WordCamp for Publishers is a two day conference for online publishers of any size. This year’s event was hosted in Chicago and was filled with talks about how agencies are helping publishers improve their workflow with Gutenberg, how to improve accessibility, and why paywalls may actually be good for the open web. I had a great time at the event and was lucky be able to interview many of the speakers throughout the week. We talked with Jake Goldman (10up), Chris Van Patten (Tomodomo), Jeannette Washington (Bearly Articulating), Mike Selander (Human Made), Libby Barker (Human Made), Jodie Riccelli (WebDevStudios), and […]
It’s #humpday! We are half way through the week now. How are you going to make the rest of your week count? These authors made sure to get their newly pressed plugins ready for today’s roundup. It looks like there’s a few gems in the list too! Do you see any you think are worth a try?
I don’t know many bloggers who started blogging because their writing aspirations can be accomplished by merely publishing their thoughts on a website they built by themselves. A large majority of them, especially now, likely wanted to write a book (or two). They have dreams of seeing their words printed in book form, and doing book signings at Barnes & Noble one day. But the process of pursuing publishing can seem pretty overwhelming. And honestly, it is. Book publishers are requiring writers to have a large platform, and to leverage that platform to sell the book. They get dozens (if […]
The unfortunate truth is that most blogs make money from ad revenue which are inflexible, ineffective, and intrusive. Some people have come up with interesting solutions, such as the concept of sponsorship or subscriptions, but we are far from a solution. There have also been other, less beneficient, solutions out there. Championed by individuals like Darren Rowse, new tips and tricks on how to “monetize your blog” exploded on the Internet. The premise was fairly basic. You should provide a “value” to your audience other then your writing. Rowse used his own blog, Problogger as an example. The value that […]
By the time you read this post there have been 234,638,513 people that have already blogged – ok, we made that number up. But today is the first day of the new year and this is your year of publishing greatness. Sure, you might be at work but you can find some time to draft a small blog post (or two). And if you have time off then find a 15-30 minutes today to bang out that first post. We want to encourage you to do so as there are immeasurable benefits to you writing, especially if you own your own […]