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Religious Leaders on Social Media

Posted on November 13th, 2015 by FishingFrenzy

Religious Leaders on Social Media

In case you didn’t know, his holiness AKA Pope Francis is on Instagram! I never really thought of religious leaders using social media, I don’t know I can’t picture his taking selfies. Religious leaders have been using social networks to stay connected with their followers and spread the word of whomever they worship.

Pope Francis has 6.25 million followers on Twitter. He has tweeted 580 tweets and is following 8 people. Among his posts are verses from the bible as well as him preaching the work of God. Pope Francis is seen to be the most likable pope from people of many races, ethnicity and even religion so it doesn’t surprise me to see him have this many followers.

Herb Scribner, a writer for Deseret News Nations write an article on how different media are changing religion. Scribner quotes Pauline Hope Cheong, a researcher on this topic saying, “By posting spiritual thoughts instead of just scripture, pastors make themselves a part of the conversation and not just a leader.”

I belive Pope Francis has done a good job exemplifying Cheong’s quote. For instance, Pope Francis tweeted, ” There is not sin God cannot pardon. All we need to do is asked for forgiveness.”

I do understand to need for religious leaders using social media. It helps personify a person we don’t normal get to know on a day-to-day basis. This can influence the liking and following of the religion they represent which overall helps their reputation.
Read more at http://national.deseretnews.com/article/464/How-social-and-digital-media-are-changing-religion.html#vD5tkGLcpUWJOjZG.99

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Social Media Leaders

Posted on November 13th, 2015 by FishingFrenzy

What is your favorite brand to follow on social media? Today, more and more companies are taking their business social by creating an online presence solely dedicated to the consumers of their products or services. Due to the vast advantages of using social media, companies have begun taking online communications and social media marketing very serious. Some companies have even begun running special promotions and campaigns strictly for social media audiences. Throughout this post, I will discuss a few companies that have successfully mastered the importance of social media, the benefits of social media to the consumer and social media downfalls that can ruin a company.

Within the last few years of constant status updates, shared photos, hash tags and tweets, there have been a few accounts that have truly reigned supreme. In my opinion, there are a few business social media accounts that have paved the way for others with their unique, ever-changing and welcoming online presence. The companies that I currently believe are the social media leaders are: Starbucks, Nike and Chipotle. Each of these companies has various reasons why I personally believe they are the best.

Starbucks dominating role goes without question. Not only is Starbucks the leader offline, but their online presence is pretty impeccable. With two apps, two websites and an impressive social media follower count Starbucks is running the online business world by storm. One of the websites is the general Starbucks website which lists everything from products to career opportunities. The other website is a place for customers to voice their opinion of current Starbucks products and list any ideas they may have for current or new products. Personally, I believe this is a great method of finding out exactly what your avid customers want. I am almost certain this method is cheaper and easier than conducting rigorous, lengthy research or sending out millions of surveys. By finding out customer preferences, you are able to provide the items they want the most. The internet and social media is also a great way to test new items or run promotions.

Using online and social media promotional strategies, a company is able to advertise a new product or maybe a product that they would like to increase sales on. By advertising the product online the company easily reaches millions of people instantly with the click of a button. Most of the time, these promotions offer a free sample of a small or regular size of the product. Both Starbucks and Chipotle have done online promotions and they have proven to be a successful. Starbucks gave away free pastries and Chipotle gave away free burritos. Chris Bruzzo, Vice President of Brand Content and Online for Starbucks reflected on the free pastries promotional day in an Ad Age article stating:

“The first time Mr. Bruzzo noticed this intersection was on Starbucks’ “Free Pastry Day” last summer, when consumers could visit the company website or its Facebook page and download a voucher for a free pastry. Mr. Bruzzo, who visited multiple stores that day, said he was amazed at the number of people standing in line holding coupons they’d printed out. He said the impetus for free pastries was the volume of faithful online followers asking to be included on new products or other company news” (http://adage.com/article/special-report-digital-alist-2010/digital-a-list-2010-starbucks-brewing-social-media/142202/)

