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Blogging And Your Career

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A brief presentation I gave at Career Transitions for Dancers on the basics of blogs for career advancement.

A brief presentation I gave at Career Transitions for Dancers on the basics of blogs for career advancement.

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  • 1. BLOGGING AND YOUR CAREER The Basics and Benefits of Being a Blogger
  • 2. OVERVIEW OF PRESENTATION
    • Benefits
    • What a Blog Is NOT
    • Basics
    • Special Features
    • Strategies
    • Resources
  • 3. THE BENEFITS OF BLOGGING
    • Improve your search engine rankings
    • Provide meaningful insight to who you are
    • Establish yourself as a thought leader in the field
    • Build a stronger network
    • Increase opportunities for professional development
  • 4. WHAT A BLOG IS NOT
    • A place for rants and raves
    • A replacement for offline efforts
    • A monologue
    • A tool for everyone
  • 5. BLOGGING BASICS
    • A simple way to publish text and images
    • An automated system that displays comments
    • A place for readers to post comments
  • 6. BLOGGING: SPECIAL FEATURES
    • Include audio or video
    • Individual links to each post (permalink) and links showing who linked to you (trackback)
    • Tags: categories for each post
    • Blogroll: list of other blogs you read
    • Widgets: websites that are within your blog in a small format
  • 7. KEY STRATEGIES FOR BLOGGING
    • Know why you are blogging
    • Devote time to it
      • Participate in the blogosphere
      • Develop “killer content”
      • Market your blog
    • Be authentic
    • Tag your posts
    • Release control
      • Engage readers
  • 8. RESOURCES
    • Alltop.com
      • Art.alltop.com, nonprofit.alltop.com, career.alltop.com
    • Michele Martin, Bamboo Project michelemartin.typepad.com
    • Problogger.com
  • 9. CONTACT
    • Allison Jones
    • Writer ~ Advocate ~ Educator
    • entrylevelliving.wordpress.com
    • [email_address]