Simple blogging

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A really simple guide to starting a blog, produced to present on a panel at AAM.

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Simple blogging

  1. 1. Daniel Cull http://dancull.wordpress.com Blogging a simple “how-to”. A variation of this presentation was given at the American Association of Museums Annual Meeting, 2010, in Los Angeles.
  2. 2. Blog? “ A blog (a contraction of the term " web log ") is a type of website, usually maintained by an individual with regular entries of commentary, descriptions of events, or other material such as graphics or video. Entries are commonly displayed in reverse-chronological order. "Blog" can also be used as a verb, meaning to maintain or add content to a blog .” (source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blog ) ” The term " Web 2.0 " is commonly associated with web applications that facilitate interactive information sharing, interoperability, user-centered design, and collaboration on the World Wide Web." (Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Web_2.0 ) Web 2.0?
  3. 4. free - dot com version simple to use http://dancull.wordpress.com / spam protection built-in analytics can export if want to upgrade widely used limited design options often can’t embed standard code from social media sites (pros) (cons)
  4. 9. html Useful html resource: http://www.w3schools.com/tags/default.asp <strong>bold</strong> <em>italic</em> <blockquote>&quot;block quote&quot;</blockquote> <span style=&quot;text-decoration: underline;&quot;>underline</span> <span style=&quot;text-decoration: line-through;&quot;>strikethrough</span> <ol> <li>list</li> </ol> <span style=&quot;color: #ff0000;&quot;>red</span>
  5. 10. Hypertext “ Hypertext is text displayed on a computer or other electronic device with references (hyperlinks) to other text that the reader can immediately access, usually by a mouse click or keypress sequence. Apart from running text, hypertext may contain tables, images and other presentational devices. Hypertext is the underlying concept defining the structure of the World Wide Web, making it an easy-to-use and flexible format to share information over the Internet.” (Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hypertext) Be a bit artistic!
  6. 11. Do Don’t In the United States the main national organization representing the museum community is AAM . In the United States the main national organization representing the museum community is AAM. See their website here .
  7. 19. link: http:// your website url
  8. 20. a blog community

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