What Blogging Is All About

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Slide of presentation about blogging i gave at "Internet for a Better Life" seminar. It was being held by Community of Blogger of Indonesia University of Education at PKM UPI.

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What Blogging Is All About

  1. 1. @fikrirasyid
  2. 2. http://about.me/fikrirasyid – About me, in 140 characters 4 slides or less
  3. 3. By dayStudent of English Education,batch 2008
  4. 4. By nights &weekends•  Blogger•  WordPress theme developer (Freelance)
  5. 5. My blogs: –™ fikrirasyid.com (personal)™ bloggingly.com (blogging topic)™ outstando.com (web development topic)™ fikrirasyid.wordpress.com (academic notes)™ fikrirasyid.tumblr.com (tumblog)™ twitter.com/fikrirasyid (microblog)
  6. 6. 6 things you can expect –™ What is a blog™ What you can expect from blogging™ How to blog™ What to blog™ Things I’ve learned about blogging™ Q & A
  7. 7. What blogging is all about? –
  8. 8. Short History of Blogging – ™  1994 : online diary / journal of collection of links & comments ™  1997 : Jorn Barger coined the term “logging the web” ™  1999 : Peter Merholz coined the term “web blog”. Later on, it is abbreviated into “blog”
  9. 9. What is a blog? – ™  blog abbreviation of web log ™  blog (noun) type / part of website. maintained by individual with regular entries of commentaries. Commonly displayed in reverse chronological order. ™  blog (verb) to maintain or add content to a blog
  10. 10. Kinds of Blog – ™  Personal blog ™  Corporate blog ™  By Device (moblog) ™  By Media Type (vlog, linklog, sketchblog, photoblog, tumblelog) ™  By Genre (political, travel, house, fashion, education, music)
  11. 11. What is a blog? –™ A website / part of website™ Online journal™ Any kind of topic™ Personal point of view™ Updated regularly
  12. 12. What to expect from blogging? –
  13. 13. Since 2007: –™  Noticed by people from the industry i’ve been working in.™  Got a job / get projects / get clients.™  Followed by many people. My opinion become matters.™  Made friends with more people.™  etc
  14. 14. Many bloggershave experienced the benefits of blogging
  15. 15. Classic Example:WordPress Project•  By Matt Mullenweg, Founder of WordPress•  A post titled “The Blogging Software Dillema”•  Posted on: Jan 24th, 2003•  URL: http://ma.tt/2003/01/the- blogging-software-dilemma/
  16. 16. Matt Mullenweg – http://ma.tt The 50 Most Important People on the WebWordPress: The most popular open source content management syste,
  17. 17. The Main Idea –Having your ideas published
  18. 18. How To Blog? –
  19. 19. How To Blog: –™ Have a blog™ Writing & publishing post™ Promoting your blog
  20. 20. How to have a blog? –™ Register for free™ Self hosting
  21. 21. Register for FREE – ™ wordpress.com ™ blogger.com ™ tumblr.com ™ posterous.com ™ Use facebook notes
  22. 22. Self hosting – ™ Your own address, such as fikrirasyid.com ™ Install WordPress engine ™ Hire web developer
  23. 23. What To Blog? –
  24. 24. #0 –™ Everyone is unique™ Be yourself™ There are people who might have similar interests / questions / experiences out there™ You can blog about almost everything
  25. 25. #1– Blog something useful
  26. 26. #2 – Blog aboutyour personal experience, not yourpersonal issue
  27. 27. #3– Blog about something you really care
  28. 28. #4 – Blog aboutserious stuffyou’ve beenworking on
  29. 29. But the most important advise is..
  30. 30. #5– Forget about those craps I’ve been told you. Just blog it.
  31. 31. Blogging Done Right – Random lessons I’ve been learned these years
  32. 32. Writing – ™ Get rid of ALL unimportant things ™ Be clear ™ Use appropriate language ™ “Clear writing shows clear way of thinking”
  33. 33. Using Pictures –™ Use picture!™ Picture width = length of your text area™ If picture width < length of your text area, align left/right it.
  34. 34. The Examples –
  35. 35. Using Rich Media – ™  Presentation? Use slideshare.net ™  Video? Use YouTube.com ™  Music? Use soundcloud.com ™  Ebook? Use scribd.com
  36. 36. SEO –™ Write descriptive title & content™ Long-Tail content
  37. 37. Promotion – ™ Post to twitter, facebook & other social media ™ DO NOT SPAM PEOPLE ™ Write interesting comments on others’ blog
  38. 38. Design –™ Focus on stuff that matters™ Get rid of ALL unimportant things™ FOCUS ON READIBILITY
  39. 39. Frequency – ™ Daily, weekly, monthly? ™ Which one that suits you the most? ™ Quality > Quantity ™ I found weekly / twice in a week is cool.
  40. 40. Being Specific –™ In terms of perception making / branding / whatever-you-called-it, differentiation is recommended.
  41. 41. Patience – ™ The 10,000 hours law ™ How many hours did you need to learn how to swim? ™ Enjoy the process
  42. 42. Thanks! Questions? – fikrirasyid.com – personal blog @fikrirasyid – twitter facebook.com/fikri.rasyid.book – facebook

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