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Blogging’s Greatest Hits

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by Deborah Ng

As a professional blogger, it took years for me to learn the ropes. Blogging isn’t something I entered into blind. I did a lot of research to learn from the best probloggers in the business. There’s a lot more to blogging than just posting some content.

After browsing our blogging-related content, I realize we have so much educational content from both well known bloggers, and up and comers. If you’re interested in learning more about blogging, you might be interested in these gems from the BlogTalkRadio vault:

Blogging’s Greatest Hits

  • My friend “Authority Blogger” Chris Garrett, who is also a blogging superstar and all around nice guy, visited with SobCon Radio in December to discuss blogging.
  • At BlogWorld Expo ’08, another of my blogging friends, Darren Rowse, the ProBlogger himself, stopped by the BlogTalkRadio booth to talk about b5Media, blogging and more.
  • Darren also visited with Wayne Hurlbert last July to discuss blogging for a six figure income.
  • Chris Garrett and David Peralty dropped by to chat with me on FWJ Radio to talk about whether it’s more profitable to blog for one’s self or become a blogger for hire.
  • My idol (and friend), Liz Strauss, visited with Wayne Hurlbert to talk about Blogger and SOBCon founder Liz Strauss talks relationship blogging and power of conference participation
  • Liz also visited with Sherry Borzo last month to discuss blogging and social media as a way to build community.
  • A couple of weeks ago, Jim Turner of Social Mediasphere discussed the future of blog networks.
  • Behind the Blog answers all your questions about blogs and blogging.
  • Another blogging friend, Wendy Pearsall of Sparkplugging, visited Let’s Talk Blogging in December 2007 to discuss building her blogging network and an online business.
  • Blogger’s School offers practical advice for starting a profitable and successful blog.
  • Business Builders offered tips for blogging for business.
  • Blog Wold Expo Radio features interviews and advice with the movers and shakers in blogging and social media.
  • Another friend, Jenn Mattern discusses how to become a professional blogger
  • The Blog Training Academy teaches all about how to start a blog from scratch.

BlogTalkRadio features over 500 hours of blogging-related content. Please see the search results page for a look at all of our blogging-related content, or subscribe to the blogging feed to receive alerts to all upcoming blogging-themed shows.

‘Talkathon for Poverty Relief’ Anchor Ready for Global Confab

Easton Ellsworth has poured himself some java, powered up his MacBook and popped on his headset in preparation for what promises to be a history-making podcast.

Less than one hour from now – at 12 p.m. ET – the U.S. director for Blog Action Day 2008 will kick off the Talkathon for Poverty Relief, BlogTalkRadio’s 12-hour special to help take BlogActionDay.org’s poverty-relief conversation to all four corners of the earth.

Easton

Easton: WorldWideWebcast pioneer.

Anchoring live from Denver, Colorado, for the full 12 hours, Easton will be joined by BlogTalkRadio co-hosts throughout the day – and from throughout America – including Tom D’Antoni and Art Levine of D’Antoni and Levine, Reuben Torres of Let’s Get Real, Charles Mattocks of The Poor Chef, Dawn Olsen of Glosslip Radio, Eric Olsen and Shaun Daily of BTR Today, Barbara Howard of The Recipe Box, Gregory Turner and Brian Henderson of ASE Motivation, Nikki Starr of Nikki Rocks the Politics! and Dr. Mo of The Danger Zone Show.

Leading bloggers around the world – including Paul Chaney, president of the International Blogger and New Media Association, Liz Strauss, founder of SOBCon (Biz School for Blogging), Chris Garrett, co-author of ProBlogger: Secrets for Blogging Your Way to a Six-Figure Income, and social-media guru Beth Kanter – are scheduled to appear as guests on the United Nations Millennium Campaign-supported program, along with other notables.

At press time, more than 11,000 bloggers were signed up to participate in Blog Action Day.

“I’m thrilled that so many bloggers are combining forces to make this an impactful event,” says Easton. “And thanks to BlogTalkRadio, even more participants will be able to act locally, speak globally and change the conversation about poverty relief.”

(Don’t mention it, Mr. Director.)

Blog Action Day was launched last year when two bloggers – Collis Ta’eed of Sydney, Australia, and Leo Babauta of Guam – asked, “What would happen if all the bloggers of the world united for a single cause?”

What did happen during the U.N.-backed “Blog Action Day 2007: The Environment” was more than 20,000 bloggers offering ways to solve hundreds of environmental crises.

BlogActionDay.org estimates that some 12 million people worldwide will read about the event on October 15 – many of whom are also expected to tune into and/or call into the talkathon.

