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A Blog is: noun ˈblȯg, ˈbläg Definition of BLOG : a website that contains an online personal journal with reflections, comments, and often hyperlinks provided by the writer; also : the contents of such a site Info/Photo Blog Personal Blog Business Blog Basic parts of a blog post
A blog can establish you or your company as an ‘expert’.
Setting Up Your Blog
Hosted vs. Free -A hosted blog is simply a blog on your website
-A free blog is hosted by the free site.
RSS – Really Simple Syndication
General Blog Writing Tips
Catchy Title to draw in a reader
Put your main point at the top
Use clear, concise language
Keep it Short
Call to Action
Formatting Your Blog Posts Formatting
“Chunks of Content”
A picture is worth a thousand words….
“Creative Commons” is your friend…
How Do You Start? …or, How Do You Keep Writing? Content Calendars / Posting Schedules
How Do You Start? …or, How Do You Keep Writing?
Categories/Types of Posts
Idea Lists within
Series of Posts
Add to your calendar
Read OTHER blogs
Your blog is “out there”…. Now what do you do? Make it easy to subscribe
Add your URL to EVERYTHING! List your blogonpromotionalsites Comment on other Blogs Extra Credit: Link your blog to your Facebook Business Page
Mancos Public Library’s Tech Connect Series “Helping Small Businesses & Non-Profits Connect with their Customers” Blogging Basics Victoria Petersen MPL Technology Manager Next Month: Buzztown is Back!!