more about the potential for small businesses that blog? [more inside]
Say I use my Google account to identify myself when posting on Blogger. Can the person running the blog see my e-mail address or other details?
Suggestions and resources for creating a travel photography blog? [more inside]
Is it possible to see who specifically shared or "liked" my blog post on Facebook? [more inside]
Can i put a three-picture, automatically alternating slideshow in a wordpress.com post? [more inside]
Which blogs out there are the best kept secrets? [more inside]
What is the best (free or very cheap) blog platform for a dual-authored blog in which both authors have their own logins, but neither is the administrator? [more inside]
Plagiarism! I wrote some articles on my blog, now the ideas are being sold in a book - using specific terms and techniques that make it unmistakable about source or parallel development. No one else has rights to these articles, and no one notified or asked me for permission. What are my options? [more inside]
I have a sport blog and i would love to illustrate my stories with the pictures of sport personalities without infringing copy right . What is the best way to go about it ?
Blogging a year in advance: I'd like to pre-write 150 blog posts (Wordpress) and have them posted automatically, one at a time, every Mon., Wed., Fri at 8:30AM Eastern. What is this called, and what tools exist to help? [more inside]
Content manager? Social media consultant? Help me find this job title, so I can (most efficiently) learn more about this job. [more inside]
Looking for a method by which one could automatically add content to a wordpress sidebar, I dont even know what to search for. [more inside]
What should I name my cocktail video blog? [more inside]
How do I let people know that I even have a blog, once I get it started? [more inside]
What are some things, either from your experience or that of others, that one should avoid or at least think twice before sharing on the internet (namely through blogs, twitter, etc.)? [more inside]
What is a web site where users can post articles without having a dedicated blog? [more inside]