6 Questions for 6 Blog Editors

by · April 17, 201348 comments

Daily deadlines. Huge audiences. High expectations. The big marketing blogs attract readerships that rival small newspapers, but with only a fraction of the staff. And there’s one key role inside every great marketing blog: The Editor.

They’re often behind the scenes, in the shadow of a more famous celebrity blogger. They rarely get (or take) much credit. But these people make it happen. They’re the keepers of calendars and the champions of quality.

So let’s get to know our local blog editors. We picked our favorite marketing blogs and emailed a few questions to the current and recent editors. Here’s the lineup…


Sonia Simone

Chief Marketing Officer (and co-founder) of Copyblogger Media and publisher of the Copyblogger blog.


Sean Work

Editor of the KISSmetrics blog.


Georgina Laidlaw

Until recently, Georgina was an editor for ProBlogger. She is also a freelance writer.


Russ Henneberry

Until recently, Russ was the editor of Daily Egg, the Crazy Egg blog.


Jess Ostroff

Editor of Convince & Convert. Also (among many other things) Jess is the Director of Calm at Don’t Panic Management.


Jay Kelly

VP – Operations of SME Digital and Editor of Social Media Explorer


Question 1.

As the editor of a blog, how do you spend most of your time?

SONIA: Planning out content — getting the balance right, working with writers to develop ideas, and keeping an ear to the ground to find out what readers are most interested in. That and cutting extra words.

SEAN: Emailing

GEORGINA: When I was editor atProBlogger, my time was divided between fielding submissions and editing those we’d accepted. We published about 15 pieces a week then, so there was a lot of editing, but also a lot of submission review.

JESS: Vetting guest post ideas, scheduling new content, and editing, editing, editing! You’d be surprised at how unpolished some of our posts are before they get through the system.

RUSS: I used to spend most of my time working with articles that came in and heavily editing them to ensure their success.  I have realized that it is a far better use of my time to find good people and work directly with them to understand the audience, generate article topics and train them on the style and formatting that works well on the blog.

JAY: I am fortunate in that most of our contributors do not require heavy edits, however I do spend a lot of time formatting posts and selecting pull quotes for aesthetic purposes. I also spend a good bit of time researching and reaching out to potential new authors.

Question 2.

What really pisses you off about your job? Anything?

SONIA: Comment spam. If I say one more word about it, I’m going to start to curse.

SEAN: Unnecessarily long emails. I really value “straight to the point” emails because it helps me get through my day faster.

GEORGINA: The thing that always gets to me about editing is that I’m a writer, so while there’s a level of satisfaction involved in editing, it always ended up being outweighed by frustration. This is why I left a regular editing job to be a freelance writer, and why I stopped working on ProBlogger as a freelance editor this year: because ultimately I wanted to focus on writing.

JESS: Dealing with Jay Baer all the time. Just kidding! It pisses me off when people ask to contribute to the site but then ask ME what I want them to post about. I also hate when people don’t read the directions in our guest blogging guidelines and contact forms. Reading directions is a really important skill, and we often ignore submissions that don’t follow our instructions.

RUSS: One word: trolls.

JAY: My biggest pet peeve is when a guest blogger takes the time to prepare a compelling post, then does not monitor or respond to comments.

Question 3.

Guest posting has become super popular.  Any suggestions for guest bloggers on how to pitch a post?

SONIA: Know the blog! *Really* know it. Write for the blogs you love, not the ones you think will be most “strategic.” Because the ones you love are also the ones you’ll get the greatest value from in the long run.

SEAN: Don’t just pitch posts for backlinks. Show that you’re an authority on a particular topic – it will go a long way…

GEORGINA: My main piece of advice would be to get to know the blog before you pitch. So many people wasted so much time (theirs and mine) by pitching inappropriate posts to ProBlogger. Also, provide detail in your pitch, so the editor knows exactly what you’ll cover. The more work you put into your pitch, the easier it’ll be to write the post—and make it relevant to the host site’s readership.

JESS: Show me that you’ve actually read the blog and know our audience. If you offer an idea that we JUST wrote about, that is too basic for our readers, or has nothing to do with our preferred topics, you’re doing it wrong. On the other hand, pitching an idea on how you can enhance a specific topic that we frequently write about or offer a creative take on something we haven’t touched upon is always a good way to go.

