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Blogging basics

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Blogging basics presentation from the Texas Library Association 2010 Conference.

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Blogging basics

  1. 1. blogging getting blogging with the basics
  2. 2. BASICS PHOTO BY LADY MADONNA - HTTP://FLIC.KR/P/DZKNR
  3. 3. A blog is a Web page (usually) written in a programming language where the content of the site is stored in a metadata-rich format, and the presentation of the content is (usually) in a reverse chronological format. Each piece of content is (usually) the product of a single author, and the content is updated regularly. The page in question (usually) has some form of social component, whether through comments, trackback, or other mechanism of communicating content or feedback.
  4. 4. FORM VS CODE
  5. 5. MICROBLOGGING AKA THE TWITTER EFFECT
  6. 6. SOLVE A PROBLEM PHOTO BY TAROP - HTTP://FLIC.KR/P/FPWDC
  7. 7. FIRST HAVE SOMETHING TO SAY PHOTO BY MEXICANWAVE - HTTP://FLIC.KR/P/4EW9KA
  8. 8. blogs are for....
  9. 9. blogs are for.... easy updates time sensitive information multiple authors easy reuse of content (rss) mediacasting whatever you need
  10. 10. who does it well
  11. 11. who does it well Skokie Public Topeka University Laboratory High School Blogging Libraries Wiki
  12. 12. hosted vs local
  13. 13. local
  14. 14. software
  15. 15. Drupal (PHP) LifeType (PHP) Nucleus CMS (PHP) software Apache Roller (Java-based) DotNetNuke (VB.NET/ASP.NET) Joomla! (PHP) Frog CMS (PHP) Habari (PHP) Livejournal (Perl) Movable Type (Perl) Slash (Perl) Sandbox (PHP) PivotX (PHP) Dotclear (PHP) blosxom (Perl) Serendipity (PHP) Elgg (PHP) Subtext (C#/ASP.NET) Jaws (PHP) Pebble (Java-based) Textpattern (PHP/MySQL) WordPress (PHP) Thingamablog (Static web page) b2evolution (PHP/MySQL) Typo (Ruby on Rails)
  16. 16. drupal
  17. 17. drupal full cms multiple blogs flexible do anything
  18. 18. wordpress.org
  19. 19. wordpress.org most popular flexible plugins light cms functionality
  20. 20. hosted
  21. 21. blogger
  22. 22. blogger google custom URL lots of control fast & easy
  23. 23. wordpress.com
  24. 24. wordpress.com hosted WP flexible plugins light cms functionality
  25. 25. tumblr
  26. 26. tumblr 2nd easiest setup Pages Great tools Best for Media
  27. 27. posterous
  28. 28. posterous Easiest setup in existence Statistics Branding (image burner) Email Subscriptions
  29. 29. ebublogs
  30. 30. edublogs WPMU Used by hundreds of schools Cost Support
  31. 31. conclusion identify need choose the tool solve the problem serve your patrons
  32. 32. PEOPLE CARE ABOUT STORIES PHOTO BY VASTA - HTTP://FLIC.KR/P/CJBVA
  33. 33. Thank You
  34. 34. Jason Griffey Email: griffey@gmail.com Site: jasongriffey.net gVoice: 423-443-4770 Twitter: @griffey Other: Perpetual Beta TechSource Head of Library Information Technology HTTP://DELICIOUS.COM/GRIFFEY/BLOGGING University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
  35. 35. LOOK AT MY BOOKS JUST LOOK AT THEM

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