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FTC Backs Away From Idea Of Fining Bloggers

Friday, October 9th, 2009

Earlier this week, the FTC strongly suggested that bloggers be upfront about any sort of compensation they receive for endorsing products. It strongly suggested this to the point that many bloggers believed they might face big fines, in fact. But the FTC has clarified its stance and probably won’t go for your bank account anytime [...]

Blogger Turns 10

Friday, September 4th, 2009

The software to which a lot of writers owe their start recently turned 10 years old. You may want to take a few minutes to celebrate Blogger’s birthday, then, or if not, at least to be happy about the host of improvements Google’s used this opportunity to roll out. These features were introduced throughout the [...]

AOL Becoming A Friend To Bloggers

Friday, August 21st, 2009

Believe it or not, the company that’s best known for facilitating dial-up connections in the early days of the Internet isn’t irrelevant. In fact, for writers, AOL seems to be turning into something of an ally. Maha Atal wrote this morning, “AOL is getting some good press these days for hiring journalists such as newspaperman [...] Nearing Popularity Landmark

Friday, July 10th, 2009

If you’re on the lookout for a new blogging service to use, the people seem to have spoken. is far and away the most popular one, with the number of blogs using it expected to pass 10 million this year. A recent Royal Pingdom blog post stated, “[T]he blogging service is growing with [...]

Scribd Might Make Vanity Publishing Cool

Monday, May 18th, 2009

For the longest time publishers have had the power over who gets known and who doesn’t. Fortunately, in this century, we have the Internet, and services like Scribd, which allows authors to upload their manuscripts, set a price, and keep most of the money from sales. Scribd touts itself as the YouTube of the publishing [...]

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