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5 Pittsburgh Steeler and 5 Green Bay Packers Blogs for Boomer Bloggers

Are you planning to look at blogs about the two Superbowl giants Green Bay Packers and Pittsburgh Steelers this week? If yes, I thought you would enjoy looking at some popular blogs dedicated to the teams. So I have listed five (5) blogs for each team and the current post. Perhaps it may give you ideas about doing your own fan blog.

In addition, be sure to post comments to these sites.  Not only does your opinion count but it is what we baby boomer bloggers have in abundance. Right?  In addition, hit that like button on Facebook, Digg it, Tweet it and all the other good social bookmarket and social network things we can do. Enjoy the game this weekend.

5 Pittsburgh Steeler Blogs and Latest Post

1. Behind The Steel Curtain

Is Flozell Adams More of a Steeler Than He Ever Was a Cowboy?

2. DC Steeler Nation

Team Rallying Around Flozell, Of All People

3. Steelers Depot

Flozell Adams Monday Press Conference Transcript Quotes Superbowl XLV

4. Pittsburgh Steelers Fanatic

Why Even Steelers Fans Love Mike McCarthy

5. Steelers Today

Polamalu Named AP Defensive Player of the Year

5 Green Bay Packer Blogs

1.  Packers Gab

Playmate Jaime Edmondson Showing Her Love For The Packers!

2. Acme Packing Blog

Packers Super Bowl Media Day – At Cowboys Stadium

3. Packer Chatters

Super Bowl XLV: Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Green Bay Packers, The Teams and Their Fans

4. The Packer Backer Blog

Packers: Jclombardi Guest On NY Sports Network

5.  My Official Green Bay Packer Blog

Rodgers vs Roethlisberger

What is a Backlink?

If you do not know what a backlink is you have certainly heard another blogger or Search Engine Optimization (SEO) expert mention it. Here are two good definitions:

In basic link terminology, a backlink is any link received by a web node (web page, directory, website, or top level domain) from another web node [1]. Backlinks are also known as incoming links, inbound links, inlinks, and inward links.  (Wikipedia)

The backlink is essentially the same thing as an inlink. It is a link on someone else’s site that leads to your own, and it’s extremely important to garner a large number of backlinks that are reputably obtained for several reasons. First, in SEO or search engine optimization, part of the algorithm for ranking your page on search engines is determined by the number and quality of backlinks to your site, providing they occur naturally and you have not purchased them. Second, backlinks are how you get known on the Internet. If lots of other sites provide a link to yours, a natural increase in traffic to your web pages occurs. (Wisegeek.com)

Here is a post I read on backlinks today. If you have other references you would like to add please post a comment.

Three ways to generate backlinks for FREE

Baby Boomers and Ebay Collectors and Sellers

This entry is part 10 of 10 in the series Baby Boomers and Social Bookmarking Can You Digg it?

Did you know that a Teddy Rooselvelt Marble sold on Ebay for $4,500?
I just saw a great blog established by Ebay for collectors and buyers of collections. It is called Ebay Collectors. The blog shares collector items that have sold as well as tips for purchasing an item to add to your collection.

I was more than impressed to see that Ebay designated a blog specific for this market group. I am also excited when I read about the prices that some of the collector items have fetched.

Now, note that the site does not have the comments currently open so I cannot suggest you go and post your insights or questions. Ebay has other great resources for answering your questions.  In addition you can email them your questions.  But the blog is a gold mine for baby boomer collectors who are on Ebay or want to purchase a collector item from Ebay.

Notice that the header is simple with just the logo and tabs for seven (7) pages. This makes navigation pretty easy for folks not used to blogs. Also, there is currently only one social bookmark for Digg and social network interfaces for Facebook and Twitter.
However, the very fact that those three options are available makes for powerful blogging. I am certain that it will expand as Ebay goes deeper and deeper into social media.

Note also that the Twitter feed is in the sidebar and tag cloud is extensive. If you think the comments should be open then shoot them an email. But as a blogger you also know how much work is involved in maintaining a blog. For now, you can always follow them on Twitter to ask questions.

This blog is still very new and it pays to keep an eye on how it progresses. I just love it when businesses expand and use the power of blogging. I also relish the appreciation for collector items that baby boomers know so much about.

