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

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  • 1. Blog Hands-On Specially for RSVP by Peggy hya.sky@gmail.com
  • 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. Outline • Understand Blogging (20 min) • Signups & Setup (1hr 40 min) • Create Posts (45 min) • Marketing & Resources (15 min) Total Duration = 3 hours
  • 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. 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. Understand Blogging • Writing Style: Conversational • Contents: – Focus on a specific “Area of Interest” – Personal experience – Feelings – Controversial
  • 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. 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. Understand Blogging • Still confused? • Watch this video on Youtube!
  • 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. 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. http://www.wordpress.com
  • 13. http://www.wordpress.com
  • 14. http://www.wordpress.com
  • 15. http://www.wordpress.com
  • 16. Setup a Blog (Wordpress) Add an Avatar and update your profile
  • 17. Setup a Blog (Wordpress) 1. Go to Manage >> Pages 2. Edit About Page
  • 18. http://www.photobucket.com
  • 19. http://www.photobucket.com
  • 20. http://www.photobucket.com
  • 21. http://www.photobucket.com
  • 22. http://www.technorati.com
  • 23. http://www.technorati.com
  • 24. http://www.technorati.com
  • 25. http://www.technorati.com
  • 26. http://www.technorati.com
  • 27. http://www.technorati.com
  • 28. http://www.technorati.com
  • 29. http://www.technorati.com Update this page and scroll down
  • 30. http://www.technorati.com
  • 31. http://www.technorati.com
  • 32. http://www.myhometown.sg
  • 33. http://www.myhometown.sg
  • 34. http://www.mybloglog.com If you have no yahoo email account, click join now If you have yahoo email account, Sign In.
  • 35. http://www.mybloglog.com … fill up the form to create an account
  • 36. http://www.mybloglog.com
  • 37. http://www.mybloglog.com
  • 38. http://www.mybloglog.com
  • 39. http://www.mybloglog.com
  • 40. http://www.mybloglog.com
  • 41. http://www.mybloglog.com
  • 42. http://www.mybloglog.com Copy this code
  • 43. http://www.mybloglog.com
  • 44. http://www.mybloglog.com 2. Click on the Configure button 1. Drag a Text 1 Widget to Sidebar
  • 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. http://www.mybloglog.com This is MyBlogLog Widget
  • 47. Setup a Blog (Wordpress) • Dashboard Familiarization
  • 48. Setup a Blog (Wordpress) • Dashboard Familiarization
  • 49. Setup a Blog (Wordpress)
  • 50. Create a Post (Text)
  • 51. Create a Post (Text) Formatting Add your title here Tools Add your text here
  • 52. Upload Picture (Photobucket) Click on either link
  • 53. Upload Picture (Photobucket)
  • 54. Upload Picture (Photobucket) Select a Picture Click Open button
  • 55. Upload Picture (Photobucket)
  • 56. Upload Picture (Photobucket) The uploading progress…
  • 57. Upload Picture (Photobucket)
  • 58. Create a Post (Text + Picture) Click on Insert/Edit image button
  • 59. Posting Youtube Video
  • 60. Create a Post (Text + Video)
  • 61. Create a Post (Text + Video)
  • 62. Blog Comments • Let’s all try this! • Commenting on your neighbours’ blog entry • Reply to the Comment • Managing Comments
  • 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. 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. 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. 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. Who can Blog? Everyone can and so can You!
  • 68. Thank You! If you have further questions, ask at http://MyHomeTown.SG ☺