RUSS: Firstly, understand that most blog editors LOVE guest bloggers… if they are good.  Here’s how to be good at the pitch:

The first thing I am looking for is ANY indication that you have ANY idea what this blog is about.  If the pitch looks like a canned email — I don’t even respond.  Start with something like “I read the article ‘XYZ Article Title’ and really enjoyed it. I think I have an idea for an article that your readers will really love.  Would you be interested in that?”

Also, in the initial email provide links to articles on your own blog or other blogs that you have written that are comparable to what you aim to write for the target blog.

That’s it.  Keep it short and personalized to each individual blog.  If the editor is interested they will reply back that they would like to discuss your article idea. These are the kind of pitches that make blog editors smile.

JAY: Guest bloggers are a great way to get additional perspective on issues.  What I am typically looking for is something that pushes the envelope on thinking.  If you are pitching something like “5 Tips on Using Twitter” or a basic how-to idea, chances are good that I won’t publish it.

Question 4.

Have you ever published something you didn’t agree with?

SONIA: I try hard not to do that. I will say that I’m still not 100% convinced by Sean’s position in this post: There is No ROI in Social Media Marketing.

SEAN: Maybe? Can’t really remember off the top of my head. We do A LOT of publishing over at KISS. Usually, if I think someone is giving incorrect information I will make it correct or I will ask someone who knows more about the topic.

GEORGINA: Yes! As a non-technical editor of brand blogs, I’ve frequently published content I don’t personally agree with, but which represents common or popular practice. I’m not a specialist in all areas of blogging, so at some points you need to trust your writers.

JESS: Honestly, not really. I really believe in the stance that Convince & Convert takes when it comes to no hype marketing and that vision holds true when we’re publishing content from other people as well.

RUSS: I certainly don’t publish articles that I don’t agree with because they are factually inaccurate but I will absolutely publish something I disagree with that is debatable.  I have published marketing advice that I disagree with philosophically, strategically and tactically but there must be proof.  As Edward Deming said “In God we trust; all others must bring data.”

JAY: Fortunately, I have never been in the position where I’ve been faced with publishing something that I have flat out disagreed with.  The beauty of being an editor is that through our contributors, I have the opportunity to expand my knowledge base and see issues from different points of view.

Question 5.

How far in advance to you schedule your content?

SONIA: Typically 2-3 weeks, but there’s always a certain amount of last-minute juggling.

SEAN: Usually a couple of weeks. However there is a constant game of musical chairs being played every week :)

GEORGINA: At ProBlogger I scheduled between 2 and 4 weeks in advance. That sounds like a lot, but we received a stack of submissions on a constant basis, and my years editing other sites before that one proved to me that a big buffer is a good buffer—especially when you’re the only one working on content. It’s important to have the flexibility to drop things in as you need to, and to remain current, but it’s also important from a professionalism and consistency standpoint to maintain a regular schedule of high quality posts.

JESS: I usually try to have things scheduled the week before they publish, but sometimes it doesn’t happen until the day before depending on when the content is received. For guest posts, we’re often scheduled out anywhere from 3 weeks to 6 weeks in advance, although final formatting doesn’t usually happen until the week before. If I have the time, I’ll get a bunch of them edited and scheduled weeks in advance, but finding that kind of time is a luxury :)

RUSS: My writers often have ideas in the queue as much as 3 months ahead.  Our blog does not attempt to cover things that are necessarily timely or news oriented (a la Mashable) so we are able to stay away from having to be responsive to the latest newsflash.  Finished (or close to it) content is usually scheduled two weeks ahead.

JAY: I schedule out three months as far as who is responsible for posts on particular days, and begin reviewing ideas.  I request their final drafts the Sunday before the post is scheduled to run.  Typically Sunday evening and Monday morning are spent scheduling posts for the week.

Bonus Question:

How did you land that awesome job?

SONIA: I was incredibly tenacious and I made myself incredibly useful. I’ve found that’s a good combination.

SEAN: Being a henchman for Neil Patel back in the day. I managed his SEO agency while he flew around the world doing deals. I went on to start O.C. Search Consulting  and he came back at me with an “offer I couldn’t refuse”.

GEORGINA: I landed the job through a referral. The Blogging Ninja (Shayne Tilley) was a friend of Darren’s, and when Darren needed an editor, Shayne very kindly recommended me! Darren and I met and discussed the site and his plans, and the rest is history.

JESS: I interned for one of Jay’s interactive agencies back in 2007 when I was still in college. He graciously allowed me to be his virtual assistant at the end of 2009, and my responsibilities have grown ever since! I think proving that I was extremely detail-oriented and somewhat of a grammar snob has served me well.

