Blogging The Final Frontier, These Are The Tools

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This time we will concentrate on choosing platforms and tricks to maximizing use of them.
Our panel of local blog developers and power users are ready and waiting to help you get started and/or extend your blog.

What platforms should we consider?
What plugins, widgets, scripts or code might be helpful?
What about hosting, domains, and subdomains?

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  • The Social Media Breakfast Fort Wayne event Ladies and Gentlemen Start Your Bloggingon June 28th 2011.Connect with us at http://www.facebook.com/smbftw or on twitter at http://twitter.com/smbfw. Use the hashtag #smbfw to find others discussing the event on Twitter.
  • How to Make Video Work With Social MediaToday’s plan:7:30 a.m. Breakfast & Networking8:00 a.m. Take your seat, pens & devices ready8:45 a.m. Open question time9:00 a.m. You can't hide from work any longerwe’re playing with » http://bit.ly/smbfwLivesharefacebook/smbftw or @smbfw
  • Networking & Knowledge:Taking online relationships to the next level by having offline interactions and extending offline relationships to online networks.At the Social Media Breakfast, we “feed your belly and your brain.” ™
  • Your host for the Social Media Breakfast Fort Wayne event is Kevin Mullett. He is the director of product development for Cirrus ABS.kevinmullett.comtwitter.com/kmullettfacebook.com/kevinmullettlinkedin.com/in/kevinmullettjust google“kevinmullett”
  • Today’s sponsor:NIIC is the only place in NE Indiana where you can be a part of a community of over 40 entrepreneurial ventures.  Since 2001 NIIC has helped more than 100 businesses grow at an average rate of 79% compounded annually.  Come join us.  Contact Steve Franks at sfranks@niic.net, @swfranks on Twitter or Facebook, or 260-407-1754.contact Kevin Mullett to become a sponsor
  • Connect with our panel:Heather ツ@bodaciousgirl Fort Wayne, INHalf the time cooking, Half the time gardening, Half the time making art happen, Half the time bad with fractions.http://www.hecooksshecooks.comKevin Erb@kevinerb Fort Wayne, IndianaDirector of Public Relations and Social Media at Ferguson Advertising.http://kevinerb.tumblr.com/Eric Hall@ehdesign Fort Wayne, Indiana, USAI'm a web developer in the Fort Wayne, IN area. I love to think about tech things, read, and lots of really nifty stuff.http://www.designedbyeh.com
  • Where can we get ideas and material for content we are writing?RSS reader or subscriptions, news sources, Google Wonder Wheel, Google Instant, Google Suggest, Google did you mean, competitive properties, emails from clients or vendors, spammers, interviews, answer sites, or surveys.
  • What are some questions I should ask myself before deciding on a platform to use?
  • How might personal, business, affiliate, advertising, branding, podcast, other niche’, or lone website use change which tool should be selected?
  • What should I consider when choosing free service verses self hosted?
  • What should I consider when choosing free hosted service verses self hosted? data portability reliability (mission critical?)/customer support features/best practices (now and future) ease of use long term goals and objectives upgrade path/cost/savings terms of service (are you supposed to sell?)
  • For each type how do you design on themes, plug-ins, extensions, add ons, etc?
  • Do you use an editorial calendar, blog when you feel like it, or as opportunity presents itself? events/promotions product/service releases industry news or changes sharing solutions SEO/subject visibility goals finished everything else and not aware that angry birds can now be played in a browser
  • Open questions about content creation.
  • Join the blog support group.Hi, my name is Kevin and I have been blogging since around 1999. Hi Kevin. I struggle with ____.
  • Next Event: August 30thBack to the Northeast Indiana Innovation Center.Collaborative Session: Sponsor & Subject TBD
  • Blogging The Final Frontier. These Are The Tools…Download today’s presentation and future slides.slideshare.net/smbfwWho tweeted about today’s event?followblast.comtweetreports.com
  • The Social Media Breakfast Fort Wayne event Blogging The Final Frontier. These Are The Tools…on July 26th 2011.Connect with us at http://www.facebook.com/smbftw or on twitter at http://twitter.com/smbfw. Use the hashtag #smbfw to find others discussing the event on Twitter.
  • A blog is a TYPE of website. It generally functions and has a different purpose than a normal website. Blog comes from the earlier “weblog” term.A blog can be implemented for or on a non-profit, organization, individuals, corporate or commercial, and government site.
  • Blogging The Final Frontier, These Are The Tools