Chipotle ran a similar promotion in January 2015 on their new Sofritas. With the Chipotle promotion, if the customer purchased a Sofrita they would be able to come back anytime within the next month and redeem a free burrito of any kind simply for trying the new product. Chipotle ran numerous ads online and through social media which gained thousands of shares, likes and tweets. I remember seeing the post on Facebook the first time, I said to myself “This is too good to be true”. Later on, I found out it was indeed true! It sounded like a great deal to me, unfortunately I missed out on the promotion due to a busy work day and errands, but I sure hope they run this again! According to writer Alison Griswold on Slate.com, the promotion was very successful, minus the fact that some locations were so busy they ran out Alison stated:

“Monday was Chipotle’s big Sofritas promotion. To get customers to try its new and somewhat weird-looking vegan entrée, the chain had promised that anyone who came in and purchased a Sofritas item would be able to redeem his receipt over the next month for a free burrito of any kind. As it turned out, the offer was so popular (who doesn’t want a free burrito?!) that a bunch of Chipotle locations completely sold out of Sofritas. People weren’t thrilled.” (http://www.slate.com/blogs/moneybox/2015/01/27/chipotle_sofritas_promotion_company_split_on_whether_to_honor_free_burritos.html)

Like Starbucks, Chipotle and Nike have also mastered the importance of social media. Chipotle, constantly engages their audience with food images, quotes and company updates. Chipotle allows authors the opportunity to write and share mentally engaging content with customers through a series called Cultivating Thought. The messages are placed on Chipotle cups, bags and social media channels.  Often times, I find myself taking a few minutes out of my chewing to read and analyze the message found on Chipotle merchandise and online postings. When I am scrolling online through my social media feeds, I thoroughly enjoy seeing the Cultivating Thought posts which stand out like a ruby amongst mere rocks. These posts regularly get shared by customers from around the world. In my opinion, like Starbucks and Chipotle, Nike has also been crowned a leader of social media world.

Nike, (like most companies) uses social media to promote new products and events. What makes Nike’s social media so intriguing is because it inspires you to get up and get moving. Nike’s online advertisements and social media posts use their products to encourage users to get up, get out and look good doing it. It also helps that a lot of their posts are endorsed by celebrities. Nike’s attention to detail, quality and their esteemed reputation all are evident in their social media stats. With multiple workout apps, the main website and various social media platforms Nike is definitely victorious compared to other brands. I have used the Nike workout apps and even shared my results with friends on my social media. These three companies have shown us why social media is important for the success of their business, but why is it important to the customers?

A great social media and online presence is beneficial to the customers for a few reasons. Mainly, having a full online aspect to your business gives customers all the information they need with the click of a few buttons. Nothing is more frustrating that needing information and not being able to find it. In addition to this, social media allows customers to experience a brand to the fullest and that’s what customers love. Companies must be social media savvy or this could go haywire. A few downfalls for companies are not refuting issues quick enough, not posting enough or originating new content and posting controversial material. These are things that all companies should take heed to and avoid at all costs possible.

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Top worldwide social networks

Posted on November 13th, 2015 by FishingFrenzy

Top worldwide social networks

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Top 5 Social Sites

Posted on November 13th, 2015 by FishingFrenzy

Top 5 Social Sites

Social communication is the act of extending the quantity of one’s business and/or social contacts by making associations through people. While informal communication has gone on the length of social orders themselves have existed, the unparalleled capability of the Internet to advance such associations is just now being completely perceived and abused, through Web-based gatherings built up for that reason.

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In light of the six degrees of detachment idea (the thought that any two individuals on the planet could reach through a chain of close to five delegates), long range informal communication builds up interconnected Internet groups (some of the time known as individual systems) that help individuals make contacts that would be beneficial for them to know, yet that they would be unrealistic to have met something else. When all is said in done, here’s the way it lives up to expectations: you join one of the destinations and welcome individuals you know not too. Those individuals welcome their contacts to join, who thusly welcome their contacts to join, and the procedure rehashes for every individual. In principle, any individual can reach through anybody they have an association with, to any of the individuals that individual has an association with et cetera.

 Why Use Social Networking?

The long range informal/social communication is a path for one individual to get together with other individuals on the Web. Through long range interpersonal communication administrations make it conceivable to join individuals who offer hobbies and exercises crosswise over political, monetary, and geographic outskirts that implies individuals can utilize systems of online companions and gathering enrollments to stay in contact with current companions, reconnect with old companions or make real–life fellowships through comparative intrigues or gatherings.

That is not all however. A few individuals use interpersonal interaction locales for meeting new companions on the Net. Other utilization it to discover old companions and most long range informal communication sites additionally offer extra components. Notwithstanding websites and gatherings, individuals can communicate by outlining their profile page to mirror their identity. The most prevalent additional components incorporate music and feature areas.