RUSS: I got this wonderful job by writing and being in the trenches.  I think it’s hard to gain the expertise need to be a true teacher (which is what a lot of bloggers are) without both honing your skills as a writer and doing the grunt work of your industry.  In my case this meant developing, executing and measuring the marketing for real businesses.

JAY: I run the operations side of SME Digital (the agency division of Social Media Explorer) and I fell into this position when Jason accepted a new role with Café Press.  It has been trial by fire for me, but he had established a pretty well-oiled machine that I was able to jump right into.

Wrap It Up

Let’s wrap up this round up with a few observations.

  • These people are busy. Don’t waste their time. If you’d like to partner with them, do your homework first.
  • They know what they’re doing. They’ve seen it all before. They’re job is to keep quality high. Of course, spammers make them cranky.

Huge thanks to the blog editors who participated. You guys deserve more credit. I really believe that. And by the way, the answers you provided required no editing at all. Not a comma out of place, naturally…

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  • BlogsConnections.com

    Thanks :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/kellymccausey Kelly McCausey

    Amazing insights coming at the perfect time for me! (Needing to juggle a variety of writers and guest bloggers for a project I just took on.) Thank you for putting it together.

  • http://www.kameelvohra.com Kameel Vohra

    Wonderfully insightful. Really appreciate the various perspectives on what real editors are thinking when they’re working and what their considerations are.

    I’m curious as to how many guest post offers they receive, and would love to know more about their short listing process!

    • TheJayKelly

      Kameel,
      Thanks for joining the conversation. Typically, I will receive 2-3 guest blog pitches a week. First I look to see if their pitch or proposed post fits with our needs (as I mentioned above, is this thought provoking?) At that point I will do a little bit of research on the author and check out their social profiles and read some of their blog posts to see if I like their style. If that all lines up, we may give them a guest spot or an opportunity to become a featured contributor.

      • http://kameelvohra.com/ Kameel Vohra

        Thanks Jay!

  • http://www.feldmancreative.com/ Barry Feldman

    Cool piece. I know and work with half the folks here, so I appreciate their time and talents. I think I’ll go spam em now ;-)

  • Rafi Arbel

    Andy did a great job bringing together this great group of editors. Very useful information and good people to follow.

  • Dara Khajavi

    This piece offered some great insight into the blog editing process. Thanks for writing this!

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  • http://missfigg.com/blog Jesse Bouman

    Great suggestions on how to pitch editors your guest blog idea. Thanks!

  • Brandi Keryc

    Any suggestions on how to find and select high quality blogs to submit a post to? Aside from it’s relevance? There are a lot of sites that accept guest articles, but no matter how good your post, a site that isn’t of the highest quality can hurt.

  • Guest

    This was an extremely helpful post for someone new to blogging like myself. I really like how the questions really picked the editor’s brains and I will definitely be bookmarking this page to look back on this feedback.

  • http://marketingtochina.com/ Gary

    Amazing insights coming at the perfect time for me! Thank you for putting it together. PR is a question.

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    Berita terbaru dan terkini dari agen bola – Gelandang elegan Italia Andrea Pirlo menyatakan dirinya akan bertahan dengan Juventus pada musim depan.

    Agen bola city holiday Terpercaya – Lebih lanjut, dia menilai Bianconerri adalah tempat yang paling tepat untuk dirinya bermain sepakbola.

    Sang gelandang sendiri kontraknya bakal tamat pada Juni mendatang di Juventus. Sejumlah rumor yang mengaitkan Pirlo dengan klub lain pun sudah menyeruak belakangan ini. Tapi sang pemain bisa memastikan dirinya ingin terus mengabdi lebih lama lagi bagi klub asuhan Antonio Conte.

    “Dalam beberapa tahun saya telah menjajaki kesempatan untuk melalui pengalaman di luar negeri, tapi pada akhirnya saya merasa maksimal di sini,” ujar Pirlo.

    “Ini tahun ketiga Conte, rasa lapar akan juara selalu sama. Formasi dan gaya bermain telah berubah, namun substansinya tetap sama.”

    “Kami telah mendapatkan pengalaman dan pengetahuan, banyak hal yang membuat pencapaian kami seperti sekarang ini.”

    “Kami terlempar dari Liga Champions, namun sekarang kami perlu untuk berkonsentrasi di Liga Europa.”

