Users' questions

Do bloggers ever get sued?

Do bloggers ever get sued?

Bloggers are increasingly getting sued or threatened with legal action for everything from defamation to invasion of privacy to copyright infringement.

What are some things you should never put in a blog?

Every Blogger Should Avoid These 15 Mistakes To Get Popular

  • Not having a clear motivation for blogging.
  • Relying on giveaways and other shortcuts to attract readers.
  • Creating content that is fashionable or searchable for the moment.
  • Obsessing with numbers and page views.
  • Not replying to readers’ comments.

Is there any risk in blogging?

As a blogger, your own personal security is at risk. Cyberbullying doesn’t just happen to kids – adult bloggers are often at risk, too. Harassment, even if it’s contained to the Internet and not “real life,” is no joke and can have serious emotional and psychological effects on the victim.

How can I protect my blog privacy?

Use a Burner Phone or Second Phone Number Using a “burner phone” or establishing a second phone number can be a great way to protect your privacy as a blogger. As a blogger, you will likely need to use your phone for two-factor authentication for your blog, email address, and various apps and digital tools.

Should I get an LLC for my blog?

Bloggers decide to set up their business structure for a lot of reasons, but most commonly, we hear that people want to ensure that their personal assets are protected. Typically, we recommend an LLC for bloggers since it is easy to set up and requires fewer corporate formalities.

Is blogger owned by Google?

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How do bloggers do taxes?

Be aware that as a blogger, you’re likely to face estimated taxes, something most traditional employees don’t have to worry about. The United States tax system operates on a “pay-as-you-go” basis. Since you don’t have any taxes deducted from your blogging income, you must pay estimated taxes to the IRS every quarter.

How does blogging put you at risk ( and how to safeguard your safety?

Blogging puts you at risk from harassers who not only will ruin the experience of blogging, but could also put your safety at risk. In the case of ProBlogger’s Darren Rowse, a stalker even began to threaten his physical safety:

How is blogging for business effective for business?

Blogging is often overlooked by many businesses when deciding on a social media strategy, however in most cases blogging can be just as powerful as a great Facebook or Twitter campaign. It has been reported that B2B companies who regularly blog receive 67% more leads every month than those companies who do not.

What should you be careful about when blogging?

Be very careful about sharing identifying details in your blog posts, including your specific schedule, location, names or details about your family and friends, etc. When sharing stories, consider fudging the details a bit – change dates, names, times, locations, etc. Bottom Line: Keep Safety in Mind When Blogging!

What kind of fines can you get for blogging?

Depending on the industry you work in, you could even face hefty fines – for example, if you work in the medical industry in the United States and are found to have violated HIPAA ( The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996) by sharing information on your patients, you can face fines of up to $50,000 per violation.