Some important Glossary about blogging

  • AdSense for Feeds: A variation on Google AdSense, the AdSense for Feeds.program places small text ads in RSS feeds when they are displayed in newsreaders.This program enables bloggers to make money.even if most of their readership occurs off-site.
  • anchor link( embedded link): Anchor links exist in blog entries to cite relevant Web pages that the reader might want to look at.
  • Atom: One of two major syndication feed formats (the other being RSS), Atom is used by Blogger.com.
  • audioblogging: Audioblogging refers to creating a spoken-word entry. Some blog services (Blogger is one of it,wordpress not until you pay for it.) provide tools for recording audio entries.Other general services (such as Audioblog.com) allow posting audio entries to blogs on other services. Audioblogging is not the same as podcasting.
  • blawg: A blawg is a blog talking about law and legal issues.
  • blink: A nickname for Web link, especially a link to a cited Web page in a blog entry.
  • blog digest: A blog digest provides no original material but quotes and point to entries from many other blogs. Taking its model from the Readers Digest magazine, blog digests reprint other people’s work, but the most ethical of them do not quote entire entries.
  • blog search engine: A blog search engine specializes in finding blog entries that match keywords and blog entries that link to URLs entered by the searcher.Such as:
  1. Amatomu
  2. Bloglines
  3. BlogPulse
  4. BlogScope
  5. IceRocket
  6. Regator
  7. Technorati
  • blogathy: Blogathy happens when you become apathetic about posting in your blog. 
  • blogerati: A vaguely defined and sometimes sarcastically employed term,blogerati refers to the aristocracy of the blogosphere.
  • slashdotted: In an effect similar to an instalanche, a citation from the hugely influential site Slashdot (www.slashdot.com) sends so much traffic to the cited blog that its server can become disabled. This phenomenon is also known as the slashdot effect.
  • RSS aggregator:  a newsreader‘s another name.
  • reciprocal link: When two bloggers agree to add each other’s blogs to their blogrolls, the links are called reciprocal links.
  • referral log: Part of a site’s traffic log, the referral log shows where a site’s visitors came from. The referral log, when available, is useful to bloggers who want to know which sites are linking to them most effectively.
  • bloggerel: This derogatory term refers to blog entries of little merit, often.because they repeat widespread discussion points without adding original thinking or because they represent debunked viewpoints.
  • blognoscenti: As with blogerati, this term is vaguely defined and generally refers to the most knowledgeable inner circle of bloggers.
  • blogorrhea: Not to be gross, but blogorrhea is too much insubstantial blogging.
  • blogosphere: The entire global networked universe of bloggers and blogs is called the blogosphere. Often called a community, even though millions of bloggers cannot realistically get to know each other, portions of the blogosphere are woven together by connected strands of discourse. The mechanics of this connection include comments, TrackBacks, and embedded links in blog entries.
  • blogroach: This derogatory term denotes a blog reader who crawls through comment sections leaving many unnecessary comments.
  • blogroll: The blogroll is the list of favored sites displayed in a blog’s sidebar.Attaining a spot on the blogroll of a popular and influential blog is a sign of success and usually results in more visitors to the blogrolled site.
  • blogstipation: Blogstipation is writer’s block for bloggers. The condition might be due to a lack of inspiration, as with traditional writer’s block, or it might result from exhaustion after blogging too much.
  • syndication: Syndication is a method of distributing blog entries beyond the blog site, primarily to newsreaders. Crucial to the syndication mechanism are RSS and Atom, two syndication formats. Both these formats create feeds,which are text-only displays of blog entries. Newsreaders organize these feeds and display them, allowing their users to gather their favorite blog content in one window.
  • metablogging: This term sounds like a gigantic blog, but its meaning is different and self-referring. A metablog is simply a blog about blogs and blogging.This is my blog’s type. 
  • MSM: This acronym stands for mainstream media, and is often used scornfully by bloggers who regard blogging as superior to traditional journalism publishing.
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More about what is a blog

A frequent, chronological publication of personal thoughts and Web links. A blog is often a mixture of what is happening in a person’s life and what is happening on the Web, a kind of hybrid diary/guide site, although there are as many unique types of blogs as there are people. Blogs are alternatively called web logs or weblogs . However, “blog” seems less likely to cause confusion, as “web log” can also mean a server’s log files.

Here is what I found out,take a look at some great and interesting blog from Time Magazine :

Best Blogs of 2011

http://www.time.com/time/specials/packages/0,28757,2075431,00.html

what is a blog

  • Short for weblog.
  • Online journals or newsletters.
  •  A Web site that contains dated entries in reverse chronological order (most recent first) about a particular topic.
  •  Quick way to publish news and happenings.
  •  A diary or history.
  • A collaborative space either stand alone or within a website that visitors can post comments, link to, add to, or just read on a weekly, daily, hourly basis .
  • A web-based publication of periodic articles (posts), usually presented in reverse chronological order. It is an online journal with one or many contributors.

what is niche

Niche blog is a blog being used by market to a particular business. in some form, a niche blog, the term as it applies to marketing refers to a particular kind of blog.It focus on selling Product,not for making new friends or Self-expression. In some cases, the purpose of the niche blog is to incite the reader into visiting another website which may then attempt to sell the reader a product or service.

In order to make money, the niche blog itself often contains valuable information to To attract readers, Most pay-per-click advertising is content-sensitive, so it is vital to the niche blogger to have useful content that is related to the chosen niche.

So is my blog a niche blog?so far,not yet,maybe someday.

 

How to Write an Elevator Pitch for Your Blog

Now let us discuss about How to Write an Elevator Pitch for Your Blog:You can ask yourself some questions like something below then you will figure out what elevator pitch you should make:

  1. What problem you are going to solve for people?——In my blog,my goal is telling people what is blog,how to blog,it is going to help people solve the problems from blogging,what about yours?
  2. who will be your audience?Tell people Who you are attempting to attract.include this in your pitch.People will easy to understand that my blog is written for blogger.If your blog is for teens, don’t develop a pitch for grandparents—target the reader you want.
  3. Is it short and to the point?——make your elevator pitch crystal clear.Get to the point, eliminate unnecessary,words and make it punchy!
  4. Have I use humor or powerful imagery to grab the attention?
  5. Have you make it interesting and make others would like to visit your blog?your elevator pitch should entice them to learn more.
  6. Have you show your Enthusiasm?——Be Energetic but not Hyped, This is important:  Show people who you love what you’re doing, that you’re passionate, and what you care about.
  7. Have you  aroused people’s curiosity?——If you don’t have any idea,ask people a question about your blog,people are engage with questions. Ask them, you’ll hook people in.

So You don’t have to say it all in your initial pitch, I am sure you are
ready to say more if people are interested.Thanks for taking note on my topic,feel free to discuss more on this topic with me.

What is an Elevator Pitch?

“An elevator pitch is an overview of an idea for a product, service,
or project. The name reflects the fact that an elevator pitch can be
delivered in the time span of an elevator ride (for example, thirty
seconds or 100–150 words).” —Wikipedia

As a blogger you need to have thought through what your blog is about. If you’re fuzzy on what your blog is about,people will not have a clear idea either.

I have a couple of elevator pitches in my blog here at https://whybloghowtoblog.wordpress.com/. One is short,I make it so simple, to the point and clear:what is blog,how to blog,so people will understand that my goal is:step by step ,make them successful on blogging.

The other one is longer,The longer version usually I put it to “about me “page.Or I use it into my advertorial.