NEPA BlogCon 2013 - Blogging 101 (Culp)

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Blogging 101

Presented By: Dale Culp and Jonathon Knepper
Track: Technology
Session Format: Co-Presentation
Description: If you’re just starting out with blogging, this session is a must-attend! Join Dale and Jonathan as they discuss how to build your first blog, including choosing a host and domain name, a content management system to work with, and then, how to make your blog thrive.

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NEPA BlogCon 2013 - Blogging 101 (Culp)

  1. 1. Your Blog and You A guide to understanding the changes a domain name brings to your blog and you.
  2. 2. Let’s Cover the Basics What is a domain name?
  3. 3. Let’s Cover the Basics What is a domain name? - A domain is a unique sequence of numbers and letters used to identify an object attached to the Internet. - You can use almost any word or phrase as a domain name.
  4. 4. Let’s Cover the Basics What is a top-level domain?
  5. 5. Let’s Cover the Basics What is a top-level domain? - .com, .net and .org are each examples of a top-level domain.
  6. 6. Let’s Cover the Basics Can I use any top-level domain?
  7. 7. Let’s Cover the Basics Can I use any top-level domain? - .com -- primarily for “commercial” web sites. - .org -- primarily for “organizations.” - .net -- primarily for “network services.” - No restrictions for most general TLDs, however, some restrictions apply for more specific TLDs.
  8. 8. Let’s Cover the Basics - .gov, .mil, etc. - country codes generally require citizenship in that country - other specific use TLDs
  9. 9. Let’s Cover the Basics Example of .com vs. .org WordPress.com - a commercial enterprise, selling free blogs with services that require a fee. WordPress.org - distributes free blogging software that anyone can download and modify.
  10. 10. Do I need a domain name?
  11. 11. Do I need a domain name? YES
  12. 12. Do I need a domain name? Your domain name is your identity.
  13. 13. Do I need a domain name? Your domain name is your identity. Your domain name is your brand.
  14. 14. Do I need a domain name? Your domain name is your identity. Your domain name is your brand. Your domain name is how people find you.
  15. 15. Do I need a domain name? Your domain name is your identity. Your domain name is your brand. Your domain name is how people find you. Your domain name gives you portability.
  16. 16. How to Register a Domain
  17. 17. How to Register a Domain - Visit a Domain Registrar
  18. 18. How to Register a Domain - Visit a Domain Registrar - GoDaddy, Name.com, NEPAGeeks.com
  19. 19. How to Register a Domain - Visit a Domain Registrar - GoDaddy, Name.com, NEPAGeeks.com - Domains can range in price. Most registrars charge less than $20. Some offer free domains bundled with other services.
  20. 20. Thank you, NEPA BlogCon!

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