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Blogging Legend Andrew Sullivan Retires, Future Of Blogging Questioned

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Andrew Sullivan, well-known political blogger and pioneer of blogging as a journalism platform, announced his retirement last month. For 15 years, Sullivan had been operating his political blog, The Dish, through publishers such as The Atlantic, The Daily Beast, Time and finally a proprietary paywall site.

To many, Sullivan is a "godfather" of sorts who paved the way for blogging as a career, defined what a blog could be, and demonstrated the influence that a blog could have. Now, however, his retirement is seen by some as part of an ongoing trend: the death of blogging.

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8 Values And Characteristics Every Successful Blogger Possesses

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Many new blogs, across the spectrum of virtually every conceivable topic imaginable, are created and started each and every day on the internet. However, the vast majority of blogs that are created are unsuccessful and the posts are discontinued after a relatively short period of time.

While it may be true that anyone can start a blog, there are certain specific characteristics that make one blogger more successful than another. Below is a list of 8 important characteristics and values that most successful bloggers possess.

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How Often Should You Blog?

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Have you made the effort, worked through the hassle and put up the money to finally get that fancy website where publishing blog posts is a reality for your business or personal needs? Is it shiny, fancy and complete with bells and whistles? If so, now what?

Creating content and becoming an authority might be a worthwhile goal. But how do you go about doing that in light of all the other pressing, important tasks required? Questions are often asked of Internet experts and online marketers related to how often blog posts should be written and posted to your blog.

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How to Make Money with Any Hobby

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For many individuals, hobbies remain just that - hobbies. However, with the right balance of drive, creativity and business smarts, you can transform any hobby into a profit-generating online business - simply by creating a blog about your hobby.

For instance, let's say that you enjoy landscaping and gardening. You could take this knowledge and create a blog site where you discuss the "ins and outs" and "how to's" of landscaping and gardening. You could even create instructional videos as well. From there, you could then incorporate some the approaches listed below:

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Guest Posting Done Right: A Blueprint to Guest Posting

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There can be a high level of value derived from guest blog posting for both the author of the content and for the blog owner alike. However, the problem is that, of late, guest blogging has become more of a new age type of spam; a type of spam that is more advanced than most.

The one thing it has in common with other types of spam, is that it is truly annoying. More specifically, in many cases, blog owners are being harassed daily for guest blog post opportunities (in bulk), while genuine high value guest authors are being rejected because they are being clumped in with the spammers.

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