Word camp victoria 2010 raul pacheco vega - professional and personal bloggingPresentation Transcript
Creating and Maintaining Personal and Professional Websites (using the same WordPress platform) Dr. Raul Pacheco-Vega http://www.raulpacheco.org (research) http://hummingbird604.com (personal/social media)
There is a main reason, I think, why you blog (and why I do) – to COMMUNICATE with others
This talk is about half-and-half... about the mechanics AND the content I will talk about how to use different strategies on different types of blogs (personal AND professional) and how to use WordPress functionalities to that end
The main tenet of my talk TELL A GOOD STORY
Your own voice
Focus on your existing AND potential readers
Content that is relevant
The voice of your professional life
Focus on your potential readers
Be a great storyteller
What makes a great blog
Being clear, concise, punchy
Let's go into WordPress so that I can show you live how to use each one.
Remember, most of what I'm going to show you is possible on a self-hosted install of WordPress (.org)
I will try show some stuff that can be done with WordPress.com, though.
List of live demos
Re-theming your blog
Using different themes for different types of blogs
Upgrading and choosing plugins
Deciding which plugins work for the kind of work you want to portray
Your WordPress blog is your home base. Everything should point out back at it.
Each blog should have a specific voice. Make sure that both voices are coherent and cohesive.
Thanks for listening!
Raul Pacheco-Vega, PhD
How to contact me:
[email_address] for social media matters
[email_address] for my enviro research
Via contact form on my blogs
http://hummingbird604.com social medial/personal
http://www.twitter.com/hummingbird604 social media