Here are some great resources with tips and hints on blogging for business.
  • How to Improve Your Blog — A collection of 110 informative tips from a wide variety of bloggers. Some of my favorites include:
    • Resist the Urge to Overplug — make it more than self-promotion.
    • Short Attention Spans Rule — keep it short.
    • Gimme News I Can Use.
  • Six Reasons Every Brand Should Blog — From Huffington Post blogger, Paula Berg:
    • “Despite the evidence in favor of blogging, with the rise of Twitter and Facebook, many brands are reluctant to blog. While blogs can be a lot of work, they provide a foundation for information on the web and an owned platform for your social business.”
    • Brand Identity: A blog provides a low-cost, long-term venue to continuously bring your brand to life.
    • Search Engine Optimization (SEO): A blog provides an informative resources for anyone seeking information about you or issues related to your brand.
    • Control the Message: A blog provides you with a platform to accurately tell the important brand stories.
    • Social Media Home Base: A blog provides a long-term home for content than can be continually accessed and pushed through other social and traditional channels.
    • Lead generation: A blog can help grow your business
    • Analytics: Blog analytics can help you perfect your online communication strategies and improve ROI.
  • Good Blogging Etiquette for Guest Posting Hopefuls — from Tutorial Blog:
    • “As bloggers, wanna-be writers and hopeful freelancers, we hear, probably on a daily basis, just how important guest blogging is. We know we should be guest blogging which means we know we should be actively seeking out new blogs and new sites as potential homes for our precious content.”
    • Sugar & Spice & Everything Nice — add your own kick and spunk.
    • Make the Host Blogger’s Job as Easy as You Possibly Can
    • Be Yourself, But Try to Fit In Too
    • Don’t Be a Stranger – don’t just blog and vanish.