Blogs, blogs, blogs

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Presentation used during Feb. 2012 AZACC tour. If your group is interested in learning more about what a blog is, how to find blogs, and how to set up a blog... Let me know!

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Blogs, blogs, blogs

  1. 1. Blogs, Blogs, BlogsAZACC Feb. 2012 TourPresented byKathy Jacobs Presentation by Kathy Jacobs - For more information email AZACC@vitaminch.com
  2. 2. SAMPLE BLOGS Presentation by Kathy Jacobs - For more information email AZACC@vitaminch.com
  3. 3. AZ CentralPresentation by Kathy Jacobs - For more information email AZACC@vitaminch.com
  4. 4. Sicilian GirlPresentation by Kathy Jacobs - For more information email AZACC@vitaminch.com
  5. 5. By the way…• Started in October• Desire to share recipes• Where going from here If she can do it, you can do it! Presentation by Kathy Jacobs - For more information email AZACC@vitaminch.com
  6. 6. TechCrunchPresentation by Kathy Jacobs - For more information email AZACC@vitaminch.com
  7. 7. Dick and Jane Reviews Presentation by Kathy Jacobs - For more information email AZACC@vitaminch.com
  8. 8. Queen of SpainPresentation by Kathy Jacobs - For more information email AZACC@vitaminch.com
  9. 9. VitaminCHPresentation by Kathy Jacobs - For more information email AZACC@vitaminch.com
  10. 10. WHAT’S THEDIFFERENCE? Presentation by Kathy Jacobs - For more information email AZACC@vitaminch.com
  11. 11. What the reader sees• Comments and connections• Opinions and information, not just facts• Personality• Content of all kinds Presentation by Kathy Jacobs - For more information email AZACC@vitaminch.com
  12. 12. What the owner sees• Database driven• Easy to update• Easy to navigate (generally)• Themable and changeable• Plugins, addins, etc. available Presentation by Kathy Jacobs - For more information email AZACC@vitaminch.com
  13. 13. FINDING BLOGS TO READ Presentation by Kathy Jacobs - For more information email AZACC@vitaminch.com
  14. 14. Search Google or Bing Presentation by Kathy Jacobs - For more information email AZACC@vitaminch.com
  15. 15. Look for things that interest you? Presentation by Kathy Jacobs - For more information email AZACC@vitaminch.com
  16. 16. The best way?Ask people!!! Presentation by Kathy Jacobs - For more information email AZACC@vitaminch.com
  17. 17. An aside…RSS FEEDS Presentation by Kathy Jacobs - For more information email AZACC@vitaminch.com
  18. 18. What the heck is RSS?• Really Simple Syndication• Easy way to read blog posts on your time• Google Reader vs. Outlook Presentation by Kathy Jacobs - For more information email AZACC@vitaminch.com
  19. 19. Why use RSS?• Saves me time and effort• Read what I want, when I want• Read others when I have time Presentation by Kathy Jacobs - For more information email AZACC@vitaminch.com
  20. 20. Hidden advantage• Google Reader  Explore• Recommended items from Google connections• Easy way to find more blogs to read Presentation by Kathy Jacobs - For more information email AZACC@vitaminch.com
  21. 21. TALKING BACK ….OR COMMENT YOUR HEART OUT Presentation by Kathy Jacobs - For more information email AZACC@vitaminch.com
  22. 22. Who wants to hear me?• The author – Are they writing things you are interested in? – Are they touching you in some way? – Are you invested in what they write? – Did you understand what was said? – Did you have questions? – Do you have another resource? Presentation by Kathy Jacobs - For more information email AZACC@vitaminch.com
  23. 23. Who wants to hear me?• The other readers – Do others have answers? – Do others know another resource? – Do others agree/disagree/want to talk more? – Can I answer a question? – Similar content on their blogs Presentation by Kathy Jacobs - For more information email AZACC@vitaminch.com
  24. 24. Comment etiquette• Identify yourself and provide an email address• Don’t be spammy• Express yourself• Be authentic• Be polite• Expect moderation Presentation by Kathy Jacobs - For more information email AZACC@vitaminch.com
  25. 25. READY TO CREATE YOUR OWN? Presentation by Kathy Jacobs - For more information email AZACC@vitaminch.com
  26. 26. Deciding to create one• What would you write about?• What do you have to say?• How often will you say it?• Who is your audience?• Will you keep it up?• Will you be the only one writing? (Are you ok with that?)• Can you take the time to do it? Presentation by Kathy Jacobs - For more information email AZACC@vitaminch.com
  27. 27. Hosting• Free options • Paid options – Blogger (Google) – Page.ly – LiveJournal – Squarespace – WordPress.com • Do it yourself – Tumblr – GoDaddy – Posterous – HostGator – Etc…. Presentation by Kathy Jacobs - For more information email AZACC@vitaminch.com
  28. 28. WordPress Demo • Themes • Content • Media • Handling comments Presentation by Kathy Jacobs - For more information email AZACC@vitaminch.com
  29. 29. SO… ARE YOU READY TO BLOG?I’m ready to help!Email: AZACC@VitaminCH.comPhone: 602-770-6430 Presentation by Kathy Jacobs - For more information email AZACC@vitaminch.com

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