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Overview of free blogging and hosting platform

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  • Have been in existence since late 1990s; became popular in 2000s (2002-2004)
  • Launched in 2005. Owned by Automattica.Alternative = Blogger, owned by Google.Themes affect aesthetics and functionality
  • Post, Dashboard, Taghttp://outspokenmedia.com/blogging/write-killer-blog-titles/

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  • 1. Blogging with Wordpress.com Brian Smith McCallum Arlington Heights Memorial Library bmccallum@ahml.info 847.506.2658
  • 2. Blog: A Definition• Fusion of two words: “web” and “log”• Self-publishing platform• Type of website
  • 3. Blog: A Definition (Cont.)• Content = in reverse chronological order• Self-archives content• May allow for comments by readers
  • 4. Blogs in Plain English
  • 5. Why Wordpress.com?• FREE blog (“Get A Blog Here”); FREE hosting• No downloads; no software installation• No programming / coding skills required• Professional appearance (100+ “themes”)
  • 6. Who Uses Wordpress.com
  • 7. http://you.wordpress.com
  • 8. Wordpress.com Login
  • 9. Promote Your Wordpress.com Blog• Include blog address on business card• Include blog link in email signature• Include blog link in social media profiles
  • 10. Promote Your Wordpress.com Blog (Cont.)• Submit blog to Google Blog Search• Submit blog to Technorati• Comment on other blogs; link back to yours!
  • 11. Wordpress.com ResourcesWordpress.com Supporthttp://en.support.wordpress.comWordpress.com Forumhttp://en.forums.wordpress.comWordpress.tvhttp://wordpress.tvLearn Wordpresshttp://learn.wordpress.com/get-customized/