Blogging Business Blog Resources for Small Businesses
John Jantsch presents business blogging

Blogging For Business Resources

Why Every Small Business Should Have A Blog Business Blogging Resource Guide - Bookmark this page and refer back often as I will be adding to it!

Blogs On Blogging

Blogging Business - How To Uses Blogs and RSS to market your business

Blogging Software

WordPress  - software you install on your server
Movable Type - software you install on your server
Type Pad -  - hosted and very easy to use Debbie Weil uses. You can set-up numerous blogs in a matter of minutes
Expression Engine  - John uses this PHP hosted software. This one fall more to what is called content management.
Blogger  - Google owns and its free, but has drawbacks for more sophisticated blogger

Driving Traffic and Readers to Your Blog

Blog Search Engine - This is one of the originals and the biggest blog search engine
Robin Goods list - just bookmark it!
BlogRolling -  is a one-stop linklist manager for your blog or journal, helping you manage your ever-evolving linklist with ease
Bloglines - will also build and power your list of blogs that you like to link back to

Super Cool Secret #1 - How To Get Yahoo To Notice Your Blog

  1. Get your own MyYahoo page.
    Just go to http://my.yahoo.com and sign up if you don't have your Yahoo! ID yet, or just sign in if you have one.
  2. Add the 'Add To MyYahoo' button to your site.
  3. Get the HTML code to do it at http://my.yahoo.com/s/button.html
  4. Then, click on the button you just created and add your own feed to your MyYahoo that's it. You just announced your feed to Yahoo!

Show me the money - Ways to make money or as bloggers say "monetize" your blog

Google AdSense -  is a fast and easy way for website publishers of all sizes to display relevant, unobtrusive Google ads on their website's content pages and earn money.
BlogAds - is a network of influential bloggers who collaborate to promote and sell blog advertising.
Amazon Associates - make money selling just about anything under the sun including books and music
TradePub - Giveaway free one year subscriptions to industry specific print trade magazines and earn money

Aggregators and News Readers

Pluck - free and easy to use
NewsGator -  - integrates with Outlook and delivers new headlines to your inbox like email
FeedReader  - free and web based
BlogLines  - web based and my favorite as it allows you read blogs and find ones that are related to your interests - this can be a great way to find other blogs to trade links with
Radio User Land - Probably the most fully featured and complicated of the bunch

Other Blog resources to explore

Ping O Matic Pinging lets dozens of services know you've updated your site and increases traffic to your blog. PingoMatic allows you to send a ping to many blog update sights with one click
WebLogs - Tracks the blog universe for updates
Technorati - is a real-time search engine that keeps track of what is going on in the blogosphere the world of weblogs.Tracks who is talking about what - Sign up and find out when someone mentions one of your posts
Blogs

Bonus Resources

Some fun advanced reading dont go here until youre ready!
Furl - will archive any page, allowing you to recall, share, and discover useful information on the Web. Browse your personal archive of Web pages, and subscribe to other archives via RSS
delicious - is a social bookmarks manager. It allows you to easily add sites you like to your personal collection of links, to categorize those sites with keywords, and to share your collection not only between your own browsers and machines, but also with others.
Feedburner - is an RSS/Atom post-processing service that allows publishers to enhance their feeds in a variety of interesting and powerful ways. By republishing their feeds through FeedBurner, publishers gain detailed feed statistics, maximum feed format compatibility, "shockproofing" to absorb bandwidth spikes, and more.