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Blog Academy Slideshare

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Presentation at the Blog Academy: a general introduction to blogging.

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Blog Academy Slideshare

  1. 1. Blog Academy www.deanmeyers.net
  2. 2. The Blog Space Anatomy Authenticity Your Voice Your Survival Kit
  3. 3. “Without partisan politics, cute kitty captions and celebrity crotcherazzi photos, nobody would know what a blog was.” – Ike Pigott Author of http://occamsrazr.com
  4. 4. Anatomy of a blog
  5. 5. What it isn’t:
  6. 6. What it isn’t:
  7. 7. What it isn’t:
  8. 8. ….with a little religion, politics and how-to thrown in.
  9. 9. http://darmano.typepad.com/
  10. 10. http://www.henkterheide.com
  11. 11. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/
  12. 12. http://www.aaronlazar.com/
  13. 13. Take a number – using online services www.wordpress.com www.blogger.com www.typepad.com
  14. 14. Do-it-yourself software Wordpress – the kinder, gentler blogging platform Drupal – the big kahoonah, many bloggers may share one place to as home Typepad – good, all purpose, more like Wordpress
  15. 15. Wordpress: Plugins (SEO, Aksemet, others) Drupal: Modules (Pathauto, mollom, others) Generic: Adsense, Google Analytics, Twitter, ShareIt.
  16. 16. Get people on board Feedburner (service) RSS feeds E-mail Subscribers – permission based ONLY
  17. 17. More tools Pictures: For pay: istockphoto.com For free: Creative Commons on flickr http://www.flickr.com/creativecommons/
  18. 18. Authenticity
  19. 19. Your Voice Let it evolve
  20. 20. Survival Kit Using your Right Brain: Ideas + Passion + Curiosity Using your Left Brain: Blog sites (read/comment) + Meetups + Lather/Rinse/Repeat

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