Getting Started With a Blog

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Getting Started With a Blog

  1. 1. Blogs John's Blogs jdorner.blogspot.com blogs.lib.ncsu.edu/page/techtalk
  2. 2. What is a Blog? <ul><li>communications tool </li></ul><ul><li>can be edited by a group or tied to an individual </li></ul><ul><li>readers can be allowed to comment </li></ul>
  3. 3. Advantages of blog over hard copy <ul><li>FREE to deliver! </li></ul><ul><li>FAST & EASY to create! </li></ul><ul><li>Immediate </li></ul><ul><li>Feedback & Comments </li></ul><ul><li>Archived </li></ul><ul><li>Searchable </li></ul><ul><li>Subscribe via email or RSS aggregator </li></ul><ul><li>Unlimited number of subscribers </li></ul><ul><li>Multiple authors easy </li></ul><ul><li>Fun </li></ul><ul><li>Links </li></ul><ul><li>Color photographs </li></ul><ul><li>Perceived as 'current' and 'up-to-date' </li></ul>
  4. 4. Advantages of hard copy over blog <ul><li>portable </li></ul><ul><li>no technology required </li></ul><ul><li>100% accessibility (to the literate) </li></ul>
  5. 5. How can a Blog be used in Extension? <ul><li>replace/augment newsletters </li></ul><ul><li>update public on what is going on in Extension </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Call Of The Day&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>Crop Production & Progress Updates </li></ul><ul><li>Tobacco Blue Mold Update </li></ul><ul><li>Field trials updates </li></ul><ul><li>4-H activities </li></ul><ul><li>4-H leader tips </li></ul>
  6. 6. Blog Examples <ul><li>jdorner.blogspot.com </li></ul><ul><li>blogs.lib.ncsu.edu/page/techtalk </li></ul><ul><li>MasterYourGarden.blogspot.com </li></ul><ul><li>blogs.lib.ncsu.edu/page/athome </li></ul><ul><li>mdsheepgoat.blogspot.com </li></ul><ul><li>blog.aafromaa.com </li></ul><ul><li>www.boyscouttrail.com/rss/rssinfo.asp www.parenthacks.com </li></ul><ul><li>www.wikihow.com </li></ul>
  7. 7. Where can I put my blog? <ul><li>www.ojr.org/ojr/images/blog_software_comparison.cfm </li></ul><ul><li>Free </li></ul><ul><ul><li>blogs.lib.ncsu.edu </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>blogger.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>wordpress.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>many others </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Cost </li></ul><ul><ul><li>typepad.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>many others </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Related Links <ul><li>www.ncsu.edu/project/calscommblogs/archives/2005/06/what_is_rss.html </li></ul><ul><li>blog.aafromaa.com/2007/05/john-dorner-asked-several-questions.html </li></ul><ul><li>rohitbhargava.typepad.com/weblog/2006/08/5_rules_of_soci.html </li></ul>

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