Blogs<br />How to set one up and write a post that gets you noticed<br />(maybe!)<br />
What is a blog?<br />Personal diary    Daily pulpit<br />     Collaborative space   Political soapbox<br />Breaking news o...
(I like this definition!)<br />‘A weblog is kind of a continual tour, with a human guide who you get to know. There are ma...
Why should you blog?<br />You need to find the answer to that. Personally, I blog because it provides me with a space to s...
I think the previous definition sums things up!<br />‘A weblog is kind of a continual tour, with a human guide who you get...
If you want to take your learning somewhere, writing a blog can be a good start.<br />
What platform to choose?<br />
Wordpress (it’s what I know!)<br />
Appearance<br />
Writing posts – adding content<br />
Have a focus <br />   Figure out what you are going to write about <br />
Think about how you will develop an audience<br />
Writing a blog enables you to link to other web pages. You can ‘ping’ someone’s page and they will be aware you have linke...
Comment on other people’s blogs<br />
Twitter<br />
Provide helpful advice<br />
The essential nutrient of a good blog GOOD writing<br />Really good writing. <br />Writing that flows and conveys meaning....
Consistency<br />Post regularly<br />Maintain your audience<br />Establish rapport with readers<br />
Share a bit of <br />yourself<br />Think about<br />including a regular feature <br />
Blogs are an investment of timeThey require commitment, but the return can be great <br />Remember...<br />
Picture credits<br />Slide 7: http://www.flickr.com/photos/iamperegrino/2913018697/<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/coli...
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Blogs - how to set one up and write a post that gets you noticed (maybe!)

  1. 1. Blogs<br />How to set one up and write a post that gets you noticed<br />(maybe!)<br />
  2. 2. What is a blog?<br />Personal diary Daily pulpit<br /> Collaborative space Political soapbox<br />Breaking news outlet Your private thoughts<br /> Your memo to the world<br />
  3. 3. (I like this definition!)<br />‘A weblog is kind of a continual tour, with a human guide who you get to know. There are many guides to choose from, each develops an audience, and there’s also comraderie and politics between the people who run weblogs, they point to each other, in all kinds of structures, graphs, loops, etc.’<br />http://newhome.weblogs.com/historyOfWeblogs/<br />
  4. 4. Why should you blog?<br />You need to find the answer to that. Personally, I blog because it provides me with a space to share my thinking. In doing so, I help to teach others and they, in turn, help me to learn.<br />
  5. 5. I think the previous definition sums things up!<br />‘A weblog is kind of a continual tour, with a human guide who you get to know. There are many guides to choose from, each develops an audience, and there’s also comraderieand politics between the people who run weblogs, they point to each other, in all kinds of structures, graphs, loops, etc.’<br />http://newhome.weblogs.com/historyOfWeblogs/<br />
  6. 6. If you want to take your learning somewhere, writing a blog can be a good start.<br />
  7. 7. What platform to choose?<br />
  8. 8. Wordpress (it’s what I know!)<br />
  9. 9. Appearance<br />
  10. 10. Writing posts – adding content<br />
  11. 11. Have a focus <br /> Figure out what you are going to write about <br />
  12. 12. Think about how you will develop an audience<br />
  13. 13. Writing a blog enables you to link to other web pages. You can ‘ping’ someone’s page and they will be aware you have linked to them<br />This is how connections are formed<br />
  14. 14. Comment on other people’s blogs<br />
  15. 15. Twitter<br />
  16. 16. Provide helpful advice<br />
  17. 17. The essential nutrient of a good blog GOOD writing<br />Really good writing. <br />Writing that flows and conveys meaning. Writing without spelling mistakes. <br />Writing that uses punctuation correctly. <br />Writing that will lure a reader back<br />
  18. 18. Consistency<br />Post regularly<br />Maintain your audience<br />Establish rapport with readers<br />
  19. 19. Share a bit of <br />yourself<br />Think about<br />including a regular feature <br />
  20. 20. Blogs are an investment of timeThey require commitment, but the return can be great <br />Remember...<br />
  21. 21. Picture credits<br />Slide 7: http://www.flickr.com/photos/iamperegrino/2913018697/<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/colinzhu/54784620/<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/bmcallis/2956956365/<br />Slide 11: http://chiccyclist.bostonbiker.org/<br />Slide 12: http://www.flickr.com/photos/spanner/3025145676/<br />

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