11 Tips for Building a Loyal Blog Audience

One of the biggest mistakes new bloggers make is assuming readers will automatically revisit their blog. Little do they know, building a loyal blog audience takes effort – as much hard work as creating content for the blog (or even more). Here are a few tips I’ve gathered on how to build a loyal blog audience: …

What Makes a Successful Blog?

Many bloggers dream of seeing their Web stats skyrocket out of nowhere. But while every blogger wants this, most have no idea how to achieve it. Is this success something one must work toward, or is it just good luck? Our recent #ConnectChat may have shed light on the answer to that question. The conversation was…

PRN Media How-To: Non-Traditional Journalists Need Credible Sources Too

This latest installment of PRN Media How-To focuses on making the most of PR Newswire’s ProfNet service. Catch up on previous how-tos and try our free media tools for yourself by signing up at prnmedia.prnewswire.com. In today’s fast-paced, social media-connected, content-driven world, traditional journalists aren’t the only ones writing for various platforms. Bloggers, authors, content marketers,…

Reporting the Story Behind the Story: How Journalists Use Long-Form Publishing on LinkedIn

When LinkedIn launched its long-form publishing platform in February, it hoped to give members a place to blog and connect with others through writing. What’s since transpired is a new level of reporting: Journalists and bloggers are using LinkedIn to supplement their stories. They’re writing the sidebars that never ran in their home publications. They’re…

How to Build Your Travel Blog’s Brand: Tips from the #LakeErieLove Blogger Tour

Experiencing exotic cuisine and cultures, backpacking through countries you’ve only read about, hang gliding across a beautiful vista with your trusty GoPro. Being a travel blogger sounds like a permanent vacation, doesn’t it? Unfortunately, most of us don’t have the means to bankroll full-time travel.  If you’re considering taking a cliff dive into travel blogging,…

Around the Wire: Tools for Learning How to Code, Factcheck Video and Take Control of Your Writing

Welcome to the latest installment of Around the Wire, PR Newswire’s round up of journalism, blogging, and freelancing news from the past week. 1. 9 Free Platforms for Journalists to Learn How to Code (Journalism.co.uk) Whether you’re a young journalist looking to stand out in the job search, or a veteran scribe brushing up on new newsroom skills, learning how…

Around the Wire: Who Gets a Press Pass, Building a Business versus a Blog, and More Media News

Welcome to the latest installment of Around the Wire, PR Newswire’s round-up of journalism, blogging, and freelancing news from the past week. 1. ‘Who Gets a Press Pass?’: 5 Media Credentialing Challenges (College Media Matters) Earlier this month, the Digital Media Law Project released its study on media credentialing practices in the United States.  College Media Matters’ Dan…

Around the Wire: Journalism Lessons from Maya Angelou, Perfect Blog Posts and More Media News

Every Friday, join PR Newswire media relations manager Amanda Hicken as she rounds up five articles from the past week for journalists, bloggers, and other content creators. 1. What Journalists Can Learn About Authorship from Maya Angelou (Poynter) When author and Poynter professor Roy Peter Clark was co-editing “Journalism: The Democratic Craft,” he found an interview by…

Blog Profiles: Women’s Blogs

Welcome to Blog Profiles! Each week, PR Newswire media relations manager Christine Cube selects an industry or subject and a handful of sites that do a good job with promoting, contributing, and blogging about the space. Do you have a blog that deserves recognition? Tell Christine why on PR Newswire for Bloggers. This week, we’ll…