Blogging: Sharing My Personal Faith Story

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Blogging: Sharing My Personal Faith Story

  1. 1. Presenter: Sr. Caroline Cerveny, SSJ-TOSF, D. Min.Copyright © 2011 Interactive Connections
  2. 2. We praise You, Lord, for all Your digital world, especially for Brother Blog, who is the gift through whom You give us conversation. And he is beautiful and radiant with great splendor, of You Most High, he bears your likeness. We praise You, Lord, for Twitter, in the heavens you have made the tweet short, quick, and easy. We praise You, Lord, for Brothers LinkedIn and Flickr, professional and a sea of networks, by which You cherish the photos of what you have gifted us with. We praise You, Lord, for Sister Facebook, filled with family and friends, news, and connections all across the globe. We praise You, Lord, for Sister Earth, who sustains us with her fruits, colored flowers, and herbs. Caroline Cerveny, SSJ-TOSF created this contemporary take on St. Francis well known prayer, Canticle of the Creatures. See - http://bit.ly/itbJnr for the original prayer.Copyright © 2011 Interactive Connections
  3. 3. the use of the blog as a … • communication, • community, and • conversation builder between you and your community.Copyright © 2011 Interactive Connections
  4. 4. • Identify blogging basics related to domain names and the parts of a blog. • Learn blogging rules and ethics. • Understanding Search Engine Optimization (SEO). • Measure blog performance. • Understand RSS, Blog Feeds, Subscriptions, and Syndication. • Using offline blog editors. • Identify what contributes to blog success. • Determine the best ways to build community on a blog.Copyright © 2011 Interactive Connections
  5. 5. • Edit and find images. • Write a compelling blog post.Copyright © 2011 Interactive Connections
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  8. 8. Blogs are usually (but not always) written by one person and are updated pretty regularly. Blogs are often (but not always) written on a particular topic - there are blogs on virtually any topic you can think of. -Mark James NormandCopyright © 2011 Interactive Connections
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  11. 11. • Online Diary: diarists, journalists, or journalers • Justin Hall (1994) one of the earliest bloggers • Term “weblog” coined by Jorn Barger on 17 December 1997 – Short term “blog” coined by Peter Merholz – Peterme.com sidebar used “we blog” which became “weblog” • In 2004 blogs move mainstream – political consultants, new services and candidates begin using tools for outreach.Copyright © 2011 Interactive Connections
  12. 12. Corporate blogs have become much more acceptable – and are far more read than individual’s blogs. Why?Copyright © 2011 Interactive Connections
  13. 13. Basics of Building a BlogCopyright © 2011 Interactive Connections
  14. 14. Considerations Cost of Blog Ease of Use ModificationCopyright © 2011 Interactive Connections
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  16. 16. 1. Domain Name = unique part of the blog’s Uniform Resource Location (URL). http://www.acyberpilgrim.org http://www.catholicwebsolutions.com http://spiritualpopcorn.blogspot.comCopyright © 2011 Interactive Connections
  17. 17. 2. Types of domain extensions http://www.acyberpilgrim.org What other extensions are you aware of? There are at least 14!Copyright © 2011 Interactive Connections
  18. 18. 3. Buying a domain name www.bluehost.com www.godaddy.com www.hostgator.com Note: Check all the pricing and check again before you commit to purchasing a domain name.Copyright © 2011 Interactive Connections
  19. 19. • Home Page • Header • About or Profile Page • Footer • Posts • Blogroll or links • Comments • Trackbacks or • Categories or labels backlinks • Sidebar • Pings • Archives • Tags • Template or theme Go to: http://bit.ly/iLuXYwCopyright © 2011 Interactive Connections
  20. 20. What are the issues that you would like covered here?Copyright © 2011 Interactive Connections
  21. 21. • Don’t plagiarize (Get permission) • Don’t commit libel against someone or something • Don’t spam through comments • Don’t publish spammy posts • Don’t steal bandwidthCopyright © 2011 Interactive Connections
  22. 22. Various types of attribution: – Great article – Blog Post – Sources within your blog (photo’s) – Quotes – ImagesCopyright © 2011 Interactive Connections
  23. 23. The rules of copyright are a bit blurred in the online world, but the safest path to follow is one that errs on the side of being more conservative. - Susan Gunelius, Blogging for Dummies http://www.delicious.com/ccerveny/copyright Teaching Copyright - http://www.teachingcopyright.org/curriculum/hsCopyright © 2011 Interactive Connections
