Dos and Don’ts of Blogging</li></li></ul><li>Why Blog?<br />Increase online traffic by at least 55 percent<br />Share the school’s culture and vision<br />Engage all target audiences<br />Great platform for two-way communication<br />Provide expertise and industry news<br />Link to social media sites<br />.<br />
Maintaining the Warren Alpert Blog<br /><ul><li>Tips from expert AshkonEslami (Edelman PR):
Develop ideas for at least 10 different posts before you start blogging.
Link to other organizations’ blog posts, in an effort to create an online relationship, and others will link back to your blog.
Do not provide too much text. It is a good idea to post video, audio, and pictures to keep the interest of your publics.
Make sure posts positively reflect the medical school.
Link information in your blog to your other social media sites, and your website.</li></li></ul><li>Blogging Dos<br /><ul><li>Establish a process for developing blog content and responding to blogs
Most importantly: Maintain conversation!</li></li></ul><li>BloggingDon’ts<br />Don’t be anonymous<br />Don’t forget to respond to comments<br />Don’t be overly sensitive<br />Don’t forget to link<br />Social media and other blogs; important sites<br />
Evaluating the Blog<br />Check blog peripherals (Items external to the blog content)<br />E.g. Blog statistics, Technorati, etc.<br />“Blog peripherals are blog effects, ideals, goals, reactions, responses, external impact–they are not the blog proper, the blog as it exists in itself.”<br />Ask yourself: Do you know pretty well what your readers tend to need? Do you then provide it in a manner you think fits with your personal style and with their expectations?<br />If your blog meets the needs of your audience, your blog is good, effective, worth continuing forever<br />
Blogging Tips & Trends with Darren Rowse<br /><ul><li>Problogger Darren Rowse </li></ul>Please click the link to learn professional tips on blogging. <br />