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How to create a blog and use a Web site for your personal brand

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This is part of a series of presentations given by BouncBack St Louis workshop in September 2010.

This is part of a series of presentations given by BouncBack St Louis workshop in September 2010.

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  • Preserve your brandEasy to remember and to sayMakes your more professionalDoesn’t cost muchIsn’t hard to setup
  • Setup
  • Change look and feel of site
  • Use this site to check to see if your domain name, facebook user ID and other identities are already taken at more than 300 different services
  • Tweets ===> update your LinkedIn statusCan limit the updates if you include a special hashtag
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    • 1. How to create your blog and personal Web site
      By David Strom
      david@strom.com
    • 2. 2
      Agenda
      The web site becomes your resume
      What about blogs
      What about Twitter?
    • 3. 3
    • 4. Become master of your domain
      No, not that kind of domain!
      4
    • 5. The Internet domain!
      You need your own dot com!
      Remember my business card?
      5
    • 6. Why a domain?
      It is all about branding!
      6
    • 7. 7
      Hosting your Web site
      You need a Web server
      A hosting provider (different from domain provider), also called a registrar
      Web browser to control and configure
      And content!
    • 8. 8
    • 9. 9
      Cheap hosting providers
    • 10. 10
    • 11. 11
    • 12. 12
    • 13. 13
      Why blogs are a better Web site
      No programming required
      Easy to make frequent updates
      Easy to quickly change the appearance of your pages
      Automatic posting of your content to Google’s search index
    • 14. The blog IS your Web site
      Make it your first and in some cases your only Web presence
      It is very simple to setup!
      14
    • 15. 15
      Use blog hosting providers
      Wordpress.com
    • 16. 16
    • 17. 17
    • 18. 18
    • 19. 19
    • 20. 20
    • 21. 21
    • 22. Google juice!
      22
    • 23. 23
    • 24. 24
      Ties into LinkedIn
      External Web sites
      Wordpressblogs
      Twitter feed
    • 25. List your Web sites
      Use the “other” choice
      Also can put a 4th in “Interests”
      This is what it will look like on screen:
      25
    • 26. 26
    • 27. 27
    • 28. Twitter connection
      28
    • 29. 29
    • 30. 30
    • 31. 31
      Good luck with your blog!
      David Strom
      (310) 857-6867
      david@strom.com
      http://strominator.com
      http://webinformant.tv
      Slides available:
      http://slideshare.net/davidstrom

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