Here we have Top 5 Most Popular Social Networking Sites in light of the accompanying criteria: Communication, Brand presentation and Traffic to your destinations. In this rundown, we’re going to examine the top person to person communication destinations on the Web, alongside imaginative ways you can utilize these locales to discover data, search for individuals, and stay informed concerning slanting themes.

 Facebook

Facebook is the most well known long range interpersonal communication site propelled in February 2004, claimed and worked by Facebook, Inc. It is a quickest developing well known online stage that empowers customization of client interface, which likewise incorporates introducing applications to customize the experience further.

The overall number of dynamic Facebook clients from 2008 to 2015. As of the first quarter of 2015, Facebook had 1.44 billion month to month dynamic clients. In the second from last quarter of 2012, the quantity of dynamic Facebook clients had surpassed 1 billion. Dynamic clients are those which have signed into Facebook amid the most recent 30 days. Moreover, as of that quarter the informal organization had 1.25 billion versatile MAU.

 Twitter

Twitter has turn into one of the prominent and biggest free internet microblogging long range informal communication website on the web that offers clients to send and read content based messages of up to 140 characters, known as “tweets” additionally giving clients the capacity to join with anybody anyplace on the planet just by ‘taking after’. Clients can incorporate connections to other substance in their tweets, and telecasts can be open or private. The microblogging administration made in March 2006 by Jack Dorsey and Biz Stone and propelled at July. The measure of month to month dynamic Twitter clients around the world. As of the first quarter of 2015, the microblogging administration arrived at the midpoint of at 236 million month to month dynamic clients. Toward the start of the 2014, Twitter had surpassed 255 MAU per quarter.

 LinkedIn

LinkedIn is an informal communication site intended for individuals in expert occupations with a critical turn: it’s concentrated basically on business and occupation contacts. It serves to help people and organizations to fabricate and look after them. It is predominantly utilized for expert systems administration, established in December 2002 this gives expert’s preference to be more effective and beneficial in their professions. In case you’re searching for another position, LinkedIn is a magnificent asset to take advantage of.

 Pinterest

Pinterest is an online quickly developing social pinboard-style photograph sharing site where clients gather and share their most loved accumulations, for example, occasions, pastimes, intrigues, and that’s just the beginning. Clients can skim different pinboards for motivation,’re-pin’ pictures to their own accumulations or “like” photographs. Pinterest is a one of the quickest developing informal organizations since its dispatch in 2010; it is developing at an awesome rate, making it a standout amongst the most prominent places on the Web, particularly for ladies.

 Google Plus+

Google Plus (Google+) is a multilingual long range interpersonal communication and personality administration worked by Google Inc. Its plans to make sharing on the web more like partaking, in actuality. Clients can add loved ones to see what they’re sharing (and offer a couple of things back) likewise can seek your email contacts to rapidly discover individuals you know on Google+. Alternately discover individuals from your secondary school, school, work or main residence to swap stories with. It was propelled on June 28, 2011 with combinations over various Google items, including Profiles and Buzz. As of December 2012, Google Plus has a sum of 500 million enrolled clients of whom 235 million are dynamic on a month to month premise.

I don’t have this site in my list yet but want to add this to potential list here

Spiker.co

This is an upcoming social network site with some great features, which can definitely change the dynamic of social networking because of their rewarding concept. Spiker.co is sharing their revenue with users for posting valuable and unique content. This is a win-win theory. I’m keeping a close eye on their progress

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Who is Top Author?

Posted on November 13th, 2015 by FishingFrenzy

Who is Top Author?

Picture this situation: you’re an author on a popular blog that’s published by several users; you’re wondering which author is getting the most views… Well now you can find out.

Today we’re introducing a new panel to your stats page, Top Authors.

Here’s how it works: all the posts that were visited during the day are counted up, divided by who wrote them. The author with the most visits across all his or her posts of the day, gets the top spot. Interestingly, the top spot is not about whowrote the most posts, it’s about which author wrote the posts that got the most visits.

To see each author’s posts, you can click the little plus icon to expand and reveal just what stories earned them their points of the day. Pictured above, the wonderful Jane Wells had just posted about the exciting new WordPress 3.1 features. Because that was a popular post, it earned her the top spot.

