What are blogs? What is a blogger? What is blogging? Types of Blogs The Blog Content A Few Blogging Tips How to make money blogging on the Internet: 5 Tips How to make money blogging on the Internet: See How Blogging sites (FREE) Where to Advertise Your Blog Selling Space on Your Blog Examples of Blogging Sites Web Resources Michelle Post, Ph.D. 1/23/2013 2
A weblog is a blog. “A blog is a type of website that is usually arranged in chronological order from the most recent „post‟ (or entry) at the top of the main page to the older entries towards the bottom.” ◦ Rowse, D. (2005, February 5). What is a blog? Retrieved from http://www.problogger.net/archives/2005/02/05/what-is-a-blog/ “A blog is a Web site that functions as a journal, or a diary, or a place to post your thoughts and opinions pertaining to a particular subject matter.” ◦ Atomic Learning. (2009). Blogging workshop. Retrieved from http://movies.atomiclearning.com/k12/blogging/ Michelle Post, Ph.D. 1/23/2013 3
“Personal blogs: The personal blog, an ongoing diary or commentary by an individual, is the traditional, most common blog. Corporate blogs: A blog can be private, as in most cases, or it can be for business purposes. Question blogging: is a type of blog that answers questions. By Media Type: A blog comprising videos is called a vlog, one comprising links is called a link log, a site containing a portfolio of sketches is called a sketchblog or one comprising photos is called a photoblog. By Device: Blogs can also be defined by which type of device is used to compose it. By Genre: Some blogs focus on a particular subject, such as political blogs, travel blogs, house blogs, fashion blogs, project blogs, education blogs, niche blogs, classical music blogs, quizzing blogs and legal blogs (often referred to as a blawgs) or dreamlogs.” ◦ Wikipedia. (2009). Blog: Types of blogs. Retrieved from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blog#Types Michelle Post, Ph.D. 1/23/2013 4
“A main content area with articles listed chronologically, newest on top. Often, the articles are organized into categories. An archive of older articles. A way for people to leave comments about the articles. A list of links to other related sites, sometimes called a "blogroll". One or more "feeds" like RSS, Atom or RDF files.” ◦ Wordpress.org. (n.d.). Introduction to blogging. Retrieved from http://codex.wordpress.org/Introduction_to_Blogging Michelle Post, Ph.D. 1/23/2013 5
“Post regularly, but dont post if you have nothing worth posting about. Stick with only a few specific genres to talk about. Dont put subscribe and vote me links all over the front page until you have people that like your blog enough to ignore them (theyre usually just in the way). Use a clean and simple theme if at all possible. Enjoy, blog for fun, comment on other peoples blogs (as they normally visit back).” ◦ Wordpress.org. (n.d.). Introduction to blogging. Retrieved from http://codex.wordpress.org/Introduction_to_Blogging Michelle Post, Ph.D. 1/23/2013 6
Sell advertising. This is likely the most common means of leveraging a blog to generate income. Help sell others products. Here is another click-through opportunity. Affiliate programs enable your. Solicit contributions. Ask for contributions. If, for instance, your small-business blog supports a cause or issue in some fashion. Market your services in your blog. Many people associate blogs exclusively with a cyberspace-based soapbox — a place to shout your opinions and little more than that. Use a blog to deepen your existing customer relationships. Nor does any marketing material inserted in blog content have to be limited to bringing in completely new business. ◦ Wuorio, J. (2009). How to make money from your blog: 5 tips. Retrieved from http://www.microsoft.com/smallbusiness/resources/marketing/online- marketing/how-to-make-money-from-your-blog-5-tips.aspx Michelle Post, Ph.D. 1/23/2013 7
Blogger: www.blogger.com WordPress: http://wordpress.com/ TypePad: http://www.typepad.com/ FreeBlogIt: http://freeblogit.com/ Technorati: http://technorati.com/ LiveJournal: http://www.livejournal.com/ Check this Article Out: http://mashable.com/2007/08/06/free-blog- hosts/ And this one: http://www.thefreesite.com/Free_Blog_Resources / Michelle Post, Ph.D. 1/23/2013 9
Blog Catalog: http://www.blogcatalog.com/ Blog Top Sites: http://www.blogtopsites.com/register.php TopRankBlogs: http://www.toprankblog.com/rss-blog- directories/ Michelle Post, Ph.D. 1/23/2013 10
InLinks: http://www.inlinks.com/ Compete: http://blog.compete.com/ Google Adwords: http://www.google.com/ads/ Michelle Post, Ph.D. 1/23/2013 11
Problogger: http://www.problogger.net/ Steve Pavlina: http://www.stevepavlina.com/blog/2006/05/ how-to-make-money-from-your-blog/ Search Engine Journal: http://www.searchenginejournal.com/20- essential-blog-directories-to-submit-your- blog-to/5998/ Michelle Post, Ph.D. 1/23/2013 12
What is a blog? http://www.problogger.net/archives/2005/02/0 5/what-is-a-blog/ Atomic Learning Workshops: http://movies.atomiclearning.com/k12/blogging / Blogs in Plain English: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NN2I1pWXjXI Introduction to blogging: http://codex.wordpress.org/Introduction_to_Blo gging#Basics-A_Few_Blogging_Tips Michelle Post, Ph.D. 1/23/2013 13
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