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Working with Blogs - Research Communication Workshop


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Presentation by Pier Andrea Pirani (Euforic Services) at the Research Communication workshop - Nairobi, 5-7 July 2010

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Working with Blogs - Research Communication Workshop

  1. 1. Nairobi, 5 July 2010 Working with blogs
  2. 2. Definition <ul><li>“ A blog (or web log ) is a website where entries are commonly displayed in reverse chronological order. &quot;Blog&quot; can also be used as a verb, meaning to maintain or add content to a blog.” </li></ul><ul><li>Source: Wikipedia </li></ul>
  3. 3. Some examples <ul><li>Global Voices Online - </li></ul><ul><li>ODI Blog - </li></ul><ul><li>Ideas 4 Development - </li></ul><ul><li>Whither EC Aid? - </li></ul><ul><li>Europafrica - </li></ul><ul><li>More: </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>http:// /en/ </li></ul><ul><li>ILRI blogs </li></ul><ul><li>http:// / </li></ul><ul><li>ICRAF </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>maneno </li></ul>
  5. 5. Why using a blog? <ul><li>Open content </li></ul><ul><li>Ability for readers to leave comments in an interactive format </li></ul><ul><li>Combining text, images, and links to other blogs, web pages , and other topic related media related </li></ul><ul><li>Sharing ‘news’, stories and opinions </li></ul><ul><li>Communicate quickly </li></ul><ul><li>One story, many formats </li></ul>
  6. 6. Blog
  7. 7. Email
  8. 8. Newsreader
  9. 9. Website
  10. 10. Pdf newsletter
  11. 11. Login
  12. 12. Accounts <ul><li>pctrain01 – passw0rd </li></ul><ul><li>pctrain02 – passw0rd </li></ul><ul><li>pctrain03 …08 – passw0rd </li></ul>
  13. 13. Start publishing
  14. 14. Finding blogs <ul><li>Google blog search – / </li></ul><ul><li>Technorati - </li></ul><ul><li>Blog aggregators </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Global Voices - http:// / </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Afrigator - </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Posting <ul><li>Create a new post </li></ul><ul><ul><li>With title, text, images and video </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Editing existing posts </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Choose from the list </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Manage comments </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Moderate and edit incoming comments </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. How you blog <ul><ul><li>Decide on type of content and what topics you want to post about </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Think about who you want to write for </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Assign time and responsibilities for creating quality content </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Create linkrolls (lists of your favorite links) and tagrolls (links of your most commonly used keywords). </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Make sure your blog is on local or thematic blog directories </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use RSS feeds </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Create a readership </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Source: iMark - Web 2.0 and Social Media for Development </li></ul>
  17. 17. Nairobi, 5 July 2010 Working with blogs