Blogging On Owd

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Blogging On Owd

  1. 2. What’s a blog? <ul><li>What’s a blog? </li></ul><ul><li>Weblog - log or diary on the web </li></ul><ul><li>BUT today more than this </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Realclear - political blog </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Postsecret - original </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>xkcd - comic strip </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Psychokitty - cats or... </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Blog, blogging and blogosphere </li></ul>
  2. 3. The Platform <ul><li>Blogging websites </li></ul><ul><li>Themed blogging websites </li></ul><ul><li>Your employer/organization </li></ul><ul><li>Do it yourself (DIY) </li></ul><ul><li>Very important choice! </li></ul>
  3. 4. Blogging Websites <ul><li>TypePad </li></ul><ul><li>Blogger </li></ul><ul><li>Wordpress – web based </li></ul><ul><li>Themed: Blogactiv </li></ul>
  4. 5. DIY <ul><li>Content Management Software (CMS): Wordpress </li></ul><ul><li>Hosting server </li></ul><ul><li>Domain </li></ul><ul><li>Some technical knowledge </li></ul>
  5. 6. Content Management Software <ul><li>Wordpress </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Relatively easy installation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Many plugins </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Big community/support – very popular </li></ul></ul><ul><li>More sophisticated technology add-ons e.g. Wiki, Flickr, YouTube, Dopplr, live blogging ( CoverItLive ( demo )) </li></ul><ul><li>Blog of Change & [email_address] </li></ul>
  6. 8. Style <ul><li>People: One or many ( Global Voices ) </li></ul><ul><li>Goal </li></ul><ul><li>Audience </li></ul><ul><li>Content: theme </li></ul><ul><li>Participation: Comments </li></ul>
  7. 9. Privacy & Security <ul><li>Privacy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>How much of your private life do you want to disclose? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>About you & posts </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Technorati - blogging directory </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The privacy of others </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Security </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Administration rights </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Comments Spam </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Akisnet & others anti-spam plugins </li></ul></ul></ul>
  8. 11. Why blogging? <ul><li>Personal /Professional </li></ul><ul><li>Intellectual / Emotional </li></ul><ul><li>Reach an audience </li></ul><ul><li>Create a community </li></ul><ul><li>Sell a product (e.g. toothbrush, a political candidate, an idea...) </li></ul><ul><li>Sell yourself </li></ul><ul><li>Just fun??? </li></ul>

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