MwACE Technology Thursday - Blogging

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MwACE presentation in 2009 as a simple introduction to blogging

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MwACE Technology Thursday - Blogging

  1. 1. Conference Dial-in Number: 1-270-696-1555 Participant Code: Brian McDow – University of Kansas 677403 Midwest ACE Tech Thursday You will not hear any audio until the webinar begins, this is completely normal. Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact one of the presenters or hosts via the chat window.
  2. 2. ‘Blogging’  Short for weblog  Comes in many shapes & sizes  Textual  Video (vlog)  Audio (podcast)  Micro-blog (i.e.- Twitter)
  3. 3. The Blogosphere  Term to describe the entirety of the blogging community  Blogosphere Search Engines: Technorati, BlogScope
  4. 4. Joining the Blogosphere 1. Decide what you are blogging about 2. Find a format and tool that helps you deliver your blog the way you want to 3. Publishing entries to your blog 4. PUBLICIZE!
  5. 5. Online tools for Blogging  Blogger  Blogspot  LiveJournal  Word Press  Typepad  There are many, many more… Use what is right for you and your available resources!
  6. 6. Hints & tips on Blogging  Blogs need to be updated regularly -> commitment is important  Blogs should be personal, not news releases  Blogs can reference/pull in information from other websites and blogs but you should also give your opinion  Start small and keep it simple
  7. 7. Publicizing your Blog  Be a part of the Blogosphere! Comment on other people’s blogs when appropriate  If you don’t publicize, how will people find it?
  8. 8. Career Services Blogs  Lawrence University:  blogs.lawrence.com/careercenter  Indiana University  www.indiana.edu/~career/about/staff/blogs.p hp  University of Missouri-Columbia  cafnrcareerservices.blogspot.com  University of Texas  hirestandards.wordpress.com
  9. 9. June 18 – 15 minutes on Facebook July 9 – 15 minutes on Web Design August 13 – 15 minutes on Twitter OR Video Conferencing (looking for presenters!)
  10. 10. Brian McDow p: 785-864-2017 Sr. Assistant Director e: mcdowbd@ku.edu University of Kansas - University Career Center
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