Thank you TBEX North America!

Last week, hundreds of travel bloggers saw Corning, NY through a new lens – possibly even one manufactured by the Crystal City itself!

Known for its innovations in glassware, Corning, NY is a quaint city in the Finger Lakes region of New York. Most months, tourists are drawn to the area for its stunning landscapes, fresh homegrown foods, and award-winning wineries. However last week, it was filled with a different kind of visitor: travel bloggers.  Continue reading “Thank you TBEX North America!”

Pack Your Bags: .blog at TBEX North America

sponsor_badgeNext week, hundreds of travel bloggers from around the world will come together in Corning, New York to speak, learn, and network — and blog all about it — at TBEX North America, from September 11 to 13th.

TBEX is the largest conference for travel bloggers, journalists, and brands, hosting just under 1,000 content creators at each of their events. After attending TBEX Europe in Ostrava, Czech Republic last month, the .blog team joined on board as one of TBEX’s sponsors for their upcoming North American event.

We’re thrilled to have the opportunity to connect with various speakers and writers from the travel blogging community. In particular, we look forward to TBEX’s speed networking event where we can have some quality time with bloggers of all types, from those just starting out to seasoned influencers.

If you’re attending TBEX North America, be sure to stop by the .blog networking table to say hello!

Attracting Bloggers With Content

Bloggers represent a large cross-section of online doers, sharing ideas and views with anybody they can reach. But how do you nail down such an expansive community? For hosting companies, identifying and targeting bloggers isn’t always easy.

In order to reach potential bloggers, you must be like them and create content that speaks to them. One of our .blog reseller partners, Exabytes, is doing just that – speaking the language of bloggers through multimedia content focused on helping new bloggers.

Under their WPWebHost brand they bought bobb.blog, created a persona, Bobb, and developed a microsite to help bloggers build an affordable blog. They didn’t stop there. They are also creating amazing and interesting videos like this one, which explains the benefits of using a domain like .blog:

Creating meaningful, creative content on a regular basis just may be the best way to reach bloggers.

Explore the World with bucketlistly.blog

This post is part of a series to showcase the wide variety of talented bloggers using .blog domains. In each post, we’ll interview a site owner to explore their .blog and dive into an area of expertise, ranging from editing tips and tricks to how to build your following.

Have you ever thought about traveling the world? Dreamt of collecting as many passport stamps as possible? Pete, from BucketListly Blog, took the leap six years ago to travel the globe full-time as a digital nomad. He catalogs all of his adventures in the form of videos, photos, and detailed guides for other travelers looking to explore every corner of the world — on a budget, no less. On top of that, Pete’s work has been noticed by the likes of National Geographic, Vimeo, and BBC. He was kind enough to share his thoughts with us on the success of his blog and what inspires him to travel. Continue reading “Explore the World with bucketlistly.blog”

Big Business .bloggers: Amazon Fire TV and The Movie Channel

Blogs no longer apply only to individual content creators, hobbyists, and small businesses. Instead, bloggers can count big businesses, such as Apple and Amazon, among them.

Corporate blogs are an effective way to reach customers and share the company’s personality. With a .blog domain, visitors immediately recognize that they’re in for more than just a traditional website. An active blog demonstrates that you’re actively reaching out and connecting with your customers, both potential and existing ones. Continue reading “Big Business .bloggers: Amazon Fire TV and The Movie Channel”

Find Your Voice with roadsbesttraveled.blog

This post is part of a series to showcase the wide variety of talented bloggers using .blog domains. In each post, we’ll interview a site owner to explore their .blog and dive into an area of expertise, ranging from editing tips and tricks to how to build your following.

Haley and Rachel are two best friends running the lifestyle and travel blog, “Roads Best Traveled.” Ever since meeting on vacation in Croatia, where the two hit it off instantly, they have been collaborating on building their blog into much more than just a hobby. On “Roads Best Traveled,” they’ve created a community of fellow adventure-lovers looking for the best paths to see the world and enjoy the most out of life. Haley and Rachel were kind enough to share with us their experiences on what it takes to bring your blog to the next level. Continue reading “Find Your Voice with roadsbesttraveled.blog”

new dotblogger: seths.blog

Looking for a daily dose of thought-provoking inspiration? Look no further than seths.blog. The daily blog, written by prolific author Seth Godin, is full of life-changing insights on leadership, marketing, entrepreneurship, and life lessons.

Seth is the author of 18 best-selling books, including the world’s most popular ebook — “Unleashing the Ideavirus“— and the best-selling marketing book, “Purple Cow.” He continues to share his knowledge through courses he offers via Udemy and his altMBA seminar, created to develop online leadership and management skills.

Of course, we couldn’t be more excited to welcome him into the dotblogger family.

To learn more about Seth, check out one of his many TED Talks, his weekly podcast, Akimbo, or any one of his posts from his prolific blog. His approach to work, productivity, and writing will inspire you and shift the way you think.

Crafting Your Community with timescavengers.blog

This post is part of a series to showcase the wide variety of talented bloggers using .blog domains. In each post, we’ll interview a site owner to explore their .blog and dive into an area of expertise, ranging from editing tips and tricks to how to build your following.

Adriane and Jen are the two masterminds behind Time Scavengers, a blog dedicated to educating the broader public about science, evolution, and climate change. Their site offers an abundance of resources for both beginner and expert scientists alike, ranging from introductory material on science to their “Byte of Life” posts, where they explore what it’s like to be a researcher and take a deep dive into the work they’re doing. They both manage Time Scavangers. along with their diverse community of contributors, in between their full-time studies and work. Continue reading “Crafting Your Community with timescavengers.blog”

Building Your Audience with msirsah.blog

This post is part of a series to showcase the wide variety of talented bloggers using .blog domains. In each post, we’ll interview a site owner to explore their .blog and dive into an area of expertise, ranging from editing tips and tricks to how to build your following.

Irsah, the woman behind msirsah.blog, is a beauty blogger and influencer who shares makeup reviews and tutorials to her avid audience. Her primary platform is Instagram, where she’s built a massive following of 135,000 fans. She shared her perspective on what inspires her audience and how she’s cultivated social media to boost her fanbase. Continue reading “Building Your Audience with msirsah.blog”

.blog, New and Improved

It’s time for a new look for .blog. Since our launch in November 2016, we’ve kept our branding focused on a style that speaks to the fun and communicative nature of our community: bloggers.

As .blog grew, and our mindset grew along with it, we decided it was time for a branding revamp. Our logo offers a more simple and sleek look, aligned with the overall design and vision of our parent company, Automattic. This more streamlined style brings your focus to our favorite keyword: blog.

In the process of redesigning the .blog logo, we reimagined the .blog website. We’ve introduced a variety of new features, including:

  • A .blog domain availability checker, so you can easily see if the .blog domain you’d like is available to register.
  • True to our bread and butter, we’ve highlighted our blog to be front and center on our site.
  • Our homepage now highlights sites included in our dotblogger program, so you can see all of the influencers and bloggers we’re proud to call members of the .blog family.

The new look is courtesy of Chris Runnells and Kjell Reigstad of the Automattic design team, the folks behind design.blog.

We’re excited to launch this new look and feel it is an excellent representation of our focus for the year to come. Straightforward, streamlined, and, as always, putting bloggers first.

If you’re interested in learning more about the team of designers behind the new look, check out design.blog. For our partners, you can find the new design guidelines under the Marketing tab.

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