Blogging for nature 1: Going Beyond Blogger

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first blogging workshop I did for bloggers who want to go further exploring other web 2.0 tools

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Blogging for nature 1: Going Beyond Blogger

  1. 1. Web 2.0 Going Beyond Blogger Blogging for Nature Workshop 1 12 October 2007 Organized by Naked Hermit Crabs Hosted by NIE Green Club
  2. 2. Who are we? http://nakedhermitcrabs.blogspot.com http://leafmonkey.blogspot.com http://www.wildsingapore.com
  3. 3. Getting to know you! Introduce yourself, your blog(s) or websites and your affiliations QUICK POLL! Who does not have a google account?
  4. 4. Why are we here? <ul><li>Creating content-specific blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Maximize your reach through web 2.0 </li></ul><ul><li>It is not our objective for every participant to harness every type of tool. </li></ul><ul><li>An introduction to what is available </li></ul><ul><li>Explore. Express. Act. </li></ul>
  5. 5. “ Every blog makes a difference” - Ria Tan
  6. 6. What is Web 2.0? Was there ever a Web 1.0? Play Video
  7. 7. Elements of Content <ul><li>Text </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Facts & Information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Stories </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Images </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Photos </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Maps </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Illustrations </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Links </li></ul><ul><li>Videos </li></ul><ul><li>Audio </li></ul>These elements are the bare essentials for capturing attention of your readers
  8. 8. Elements of Web 2.0? <ul><li>Collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Comments </li></ul><ul><li>Outlets for Interaction </li></ul><ul><li>Tags, Labels & Categories </li></ul><ul><li>Widgets </li></ul><ul><li>Networking </li></ul><ul><li>Dissemination of Info </li></ul>These elements help to engage your readers, integrate information and widen your reach
  9. 9. Getting to know your tools
  10. 10. Flick r Marcus Ng http://budak.blogs.com
  11. 11. Chay Hoon http://colorclouds.blogspot.com/ Do You Tube?
  12. 12. You don’t have to be a movie producer You find useful videos in the weirdest forms
  13. 13. But if you are an aspiring movie producer Here’s your chance Even governments and politicians are doing it!
  14. 14. Organizing your content and secret tips on how to be a decorator crab Ron Yeo http://tidechaser.blogspot.com/
  15. 15. Popular Add-ons <ul><li>http://digg.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.technorati.com </li></ul><ul><li>http://del.icio.us/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.mybloglog.com </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.snap.com </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.sitemeter.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.extremetracking.com </li></ul>
  16. 16. Really Simple Syndication Google Reader & other stories Ria Tan http://wildfilms.blogspot.com
  17. 17. Now that we have content… How do we get people to read it?
  18. 18. Social Network Tools Tapping on networks, “weak links” and other communication channels List of Social Networking Services (SNS)
  19. 19. Aggregators These are websites that compiles blogs and articles via RSS feeds or submissions
  20. 20. Marcus Ng http://budak.blogs.com
  21. 21. www.stomp.com.sg Ivan Kwan http://chasmosaurine.blogspot.com
  22. 22. Some other aggregators <ul><li>ping.sg </li></ul><ul><li>omy.sg </li></ul>
  23. 23. Most importantly… We need submission contributors! It doesn’t have to be written by you but how to you find others?
  24. 24. Trawling for Information: confessions of a trawler Chay Hoon http://colorclouds.blogspot.com/
  25. 25. Collaboration Tools Isn’t this all about sharing information with others? Why stop at blogs? Wikipedia
  26. 26. YOUR MISSION <ul><li>October 15 is Blog Action Day </li></ul><ul><li>The theme is ENVIRONMENT </li></ul><ul><li>Blog for Nature on the day! </li></ul><ul><li>Register now! </li></ul><ul><li>http://blogactionday.org/commit </li></ul><ul><li>Also submit your articles & RSS feed to WildSingapore. Email Ria </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>
  27. 27. What can you blog about? <ul><li>There’s nature everywhere if you look </li></ul><ul><li>I attended a great nature event </li></ul><ul><li>I contributed to a great nature event </li></ul><ul><li>Here’s a fabulous upcoming nature event </li></ul><ul><li>Some little known nature features </li></ul><ul><li>Highlighting/discussion of nature issues </li></ul>

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