    “Semakin banyak target yang Anda bidik, semakin besar keinginan untuk menang,” pungkasnya.

    Sumber http://cityholidaybet.com/

  • http://indo11.com Hong Samnang

    Mancini still stays in Galatasaray

    Agen bola terpercaya indo11.com reported, Galatasaray coach Roberto Mancini has played down reports linking him with a return to Inter.
    He does not intend to move from Galatasaray to Inter. Inter are fifth in the standings, 14 points adrift of the final UEFA Champions League spot with six games remaining. as reported by Agen bola terpercaya indo11.com.
    Mancini, who guided Inter to three consecutive Serie A titles between 2005 and 2008, intends to see out his contract with Galatasaray, having only replaced Fatih Terim on a three-year deal in September. as reported by Agen bola terpercaya indo11.com.
    He said: “My work here at Galatasaray will continue. What is said about Inter is a lie. The same is true of the rumours linking me with the national team job in the future. I have a contract with Galatasaray and I will stay here.”
    Source http://indo11.com

  • http://indo11.com Hong Samnang

    Garcia waiting the match with Juvent

    Agen bola terpercaya indo11.com reported, Roma coach Rudi Garcia said he is looking forward to their potentially Serie A-deciding clash with Juventus in May. Roma needs to be within six points at least ahead of the clash. Garcia said he cannot wait to tackle Juve at home, despite fixtures with Atalanta, Fiorentina, Milan and Catania to come first.
    Garcia told La7: “I am impatiently awaiting the game with Juventus. I hope it can be decisive for both teams. We are advancing, step by step, so we can stun our opponents for the win of our dreams.” as reported by Agen bola terpercaya indo11.com.
    Garcia said captain Francesco Totti would play on next season regardless of whether the club reels in Juventus. as reported by Agen bola terpercaya indo11.com.
    He added: “He won’t play forever, but then who can? The club asked my opinion when they were discussing his contract and considered a two-year deal. My response was as easy as it was spontaneous.”
    Source http://indo11.com

  • http://indo11.com Hong Samnang

    Hazard: his injury not so serious

    Agen bola terpercaya indo11.com reported, Eden Hazard says his substitution during Chelsea’s triumphant UEFA Champions League display on Tuesday was strictly a precaution. He just appeared for 18 minutes during the game against PSG and was replaced by Andre Schurrle.
    Post-game, Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho confirmed the 23-year-old had picked up a calf injury and would miss at least two weeks. Hazard has been a standout performer Mourinho’s men, scoring 14 goals in 33 league appearances this season. as reported by Agen bola terpercaya indo11.com.
    Hazard stressed the injury was not serious after feeling some discomfort during the warm-up. as reported by Agen bola terpercaya indo11.com.
    However, he said: “I had already felt some pain in my calf during the warming-up. I didn’t want to take a risk.” It is still unclear his injury will affect his presence in the next game.
    Source http://indo11.com

  • http://www.indo11.com/ Rima Mar

    Klopp proud of his team performance

    Agen bola terpercaya indo11.com reported, Jurgen Klopp hailed Borussia Dortmund as “incredible” after their ultimately futile 2-0 win over Real Madrid in the UEFA Champions League. The result makes it less difficult for Dortmund to the last four of the competition.
    Klopp was proud of his players for the fight they had shown and the result of the game. He said: “Neven Subotic said to me after the game, ‘I couldn’t be prouder of this team. That’s what the Champions League is about. We were superior tonight, but should have scored last week.’’ as reported by Agen bola terpercaya indo11.com.
    He added: “Tonight’s game was so good that there is absolutely no-one to blame for not qualifying.The atmosphere was awesome. We wanted to prove a point and we did that with our incredible performance.” as reported by Agen bola terpercaya indo11.com.
    As for Defender Mats Hummels, he said: “It’s a case of mixed emotions. We had our chances and came so close to clinching a miraculous win. We continue to prove exactly what this team is capable of against the best teams in Europe.’’
    Source http://indo11.com

