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Blogging presentation for the LLiSA Conference

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    • Looking At Blogging
    • The Foundation
    • but…
      …of the 133 million blogs tracked by Technorati…
      …only 7.4 million have been updated in previous 120 days…
      …meaning 95 percent of blogs are dormant….
      …it is estimated that 50-100k generate most traffic…
      …although hits aren’t everything…
      …and there are still 7-10 million active blogs
    • Is Blogging Dead?
      No
    • instead…
      blogging has evolved
      • micro-blogging
      • photo-blogging
      • video-blogging
    • TechChruch sold for R176,000,000.00
      • 1997: Jorn Barger introduced we-blog term
      • 1999: Peter Merholz converted weblog into we-blog. The term blog was born!
      • First blogging services started
      • Bradley Fitzpatrick started Livejournal in 1999
      • Evan Williams and Meg Hourihan (Pyra Labs) made ‘Blogger’ in August ’99. (Now Google owns Blogger)‏
      • 2001: Popular blogs came into being, blogging started becoming a craze.
      • 2002: Politicians, movie stars, everyone started embracing blogs.
      • 2004: Tsunamis- Bloggers unite, making blogs a social movement!
    • What is a Blog?
      • A website where entries (or posts) are written in chronological order and commonly displayed in reverse chronological order
      • Accessible to any internet user
      • It is a web application which contains periodic time-stamped posts on a common webpage
      • A blog is often published through a content management system or CMS.
    • What Is A Blog?
      www.kingross.co.za
    • What Is A Blog?
      www.rlabs.org
    • What Is A Blog?
      www.marlonparker.co.za
    • Top Reasons People Blog
      The most popular reason that people blog is to keep friends and family updated.
      Bloggers also blog to get published or featured in traditional media, to speak their minds, to connect with people, to share expertise.
      To enhance their resumes, attract clients and to make money.
    • Words To KnowaBlog
      A typical blog combines text, images, video’s and links to other blogs
      A blog is basically a journal that is available on the web, Published frequently
    • Words To Know Blogger
      someone who keeps a blog is a “blogger
      A contributor to a blog or online journal
    • Words To KnowBlogging
      The process of updating a blog is “blogging”
    • Blogging TipsDo’s
      Write as though you are talking to someone
      Be interesting
      Include links to other blogs and websites
      Keep a list of ideas for future posts
      Post comments on other blogs
    • Blogging TipsDont’s
      Make the articles too long
      Forget to edit your article before posting it
      Use inappropriate or highly technical words
      personal information or company secrets on your blog
    • by: @brent007