During the talkathon, the Blog Action Day editorial team will select the best participating blogs from around the globe to be cited live on-air. Those bloggers whose work is read will have one hour to call into the talkathon to claim prizes donated by event sponsors.

Bloggers who wish to participate in Blog Action Day 2008 can register for free at blogactionday.org.

In the meantime, let’s show Eastson some of that famous BlogTalkRadio love by posting comments below in support of his Herculean effort!

Better yet, the tenth person to post a comment here gets a prize from one of our Blog Action Day sponsers.  (You can post as many comments as you like, by the way, but you’ll still only be counted as one person. To claim your prize, email our community manager, Deborah Ng at deborahng@blogtalkradio.com after posting.)

Blog Action Day: How You Can Participate

As we posted earlier, BlogTalkRadio is taking part in an historic Blog Action Day event, a 12 hour talkathon for poverty. Lots of people are asking how they can help or participate in Blog Action Day events.  Here are a few things you can do:

  • Blog about Blog Action Day. Even if you don’t have poverty-related experiences to share or facts to relay, you can still link to participating blogs, point everyone to our talkathon or the Blog Action Day website, post our BlogTalkRadio Blog Action Day talkathon player on your website or just talk about the coolness of the day.
  • Tweet out Blog Action day updates on Twitter. The hash tag for the event is #bad08. Memorize it. Embrace it. Use it.
  • Talk about what’s going on. Discuss poverty and Blog Action Day on your favorite forums and social networks.
  • Visit participating blogs and offer your support in the comments section.
  • Donate to a worthy charity.
  • Listen to our talkathon, take part in the chat or call in to say hello on October 15!

To give you some incentive, we’re awarding prizes to random Blog Action Day bloggers. If you hear us mention your blog on the air, you have an hour to call in and win a prize.

What are these prizes we speak of? How about high-end beauty-product swag bags courtesy of Beauty Fix, or Jewelry from the Leakey Collection? And what blogger wouldn’t be interested in receiving a 30-minute consulting session from Chris Brogan, or a copy of Liz Strauss‘ or Chris Garrett‘s latest ebook? Performancing is even donating $100 to one lucky winner’s charity of choice. That’s just the tip of the ice berg! Thanks to generous sponsors, there will be prizes offered all day.

How are you participating?

BlogTalkRadio Heeds the Call for Poverty Relief with Blog Action Day Talkathon

If you’re among the 9,500 bloggers ready to report for duty on Blog Action Day 2008 – Wednesday, October 15 – don’t forget to tune into BlogTalkRadio too.

Because we’ve teamed up with BlogActionDay.org to help take its poverty-relief conversation to all four corners of the earth.

Beginning at 12 p.m. ET, we’re broadcasting a 12-hour Talkathon for Poverty Relief that promises to make history.

Anchored live from Denver by Easton Ellsworth, U.S. director for Blog Action Day, the special will be co-hosted by BlogTalkRadio’s Eric Olsen and Shaun Daily of BlogTalkRadio Today, Dawn Olsen of Glosslip Radio, Tom D’Antoni and Art Levine of D’Antoni and Levine, Reuben Torres of Let’s Get Real, Charles Mattocks of The Poor Chef, Gregory Turner and Brian Henderson of ASE Motivation, Doctor Mo of The Danger Zone Show, and Barbara Howard of The Recipe Box from throughout the U.S.

Leading bloggers – including Paul Chaney, president of the International Blogger and New Media Association, Liz Strauss, founder of SOBCon (Biz School for Blogging), Chris Garrett, co-author of ProBlogger: Secrets for Blogging Your Way to a Six-Figure Income, and social-media guru Beth Kanter – are scheduled to appear as guests on the United Nations Millennium Campaign-supported program, along with notables from the political, entertainment and literary arenas.

Blog Action Day was launched last year when two bloggers – Collis Ta’eed of Sydney, Australia, and Leo Babauta of Guam – asked, “What would happen if all the bloggers of the world united for a single cause?”

What did happen during the U.N.-backed Blog Action Day 2007: The Environment was more than 20,000 bloggers offering ways solve help solve hundreds of environmental crises.

BlogActionDay.org estimates that some 10.6 million-plus people worldwide will read about the event on October 15 – many of whom are also expected to tune into and/or call into the talkathon.

During the talkathon, the Blog Action Day editorial team will select the best participating blogs from around the globe to be cited live on-air. Those bloggers whose work is read will have one hour to call into the talkathon to claim prizes donated by event sponsors.

Bloggers who wish to participate in Blog Action Day 2008 can register for free at http://blogactionday.org.