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]
After three years of Blogspot and Flickr, I'm finally moving to my very own unlimited storage, unlimited bandwidth servers. (Yes, I know that's not really unlimited, but that's not going to be a problem). The problem is that said photos are on blogspot and flickr, and there's 1,000+ posts with perhaps 5,000 photos. Tell me there's an automated way / script to bring everything under one roof...? [more inside]
Are there any sites that will recommend blogs based on ones that you already like? I've seen this done for music, movies and books but I'd love one that told me, "If you like Mimi Smartypants you might like x, y or z"
How can I share fiction on a personal website that easily links chapters from multiple serialized pieces to read in proper order, and allows for tagging the contents of the stories? Without having to do everything by hand? [more inside]
During this holiday break I'm going to be purchasing a domain name and migrating a University department's WordPress.com blog over to either WordPress.org or Blogger. I need help deciding which (Wordpress.org or Blogger) will be the best way to go based on the blog's needs and the capabilities of its authors. [more inside]
How do I drive traffic to my value investing blog? [more inside]
Are you a faculty member of a college or university who has a blog or used to blog or even just know professor's blogs that you could tell me about? Gigantic bonus if said blogging is outside of the United States.
Are there any good, preferably free, widgets that I can use to build a family tree and put it on my blog? Ideally I would like a widget that has some sort of database behind it, and I would link to a database record for a specific ancestor when I write about them . It would also be cool to show an attractive family tree as a navigational tool to go to old blog posts about specific ancestors. You could click links in the genealogy widget to posts about all of the stories that are tagged "great grandpa Joe," for example.
Can you give me some recommendations for blogs by people who write about their unusual lives? [more inside]
I need blogging software that can publish different blogs, each located in a different server. [more inside]
I want to talk about ethics in marketing from an in-the-field standpoint; I think it's an important conversation that nobody's having. But I'm overthinking myself right out of ever doing it. [more inside]
Considering starting a personal, moderately-multimedia blog. Leaning towards Blogger... but I have questions and concerns. [more inside]
Tumblr question: How can I set my tumblr page up so that people can only get to a post if they have the specific link for that post? [more inside]
I'm looking for inspirational outdoors/endurance/adventure/running/biking blogs to read. Written by amateurs, preferably. [more inside]
I'm creating and teaching a course on Wordpress. If you were paying to watch my videos, what would you hope to find in such a course? [more inside]
How can I make a living doing what I love? My almost-50 birthday is this week. Several years ago I quit my job to start a new career. I still have little idea how to make money from what I want to do. I'd hate to go back to my former career, and I can't imagine who would hire a man nearing 50, who hasn't had a job in years... [more inside]
At what point did you decide to give up on your Internet business? [more inside]
Can anyone suggest a great company to use for a blogging photos?
Where are my DMCA and IP and web publishing experts? Need some generic legal-ish advice. [more inside]
Everybody's doing it (perhaps by many people who shouldn't?). It would be good for my reputation in a number of my fields to maintain a subject-specific blog (photography, coding, food, etc), but nothing ever occurs to me to be especially "bloggable". This might be due to the fact that I'm acutely aware of how many true experts there are on these topics, and I feel I have nothing original to contribute. [more inside]
Are Livejournals blogs? Is Livejournal a blogging service? [more inside]