Good old Google and Matt Cutts have finally gone after guest blogging. They claim it is SPAMMY and is dead. Another narrow minded reaction to something that is really good for the Internet. Guest blogging enables community and fosters the sharing of knowledge. In the beginning, Google espoused their passion for the Internet and that is was the PRIMARY solution for sharing knowledge and empowering the world.
As a blogger or even a website editor you spend countless hours writing and sharing your knowledge. Some articles might flow easily at your cerebral fingertips, but other articles might require lengthy research, interviews, citations and deep thought. When your work is shared throughout the Social Media space or blogosphere you may feel a sense of pride that work has had an impact. However, there are some people on the Internet that will steal your valuable content because they are flat out lazy and are looking to make money online through advertising; usually Google AdSense. Copyscape is your best bet as a plagiarism checker.
I recently read Jessica Northey‘s post “Feel Like You’re Going the Wrong Way Down the Social Media Road?” and she mentions one of her goals is to blog five times per week. When I started this site my goal was to publish three times per week, but I have not been consistent with that publishing rhythm. So I started thinking why I am not accomplishing that goal and came up with my reasonable excuses for not blogging.
A long time ago I created a static website < www.example.com >and then added a WordPress blog at the subdomain level < blog.example.com >. It was my first crack at utilizing WordPress and for some reason I could never properly implement the platform to write keyword rich URLs. Now it is quite easy, but when I first started the blog setting a customized URL writing scheme would always meltdown the site.
It has been years since I have updated my Technorati account, and finally got around to adding this blog that you are reading now. Technorati requires that you complete several fields and append tags that describe your blog. Then you are asked to complete their blog claim or verification process. The claim process demands that you upload a short code to your next published article, and Technorati sends that short code in an email. Unfortunately, that email from Technorati is vague on what to do with the short code.