Here are some more articles related to blogging, working online, freelancing, productivity, success and more, that caught my eye in the past week.

  1. Improve your post titles. A nice resource listing over 40 articles that show you how to write better titles for your web articles.
  2. Build a review blog. If you’re into affiliate marketing, one secret of success is having a good review blog discussing the products you’re trying to promote.
  3. Problogger’s blogging secrets. Gobala Krishnan provides his own notes from the Blog Mastermind (aff) session with Darren Rowse, where he discusses some of his secrets. You should also check out Yaro Starak’s free Blog Profits Blueprint ebook.
  4. New HTML version. It appears that despite some fairly well-known claims several years ago that that HTML 4.0 would be supplanted by XHTML 1.0, there is a new HTML 5.0 version after all. This is important to note because even though it’s supposedly backwards-compatible, I’m thinking it’ll affect writers, designers, webmasters, SEOs and more. There’s also a new CSS specification with true multi-columns, if you feel like reading the gory details.
  5. Learning to take risks. Risk aversion is simply a survival tactic. It also fits in to the path of least resistance, which most of us take subconsciously when situations require a decision. But calculated risks can take us forwards to success, whether in business or personal endeavors.
  6. E-commerce for bloggers [via Seth Godin]. Blogs are often not associated with ecommerce, but with the right tools, you can sell products from your blogs. John T Unger of Typepad Hacks discusses several Typepad hacks, as well as links to articles elsewhere that discuss both general solutions and those for WordPress. Matthew Paulson of Finance is Personal discusses the WP E-Commerce plugin and also links to several web store examples using the plugin.
  7. Making money online: don’t blog. That’s the advice of Patrick McCarthy of Conversion Rater in an excellent, thorough article explaining why. It’s also a viewpoint I’ve adopted lately, that there are other ways to earn a living online. That is, you use blogging to supplement income from other means, and to establish your authority in a certain niche.
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