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Introduction to Blogging WHPL
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Introduction to Blogging WHPL

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  • 1. BloggingWest Haven Public Library Westhavenpl.org
  • 2. Blog?!?!?  Web Log  Online journal  Photos  Videos  News  Web diary / Digital Scrapbook  Updated frequently westhavenlibrary.org
  • 3. Blog?!?!? “[a] collection of posts…short, informal, sometimes controversial, and sometimes deeply personal…with the freshest information at the top.” –Meg Hourihan (Founder of Blogger) westhavenlibrary.org
  • 4. Differences from Websites  Often the work of a single individual  Single subject, theme focused  Often non-professional authors westhavenlibrary.org
  • 5. Differences from Websites  Interactive/ participatory- allowing visitors to leave comments and even message each  Regularly updated, chronological posts  Single page of entries with archives of old entries rather than complex site of linked pages westhavenlibrary.org
  • 6. Differences from Websites  Available for non-technical users  As simple as writing an email westhavenlibrary.org
  • 7. Definitions Blog- (n) weblog, online journal or diary, (v) the act of writing a blog Blogger- author of a blog Blogosphere- interconnected community of blogs/bloggers westhavenlibrary.org
  • 8. Definitions Post- a single entry, blogpost Comment- readers of the blog are able to respond to the blogpost publically Blogroll- list of links to other blogs westhavenlibrary.org
  • 9. Definitions Troll- readers that intentionally post inflammatory, sometimes unrelated comments to get attention harass other users/author- disrupts participatory nature westhavenlibrary.org
  • 10. Blog Anatomy Header- with the blog title and navigation to other section (“About page”) Sidebar Menu- often lists recent blog posts, list of links to other blogs, links to archive of blog posts Categories (tags) - subject terms assigned to posts by the author Comments section at the bottom of post westhavenlibrary.org
  • 11. Blog Anatomy Most Recent Post Header- Navigation Bar Sidebar Menu- List ofExample PostsExample2 westhavenlibrary.org
  • 12. Examples of blogs Food blogs Photo blogs Wedding blogs Sports blogs Shopping/Consumer blog Political blog Official (company) blogs westhavenlibrary.org
  • 13. Examples of blogs westhavenlibrary.orghttp://smittenkitchen.com/
  • 14. Examples of blogs westhavenlibrary.org
  • 15. Examples of blogswww.crashtestkitchen.com/ westhavenlibrary.org
  • 16. westhavenlibrary.org
  • 17. Create Your Own Blog Several free blog hosting services  www.blogger.com  Free blogs, owned by/uses Google login  www.wordpress.com  Provides free and additional pay options  www.tumblr.com  Provides free service. Focus on connecting with other Tumblr users, sharing content. Tumble Blogging. westhavenlibrary.org
  • 18. Why Blog? For enjoyment Publicity  Showoff your work  writing, art, cooking Personal “printing press”  You are the author/editor/publisher For profit… westhavenlibrary.org
  • 19. What to Blog? Possibilities are endless Many blogs are focused on one subject  Cooking- share recipes, techniques  Music  Politics  Sports westhavenlibrary.org
  • 20. What to Blog? Personal blog for friends and family Professional blog Creative blog  Share photographs,  written works westhavenlibrary.org
  • 21. What to Blog? Tumble Blog- Tumblr  Repost links to other websites  Content from other sites Commentary blog  Discuss news stories  Post videos- critique westhavenlibrary.org
  • 22. Ready to Start your own blog?  Choose a blog host  Blogger.com  Wordpress.com  Tumblr.com westhavenlibrary.org
  • 23. Start your blog with - Blogger.com westhavenlibrary.org
  • 24. If you have a Google Account westhavenlibrary.org
  • 25. Create a Blogger username westhavenlibrary.org
  • 26. Create your new Blog westhavenlibrary.org
  • 27. Create a Blog address (this is how others will access your blog) Choose a templatewesthavenlibrary.org
  • 28. Start Blogging As easy and writing an email westhavenlibrary.org
  • 29. Blogger Dashboard westhavenlibrary.org
  • 30. Start a blog with Wordpress.com westhavenlibrary.org
  • 31. westhavenlibrary.org
  • 32. westhavenlibrary.org
  • 33. Start a blog with Tumblr.com westhavenlibrary.org
  • 34. westhavenlibrary.org
  • 35. Tumblr Dashboard westhavenlibrary.org
  • 36. Tumblr Theme Customization westhavenlibrary.org
  • 37. Connect with Readers Easy to get lost in the sea of existing blogs Tell people (target audience) Connect with other bloggers, blogs Comment on similar blogs Trade posts- guest post etc. westhavenlibrary.org
  • 38. Blogger Code of Conduct Take responsibility not just for your own words, but for the comments you allow on your blog. Label your tolerance level for abusive comments. Consider eliminating anonymous comments. Dont feed the trolls. Take the conversation offline, and talk directly, or find an intermediary who can do so. If you know someone who is behaving badly, tell them so. Dont say anything online that you wouldnt say in person. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blogger%27s_code_of_conduct westhavenlibrary.org
  • 39. David Cirella- dcirella@westhavenlibrary.org

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