How to create your blog and personal Web site

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This is part of a two-day presentation by Bounceback St Louis in September 2010 for prospective job seekers. We cover how your web site becomes your resume, and also look at blogs and twitter to promote yourself.

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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. 1. How to create your blog and personal Web site<br />By David Strom<br />david@strom.com<br />
    2. 2. 2<br />Agenda<br />The web site becomes your resume<br />What about blogs<br />What about Twitter?<br />
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    4. 4. Become master of your domain<br />No, not that kind of domain!<br />4<br />
    5. 5. The Internet domain!<br />You need your own dot com!<br />Remember my business card?<br />5<br />
    6. 6. Why a domain?<br />It is all about branding!<br />6<br />
    7. 7. 7<br />Hosting your Web site<br />You need a Web server <br />A hosting provider (different from domain provider), also called a registrar<br />Web browser to control and configure<br />And content!<br />
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    9. 9. 9<br />Cheap hosting providers<br />
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    13. 13. 13<br />Why blogs are a better Web site<br />No programming required<br />Easy to make frequent updates <br />Easy to quickly change the appearance of your pages<br />Automatic posting of your content to Google’s search index <br />
    14. 14. The blog IS your Web site<br />Make it your first and in some cases your only Web presence<br />It is very simple to setup!<br />14<br />
    15. 15. 15<br />Use blog hosting providers<br />Wordpress.com<br />
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    22. 22. Google juice!<br />22<br />
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    24. 24. 24<br />Ties into LinkedIn<br />External Web sites<br />Wordpressblogs<br />Twitter feed<br />
    25. 25. List your Web sites<br />Use the “other” choice <br />Also can put a 4th in “Interests”<br />This is what it will look like on screen:<br />25<br />
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    28. 28. Twitter connection<br />28<br />
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    31. 31. 31<br />Good luck with your blog!<br />David Strom<br />(310) 857-6867<br />david@strom.com<br />http://strominator.com<br />http://webinformant.tv<br />Slides available:<br />http://slideshare.net/davidstrom<br />

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