If  you are not currently on Ebay but want to get started here is an excellent starter resource. Of course there are a lot of books out there on Ebay but this particular author has 35 books to her credit. It is easy to read and chuck full of information.

Press Release: Top Bloggers Named by Boomer Diva Nation Organization

Take a few minutes out of your busy day to read this special press release “Top Bloggers Named by Boomer Diva Nation Organization!

Also note that this press release site is free and a great tool for your blogging messages in 2011.  The service also allows you to place the embed code for the press release directly in the html of your blog. How cool!

So, once again, read the press release “Top Bloggers Named by Boomer Diva Nation and visit those great baby boomer blogs written by boomer divas!

Did Baby Boomers Do Social Media Back in the Day?

Saw this very insightful blog post about baby boomers using social media before it was popular. Who knew? Baby Boomers knew.

Tell me what you think about this article on social media and baby boomers on the site Sexy Social Media.

A Boomer Blogger-Barbara Clark Blogs About Gratitude for 30 Days

I just found out that a baby boomer buddy blogger, Barbara Clark, blogged about gratitude for 30 Days! Just think about it. She had to think of things to be grateful for every day. What did that do for the negative thoughts that tried to crowd out the good stuff? What would it do for our minds?

As baby boomers there is soooo much that travels through our minds everyday that we are not happy about. Yet, when we take the nano moments to reflect on the good stuff it can work miracles.

Read Barbara’s posts. Then think about the simple things that we often overlook. Count our blessings and watch our moods change.

Barbara’s blog on gratitude

Do you have a single, simple topic you could create a blog on that can transform your mind?

Want to Use Feedburner But Unsure How to Start?

Feedburner has been one of the best kept secrets around. Yet, some who do know about it are barely scratching the surfaced. I saw this intuitive post by a fellow baby boomer Kim Beasley and wanted to share it with you. I am learning a lot from Kim and after you read her post and tour her site you will see why.

Meanwhile, click here to read her post that also provides a cool video  and link to Feedburner basics.

How to Add Custom Characters to Your Blog Post

This entry is part 9 of 10 in the series Baby Boomers and Social Bookmarking Can You Digg it?

Have you ever wanted to add a custom character to your blog post. You know one of those funny looking symbols that you just cannot find on your keyboard?

Well there is a button on the tool bar that will make it real easy. Let’s assume you want to create a copyright symbol.  This is what you do. Continue reading How to Add Custom Characters to Your Blog Post

Baby Boomer Blogs That Motivate You to Blog-Baby Boomer Baloney

This entry is part 1 of 1 in the series Baby Boomer Blogs that Motivate You to Blog

Have you ever visited a blog that made you want to post to your own blog? Well, I have. And today I am encouraging you to visit a blog called Baby Boomer Baloney. Now, the main motivation for me is the fact that the author has a DAILY blog post.  His posts range from inspirational to insightful.

Do you know of other baby boomer blogs that motivate you to blog? Let me know.

Is Blogging on Labor Day Really Labor? 5 Types of Bloggers Say NO

There are, based on my observation, three types of bloggers that will blog on Labor Day.

Blogger Type #1

The Money Maker

Now this blogger has systems in place on their blogs. They have affiliates, ads, and articles that provide great content. They are blogging to send more traffic to their sites so that folks will buy and or promote their stuff. Even if they are on a cruise they probably set their blog to auto posting for the holiday. Not only do they make money in the sleep but while they are deep in conversation at a party.

Blogger Type 2

The Therapeutic Blogger

This blogger gets rid of stress by blogging. They may share the drama of the week and how it was resolved. Or they may rant about an injustice. In addition, they can vent their vibes about a current event.

Blogger Type #3

The Social Event Blogger

Before the day is over this blogger will share pictures and people connections about the happenings on this day. It could be a trip to the mall for sales or a great movie and dinner details.

Blogger Type #4

The Back To School Blogger

This blogger is sharing the excitement, extra duties, or encouragement for an upcoming school year. May include teachers who are setting up new blogs for the school year aimed at peers or students.

Blogger Type #5

The Caregiver Blogger

This blogger may share tips for other caregivers about resources or recent events related to caregiving. Since care giving seldom gets a holiday these bloggers rarely refrain from blogging when they can.

Regardless of the blog type many folks enjoy reading blogs on a Labor Day  as much as they enjoy watching the TV marathons.

Did I miss anyone?