  • http://www.indo11.com/ Rima Mar

    Pablo Betancourt: Ramirez wants to return to Milan

    Agen bola terpercaya indo11.com reported, According to the Uruguayan’s agent, Southampton midfielder Gaston Ramirez is planning a return to Serie A. He is a transfer target for Milan and the good replacement for Kaka. The left-footed playmaker has made 43 league appearances for Southampton.
    Betancourt said: “It would be a weighty inheritance to replace Kaka, but an honour for Gaston. How could you say no to Milan, who is one of the best clubs in Europe?” as reported by Agen bola terpercaya indo11.com.
    “It would be an important opportunity for him. We are trying to understand which team can make the right offer to Saints. Ramirez played very well in Italy and many Serie A clubs remember him positively.” as reported by Agen bola terpercaya indo11.com.
    However, Betancourt said his lack of game time had forced Ramirez to look for another suitor. He added: “Ramirez was very happy in Serie A and would be content to come back to Italy, but first any club needs to reach an agreement with Southampton”
    Source http://indo11.com

  • http://www.indo11.com/ Rima Mar

    Mourinho: too soon to celebrate

    Agen bola terpercaya indo11.com reported, Mourinho insists his touchline sprint after Chelsea’s late UEFA Champions League goal versus Paris Saint-Germain was not celebratory. The euphoria took place after Demba Ba’s 87th-minute goal was achieved, making Chelsea win PSG 2-0.
    But Mourinho revealed that it was not a gesture of joy, rather an attempt to calm his charges down and pass on tactical instructions. as reported by Agen bola terpercaya indo11.com.
    He said: “I didn’t go to the corner flag to celebrate. I went to tell them the changes we had to make. There were three minutes plus extra (injury) time left and the way we were playing was too risky.’’ as reported by Agen bola terpercaya indo11.com.
    Mourinho used different tactics in the game. He added: “I wanted Demba Ba to play in front of the defenders and Fernando Torres to defend Maxwell. I tried to use them in different jobs.
    “We did it in training yesterday, with three different systems, all of which we used. The players knew what they had to do. Demba Ba made a crucial finish for us.’’
    Source http://indo11.com

  • http://www.indo11.com/ Ratih Gema

    Struth: Kroos not leave Bayern until 2015

    Agen bola terpercaya indo11.com reported, Toni Kroos’ agent has hit back at claims suggesting the Bayern Munich midfielder is close to leaving the club.
    Reports said the 24-year-old playmaker could leave the Allianz Arena, with Premier League side Manchester United touted as a likely destination. However, Kroos’ representative Volker Struth rubbished the stories. as reported by Agen bola terpercaya indo11.com.
    He said: “For months we’ve been hearing all kinds of rumours, and we won’t comment on them. But currently I believe that Toni will stay at Bayern at least until 2015.” as reported by Agen bola terpercaya indo11.com.
    Kroos has made 46 appearances in all competitions this season, racking up three goals and 11 assists. The midfielder is under contract at the Bundesliga giants until summer of 2015.
    Source http://indo11.com

  • http://www.indo11.com/ Ratih Gema

    Smith: Williams welcomes negotiation with Napoli for his service

    Agen bola terpercaya indo11.com reported, According to the player’s agent, Swansea City captain Ashley Williams is “ready to talk” if Napoli make an approach for his services.
    Reports said Napoli coach Rafael Benitez was preparing to make an offer after being impressed by the defender during the Italian club’s UEFA Europa League meetings with Swansea. as reported by Agen bola terpercaya indo11.com.
    Williams has long been linked with a transfer to Arsenal, but a switch to Serie A could tempt him. His agent, Peter Smith, however, insists that talk of a move to Italy is just speculation at present. as reported by Agen bola terpercaya indo11.com.
    Smith said: “There has been talk of meetings with the club or with Rafa Benitez, but there’s no truth in that at the moment. Clearly we are talking about a great club with an international level manager, so we are ready to talk to Napoli if a call were to come.’’
    Source http://indo11.com

  • vea rak

    Dukungan Ancelotti Yang Membuat Benzema Tampil Bagus

    Berita terbaru dan terkini dari agen bola City Holiday – Karim Benzema menunjukkan peforma yang mengesankan bersama Real Madrid musim ini.

    agen bola City Holiday Terpercaya – Benzema menjadi pilihan utama Ancelotti untuk mengisi lini depan Madrid. Dari 32 kali penampilan di La Liga musim ini.

    Lebih sering bermain, Benzema pun rajin mencetak gol, dia sudah mengemas 17 gol di La Liga musim ini.

    Dia menyebut dukungan dari Ancelotti yang membuatnya tampil oke di sepanjang musim ini.

    “Banyak bermain dan merasakan kepercayaan dari pelatih menjadi dua kunci untuk saya”.

    “Sekarang waktunya menikmati momen hebat ini karena saya berguna untuk Madrid dan saya menikmati sepakbola saya,” ujar Benzema kepada Soccerway.

