Blogs and RSS in 2009

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How to tailor your information needs. Since 2013 Google Reader is obsolete, however the same process can be applied using a tool called Feedly. There are other RSS news readers available also.

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Blogs and RSS in 2009

  1. 1. How to tailor your information needs BLOGS AND RSS IN 2009
  2. 2. WHAT IS A BLOG?
  3. 3. Blog is short for “weblog”
  4. 4. It is a free online tool
  5. 5. It is an online journal
  6. 6. It is great for social networking
  7. 7. It is a website
  8. 8. You do the writing and publishing
  9. 9. It is NOT a good place for your personal diary
  10. 10. Nor for “stream of consciousness” writing
  11. 11. WHY BLOG?
  12. 12. It is a perfect place to create your profile
  13. 13. Join the conversation
  14. 14. Market yourself
  15. 15. Chronicle a project
  16. 16. Express your ideas
  17. 17. Express your creativity
  18. 18. Share stuff
  19. 19. For education and professional development
  20. 20. For fun
  21. 21. WHAT IS RSS?
  22. 22. RSS is the vehicle for delivering blog posts
  23. 23. Really Simple Syndication
  24. 24. See online definitions – try Wikipedia
  25. 25. No need to visit individual blogs and websites
  26. 26. Blog updates sent directly to you
  27. 27. Web surfing made easy
  28. 28. Absolute control of filtering to suit you
  29. 29. WHY RSS?
  30. 30. This is the key to RSS is the your tailoring vehicle for information delivering blog posts
  31. 31. You read RSS is the and listen vehicle for delivering blog posts
  32. 32. You the RSS is learn vehicle for delivering blog posts
  33. 33. You become more RSS is the aware vehicle for delivering blog posts
  34. 34. You develop RSS is the professionally vehicle for delivering blog posts
  35. 35. You tune in to the conversation
  36. 36. It is easy and RSSefficient is the vehicle for delivering blog posts
  37. 37. WALK BEFORE YOU RUN
  38. 38. Don’t dive It is easy and straight into efficient creating your own blog
  39. 39. Learn about It is easy and the power of efficient RSS first
  40. 40. Set up an It is easy and account with a efficient free RSS reader
  41. 41. It looks like It is easy and email but it’s efficient very different
  42. 42. Blogs are It is easy and updated and efficient delivered directly to you
  43. 43. No need to It is easy and search or visit efficient blog sites
  44. 44. THINGS TO LEARN
  45. 45. Social – RSS is the how to vehicle for converse delivering blog posts
  46. 46. Etiquette – RSS is the what is vehicle for acceptable delivering blog posts
  47. 47. Technical – RSS is the how to drive vehicle for the blog tools delivering blog posts
  48. 48. Technology – RSS is the date keep up to vehicle latest with for delivering blog developments posts
  49. 49. Literary – RSS is the improve your vehicle for own writing delivering blog skills posts
  50. 50. Originality – RSSyour own use is the vehicle for an ideas, text, delivering blog d images posts
  51. 51. Hear what RSS is the the world vehicle for is saying delivering blog posts
  52. 52. Set it up using RSS is Reader Google the vehicle for or Bloglines delivering blog or others posts
  53. 53. Art Art Literature Gardening Art Web design Art Travel Other cultures Social networking Art Art News and Technology current affairs WHAT INTERESTS YOU?
  54. 54. Skim – no Follow need to read Art links everything Read in depth if Art it interests you Star items for Mark items later reference Art as read Visit blog sites occasionally Regularly open your reader READ REGULARLY
  55. 55. What do you Use images Join the to illustrate want to say? Find a focus conversation for your blog Get consent to use Use images the work to illustrate Be original of others Wordpress in every way is a great tool for blogs FIND YOUR VOICE
  56. 56. Credibility grows because originality is obvious It’s fun to be creative Obey copyright BE ORIGINAL
  57. 57. How to set up a blog reader Follow the steps in the next slides to set up your own blog reader with Google Reader http://www.google.com/reader/
  58. 58. Create an account with Google – if you already have a Gmail account then just sign in using those details
  59. 59. Familiarise yourself with the layout and navigation
  60. 60. Visit your favourite websites to see if they offer an RSS feed
  61. 61. Find the RSS URL or link and copy it. Notice that it is NOT the same as the URL of the website
  62. 62. Paste the RSS URL into the Add subscription box in the Reader
  63. 63. The RSS feed is automatically added to your list of feeds and you will automatically receive updates
  64. 64. Manage the feeds using the functions offered
  65. 65. Use Google Blogsearch to find blogs in your area of interest then add them to your Google Reader
  66. 66. This presentation created by Susan Bentley©2009 http://suesbent.wordpress.com/ http://frenchaccent.wordpress.com/ Permission granted to use this presentation freely but please cite the creator Susan Bentley – thank you and good luck

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