At this blog here, we don’t actively compete for the top spot (or do we!?), but other blogs might find these statistics mighty fascinating.

Because we liked the grouping feature so much, we also added it to your referrers box, which now bundles up links from the same domain.

The new panel is available for all blogs on WordPress.com. It will appear automatically if you have two or more authors with traffic on their posts. In the not-so-distant future, “Top Authors” along with the new look for stats, will be available for self-hosted blogs running the Stats plugin.

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Stats Wrangling III: Top Posts and Pages

Posted on November 13th, 2015 by FishingFrenzy

Stats Wrangling III: Top Posts and Pages

We did the 36,000-foot, airplane-over-the-Grand-Canyon view of your stats page, and last month, we walked up to the lip of the Canyon and peered down at the days, weeks, and months views. Today — if I may labor the metaphor — we’ll hop on the stats donkey and ride down to take a closer look at Top Posts and Pages.

(We’re done with the Grand Canyon thing, promise.)

Taking a look at your Top Posts and Pages gives you a quick, clear idea of what’s most popular. You can use this valuable data to inform future posts, but also to make sure your perennially popular content is polished and primed to turn a casual visitor into a die-hard reader.

Where you’ll find ’em

Log in to WordPress.com, and head to the stats tab in your Reader. Just under the main graph tracking your daily views and visitors, you’ll see Views By Country on the left and Top Posts and Pages on the right:

Top Posts and Pages

Top Posts and Pages are in a single chart — items aren’t broken out according to whether they’re posts or pages. Click “Yesterday” to see the prior day’s data, and “Summaries” to access data for the last seven days, 30 days, quarter, year, or for all time. (Check out Stats Wrangling II for great tips on how to use short- and long-range statistics.)

Summary View

You’ll probably see your home page near the top of the list, followed by your other popular content.

How to use ’em

With short- and long-term statistics you can capture specific data and identify trends; both will help you shape your blog and grow your readership. Here are a few basics to pay attention to:

What’s most popular aside from your most recent post? You’ll likely see your latest posts on the list, but what else is there? Are people reading your new posts digging into older, related content? Maybe you should write more on that topic, do a roundup of related posts, or create a page on the topic to keep your best stuff in the spotlight.

Is there anything unexpected on the list? Is a much older post unexpectedly at the top of the list? Maybe it’s being shared on Facebook or Twitter, or other bloggers have linked to it. Maybe a blog you often read and comment on is getting attention, and an older comment you once left is attracting new readers to your site. Maybe you’ve been mentioned in a post or article elsewhere on the internet.

Check out your Referrers data (just under Views By Country) for info on where visitors are coming from to corroborate your hunch, then think about how to make hay while the sun shines. Maybe you can publish a new post welcoming readers and directing them to related good content, or return to the other blog and leave some more comments for another participation bonus.

Are there posts or pages that appear on the list repeatedly? Some posts enjoy constant popularity, either because they’re compelling enough that they’re regularly shared on other sites or because they rank highly in a particular Google search.

I once wrote a post about the show “Iceberg Hunters” on my personal blog (don’t ask). Since few other bloggers are on the “Iceberg Hunters” bandwagon, my post appears on the first page of Google results for that term and is always near the top of the popularity heap, second only to my “Home” and “About” pages:

KOS stat summary

Similarly, over on The Daily Post, we get a lot of hits for people looking for guidance choosing a good blog name — a post from last year gets constant attention. In response, we decided to give people searching for advice more of what they want by turning the original post into a seriesthat profiles bloggers with clever, quirky, or just plain perfect blog titles. (I’ve opted not to leverage my “Iceberg Hunters” attention in the same way.)

A few parting words

Along with using this data to come up with a posting strategy to increase your traffic there are a few general issues to pay attention to, no matter which posts and pages are your most popular:

  • Make sure your home page looks good. You may think most people go straight to individual posts from your Facebook links or because they subscribe, so you can get around to correcting that typo or fixing that wonky widget on your home page tomorrow. A look at Top Posts and Pages will show that, for many of us, the home page is our most popular. Don’t miss that chance to make a good first impression.
  • Keep popular pages up to date. You wrote a killer “About” page when you started your blog — engaging, funny, sure to intrigue any new reader. Problem is, you started your blog in 2009.  Make sure popular pages are current and fresh, and use them as an opportunity to funnel readers where you’d like them to go by providing links to your greatest hits.
  • Revisit popular posts to add some link love. A post that attracts a lot of eyeballs is a great place to highlight other content. If you’ve got an older post that’s always a traffic draw, take a few minutes to add some extra shine — add an update at the end, or link to some related content.

