Basic Blogging For Citizen Journalists

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The presentation I gave on basic blogging at the Indiana Coalition for Open Government's Citizen Journalism Bootcamp. I discussed the who, what, where, when, why, and how (promotion) of blogging.

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  • 82 million to 78 million


  • Biggest demographic - Gen Y
    Fastest growing demographic - Women, 55 - 65
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  • Brian Oberkirch, PR guy and resident of Slidell, LA


  • Brian Oberkirch, PR guy and resident of Slidell, LA













































  • Basic Blogging For Citizen Journalists

    1. 1. Blogging for Citizen Journalists (@edeckers) Erik Deckers
    2. 2. Why?
    3. 3. Gen Y outnumbers Baby Boomers
    4. 4. 96% of Gen Y has joined a social network
    5. 5. 400,000,000 (400 million) ‣number of people on Facebook
    6. 6. If Facebook were a country, it would be the 3rd largest in the world
    7. 7. 50,000,000 (50 million) ‣number of Twitter messages per day
    8. 8. 77% ‣active number of Internet users who read blogs
    9. 9. Who?
    10. 10. Community
    11. 11. Emergencies
    12. 12. The Arts
    13. 13. Politics
    14. 14. Passions & Hobbies
    15. 15. Personal Opinions
    16. 16. What?
    17. 17. Blog about. . . •Your community •Your politics •Your industry •Your hobbies •Your life
    18. 18. Where?
    19. 19. They Host You Host • Free • Hosting costs • Easy • Advanced • longURL.blogspot.com • www.YourURL.com • Limited functionality • Unlimited functionality
    20. 20. When?
    21. 21. Write. . . •Once/week •2–3 times/week •Once/day •Several times/day
    22. 22. How?
    23. 23. delicious
    24. 24. RSS Feeds
    25. 25. TwitterFeed
    26. 26. Any questions? Find me SmallerIndiana.com Facebook.com/erikdeckers Read me ErikDeckers.com ProBlogService.com Tweet me Twitter.com/edeckers Reach me Erik@problogservice.com Thank you!

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