We met Allison at BlogWorld in Los Angeles a few weeks back. She is the superstar feature blogger for BlogWorld and has been using Zemanta for some time and has been a big advocate of ours. Please enjoy this interview:
Who are you?
Allison Boyer – I’ve been blogging professionally since 2006 and have been working as the features editor on the BlogWorld Expo blog since spring 2010.
What do you blog about?
On the BlogWorld blog, we write cover all aspects of new media and online content creation. The site is a mix of news and opinion, with resource guides for beginners, weekly link round-ups, small business profiles, speaker interviews, videos, and more.
I also run a few of my own sites, including Blog Zombies. On Blog Zombies, I write about how to be a better, more profitable blogger by combining passion with monetization. In addition, I work with a number of clients to help them with their blogs. Some of the topics I cover for them include job hunting, education, insurance, and dating.
When did you start using Zemanta?
I’m a fairly recent convert. I started using it on a client’s blog in July this year and added it to Blog Zombies in September. By October, I was totally hooked and talked to the managing editor for BlogWorld about adding it to that site as well. I now recommend it to all of my clients.
How does Zemanta help you blog better?
I actually recently wrote an entire post on Blog Zombies about why I love Zemanta so much. What it boils down to is this: Zemanta saves me TONS of time, and as we all know, time equals money. I love to link to other blogs, but it can be pretty time-consuming to research links with Google or manually search my friends’ blogs. I think every post is better with links, and Zemanta makes this process easier.
Power User Tip
I use Zemanta to help me create huge resource lists, like those that are part of the BlogWorld Brilliant Blogger series. Even if you don’t know a lot about a certain topic in your niche, you can cover it adequately for your readers by linking to people who do understand the subject matter well. With link lists, it’s easy to fill knowledge gaps on your blog, and Zemanta makes it a less time-consuming process.
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