Friday, March 02, 2007

Blogging on blogs

Ok, so bloggers blogging about blogs is one of the worst of all possible violations of blogging etiquette and also potentially a huge yawn (see above) -- I admit it! But every once in awhile I just have to do it.

So I'll make this short and since it's Friday afternoon maybe I can get away with it! Our hometown newspaper, the Idaho Statesman, has a Page One story today on business blogging that I feel part of for several reasons! One of the featured agencies, Blueline Grassroots Marketing, helped me get started on my "serious" blog just a year ago, at the conference mentioned in the piece. So thanks Blueline! And Cendesic Marketing provides some great business blogging tips in the sidebar -- I should know, I helped craft and test them, along with Cendesic's founder, Oliver Fritsch! In the spirit of full disclosure, in addition to my journalism/blogging activities evident here, I'm a partner with Cendesic.


Jim Lyons said...

Friend Julie at Red State Rebels posts in Big-Bucks Blogging that the $25K-$45K quote for getting a business going in blogging seems a little steep, based on her extensive experience as a political blogger. Good point Julie!

Julie Fanselow said...

Thanks, Jim.

The tips given in your sidebar are all excellent. I would add one: Never let a mention like the Statesman story go unnoted on your business blog.

When I checked this morning, none of the blogs cited in the story had mentioned that fact on their blogs. It was (and remains for the rest of today) a golden opportunity to welcome readers who are linking to those sites for the first time.

Anonymous said...

Jim... I don't think that it's a bad thing to blog about blogging. I do :)... especially since my company is the one that the article talks about.

Julie, you must have missed my blog post this morning titled Blogging in Idaho. I commented on the nice piece they wrote about our company about five hours before you posted the comment above. Click on my name... you'll see it.

Self serving? Yes. Worth it? Remains to be seen.

Jim Lyons said...

Back to Red State Rebels:

My comment earlier had the wrong URL but that's ok -- go there now for a little interesting dialog on "the cost of blogging"