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Updated Blogger Training for UrbanMinistry.org

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  • 1. URBANMINISTRY.ORG BLOGGER TRAINING Topic One: Blogging Basics
  • 2. Topics Covered  What is blogging?  Purpose of blogging on UrbanMinistry.org  Overview of blogging on UrbanMinistry.org  Tips for blogging
  • 3. WHAT IS BLOGGING?
  • 4. A definition from blogger.com  “A blog is a personal diary. A daily pulpit. A collaborative space. A political soapbox. A breaking-news outlet. A collection of links. Your own private thoughts. Memos to the world.”  “In simple terms, a blog is a web site, where you write stuff on an ongoing basis. New stuff shows up at the top, so your visitors can read what's new. Then they comment on it or link to it or email you. Or not.”
  • 5. PURPOSE OF BLOGGING ON URBANMINISTRY.ORG
  • 6. How are blogs used on UrbanMinistry.org?  UrbanMinistry.org is a social network and shared resource bank for people interested in faith-based social services.  Our bloggers provide insightful articles, links, video and other media on our thirty+ Christian justice issues located at http://www.urbanministry.org/allchannels  The goal of a blogger is to promote awareness of our justice issues within the Christian community to bring social change.
  • 7. BLOGGING ON URBANMINISTRY.ORG: THE OVERVIEW
  • 8. Overview  Blog articles are featured on one of our issue areas based on the “Issue Area” tag that you give it.
  • 9. List of Issue Areas with Associated Tags • Addition Recovery • Christian Families (Addiction/Recovery) (Family) • Africa (Africa) • Christian Hip Hop • AIDS Ministry (AIDS) (Christian Hip Hop) • Arts and Social • Christian Students for Justice(Arts and Social Media) Justice(Audience Tag: College Students) • Asian/Asian American Christians (Audience • Christian Women Tag: Asian Christians) (Audience Tag: Women) • Christians in Technology
  • 10. List of Issue Areas with Associated Tags (cont.)  Disabilities Ministry  Foster Care (Foster (Disabilities Ministry) Care)  Domestic Violence  Global Poverty (Domestic (Developing Violence/Abuse) Countries)  Environmental Justice  Human Trafficking (Environmental (Slavery and Human Justice) Trafficking)  Ex-Offender Ministry  Latino (Ex-Offender Re- Christians(Audience: entry) Latino Christians)  Fair Trade (Fair  Ministry Management Trade) (Nonprofit Management)
  • 11. List of Issue Areas with Associated Tags (cont.)  Poverty and Homelessness (Poverty, Homelessness)  Racial Reconciliation (Race, Reconciliation)  Sexual Addiction (Pornography Addiction)  Short Term Missions (Short-Term Missions)  Theology and Social Justice (Theology/Biblical)  Urban Evangelism & Discipleship (Urban Evangelism/Discipleship)  Urban Planning and Housing (Urban Planning)  Urban Youth Ministry (Youth Ministry)  Black Christians (Audience: Black Christians)  Churches (Audience: Churches)
  • 12. TIPS FOR BLOGGING
  • 13. Tips for Bloggers  Stay on topic.  Stay informative.  Adhere to a schedule.  Clarity and simplicity.  Keyword-rich.
  • 14. Tips for Bloggers (cont.)  Quantity matters.  Spell checking and proof-reading.  Be real. Avoid lofty terminology.  Link to your sources.  Be aware of your post lengths. (from RSS Specifications: 10 Tips for Bloggers, Rebecca Blood: Ten Tips for a Better Weblog and Blogging for Dummies – Practical Blogging Tips)
  • 15. For more information, or if you have questions, please contact Rakiesha Chase. Email: rakiesha[at]techmission[dot]org Phone: 617.282.9798 ext. 107