Lesson 4: Guide To Starting A Blog


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Lesson 4: Guide To Starting A Blog

  1. 1. Lesson 4: Guide to Starting a Blog
  2. 2. Before signing up for a blog, you have to consider the concept behind that blog first. Here are some important questions to guide you along the way.
  3. 3. What will the blog be about? <ul><li>The blogs scope should be focused on a specific topic. </li></ul><ul><li>The blog should be about a concept you are familiar with or passionate about. </li></ul><ul><li>The blog should have workable objectives. </li></ul><ul><li>The blog should be relevant and timely. </li></ul>
  4. 4. What will be the name of the blog? <ul><li>make it short and descriptive </li></ul><ul><li>include relevant keywords </li></ul><ul><li>avoid acronyms or shortcuts </li></ul><ul><li>make it easy to spell and remember </li></ul>
  5. 5. Who will write for the blog? <ul><li>will you be doing the writing for the blog by yourself? </li></ul><ul><li>are there others who might be able to contribute content? </li></ul><ul><li>who is in charge of maintaining the blog? </li></ul>
  6. 6. What blog platform should I use? <ul><li>do you have a budget for a stand-alone blog? </li></ul><ul><li>should you just use the free hosted platforms? </li></ul><ul><li>which platform is best for my blog? </li></ul><ul><li>is my chosen blog title or name available in the platform? </li></ul>
  7. 7. Let’s an example, shall we?
  8. 8. Example: Q1: What is my blog about? John: About food and travel in Asia. Karen: About citizen journalism in Ukraine. Robert: About elections in Ghana.
  9. 9. Example: Q1: What will be the name of the blog? John: Taste Asia, Explore Asia, Asia on Foot Karen: New Media in Focus, Citizen Ukraine Robert: Vote for Ghana, Make Ghana Count
  10. 10. Example: Q1: What’s the chosen web address of the blog? John: TasteAsia.wordpress.com Karen: CitizenUkraine.wordpress.com Robert: MakeGhanaCount.wordpress.com
  11. 11. Your Task: “ Decide on what kind and topic your own blog will be. Write down the answer to these questions:” 1) What is the blog about? 2) What is the title or name of the blog? 3) What web address will you use? (in this format my-web-address.wordpress.com )
  12. 12. Next… signing up for a new blog.
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