Blog Hands On Training

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An initiative by MyHomeTown.sg to educate on new media e.g. blogging

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Blog Hands On Training

  1. 1. Blog Hands-On Specially for RSVP by Peggy hya.sky@gmail.com
  2. 2. Training Requirements • Internet Access • Email Account • Can use Internet Browser • Switch between browser windows / tabs • Ctrl+C to Copy • Ctrl+V to Paste
  3. 3. Outline • Understand Blogging (20 min) • Signups & Setup (1hr 40 min) • Create Posts (45 min) • Marketing & Resources (15 min) Total Duration = 3 hours
  4. 4. Understand Blogging • A website where articles / posts are posted regularly and displayed in reverse chronological order • Web Log • Individual articles on a blog are called blog posts, posts or entries
  5. 5. Understand Blogging • Adding or Maintaining an article / post in an existing blog is called blogging • A person who posts these entries is called a blogger • Made up of text, hyperlinks, images, videoes and widgets etc
  6. 6. Understand Blogging • Writing Style: Conversational • Contents: – Focus on a specific “Area of Interest” – Personal experience – Feelings – Controversial
  7. 7. Understand Blogging • Characteristics of a Blog – Empowers You • Moderation (SPAMS / Comments / Blacklist / Block IP Address…) • Ease of Blogging (Post-date articles, draft, Categorize by Month or Tags…) • RSS Feeds • Changing Skins • Site Statistics • Add fun stuff (call widgets)
  8. 8. Understand Blogging • Characteristics of a Blog (Cont’) – Brings like-minded people together • Share experience and learn • Widget like MyBlogLog.com – Interactive • Blog Comments • Pingbacks / trackbacks
  9. 9. Understand Blogging • Still confused? • Watch this video on Youtube!
  10. 10. Signups • http://www.wordpress.com • http://www.photobucket.com • http://www.technorati.com • http://www.myhometown.sg • http://www.mybloglog.com (optional – if time permits) Tip: You don’t have to use your real name for signups…
  11. 11. http://www.wordpress.com • Wordpress – Easy to use and maintain – For non-techie blogger • Understand Limitations – No Ads e.g. Google Ad Sense – No promotion of products through paid posts (e.g. payperpost) – No Javascript – Not for business
  12. 12. http://www.wordpress.com
  13. 13. http://www.wordpress.com
  14. 14. http://www.wordpress.com
  15. 15. http://www.wordpress.com
  16. 16. Setup a Blog (Wordpress) Add an Avatar and update your profile
  17. 17. Setup a Blog (Wordpress) 1. Go to Manage >> Pages 2. Edit About Page
  18. 18. http://www.photobucket.com
  19. 19. http://www.photobucket.com
  20. 20. http://www.photobucket.com
  21. 21. http://www.photobucket.com
  22. 22. http://www.technorati.com
  23. 23. http://www.technorati.com
  24. 24. http://www.technorati.com
  25. 25. http://www.technorati.com
  26. 26. http://www.technorati.com
  27. 27. http://www.technorati.com
  28. 28. http://www.technorati.com
  29. 29. http://www.technorati.com Update this page and scroll down
  30. 30. http://www.technorati.com
  31. 31. http://www.technorati.com
  32. 32. http://www.myhometown.sg
  33. 33. http://www.myhometown.sg
  34. 34. http://www.mybloglog.com If you have no yahoo email account, click join now If you have yahoo email account, Sign In.
  35. 35. http://www.mybloglog.com … fill up the form to create an account
  36. 36. http://www.mybloglog.com
  37. 37. http://www.mybloglog.com
  38. 38. http://www.mybloglog.com
  39. 39. http://www.mybloglog.com
  40. 40. http://www.mybloglog.com
  41. 41. http://www.mybloglog.com
  42. 42. http://www.mybloglog.com Copy this code
  43. 43. http://www.mybloglog.com
  44. 44. http://www.mybloglog.com 2. Click on the Configure button 1. Drag a Text 1 Widget to Sidebar
  45. 45. http://www.mybloglog.com 1. Paste the code in Text 1’s Configuration screen 2. Click on “x” on the screen. 3. Click Save Changes button Copy this code
  46. 46. http://www.mybloglog.com This is MyBlogLog Widget
  47. 47. Setup a Blog (Wordpress) • Dashboard Familiarization
  48. 48. Setup a Blog (Wordpress) • Dashboard Familiarization
  49. 49. Setup a Blog (Wordpress)
  50. 50. Create a Post (Text)
  51. 51. Create a Post (Text) Formatting Add your title here Tools Add your text here
  52. 52. Upload Picture (Photobucket) Click on either link
  53. 53. Upload Picture (Photobucket)
  54. 54. Upload Picture (Photobucket) Select a Picture Click Open button
  55. 55. Upload Picture (Photobucket)
  56. 56. Upload Picture (Photobucket) The uploading progress…
  57. 57. Upload Picture (Photobucket)
  58. 58. Create a Post (Text + Picture) Click on Insert/Edit image button
  59. 59. Posting Youtube Video
  60. 60. Create a Post (Text + Video)
  61. 61. Create a Post (Text + Video)
  62. 62. Blog Comments • Let’s all try this! • Commenting on your neighbours’ blog entry • Reply to the Comment • Managing Comments
  63. 63. Market Your Blog • Through friends and colleagues • Add your blog address at every likely social networking site (e.g. facebook) • Visit and post in forums (signature links to blog e.g. MyHomeTown.SG) • Blog Community sites (E.g. MyBlogLog.com) • Meta Blog Aggregator Sites (E.g. Ping.sg, Tomorrow.sg)
  64. 64. Resources • Blog Search Engines – Google: http://blogsearch.google.com – Microsoft: http://blogs.msdn.com/search • Blog Communities e.g. http://Mybloglog.com , http://bloggerschoiceawards.com
  65. 65. Resources • Blog Aggregators – International • http://Technorati.com • http://www.digg.com • http://buzz.stumbleupon.com/blogs/ – Local • http://MyHomeTown.sg • http://ping.sg • http://tomorrow.sg • http://www.sgblog.com • http://www.bloggersg.com
  66. 66. Resources • Blog Engines – http://MyHomeTown.SG – http://wordpress.com – http://blogger.com – http://movabletype.com – http://home.services.spaces.live.com • Photo / Video / Slides Hosting – http://photobucket.com – http://slideshare.net – http://rockyou.com – http://www.youtube.com
  67. 67. Who can Blog? Everyone can and so can You!
  68. 68. Thank You! If you have further questions, ask at http://MyHomeTown.SG ☺

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