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A Brief History of Blogging from 1994 to Modern Day

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Last Updated on by Chris

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Sometimes we forget that it wasn't all that long ago that “blogs” and “bloggers” were simply not a thing. The “history of blogging” in the grand scheme of things, is a rather short history.

If in elementary school you told the class “I shall be a blogger!” – your declaration would be met with some seriously confused looks.

Often times at This Week in Blogging, we cover the timely topics. We'll write about the rise of Clubhouse, or perhaps cover Google Stories. But today, we're moving away from the timely, and focusing on the timeless.  Today, we're covering the history of blogging.

It was the late great Terry Pratchett who said, “If you don't know where you come from, then you don't know where you are… and if you don't know where you are, then you don't know where you're going.”

So let's go back to where it all started.

Everything You Want to Know About Yoast with Edwin Toonen

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As you might imagine, here at This Week in Blogging, we get a fair amount of questions as it relates to WordPress plug-ins, SEO , and all the rest of it.

One question that has been asked of us over and over again is whether bloggers and content creators should have Yoast as their primary SEO plug-in. Furthermore, people want to know whether Yoast Premium is going to be worth it for them to purchase. We decided it was best to take your most commonly asked questions, and ask them of the Yoast Team themselves.

On that note, we want to thank Edwin Toonen, a Strategic Content Specialist at Yoast, for taking the time to answer our questions. We hope that this serves our readers and subscribers well.

SEO The Easy Way E-Book by Make Traffic Happen Review

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When I first started my blogging adventure back in early 2010, I couldn't have even told you what the SEO acronym even stood for. And, quite frankly, at that time it didn't matter. Most of what I wrote about in the early days of travelingmitch took off because there wasn't a whole heck of a lot of competition. It was kind of look shooting fish in a barrel – you just couldn't miss, even if you wanted to.

But, any blogger or content creator who has been awake for the past half-decade will kindly inform you that times have changed. If you're blogging for leisure, then you really only need to worry about enjoying creating the content, and hoping others share in that enjoyment. However, if you're trying to turn passion to profession, or establish blogging as a side hustle, then you won't be able to do that without understanding Search Engine Optimization (SEO).

And that's where our friends over at Make Traffic Happen saw an opportunity. Once they saw that opportunity, they started to create a line of products to help bloggers. Today, we're reviewing what is probably their most popular e-book, “SEO The Easy Way“.

The Rise of Clubhouse – The Next Big Thing in Social Media

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It's safe to say that Clubhouse has crossed the threshold from potential fad to certifiable phenomenon. The Clubhouse app has now been downloaded almost 5 million times. Keep in mind that at the end of 2020, the app had a little more than one million downloads, so we're talking about several million downloads since 2021 has begun – and that pace isn't slowing.

This app is forcing people to consider what interacting on social media will look like moving forward. Whether you appreciate Clubhouse or not, there's no denying that this new social media sensation is making waves. It would seem that the true sign of “making it” these days is the arrival of copy cats, and rest assured Facebook, Twitter, and others are already hot on the tails of Clubhouse.

It remains to be seen as to whether Clubhouse has a loyal enough fanbase to lock this down and protect itself from the other giants of social, but most users can agree that there's something different about the Clubhouse app that they can't get enough of.

Maybe it's the never before seen access to big name celebrities and people in your industry, or maybe it's just a taste of authenticity that people have been craving. The verdict is still a little bit out on Clubhouse, but there sure are a heck of a lot of interested jurors at the moment.

How to Protect Your Image Copyright – An Interview with RYDE

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In the past, we've had a number of great interviews about all things photography. These include Photography Tips with Kevin Wagar and Leveraging Your Photography as a Blogger with Laurence Noah.

But there is another important photography topic we've not touched on, and that is how to protect your copyrights after an image is created and used online.

Enter RYDE.

RYDE is an image monitoring service that offers a mostly hands-off process to look out for copyright violations online and send invoices to infringers. I've been using the service for a few months now and have really enjoyed it compared to some alternatives. Past the upfront work to upload images, the on-going work to proceed to invoice infringers is minimal. (For our full RYDE review, click the previous link.)

To talk more about why bloggers should care about protecting their image copyrights and how RYDE works, we reached out to Philipp Koehn, co-founder and CPO of RYDE for this interview!

Disclaimer: This Week in Blogging is a sales affiliate for RYDE. We may receive a commission if you sign up via our link and mention us in your on-boarding call. We also personally use the service for our own copyright monitoring.

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