BloggingWest Haven Public Library        Westhavenpl.org
Blog?!?!?        Web    Log        Online journal            Photos            Videos            News        Web dia...
Blog?!?!?  “[a] collection of posts…short, informal, sometimes  controversial, and sometimes deeply  personal…with the fre...
Differences from Websites   Often  the work of a single    individual   Single subject, theme focused   Often non-profe...
Differences from Websites   Interactive/ participatory- allowing    visitors to leave comments and even    message each  ...
Differences from Websites   Available   for non-technical    users   As simple as writing an email                      ...
Definitions Blog- (n) weblog, online journal or diary,      (v) the act of writing a blog Blogger- author of a blog Blo...
Definitions Post- a single entry, blogpost Comment- readers of the blog are able to respond to the blogpost publically ...
Definitions Troll- readers that intentionally post inflammatory, sometimes unrelated comments to get attention harass oth...
Blog Anatomy   Header- with the blog title and navigation to other    section (“About page”)   Sidebar Menu- often lists...
Blog Anatomy                      Most Recent Post      Header-    Navigation          Bar       Sidebar        Menu-     ...
Examples of blogs   Food blogs   Photo blogs   Wedding blogs   Sports blogs   Shopping/Consumer blog   Political blo...
Examples of blogs                             westhavenlibrary.orghttp://smittenkitchen.com/
Examples of blogs                    westhavenlibrary.org
Examples of blogswww.crashtestkitchen.com/   westhavenlibrary.org
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Create Your Own Blog   Several free blog hosting services       www.blogger.com           Free blogs, owned by/uses Goo...
Why Blog?   For enjoyment   Publicity       Showoff your work           writing, art, cooking   Personal “printing pr...
What to Blog?   Possibilities are endless   Many blogs are focused on one subject       Cooking- share recipes, techniq...
What to Blog?   Personal blog for friends and family   Professional blog   Creative blog       Share photographs,    ...
What to Blog?   Tumble Blog- Tumblr       Repost links to other websites       Content from other sites   Commentary b...
Ready to Start your own blog?   Choose    a blog host     Blogger.com     Wordpress.com       Tumblr.com              ...
Start your blog with - Blogger.com                       westhavenlibrary.org
If you have a Google Account                       westhavenlibrary.org
Create a Blogger username                     westhavenlibrary.org
Create your new Blog                       westhavenlibrary.org
Create a Blog                       address (this is how                       others will access                       yo...
Start Blogging                 As easy and writing an email                 westhavenlibrary.org
Blogger Dashboard                    westhavenlibrary.org
Start a blog with Wordpress.com                westhavenlibrary.org
westhavenlibrary.org
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Start a blog with Tumblr.com                 westhavenlibrary.org
westhavenlibrary.org
Tumblr Dashboard                   westhavenlibrary.org
Tumblr Theme Customization                     westhavenlibrary.org
Connect with Readers Easy to get lost in the sea of existing blogs Tell people (target audience) Connect with other blo...
Blogger Code of Conduct   Take responsibility not just for your own words, but for    the comments you allow on your blog...
David Cirella- dcirella@westhavenlibrary.org
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Introduction to Blogging WHPL

  1. 1. BloggingWest Haven Public Library Westhavenpl.org
  2. 2. Blog?!?!?  Web Log  Online journal  Photos  Videos  News  Web diary / Digital Scrapbook  Updated frequently westhavenlibrary.org
  3. 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. 4. Differences from Websites  Often the work of a single individual  Single subject, theme focused  Often non-professional authors westhavenlibrary.org
  5. 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. 6. Differences from Websites  Available for non-technical users  As simple as writing an email westhavenlibrary.org
  7. 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. 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. 9. Definitions Troll- readers that intentionally post inflammatory, sometimes unrelated comments to get attention harass other users/author- disrupts participatory nature westhavenlibrary.org
  10. 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. 11. Blog Anatomy Most Recent Post Header- Navigation Bar Sidebar Menu- List ofExample PostsExample2 westhavenlibrary.org
  12. 12. Examples of blogs Food blogs Photo blogs Wedding blogs Sports blogs Shopping/Consumer blog Political blog Official (company) blogs westhavenlibrary.org
  13. 13. Examples of blogs westhavenlibrary.orghttp://smittenkitchen.com/
  14. 14. Examples of blogs westhavenlibrary.org
  15. 15. Examples of blogswww.crashtestkitchen.com/ westhavenlibrary.org
  16. 16. westhavenlibrary.org
  17. 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. 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. 19. What to Blog? Possibilities are endless Many blogs are focused on one subject  Cooking- share recipes, techniques  Music  Politics  Sports westhavenlibrary.org
  20. 20. What to Blog? Personal blog for friends and family Professional blog Creative blog  Share photographs,  written works westhavenlibrary.org
  21. 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. 22. Ready to Start your own blog?  Choose a blog host  Blogger.com  Wordpress.com  Tumblr.com westhavenlibrary.org
  23. 23. Start your blog with - Blogger.com westhavenlibrary.org
  24. 24. If you have a Google Account westhavenlibrary.org
  25. 25. Create a Blogger username westhavenlibrary.org
  26. 26. Create your new Blog westhavenlibrary.org
  27. 27. Create a Blog address (this is how others will access your blog) Choose a templatewesthavenlibrary.org
  28. 28. Start Blogging As easy and writing an email westhavenlibrary.org
  29. 29. Blogger Dashboard westhavenlibrary.org
  30. 30. Start a blog with Wordpress.com westhavenlibrary.org
  31. 31. westhavenlibrary.org
  32. 32. westhavenlibrary.org
  33. 33. Start a blog with Tumblr.com westhavenlibrary.org
  34. 34. westhavenlibrary.org
  35. 35. Tumblr Dashboard westhavenlibrary.org
  36. 36. Tumblr Theme Customization westhavenlibrary.org
  37. 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. 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. 39. David Cirella- dcirella@westhavenlibrary.org
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