    1. 1. Blogging The Final Frontier These Are The Tools… facebook/smbftw or @smbfw #smbfw
    2. 2. today’s plan Blogging The Final Frontier These Are The Tools…•7:30 a.m. Breakfast & Networking•8:00 a.m. Take your seat, pens & devices ready•8:45 a.m. Open question time•9:00 a.m. You cant hide from work any longerwe’re playing with » http://bit.ly/smbfwLiveshare facebook/smbftw or @smbfw #smbfw
    3. 3. what we are aboutNetworking & Knowledge:Taking online relationships to the next levelby having offline interactions and extendingoffline relationships to online networks.At the Social Media Breakfast, we “feed yourbelly and your brain.” ™ #smbfw
    4. 4. connect with your host 2 t’sKevin Mullett kevinmullett.com twitter.com/kmullett facebook.com/kevinmullett linkedin.com/in/kevinmullett just google “kevin mullett” director of product development for Cirrus ABS #smbfw
    5. 5. connect with our sponsorToday’s sponsor:Brand 1 Promotions is a Promotional Marketing Company thatspecializes in custom marketing items for, Direct Mail,Marketing Campaigns, Trade Shows (Pre, During, and PostShow), Company Stores, and Safety Programs. We also haveover 500,000 off the shelf items that we can work with. Our jobis to draw attention to your brand with even the toughest ofbuyers using creativity that makes them call your company!contact Kevin Mullett to become a sponsor #smbfw
    6. 6. connect with our panel Heather ツ @bodaciousgirl Fort Wayne, IN Half the time cooking, Half the time gardening, Half the time making art happen, Half the time bad with fractions. http://www.hecooksshecooks.com Kevin Erb @kevinerb Fort Wayne, IndianaDirector of Public Relations and Social Media at Ferguson Advertising. http://kevinerb.tumblr.com/ Eric Hall @ehdesign Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA Im a web developer in the Fort Wayne, IN area. I love to think about tech things, read, and lots of really nifty stuff. http://www.designedbyeh.com #smbfw
    7. 7. You have the why, now for the how There are many worthy choices, each with their own pluses and minuses? #smbfw
    8. 8. question #1What are some questions I should ask myself before deciding on a platform to use? #smbfw
    9. 9. question #2 How might personal, business, affiliate,advertising, branding, podcast, other niche’, or lone website use change which tool should be selected? #smbfw
    10. 10. question #3What should I consider when choosing free service versus self hosted? #smbfw
    11. 11. answer #3 What should I consider when choosing free service versus self hosted?• data portability• reliability (mission critical?)/customer support• features/best practices (now and future)• ease of use• long term goals and objectives• upgrade path/cost/savings• terms of service (are you supposed to sell?) #smbfw
    12. 12. question #4For each type how do you design/find themes, plug- ins, extensions, add-ons, etc? #smbfw
    13. 13. answer #4For each type how do you design on themes, plug- ins, extensions, add ons, etc? • wordpress – themeforest.net, CodeCanyon.net • blogger – BloggerThemes.net • design your own tool - PageLines • Discover what others are using with BuiltWith for Google Chrome #smbfw
    14. 14. question #5What are the top 5 things you must do, install, or setup with every new blog? #smbfw
    15. 15. question #5 What are the top 5 things you must do, install, or setup with every new blog?• Comment spam prevention (Akismet)• Google Analytics or Equivalent• SEO plug-in & change permalinks /%postname%/• Mobile friendly version (wptouch)• Social sharing & community building #smbfw
    16. 16. your questionsOpen questions about blogging. #smbfw
    17. 17. support Join the blog support group. Hi, my name is Kevin and I have been bloggingsince around 1999. Hi Kevin. I struggle with ____. #smbfw
    18. 18. next eventNext Event: August 30thNortheast Indiana Innovation Center (?)Collaborative Session: Sponsor & Subject TBD #smbfw
    19. 19. download Blogging The Final Frontier These Are The Tools…Download today’s presentation and future slides.slideshare.net/smbfwWho tweeted about today’s event?followblast.comtweetreports.com #smbfw
    20. 20. connect with usBlogging The Final Frontier These Are The Tools… facebook/smbftw or @smbfw #smbfw

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