Blogging For Pleasure

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Getting started blogging for pleasure. Brief overview of what blogging is as well as free resources for beginning blogging.

Getting started blogging for pleasure. Brief overview of what blogging is as well as free resources for beginning blogging.

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  • 1. Blogging for Pleasure
  • 2. What is Blogging?
    • A “web log” of regular entries
    • 3. News – YOUR news!
    • 4. Blogging is a type of Social Media
    • 5. A way to create communities and meet new friends
  • Julie and Julia
    2009 Movie: Julie and Julia
    In August 2002 Julie Powell decides to cook all 524 of Julia Child’s recipes in one year
    Starts a blog to document the adventure
    First major motion picture based on a blog
    Original Blog:
    Current Blog:
  • 6. Dooce – Heather Armstrong
    Love Her, Hate Her…She’s Popular reports she makes $40K a MONTH in ad sales!
    First blog post Feb. 2001: A poem about Carnation Milk
    Present Day: Over 5,300 posts – from her battle with depression, guy who talked like Elmo during sex, breast milk pumps, etc.
    Featured by Forbes as one of 30 honorees on list of “Most Influential Women in Media for 2009”
  • 7. So What do YOU have to share?
    Your hobbies
    Daily life (stories, trips, poems, events, etc.)
    Children / grandchildren
    Pictures / videos
    My Son and His Big Hair
  • 8. Hobby Blog About Hostas
  • 9. Video, Family and Life Blog
  • 10. Video and Socially Integrated Blog
  • 11. Where Do You Get Started?
    Sites for Free and Easy to Use Blogs
  • Getting Started – What You Need
    Internet Access
    Email Address to Register Account
    Note: If you use Gmail then you will be able to connect with Blogger
    If you are going to comment on other’s blogs then get yourself a gravatar at
    Your imagination
  • 15. Set-Up Options
    Adding (connecting) your blog to Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn
    Adding Additional Pages in addition to the blog
    Creating an RSS by Email Option
    Add in your favorite pictures with Flickr
  • 16. Getting Visitors
    Send emails to friends and family with your blog URL (website address)
    Add a intro snippet and URL to your email signature
    Connect your blog to Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn profiles
    Visit other people’s blogs and comment – most will reciprocate
  • 17.
  • 18. Connect