    “Kami harus terus seperti ini, melanjutkan rentetan kemenangan”.

    “Mari mainkan setiap pertandingan seperti final dan menunggu sesuatu untuk (menghentikan) Atletico,” tutup Benzema.

    Sumber http://cityholidaybet.com/

  • http://indo11.com Sen Blue

    Poyet more confident in Sunderland

    Agen bola terpercaya indo11.com reported, Gus Poyet is now more confident in Sunderland after getting 2-0 victory over West Bromwich. The last triumph made Sunderland win four times in a row, securing its Premier League safety.
    After the triumph, Poyet feels his club is in the miracle stage and believes that Sunderland will achieve more than this. as reported by Agen bola terpercaya indo11.com.
    He said: “I’ve said it a few times; we needed a miracle. No doubt about it, I believe in them now! It’s probably one of the best days of my life today. We finish in mid-table and I’ll be celebrating big. No doubt. It’s been an incredible few weeks and an incredible achievement.” as reported by Agen bola terpercaya indo11.com.
    He added: “In the future, I don’t know how many years, but teams will be in the same situation and people will say: ‘Well, Sunderland did it.”
    Source http://indo11.com.

  • http://indo11.com Sen Blue

    Naismith: spot in UEFA Europa League vital for Everton

    Agen bola terpercaya indo11.com reported, Everton striker Steven Naismith believes European competition is a good opportunity for Everton as the club was struggling for the final UEFA Champion League place. For Naismith, it is very important for Everton to secure a spot in the UEFA Europa League.
    He said: “Europe definitely gives us a chance to keep progressing. If you are not involved in it, you end up sitting there watching, so it’s much better to be a part of it and have a chance of winning a trophy.” as reported by Agen bola terpercaya indo11.com.
    Naismith, scoring five league goals this season, gets used to dealing with critics. as reported by Agen bola terpercaya indo11.com.
    He added: “At every club I’ve been, I’ve had doubters and had to deal with that. You have to get your head down and work hard, and I’m glad that over time I have started to change some people’s minds.”
    Source http://indo11.com.

  • http://indo11.com Sen Blue

    Ronaldo menyebut Portugal bukan favorit di Brasil

    Berita terbaru dan terkini bola Soccer dari Agen bola Indo11 – Kapten Portugal Cristiano Ronaldo tidak menganggap timnasnya sebagai tim favorit di Piala Dunia 2014. Tapi ia berharap fans tuan rumah mendukung mereka sebagai saudara.

    Agen bola Indo11 Terpercaya – Portugal lolos ke putaran final Piala Dunia tahun ini melalui jalur Playoff. Di dua laga penentuan itu mereka berhasil mengalahkan Swedia dengan skor agregat 4-2. Di fase pertama Portugal akan bersaing dengan Jerman, Ghana, dan Amerika Serikat yang tergabung di Grup G.

    “Kami bukan favorit, tapi kami mesti mencoba menikmatinya. Kami tahu, kami ada di grup yang rumit,” tutur pemain terbaik dunia 2013 itu kepada Sport TV yang dilansir situs resmi FIFA.

    Terkait turnamen yang diadakan di Brasil, Ronaldo berharap suporter tuan rumah juga memberi dukungan kepada Portugal karena mereka “bersaudara”. Sejarah mencatat, Brasil adalah salah satu negara jajahan Portugal di masa kolonialisme Eropa, selama ratusan tahun. Tak heran, hubungan kedua negara sangat erat. Bahasa resmi Brasil pun bahasa Portugal.

    “Saya berharap dukungan yang luar biasa dari para warga Brasil. Kita bersaudara, berbicara dengan bahasa yang sama,” tutur Ronaldo.

    Sumber http://indo11.com.

  • Jonh World

    Pedrosa menjalani operasi lengan dan siap beraksi di GP Prancis

    Berita terbaru dan terkini bola Soccer dari Agen bola Indo11 – Rider Repsol Honda, Dani Pedrosa baru saja menjalani proses operasi di bagian lengan tangan kanannya. Dalam beberapa hari ia akan lanjut menjalankan proses pemulihan agar bisa beraksi dalam balapan berikutnya di Le Mans pada 18 Mei mendatang.

    Agen bola Indo11 Terpercaya – Operasi yang dilakukan Pedrosa tersebut dilakukan untuk menyembuhkan compartmental syndrome, atau yang biasa dikenal dengan istilah ‘arm pump’, yang biasanya membuat lengan bagian bawah terasa kaku dan kurang bertenaga.

