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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.

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
    Carmon on Facebook









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


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













































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