  24. 24. CC licenses are designed to give the owners of original work a way to share that work more freely (and allow other people to build on that work) by protecting the owner of the original licensed work without applying a full and highly restrictive copyright to it. http://www.delicious.com/ccerveny/creativecommonsCopyright © 2011 Interactive Connections
  25. 25. 1. Attribution 2. Attribution Noncommercial 3. Attribution No Derivatives 4. Attribution No Derivatives Noncommercial 5. Attribution Share Alike 6. Attribution Share Alike NoncommercialCopyright © 2011 Interactive Connections
  26. 26. Three most common policies published on blogs: • Comment policy: Describes what comments are inappropriate and how they’re moderated. • Privacy Policy: Describes what information is collected about visitors and how that information be used. • Terms and Conditions of Site Use page: Describes legal info about your blog, such as copyrights, availability, and warnings.Copyright © 2011 Interactive Connections
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  28. 28. There’s actually a lot more to SEO than using targeted keywords that match peoples search engine queries. Although keywords are the starting point for your blog’s SEO strategy, they can take your blog only so far. You also need to focus on other SEO techniques to truly grow your blog’s search engine traffic. - Susan Gunelius, Blogging for DummiesCopyright © 2011 Interactive Connections
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  32. 32. • Leave comments on other blogs. • Use the same link phrase everywhere. • Link to content you enjoy from your own blog posts. • Share content you like through social bookmarking, social networking, and Twitter. • Respond to comments left on your blog.Copyright © 2011 Interactive Connections
  33. 33. • Don’t pay for text links. • Don’t publish links that have been paid for. • Don’t keyword stuff. • Don’t hide keywords. • Don’t scrape content. • Don’t publish content that is nothing more than links.Copyright © 2011 Interactive Connections
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  35. 35. • What does “RSS” stand for? • Is a web feed format. • Feed Reader = a tool that ingests feeds from multiple sources (such as blogs) and makes it easy to view in one place.Copyright © 2011 Interactive Connections
  36. 36. Feed Reader EmailCopyright © 2011 Interactive Connections
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  39. 39. http://mackcollier.com/10-ways-you-can-use-feedburner-to-improve-your-blog/Copyright © 2011 Interactive Connections
  40. 40. • Subscribers – most loyal audience • Great content will attract readers • Make subscribing easy • Ask people to subscribe • Offer something in return to subscribers • Use the FeedCount chicklet from FeedburnerCopyright © 2011 Interactive Connections
  41. 41. Yes it is possible to write your blog offline!Copyright © 2011 Interactive Connections
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  43. 43. 9 Points To RememberCopyright © 2011 Interactive Connections
  44. 44. • Writing Well • Writing Often • Building Links • Committing the Time • Having Passion • Socializing • Reading More than Writing • Being Comfortable With Technology • Having PatienceCopyright © 2011 Interactive Connections
  45. 45. How would you go about building an online community?Copyright © 2011 Interactive Connections
  46. 46. • Responding to comments.Copyright © 2011 Interactive Connections
  47. 47. • Commenting on other blogs.Copyright © 2011 Interactive Connections
  48. 48. • Moderating commentsCopyright © 2011 Interactive Connections
  49. 49. • Linking and tracking backCopyright © 2011 Interactive Connections
  50. 50. • Inviting guest bloggersCopyright © 2011 Interactive Connections
  51. 51. • Searching beyond the blogosphere.Copyright © 2011 Interactive Connections
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  53. 53. Class Process F2F or Webinar Blog Wiki AssignmentsCopyright © 2011 Interactive Connections
  54. 54. • Please use the chat window on the right side of the screen to ask a questions. • Unanswered questions will be responded to in a 48 hour period and added to our class wiki • We are a wisdom community; your comments and additions to the questions are also importantCopyright © 2011 Interactive Connections
  55. 55. • Remember to go to our class blog to continue our conversation about this topic. • Please complete assignments for this module posted on the class wiki before the next webinarCopyright © 2011 Interactive Connections
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  57. 57. Interactive Connections The Diocese of St. Petersburg Office of Evangelization and Lifelong Faith Formation University of Dayton Institute for Pastoral InitiativesCopyright © 2011 Interactive Connections

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