    “Setelah akhir pekan sarat aksi yang intens di MotoGP Spanyol, di mana Dani gagal menempati posisi dua cuma dengan 0,098 detik, diikuti oleh sebuah hari pengujian sukses pada hari Senin, pagi ini Dani sudah menjalani operasi untuk mengatasi sindrom kompartemen lengan, yang biasa dialami oleh para pembalap kejuaraan dunia,” bunyi pernyataan resmi dari Repsol Honda.

    “Dani akan tetap di rumah sakit selama 24 jam dan tidak boleh menggerakkan lengannya selama beberapa hari. Setelah itu ia akan memulai proses pemulihan. Jika kemajuannya sesuai dengan rencana, Dani akan bisa ambil bagian dalam balapan berikutnya, yang dilangsungkan 10 hari lagi di Le Mans, Prancis,” tutup sumber tersebut.
    Sumber http://indo11.com.

  • Jonh World

    Skuat sementara dari timnas Honduras

    Berita terbaru dan terkini bola Soccer dari Agen bola Indo11 – Pelatih Honduras, Luis Fernando Suarez telah mengumumkan 23 nama pemain yang akan dibawanya ke Piala Dunia 2014. Dari daftar tersebut beberapa di antaranya merumput di Benua Eropa.

    Agen bola Indo11 Terpercaya – Suarez memasukkan 4 pemain yang saat ini tercatat sebagai pemain klub-klub Premier League. Mereka adalah bek Hull City Maynor Figueroa, gelandang Stoke City Wilson Palacios, dan duo Wigan Athletic Roger Espinoza dan Juan Carlos Garcia menjadi bagian dari skuat Honduras di Brasil.

    Kiper: Noel Valladares, Donis Escober (Olimpia), Luis Lopez (Real Espana)

    Belakang: Brayan Beckeles (Olimpia), Emilio Izaguirre (Celtic/Scotland), Juan Carlos Garcia (Wigan/England), Maynor Figueroa (Hull City/England), Victor Bernardez (San Jose Earthquakes/USA), Osman Chavez (Qingdao Janoon/China PR), Juan Pablo Montes (Motagua)

    Tengah: Arnold Peralta (Rangers/Scotland), Luis Garrido (Olimpia), Roger Espinoza (Wigan/England), Jorge Claros (Motagua), Wilson Palacios (Stoke/England), Oscar Garcia (Houston Dynamo/USA), Andy Najar (Anderlecht/Belgium), Mario Martinez (Real Espana), Marvin Chavez (Colorado Rapids/USA)

    Depan: Jerry Bengtson (New England Revolution/USA), Jerry Palacios (Alajuelense/Costa Rica), Carlo Costly (Real Espana), Rony Martinez (Real Sociedad/Spain)
    Sumber http://indo11.com.

  • Red July

    San Antonio meraih kemenangan pertama atas Portland

    Berita terbaru dan terkini bola Soccer dari Agen bola Indo11 – Finalis musim lalu, San Antonio Spurs berhasil memenangkan game pertama semifinal wilayah atas Portland Trail Blazers.

    Agen bola Indo11 Terpercaya – Dalam laga yang dihelat di AT&T Center, Rabu (7/5/2014) pagi WIB, Tony Parker tampil sebagai top performer dengan 33 poin, tiga rebound, dan 9 assist. Sementara rekannya, Marco Belinelli mencetak 19 poin dan disusul Kawhi Leonard dengan 16 angka.

    Di kubu Blazers ada LaMarcus Aldridge dengan 32 poin dan 14 rebound. Game kedua masih akan dihelat di kandang Spurs dua hari setelah ini.
    Sumber http://indo11.com.

  • Red July

    Carlo Ancelotti ingin trofi Liga Champions yang ketiga

    Berita terbaru dan terkini bola Soccer dari Agen bola Indo11 – Carlo Ancelotti sudah dapat dua trofi Liga Champions bersama AC Milan. Kini bersama Real Madrid yang berambisi raih La Decima, Ancelotti juga ingin melengkapi trofi ketiganya di kompetisi itu.

    Agen bola Indo11 Terpercaya – Bersama AC Milan, Ancelotti meraih banyak kesuksesan di level Eropa di mana pada tahun 2003 dan 2007. Ia membawa Rossoneri meraih ‘Si Kuping Besar’ dengan mengalahkan Juventus lewat adu penalti dan Liverpool dengan skor 2-1.

