What is Blogging?


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There are many definitions of blogging. As an assignment for college, I choose blogging as an informative speech topic. In this presentation, I choose 3 definitions I would use for what blogging is; a way to be heard, to be creative, and to network.

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What is Blogging?

  1. 1. 3 Ways to DescribeBLOGGING By: Raymond Duke
  2. 2. Blogging is a way to: 1. Be heard 2. Be creative 3. Network
  3. 3. Who am I: • Raymond Duke • Time blogging = 2-3 years • My blog = raymondduke.com
  4. 4. Blogging is… …a Way to Be Heard• Out of the 7,108,974,967 people in the world, 2,405,518,376 have internet access* Total Have Internet Access *Miniwatts Marketing Group 2012 Internet World Stats: http://www.internetworldstats.com/stats.htm
  5. 5. Blogging is… …a Way to Be Heard• Will 2,405,518,376 read your blog?• No• But the potential is there. There has never existed a more powerful medium to reach so many people.
  6. 6. Blogging is… …a Way to Be Creative• Why is creativity important?
  7. 7. Blogging is… …a Way to Be Creative • In the past 3 decades, new companies have been responsible for ALL net new jobs**Tim Kane, PhD, is a Senior Fellow in Research and Policy at the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation: http://www.kauffman.org/research-and-policy/the-importance-of-startups-in-job-creation-and-job-desctruction
  8. 8. Blogging is… …a Way to Be Creative • The following 5 concepts of creativity, from the book Creative Intelligence*, are directly related to blogging.*Creative Intelligence is a book by Bruce Nussbaum, 2013.
  9. 9. Blogging is… …a Way to Be CreativeKnowledge MiningTo be creative you have to think about what you can do toprovide value to people, and then you research your ideas.The same is true for blogging. When you have a blog, you arethinking about ways you can provide value and then youresearch your topics.
  10. 10. Blogging is… …a Way to Be CreativeFramingFraming is how you put your thoughts into perspective. Onceyou have your idea and your research, you think about how tocommunicate it to other people.
  11. 11. Blogging is… …a Way to Be CreativePlayingThe 3rd concept of being creative is to play. The conceptof being able to mix work and play is one that is becomingmore important. If it’s not fun, then why do it? The same istrue for blogging. Have fun with it.
  12. 12. Blogging is… …a Way to Be CreativeMakingWe are at a turning point in history where we desire to makethings again. Outsourcing to China has peaked, and now weare seeing the effectiveness of creation by using things such as3D printers or funding your concept through Kickstarter. Whenit comes to blogging, you are making a home for your ideas;you are making a connection to the world.
  13. 13. Blogging is… …a Way to Be CreativePivotingThe last concept of creativity is pivoting. Sometimes along theway of making your idea happen there is a change in theprocess. You’ve all heard of Skype, right? Did you know Skypewas started as a way for people to share Wi-Fi connections?Along the way, it pivoted and is now what it is today.
  14. 14. Blogging is… …a Way to Network• Networking is one of the most important skills you can have in life.• You can be good at something, but you will eventually hit a ceiling if you don’t know how to network.
  15. 15. Blogging is… …a Way to Network• Blogging involves commenting; leaving comments on blogs is a good way to connect with people you would otherwise not have access to.• Through blogging, you can share your personal insights and input on a subject, and then find people to converse with.
  16. 16. Wrap up: what is Blogging?Blogging is a way to: 1. Be heard 2. Be creative 3. Network