Spending a little time getting to know the Top Posts and Pages stats is a small investment with the potential for a big payoff. Learn more about what your readers enjoy and where they go when they get to your blog, and make the most of that knowledge by gently helping them discover other posts they’ll love.

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Social Media Icons Widget

Posted on November 13th, 2015 by FishingFrenzy

Social Media Icons Widget

Now available in a widget dashboard near you, we present the Social Media Icons Widget! No longer do you have to fiddle around with complicated HTML code to add beautiful social media icons to your blog or website.

With this new widget, you can add icons for the most popular social networks in no time. The icons are linked to your social media profiles, making it easy for your readers to follow your latest status updates.

The Old Way

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The New Way

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Currently, we support adding social media icons for the most popular social networks, including:

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Instagram
  • Pinterest
  • LinkedIn
  • GitHub
  • YouTube
  • Vimeo

If you want to add an icon for a different service, you can do so with a bit of HTML.

After you save your widget, check out your blog to see how the snazzy new icons look. Then grab yourself a cup of tea, and watch your follower count skyrocket! 🙂

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5 film review websites that you can’t live without

Posted on January 17th, 2015 by FishingFrenzy

So for those that know me, I am a movie fan! I mean, I love everything about movies. How they make you feel, how they inspire, how they offend… everything.

I don’t consider myself your average movie goer either. Yes, I am that person in a crowd of people who just saw the latest blockbuster saying, “A few laughs here and a kickass ending are good, but does the movie really have substance?”

I revel in entertainment as a whole, you know, the real kind that requires talent. I’m talking Philip Seymour Hoffman (RIP) in Capote not Kim Kardashian in nothing. There are some good places to visit on the web if you too are a lover like me. Here are my top five.

Rotten Tomatoes

This is pretty much a go to for me. The critic reviewers are industry folk. They also have a section where little “ole Joes” like myself and give their two cents. They have over 324,000 Facebook followers and 1.2 million twitter fans.

The Hollywood Reporter (THR)

THR is a leader in Hollywood. With 1.2 million Twitter followers and over 979,000 Facebook fans, what they have to say matters. They are not just about reviews of movies and shows, but also give information pertinent to up and coming talent looking to break into the industry and more.

Internet Movie Database (IMDB)

IMDB is more than just a place to see how many movies has Meryl Streep actually done. They have reviews, synopses and other information for people who are just movie goers and for those who are in the movie business. With over 1.3 million Twitter followers they are the go to for all things entertainment related.

TheWrap

This site is a new fave of mine because it gives you breaking news on entertainment from movies to what remake are they doing next. It kind of makes you feel like you have behind the scenes access to what’s going on in Tinseltown. They have 84K followers on Twitter because people look to them to give them news first.

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This is an amazing site with so much available for new comers. It has a collaborative community that not only gives you access to the latest in reviews, interviews and industry news, it gives you direct access to other people who are working in entertainment with an opportunity to reach out to them to network. It is a much need platform for movie lovers and those who want to work in movies.

These, to me, are five of the most reputable and popular sites. I like to make sure that what I am getting my information really has a passion for the cinema not just a passion for making things up.

The article was written by Rasheda Michelle, a movie and entertainment enthusiast. Rasheda writes for various blogs and covers everything from music and entertainment to fashion and pop culture.

Top Five Movie Industry Sites

So for those that know me, I am a movie fan! I mean, I love everything about movies. How they make you feel, how they inspire, how they offend… everything.

I don’t consider myself your average movie goer either. Yes, I am that person in a crowd of people who just saw the latest blockbuster saying, “A few laughs here and a kickass ending are good, but does the movie really have substance?”

I revel in entertainment as a whole, you know, the real kind that requires talent. I’m talking Philip Seymour Hoffman (RIP) in Capote not Kim Kardashian in nothing. There are some good places to visit on the web if you too are a lover like me. Here are my top five.

Rotten Tomatoes

This is pretty much a go to for me. The critic reviewers are industry folk. They also have a section where little “ole Joes” like myself and give their two cents. They have over 324,000 Facebook followers and 1.2 million twitter fans.

