10 Dos And Don’Ts Of Blogging


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10 Dos And Don’Ts Of Blogging

  1. 1. 10 Dos and Don’ts of Blogging By Travis Smith and Jade Bradley 3 rd Block/ Digital Journalism
  2. 2. Objective <ul><li>To learn 10 dos of blogging </li></ul><ul><li>To learn the 10 don’ts of blogging </li></ul><ul><li>To review the 10 dos and don’ts of blogging </li></ul>
  3. 3. 10 Dos of Blogging: <ul><li>Check laws first </li></ul><ul><li>Create human-interest stories to entertain your audience </li></ul><ul><li>Always use objectivity when you blog </li></ul><ul><li>Brainstorm before you blog </li></ul>
  4. 4. 10 Dos of Blogging <ul><li>Focus on timeliness ; the sooner the story comes, the faster a person will learn about an event </li></ul><ul><li>You can use prominence in your blogs. If people are more aware of who or what you’re talking about, people will read more of your blogs </li></ul>
  5. 5. 10 Dos of Blogging <ul><li>Protect your identity </li></ul><ul><li>Check the policy of the blog website </li></ul><ul><li>Create a blogger’s contract </li></ul><ul><li>Do have fun when you blog </li></ul>
  6. 6. 10 Don’ts of Blogging: <ul><li>It’s ok to talk about conflict , but don’t write anything that will possibly harm others </li></ul><ul><li>Do not use defamation against anyone or anything. For example, slander , which is a statement spoken by word against others, and libel , which is a written statement against others </li></ul>
  7. 7. 10 Don’ts of Blogging <ul><li>Plagiarism : Using web links and sites without giving credit </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t publish links to outside Web sites </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t limit your topics. Talk about as many topics as you can to keep your readers interested </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t talk about a company or someone and state it as a general view on it. Indicate that it’s your personal view </li></ul>
  8. 8. 10 Don’ts of Blogging <ul><li>Don’t give out your personal information </li></ul><ul><li>And at the same time, don’t ask someone else for personal information </li></ul><ul><li>It’s ok that you may not like someone’s opinion on a blog, but don’t make threatening or overly offensive comments to that person </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t be afraid to express yourself. After all, it is a blog, and that’s the whole purpose of it </li></ul>
  9. 9. Review <ul><li>True or false: You can publish outside links </li></ul><ul><li>True or false: You should check rules and policies before blogging </li></ul><ul><li>Do or Don’t: Give out personal information </li></ul>
  10. 10. Summary <ul><li>What we learned through this project is how to follow certain guidelines in blogging. We learned that you cannot do or shouldn’t do in your blog, such as give out personal information or publish links to other website. However we learned that you can be as creative as you want to be in your blog and you can talk about whatever you want. You can express your opinions about issues that bother you and share it with others. We do blogging in class of course, but we learned all the secrets behind it in this project. </li></ul>
  11. 11. APA Citation <ul><li>Kimball, J (2007). To Blog or Not to Blog. CDW Corporation , Retrieved October 9, 2008 from http://www.edtechmag.com/k12/issues/january-february-2006/professional-edge.html </li></ul><ul><li>Henshall, S (2004). My Blog Rules. Unbound Spiral , Retrieved October 9, 2008 from http://www.henshall.com/blog/archives/000930.html </li></ul><ul><li>N.D. (2008). Blog rules. National Geographic , Retrieved October 9, 2008, from http://kidsblogs.nationalgeographic.com/blogs/blog-rules.html </li></ul>