It’s Official: I’ve Moved to BlogRivet.com

July 9, 2008

The blog is dead, long live the blog. I’ve made the big move and BillyProBlogger is no more. Check out my new digs at BlogRivet.com. I’ve exported all the posts and comments from here. BlogRivet.com is my first standalone blog and I’m excited to get started. See you there.


Blog Reality Check: Am I Doing it Right?

July 8, 2008

Making the transition from hosted to standalone blog seems like a good time for a reality check. The question is: Where do I stand in relation to what I want to do?

To answer this question, I flipped through my marked-up copy of the ProBlogger book. Here I’ve taken some of the highlighted points that Darren Rowse and Chris Garrett make and ask myself: Am I doing it the way I should?

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Thank you.


5 Reasons Why The Blog’s Moving and How It Will Make You a Better Person

July 7, 2008

OK, maybe I’m overstating that last part just a tad, but in the spirit of blogger lists everywhere, here’s why after two weeks of blogging I’m getting ready to move this to a standalone blog.

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Thank you.


Field Reporting: Blog to the Beat Pt. 4

July 4, 2008

This is the final post in a four-part series on applying basic methods of beat journalism to your blogging niche.

Yesterday’s post looked at methods for cultivating sources. Today I’ll focus on ways to pull you off the computer and into the field to do some actual reporting.

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Cultivating Sources: Blog to the Beat Pt. 3

July 3, 2008

This is the third in a four-part series on applying basic methods of beat journalism to your blogging niche.

Yesterday’s post looked at methods for gathering background information. Today I’ll focus on finding and keeping sources. When I use the term sources I mean people: living, breathing human beings interviewed by you, the blogger-reporter.

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Background Info: Blog to the Beat Pt. 2

July 2, 2008

This is the second in a four-part series on applying basic methods of beat journalism to your blogging niche.

Yesterday’s post looked at how the basic concepts of beat reporting apply to blogging. Today I’ll focus on methods for gathering background information.

You don’t have to be an expert in your niche to write a good blog but you better know the basics of what you’re writing about. Context is everything.

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Journalism 101: Blog to the Beat Pt. 1

July 1, 2008

This morning as I was making my blog-feed rounds, I happened upon “Bloggers That Fake It” from Men With Pens. The post, written back in March, resonated with me. I have found lots of cookie-cutter blogs out there, repeating essentially the same message with different words. This excerpt gets to the gist of it. Too many bloggers are:

fast to jump on the bandwagon with the latest and greatest product, service or topic. They beat it into the ground until it’s dead. The Internet is so saturated that it’s nearly worthless.

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