Getting started with blogging and social media

People are always asking for background information on why and how they should blog. While there is great information out there on the web, I thought I’d put together a resource here that I can refer people to when they ask. This post will be updated regularly so keep checking back.

Why blog

Why Start a Blog and 25 Tips to Make it Work, Conversation Agent, Nov. 6, 2008

iMedia Connection: Five Reasons to Blog

Social Media still on rise: Comparative global study

Why businesses should blog

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Blogging tips

Blogging Tips for Beginners from Problogger

Blogging Tips from Lorelle VanFossen

Twenty Usability Tips for Your Blog — Condensed from Dozens of Bloggers’ Experiences

The Ultimate Blogger Writing Guide, Dean Rieck, CopyBlogger

You Need a Blog Strategy, Darren Rowse, Problogger, Dec. 10, 2008

Social Media Tips

Let’s talk: Social Media for Small Business – e-book from Microsoft (who would’ve thought)

If I Started Today, Chris Brogan, Nov. 22, 2008 – Chris Brogan gives advice on how he would start a social media strategy from scratch

The Ultimate Social Media Etiquette Handbook, Tamar Weinberg, Techipedia, Dec. 10, 2008

Combining blogging with social media

Your Social Media Strategy Starts with Monitoring, Marketing Profs – before you dive into social media, you must monitor it first.

How to Develop a Social Media Plan for Your Business in 5 Steps, Mashable – Great 5 step guide to getting your business into social media

How to Leverage Web 2.0 & Social Media Sites to Market Your Brand & Control Your Message, SEOmoz – a business-minded look at thirty sites whose content fits the Web 2.0 description

The Essential Guide to Social Media (PDF)

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