The Hollywood Reporter (THR)

THR is a leader in Hollywood. With 1.2 million Twitter followers and over 979,000 Facebook fans, what they have to say matters. They are not just about reviews of movies and shows, but also give information pertinent to up and coming talent looking to break into the industry and more.

Internet Movie Database (IMDB)

IMDB is more than just a place to see how many movies has Meryl Streep actually done. They have reviews, synopses and other information for people who are just movie goers and for those who are in the movie business. With over 1.3 million Twitter followers they are the go to for all things entertainment related.

TheWrap

This site is a new fave of mine because it gives you breaking news on entertainment from movies to what remake are they doing next. It kind of makes you feel like you have behind the scenes access to what’s going on in Tinseltown. They have 84K followers on Twitter because people look to them to give them news first.

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This is an amazing site with so much available for new comers. It has a collaborative community that not only gives you access to the latest in reviews, interviews and industry news, it gives you direct access to other people who are working in entertainment with an opportunity to reach out to them to network. It is a much need platform for movie lovers and those who want to work in movies.

These, to me, are five of the most reputable and popular sites. I like to make sure that what I am getting my information really has a passion for the cinema not just a passion for making things up.

The article was written by Rasheda Michelle, a movie and entertainment enthusiast. Rasheda writes for various blogs and covers everything from music and entertainment to fashion and pop culture.

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Hungry? Here are the top five food blogs you need to know.

Posted on January 15th, 2015 by FishingFrenzy

  1. Fig, Jam and Lime Cordial – This blog is about making food from scratch. It features a variety of recipes for jams, breads, cakes and cookies, chocolate, sauces and much more. You can find lots of advice about how to become more resourceful in the kitchen with great ideas about how to be creative with leftovers and how to bring ordinary food to life. The blogger thoughtfully dedicates a page to listing the suppliers of the items mentioned in the blog. If you love cooking and being in the kitchen you should check out this blog!
  1. Cooking in Sens – If you love variety in your meals, this blog will satisfy your appetite. Here you can find dishes from a range of nationalities including African, African-American, Australian, Chinese, English, French, Georgian, German, Greek, Indian Irish, Italian, Jamaican, Japanese, Korean, Mexican, Thai, and Vietnamese. Readers are encouraged to ask for recipes that they don’t see mentioned. You can also find tips and tricks for eating healthily as well as tips for improving your own cooking. The blogger is an American who lives between Honesdale, Pennsylvania and Sens, France.
  1. Chef In Disguise – Authentic Middle Eastern recipes are the focus of this blog. Feast your eyes on delicious, mouth-watering dishes from the Middle East. You will also learn about the culture and some of the landmarks that the Middle East is famous for. A variety of meals for breakfast, lunch, snacks and dinner are featured. The blog has a strong visual appeal with a picture for every recipe. An entire page is also dedicated to cheese and the recipe for making your own cheese at home. The blogger is a Palestinian who is an orthodontist by day and a food enthusiast by night.
  1. A Whisk and a Spoon – Pastry is the main focus of this engaging blog. If you have a whisk and a spoon, you should be able to make all of the recipes featured on this site. Check out this blog for delicious recipes for cakes, puddings and custards, sweet breads and savory dishes. ‘Tuesdays with Dorie’ is a regular weekly feature of the site in which a recipe is suggested for followers to try out and to give feedback on how their finished product turns out. The blogger also does cook book reviews.
  1. Eat, Play, Love – This intriguing blog documents the adventures of a Midwestern, suburban American family of four as they experiment with different recipes and foods from across the globe. Every week the blog features recipes from a different country and a different US state. Interspersed with stories about the family’s personal adventures, expect to find delicious recipes and colorful pictures of food from Italy, Bora Bora, Colorado, Maine, Hawaii, Spain, Michigan and everywhere in between! Recipes are sorted by country, state, or by challenge. Every year the blogger hosts a recipe challenge that is judged by herself and her family with the best recipes featured on the blog.

