Elizabethtown Public Library Ron Heasley – Facilitator May 20, 2008
Blogging Basics <ul><li>What is a web log (blog)? </li></ul><ul><li>What are RSS feeds? </li></ul><ul><li>What is a news r...
Blogs <ul><li>Blogs in Plain English  http://www.commoncraft.com/blogs   </li></ul><ul><li>Finding Blogs http://Blogsearch...
Information Doubling <ul><li>By 2010 it is predicted that the total digital information in the world will double every…… <...
RSS Feeds and News Readers <ul><li>RSS = Really Simple Syndication </li></ul><ul><li>RSS in Plain English http://www.commo...
Starting Your Own Blog <ul><li>Google Blogger http://www.blogger.com   </li></ul><ul><li>WordPress http://wordpress.com </...
Blogs for Business <ul><li>“ Marketing  – focused blogs are designed to build traffic, awareness, and sales. </li></ul><ul...
Blogs for Business - Resources <ul><li>Amazon Search“blogging for business” </li></ul><ul><li>Microsoft “Blogging for busi...
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Blogging Basics Workshop

  1. 1. Elizabethtown Public Library Ron Heasley – Facilitator May 20, 2008
  2. 2. Blogging Basics <ul><li>What is a web log (blog)? </li></ul><ul><li>What are RSS feeds? </li></ul><ul><li>What is a news reader? </li></ul><ul><li>Setting up a news reader </li></ul><ul><li>Using a news reader for professional development? </li></ul><ul><li>Starting your own blog </li></ul><ul><li>Improving your business by writing a blog </li></ul>
  3. 3. Blogs <ul><li>Blogs in Plain English http://www.commoncraft.com/blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Finding Blogs http://Blogsearch.google.com http://technorati.com </li></ul>
  4. 4. Information Doubling <ul><li>By 2010 it is predicted that the total digital information in the world will double every…… </li></ul><ul><li>11 hours! </li></ul><ul><li>Reference: http://blogs.zdnet.com/BTL/?p=4497 </li></ul>
  5. 5. RSS Feeds and News Readers <ul><li>RSS = Really Simple Syndication </li></ul><ul><li>RSS in Plain English http://www.commoncraft.com/rss_plain_english </li></ul><ul><li>Setting up a News Reader www.google.com/reader </li></ul>
  6. 6. Starting Your Own Blog <ul><li>Google Blogger http://www.blogger.com </li></ul><ul><li>WordPress http://wordpress.com </li></ul>
  7. 7. Blogs for Business <ul><li>“ Marketing – focused blogs are designed to build traffic, awareness, and sales. </li></ul><ul><li>“ Public Relations – focused blogs enhance image and influence public perception. </li></ul><ul><li>“ Customer Service – focused blogs assist and inform customers or potential customers.” </li></ul>Source: Publish & Prosper: Blogging for your Business (page 22)
  8. 8. Blogs for Business - Resources <ul><li>Amazon Search“blogging for business” </li></ul><ul><li>Microsoft “Blogging for business: 7 tips for getting started” </li></ul><ul><li>BusinessWeek Magazine “Blogs Will Change Your Business” </li></ul>
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