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This is part of a session on the use of social networking tools that I will give at the BCCE conference in Texas (http://www.bcce2010.org). It is in regards to setting up a blog on Google's Blogger …

This is part of a session on the use of social networking tools that I will give at the BCCE conference in Texas (http://www.bcce2010.org). It is in regards to setting up a blog on Google's Blogger and my own experiences of blogging

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  • 1. Be a Blogger – A Guide to How and Why Antony Williams
  • 2. The Benefits of Blogging
    • Blogs allow passions, opinions, critiques, data and other “stuff” to be shared with the public
    • Visible to your community – if you do work to connect with your community
    • They can move you into a network of “knowns and unknowns”- make you “searchable and indexed”
    • Blogs are a low cost way to “do good” as well as “cause harm” – anyone can blog
    • Is time-consuming, can be challenging but more pluses than minuses
  • 3. Google Blogger: https://www.blogger.com/start
  • 4. Four Quadrants Poetry
  • 5. Choose a Look and Feel
  • 6. Set Up Your Blog and GO
  • 7. It’s a simple editor…
  • 8. Tell Your Story…Why RU Blogging?
  • 9. And Away You Go….
    • Basic HTML Editing
      • Fonts, Bold, Italic, Underline, …. “Formatting”
      • Links, Embed Movies, Photos, Presentations
  • 10. Embedding Images - Easy
  • 11.  
  • 12. Welcome to the Blogosphere…
    • Personal preferences…
      • I moderate comments
      • For some blog posts I use the web 2.0 network
  • 13. About Me and ChemSpider
  • 14. How Was ChemSpider Built?
    • ChemSpider was a “hobby project”
    • Housed in a basement
  • 15. That growth curve…
    • Very difficult to say why we saw growth: new resource, diverse data, focus on quality, all-inclusive approach to chemistry
    • And the spike?
  • 16. The Monkeys at ChemZoo
    • http://wwmm.ch.cam.ac.uk/blogs/murrayrust/?p=261
  • 17. Blogs Can Educate Us All…
    • What is logP versus logD?
    • Calcium carbonate IS soluble
  • 18. Partially Soluble isn’t Insoluble
    • When experts say it’s ok: http://www.chemspider.com/blog/calcium-carbonate-logp-predictions-and-chris-lipinski.html
  • 19. … and so into the Blogosphere
  • 20. Network Yourself
  • 21. Engage the community
  • 22. Run Multiple Blogs…
  • 23. Blogging
    • After 6 months of blogging….
    • http://tinyurl.com/plrrcj
  • 24. Thank you [email_address] Twitter: ChemSpiderman www.chemspider.com/blog SLIDES: www.slideshare.net/AntonyWilliams