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Begin at theBeginningand [Blog] On:Practical Advice for theNew Blogger                           @Melissa_Venable         ...
Set your GoalsFind your VoiceOrganize your WritingJoin the Community
Set Your Goals:           Think aboutFind a creative outlet    purpose.Journal your thoughts                          Year...
Find Your Voice:                   “The personality,                   point of view, and                   style you use ...
Find Your Voice:       Be authentic.                       “Brainstorm 10-20 Who is your                       personality...
Get Organized:                        Be realistic.Frequency – How  often can you         Use Categories:  write?         ...
Travel Photography                            Lighting &  Equipment                             Exposure             Air T...
SUN MON TUE                     WED THU                        FRI       SAT1          2           3            4         ...
Category       Topic           DescriptionCurrent        Is it time to   Is "eLearning" passé? Maybe it’s all just "learni...
Write Posts:           Use Writing                       prompts.OpinionsReviews                Keep yourInstructional/How...
CC BY: Elaine VigneaultCC BY: Annie Mole
Find Your Crowd:       Search blog                       directories.New bloggers                       Set up a newEstabl...
@elearningguy | elearningguy.wordpress.com• Write in your ownvoice• Write your thoughts(even if they’re contrary)• Write y...
@billymeinke | billymeinke.wordpress.com• Read a couple of blogs by people with  similar interests to yours before making ...
@stevebragaw • link, link, link • write with your audience in mind, even   if it’s just one person • if your audience is e...
CC BY: teamstickergiant
You’re at thedance…                …all that’s left                to do is dance.
Dance! (Write!)•   Set goals for blog purpose, frequency, topic(s)•   Write your About Page•   Write an introductory post•...
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  1. 1. Begin at theBeginningand [Blog] On:Practical Advice for theNew Blogger @Melissa_Venable WordCamp Miami 2012 #wcmia
  2. 2. Set your GoalsFind your VoiceOrganize your WritingJoin the Community
  3. 3. Set Your Goals: Think aboutFind a creative outlet purpose.Journal your thoughts Year / Month /Learn something new Week / DayAddress a burning issueShare your knowledge Put your goals inBuild authority writing!Join a communityStart a business Draft your About Page
  4. 4. Find Your Voice: “The personality, point of view, and style you use when you write.” - @JessJurickWordCam pMiami 2010
  5. 5. Find Your Voice: Be authentic. “Brainstorm 10-20 Who is your personality audience? attributes – narrow Where is your to 3-5.” -Problogger expertise? What are you “Love your reader.” interested in? – Don Miller What do you have to say?
  6. 6. Get Organized: Be realistic.Frequency – How often can you Use Categories: write? Identify 3-5Topic – What will you write about? Try an Editorial Calendar. Topic Categories Create idea Post ideas “pitches.”
  7. 7. Travel Photography Lighting & Equipment Exposure Air TravelNew tripod Lessons Low key High key review Learned Techniques Techniques
  8. 8. SUN MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Equip - 18 9 10 11 12 13 14 Portrait-1 L&E - 115 16 17 18 19 20 21 Equip - 2 L&E - 222 21 22 23 24 25 26 Portrait-2 L&E - 327 28 29 30 31Equip -3 Portrait-3
  9. 9. Category Topic DescriptionCurrent Is it time to Is "eLearning" passé? Maybe it’s all just "learning." Especially as moreTrends drop the campus-based programs and courses integrate online components in "e"? addition to face-to-face meetings. And its not just higher ed, as K-12 and corporate training environments use all available resources to both improve learning and streamline the administration side. Ill provide some examples and highlight a few of the leaders also calling for us to drop the "e."Resources for Its not just Tips and techniques online students can use to leverage this GoogleOnline Google, its tool to find the resources they need for course assignments. IllStudents Google compare a Google Scholar search to a regular Google search, and Scholar include a list of the types of materials they should be looking for, such as dissertations and theses, academic journal articles. Not all of these items will be available in full-text through Google, but the full- citations are, and you can use those to find full-text through your schools library, which is all part of the research process.Resources for Online A look at some of the practical strategies and techniques onlineOnline Teaching is instructors can use to foster community in their courses. How it isInstructors Community similar to/different from other types of online community building Building currently talking place with social media. Also providing examples of communities of online instructors that readers may be interested in joining.
  10. 10. Write Posts: Use Writing prompts.OpinionsReviews Keep yourInstructional/How-to antenna up!Resource Collections (ideas areSeries everywhere…)ListsProblem-Solution Write *all* of yourInterviews ideas down.…
  11. 11. CC BY: Elaine VigneaultCC BY: Annie Mole
  12. 12. Find Your Crowd: Search blog directories.New bloggers Set up a newEstablished bloggers reader (e.g.,All-star bloggers Feedly) Read as much asLook for similar: you write.• Topics• Audiences Leave thoughtful comments.
  13. 13. @elearningguy | elearningguy.wordpress.com• Write in your ownvoice• Write your thoughts(even if they’re contrary)• Write your feelings• Write often• Share/curate
  14. 14. @billymeinke | billymeinke.wordpress.com• Read a couple of blogs by people with similar interests to yours before making your first post.• Paying attention [to what others are doing] can help improve your style and the readability of your first blog!
  15. 15. @stevebragaw • link, link, link • write with your audience in mind, even if it’s just one person • if your audience is everybody, you’re talking to nobody • don’t be that guy on the corner@hjarche • realize the benefits – think & reflect, collaborate, expand your view, ask & engage
  16. 16. CC BY: teamstickergiant
  17. 17. You’re at thedance… …all that’s left to do is dance.
  18. 18. Dance! (Write!)• Set goals for blog purpose, frequency, topic(s)• Write your About Page• Write an introductory post• Create 3-5 writing topic categories• Develop 3-5 post ideas for each category• Schedule 10 new posts• Start writing…• Have fun with it.Join a blogging groupOrganize your blog reading approachCreate a place to collect blogging tips and resources
  19. 19. CareerBlogBasics.wordpress.com
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