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Blog Fodder : What do I put in?

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Looks at finding your voice, different types of blog posts and tips if you have bloggers block. Presented at Perth Podcamp 27 Oct 2007.

Looks at finding your voice, different types of blog posts and tips if you have bloggers block. Presented at Perth Podcamp 27 Oct 2007.

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  • 1. Blog Fodder What do I put in? Kathryn Greenhill LibrariansMatter.com Uploaded to Flickr on November 7, 2005 by cindy47452 Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com
  • 2. Find your voice Look at your blog Look at your audience Look at yourself Some kinds of blog posts If you have bloggers’ block Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com
  • 3. Find your voice … Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com
  • 4. 1. Look at your blog Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com
  • 5. What type of blog is it? Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com
  • 6. Tagline Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com
  • 7. “ About” page Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com
  • 8. 2. Look at your audience Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com
  • 9. What audience? Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com
  • 10. Sitemeter Google Analytics Google webmaster tools Stats at your hosting service Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com
  • 11. How do they get to you? Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com
  • 12. Squeaky bras Fear of beetroot What time is the Australian Idol replay Geek t-shirts Perth Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com
  • 13. Where do they come from? Domain? Location? Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com
  • 14. Who do you want in your audience? Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com
  • 15. 3. Who are you ? Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com
  • 16. What do you want to write about ? Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com
  • 17. Would you read your blog? Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com
  • 18. Is the voice of your blog human? Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com
  • 19. Which bits of yourself do you want to show? Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com
  • 20. Your privacy. Others’ privacy Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com
  • 21. Findability = forever Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com
  • 22. What other online conversations are you part of? Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com
  • 23. Some kinds of blog posts Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com
  • 24. 18 Different types of blog posts from ilibrarian Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com Snarky or Contrarian Diary Entry Video Images Charts & Graphs Surveys Scholarly Articles Breaking News Opinion Resource/Link List Ideas/Inspiration Aggregate List/Guide Review/Analysis Humorous How-to/Tutorial Interview Case Study
  • 25. If you have bloggers’ block… Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com
  • 26. Leave it Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com
  • 27. Get a life Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com
  • 28. Really…leave it. Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com
  • 29. Prewrite posts Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com
  • 30. Read other blogs Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com
  • 31. Tell a story Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com
  • 32. Make a list Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com
  • 33. Find a meme Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com
  • 34. Set a public challenge Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com
  • 35. Set a posting schedule Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com
  • 36. Go off topic … and bring it back Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com
  • 37. Write a post for searchbots Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com
  • 38. Ask questions and summarise (twitter or Facebook) Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com
  • 39. Invite a guest blogger Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com
  • 40. Work in another medium and embed it Snap a Photo - Flickr Draw a picture - scan Make a slidecast – Slideshare.net Create an audio file - Podomatic Make a video - Viddler Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com
  • 41. SO… Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com
  • 42. If you want stuff for your blog Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com
  • 43. Find your VOICE Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com
  • 44. Know TYPES of BLOG POSTS Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com
  • 45. Know how to deal with BLOGGERS BLOCK Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com
  • 46. PLAY Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com
  • 47. Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com Uploaded to Flickr on November 7, 2005 by cindy47452