5 Reasons Why Blogging is Fun Connect with an audience. Talk about what you know. Share information. Educate people. Promote yourself. Blogging is a great way for you to promote your products, your knowledge, your talent, your resume.
Definition: A blog (a blend of the term web log) is a type of website or part of a website. Blogs are usually maintained by an individual with regular entries of commentary, descriptions of events, or other material such as graphics or video. Entries are commonly displayed in reverse-chronological order. Blog can also be used as a verb, meaning to maintain or add content to a blog. -Wikipedia
Another definition: A blog is like a website but in journal format, personal in its tone and arranged according to date. While a traditional website usually has category or sections and formal in its presentation. Blog owners normally post articles or short notes they want to share, personal or otherwise. - Janette Toral http://www.bloggingfromhome.com/
What is the difference between a blog and a website? A website is normally a static page that changes rarely. When new content is added it comes in the shape of a new page. A blog however is constantly changing. Each time you write a new post it replaces the last one at the top of the page. In effect you have a single page that just scrolls down.
Blog title or name – It must be easy to remember, descriptive and cannot be misspelled.
Blog URL – Use one that resonates with the blog name.
Description – Gives an idea what your blog is all about or intends to achieve.
Keywords – You need to have at least 18+ keywords ready for your blog.
Blog Information for Set-Up Name of blog Website address Description Target Audience Keywords or tags
Blogging Platform Blogger - http://www.blogger.com Wordpress - http://www.wordpress.com Social Networks - Facebook, Friendster, LiveJournal, MySpace, Multiply, Tumblr, etc. Paid blogging sites - Typepad, etc.
Register Your Blog Once you have created your blog, register it and have it listed at:
Parts of a Blog 1. Blog Header 2. Blog Calendar 3. Blog Archive 4. Blog Search 5. Article Categories 6. Recent Articles 7. Favorite Links 8. RSS Feed 9. Blog Article Title 10. Blog Content 11. Permalink 12. Comments 13 . Send Article 14. Improper Blog
Blogging Do’s Do fellowship with other bloggers. Do join a blog community, and check out other bloggers and follow discussion threads. Do try to comment on blogs you have visited. Bloggers love to have other bloggers link to their sites.
Blogging Don’ts When commenting on other blogs or leaving messages on their tag boxes, please don’t type in many URLs after your comment. When you read something you don’t agree with, generally tell it to your computer screen instead. Don’t ignore comments visitors make on your blog posts. Don’t plagiarize other blogs’ content.
Taking Photos for Blogs Blogs will be more interesting and engaging if they are accompanied by photos. Tips on how to take pictures.* Online storage. (ImageShack, Imgur, Picasa, Flickr) Protection for copyright infringement. (Watermark your photos.)
Blogging Success Stories Mary Jane’s Niche http://www.maryjanecabrera.com/
Legal Issues in Blogging There are legal risks in blogging such as libel, slander, copyright infringement, etc.
Happy Blogging! The world really opens up when you start blogging. Remember that you won’t be able to learn more about blogging if you won’t try it out for yourself. Find a niche, share your interests and enjoy. Happy blogging!