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Let's blug: Putting the "u" into blogging. A presentation by Amanda Kendle about creating a voice for your blog, made at the DigitalMe / Media140 conference in Perth, Western Australia, April 2012.

Let's blug: Putting the "u" into blogging. A presentation by Amanda Kendle about creating a voice for your blog, made at the DigitalMe / Media140 conference in Perth, Western Australia, April 2012.

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  1. 1. Let's blug! Putting the "u" into blogging
  2. 2. Putting the "u" into blogging ... • What's a blog? • Blog voice: It needs "u" • Great blogs with lots of "u" factor • How to get "u" into your blog
  3. 3. Need-to-know: What's a blog? • A kind of website • New posts regularly (daily, weekly) • Newest post at the top • Text, pictures, videos • Readers can comment • Every topic imaginable
  4. 4. Great blogs with the "u" factor • Edenland - edenriley.com Hey, White Girl • Life in a Pink Fibro - lifeinapinkfibro.blogspot.com The Woman Who Saved My Sunday o • Why Evolution is True - whyevolutionistrue.wordpress.com An Owl is 70% Feathers • Aussie on the Road - aussieontheroad.com Off to China • Styling You - stylingyou.com.au How to Wear a Jacket
  5. 5. Secrets for putting "u" in your blog • Blog for yourself - not trying to impress, and don't expect everybody to like you • Write what you'd like to read • Blog like you talk - without the ums and aahs • Break grammar rules (but know them first) • Read your posts out loud • Don't be too slang, and don't be too formal • Be honest, be daring, be a little afraid • Have your own style (format, word choice) • Write from the heart, no matter what topic
  6. 6. How Go forth and blug!! amandakendle.com

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