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Characteristics of the Top 10 Automotive Blogs

Posted on January 13th, 2015 by FishingFrenzy

Let’s face it, there are hundreds of automotive websites out there, but what are the characteristics of the ones that are so successful? It was challenging to compose a list of my favorite automotive feeds for this ranking of the Top 10 Automotive Blogs. The reason why it is so hard to choose, of course, is because there are so many excellent authors who write for a large variety of sites about a large variety of cars. These Top 10 Automotive Blogs have been hand selected based on their content quality, posting frequency, and authority in the market. There’s a chance you’ve never seen some of these websites before, but they all have significant followings and were chosen, not only on their enjoyable content, but on their dominance in their respective niches. So, without further ado, here’s the list:

The Top 10 Automotive Blogs

  1. autoblog.com: Notice the SEO-optimized blog name, but that’s not why they’re number one though. Autoblog.com has significant domain authority which it has established through covering news and reviews of the latest cars to hit the market. They produce high quality articles and do a great job of releasing current and breaking stories. The site also features a search tool to search for news and reviews by year, make and model.
  2. torquenews.com: Probably one of my most favorite automotive blogs ever. Torque News provides an interesting twist on news about new cars. The website is much brighter than Autoblog.com with inspiring pictures of the hottest cars and interesting posts ranging from profiles of car owners to predictions about new cars. I often come here to find things I don’t expect to see on other automotive blogs.
  3. caranddriver.com: Car and Driver just had to make the Top 10 Automotive blogs. It is probably one of the most well known automotive blog sites and can be found in every auto enthusiast’s browser history. Car and Driver is best known for its meticulous reviews along with allowing for the input from users who actually drive the cars. Notice the layout provides a feed showing the latest news in addition to allowing users to easily scroll through different model years of the same make. They also do live coverage of auto events like this one.
  4. carlustblog.com: It’s actually somewhat difficult to pinpoint exactly what to say about Car Lust Blog. Instead of just blogging about every new car on the market, this blog run by Amazon features stories on a variety of cars, regardless of their year or body style. There are plenty of different articles here and I have found myself spending countless hours surfing their pages learning about everything from the hot Subaru Justy to the more refined 2015 Lexus IS350 AWD.
  5. popularmechanics.com/cars/: As the name suggest, the longstanding Popular Mechanics magazine writes its own popular automotive blog. I appreciate how they host a large base of really fascinating articles on that are more related to the automotive industry than other blogs. This niche captures the attention of the car industry enthusiast and makes for really engaging but quick articles, like this one on the Chevy Engine Build Experience.
  6. subaruvortex.com: [Plug alert!] Although this website’s main focus is on the Subaru community, I thought it was worthy of the list based on its attention to accuracy and building community. If you are a Subaru enthusiast I am putting this one up just for you! My focus here is on building community which is (dare I say) a unique feature compared to the larger blogs, where everything is just a one-off review.
  7. carscoops.com: Another one of my favorites that is worthy of this list of Top 10 Automotive Blogs, Car scoops is a provider of high quality, information, and new age automotive articles. Covering the latest in high tech, Car scoop always has the most sleekest and sexiest cars of them all.
  8. carthrottle.com: This is my go to site for drag racing, articles that make fun of the Mini Cooper and overall funny news and articles related to cars. I love Car Throttle since they cover unique car models that many other blogs in the automotive space do not cover. There is a liberal use of pictures, videos, drama, etc. It’s sort of gossipy but you can find information on some of the rarest cars here.
  9. http://luxvelocity.typepad.com/luxvelocity/: I like luxvelocity because of it’s range of automotive parts related articles. They talk more than just cars. If you want to know how to organize your garage or put a carbon fiber body kit on your new FRS, you can find it here.
  10. http://blog.hemmings.com/: Hemmings Daily is my favorite resource for classic car related news and articles. As a classic car lover I find it important to include a classic car website in this top ten list. Although it doesn’t belong in the 10th position, it definitely provides a fascinating niche for bloggers to take in. Notice how many high resolutions the blog uses in addition to the liberal use of unique content. (I mean seriously, who else write about autocrossing in the snow??)

In short, this list merely scratches the surface of the most amazing automotive blog websites out there. Hopefully this characterization of the Top 10 Automotive blogs guides will help you when you think about your own blog or social media page. Are you creating original content that is insightful or entertaining? I hope you have been able to benefit from my knowledge.

Do you have a favorite automotive website you would like to share? Please leave a comment letting us know what you think about our list.

Thank you!

Author:

Jesse Jones is an avid car enthusiast. He writes professionally for many automotive resources with his main focus on Subaru and Subaru Communities. Although Jesse Is a car enthusiast, you will find
him writing most frequently on his survival blog, 365preppers.com.

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