Blogging for
    Citizen Journalists
               (@edeckers)




Erik Deckers
Why?
Gen Y
 outnumbers
Baby Boomers
96% of Gen Y
  has joined a
social network
400,000,000
         (400 million)

‣number of people on
 Facebook
If Facebook
were a country,
it would be the
3rd largest in
the world
50,000,000
           (50 million)

‣number of Twitter messages
 per day
77%
‣active number of Internet users who
 read blogs
Who?
Community
Emergencies
The Arts
Politics
Passions & Hobbies
Personal Opinions
What?
Blog about. . .
•Your   community
•Your   politics
•Your   industry
•Your   hobbies
•Your   life
Where?
They Host                       You Host

• Free                    • Hosting costs
• Easy                    • Advanced
•...
When?
Write. . .
•Once/week
•2–3 times/week
•Once/day
•Several times/day
How?
delicious
RSS Feeds
TwitterFeed
Any questions?
Find me
 SmallerIndiana.com
 Facebook.com/erikdeckers
Read me
 ErikDeckers.com
 ProBlogService.com
Tweet me...
Basic Blogging For Citizen Journalists
Basic Blogging For Citizen Journalists
Basic Blogging For Citizen Journalists
Basic Blogging For Citizen Journalists
Basic Blogging For Citizen Journalists
Basic Blogging For Citizen Journalists
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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  • 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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