    Ancelotti kini berambisi untuk bisa memenuhi hasrat Madrid tersebut sekaligus menyamai rekor Bob Paisley sebagai pelatih dengan tiga trofi Liga Champions. Kebetulan saat ini Ancelotti menangani tim yang juga punya banyak trofi Liga Champions, seperti Milan dulu yang punya tujuh trofi.

    “Saya tahu ada persaingan antara AC Milan dan Real sebagai pemiliki trofi terbanyak di kompetisi ini tapi saya bangga serta senang bisa melatih di kedua tim yang paling sering memenangi trofi Liga Champions,” ujar Ancelotti.

    “Pengalaman saya saat di AC Milan sangatlah berguna, dari semifinal melawan Inter lalu kekalahan dari Liverpool pada laga final di Istanbul. Saya mengingatkan para pemain saya akan situasi itu saat laga melawan Bayern Munich. Itu membuat kami sangat siap untuk laga seperti itu,” tutupnya.
    Sumber http://indo11.com.

  • aesd124

    Kapten Rusia Tidak Bisa Ikut Piala Dunia

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    Berita terbaru dan terkini bola Soccer dari Agen Bola Indo11.com – Kapten tim nasional Rusia, Roma Shirokov dipastikan absen pada Piala Dunia 2014 Brasil karena mengalami cedera Achilles.
    Pemain berusia 32 tahun ini tidak menjadi bagian dari Rusia dalam tiga pertandingan pemanasan sebelum Piala Dunia.
    “Shirokov akan terbang ke Finlandia untuk melakukan operasi,” kata Fabio Capello.
    “Shirkov memiliki peran penting dalam tim, tapi sekarang pemain lainnya memiliki kesempatan untuk menunjukan bahwa mereka bisa,”
    “Mogilevets akan menggantikan Shirokov dalam skuad kami tapi kami tetap memiliki waktu sebelum 15 Juni untuk membuat pergantian terakhir skuad,”

  • Wasignton 11

    Chamberlain Akan Segera Pulih Demi Piala Dunia

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    Berita terbaru dan terkini bola Soccer dari Agen Bola Indo11.com – Pelatih tim nasional Inggris, Roy Hodgson optimis bahwa Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain akan kembali masuk ke skuad Piala Dunia Inggris meskipun saat ini sedang berjuang dengan cedera lutut.
    Bintang Arsenal ini mengalami cedera lutut saat Inggris bermain imbang 2-2 dengan Ekuador di Miami pada pekan lalu.
    Sementara itu, ada beberapa kabar yang mengatakan bahwa pemain berusia 20 tahun ini dapat absen selama tiga pekan.
    “Kami akan melakukan apa saja yang kami dapat lakukan untuk memulihkannya,” kata Hodgson.
    “Tim medis kami optimis dan dia [Chamberlain] juga optimis,”
    “Kami tidak dapat mengatakan kepastian dia akan pulih, tapi yang jelas dia akan mendapatkan perawatan yang terbaik,”
    Inggris akan membuka laga perdananya di Piala Dunia melawan Italia pada 14 Juni mendatang.

  • Quess 11

    Podolski menegaskan Jerman ke Brasil untuk juara

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    Agen Bola Terpercaya Indo11.com melaporkan, Jerman mempunyai target tinggi di ajang Piala Dunia 2014. Lukas Podolski pun menegaskan bahwa Die Mannschaft ke Brasil dengan mengusung target juara.

    Di Piala Dunia 2006 dan 2010, Jerman berhasil menempati peringkat ketiga. Sementara di ajang Piala Eropa 2008, Jerman menjadi runner-up usai kalah dari Spanyol. Sedangkan di Polandia-Ukraina dua tahun lalu, Jerman hanya berhasil menjejak ke babak empat besar.

    “Itu tidaklah mudah, tapi saya pikir kami mempunyai tim yang kuat, dan kami ingin lolos dari grup ini dan memainkan Piala Dunia yang bagus, Kami ingin berjuang untuk juara,” kata Podolski.

    “Ini selalu tak mudah karena orang-orang berpikir ‘Jerman pergi ke Brasil dan memenangi titel juara’. Semua orang berpikir itu bisa dicapai, (tapi) Anda mendapati semua tim mempunyai keinginan yang sama -terutama tim asal Amerika selatan, yang merupakan tim kuat,” imbuhnya.