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Introduction to Blogging

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created for a series of classes for patrons at MRRL

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Introduction to Blogging

  1. 1. Introduction to Blogging Missouri River Regional Library Created by Bobbi Newman for use at the Missouri River Regional Library
  2. 2. Plan Created by Bobbi Newman for use at the Missouri River Regional Library What Who Why How
  3. 3. What is a blog? <ul><ul><li>Diary </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>News </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Photos </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Video </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Stories </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Discussion </li></ul></ul>photo courtesy of http://www.flickr.com/photos/photosan0/ Created by Bobbi Newman for use at the Missouri River Regional Library
  4. 4. Who Blogs? <ul><ul><li>Individuals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Corporations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Non–profits </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>You! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Your Friends! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Your Family! </li></ul></ul>photo courtesy of http://www.flickr.com/people/tookie/ Created by Bobbi Newman for use at the Missouri River Regional Library
  5. 5. Why Do People Blog? <ul><ul><li>Promote services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Share news </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Express opinion </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Share expertise </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Connect with like minded individuals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Share life experiences </li></ul></ul>Created by Bobbi Newman for use at the Missouri River Regional Library
  6. 6. Why read blogs? To Connect! Created by Bobbi Newman for use at the Missouri River Regional Library
  7. 7. How do I find all these great blogs? Created by Bobbi Newman for use at the Missouri River Regional Library
  8. 8. Managing all those blogs! Created by Bobbi Newman for use at the Missouri River Regional Library
  9. 9. Commenting on Blogs photo courtesy of http://flickr.com/people/hamedmasoumi/ Created by Bobbi Newman for use at the Missouri River Regional Library
  10. 10. Why start your own blog? <ul><ul><li>Share your life with family & friends </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Express opinion </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Share expertise </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Connect with like minded individuals </li></ul></ul>Created by Bobbi Newman for use at the Missouri River Regional Library
  11. 11. Before You Start Some things to think about Created by Bobbi Newman for use at the Missouri River Regional Library
  12. 12. Privacy Created by Bobbi Newman for use at the Missouri River Regional Library photo courtesy of  http://www.flickr.com/photos/akanekal/
  13. 13. Your Online Identity <ul><ul><li>Avatars </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Name </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Personal information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pictures </li></ul></ul>Created by Bobbi Newman for use at the Missouri River Regional Library
  14. 14. What to Blog About? Created by Bobbi Newman for use at the Missouri River Regional Library <ul><ul><li>You </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>family </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>pet </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>life </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>thoughts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>hobby </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>work </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>beliefs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>whatever you want! </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Permanent in an impermanent world Created by Bobbi Newman for use at the Missouri River Regional Library
  16. 16. Comments To moderate or not to moderate that is the question Created by Bobbi Newman for use at the Missouri River Regional Library
  17. 17. Photos Created by Bobbi Newman for use at the Missouri River Regional Library
  18. 18. Let's Get Blogging! <ul><ul><li>Sign up </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>url </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Blog title </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Posting! </li></ul></ul>Image courtesy of http://www.flickr.com/photos/coolmel/ Created by Bobbi Newman for use at the Missouri River Regional Library
  19. 19. Platform Created by Bobbi Newman for use at the Missouri River Regional Library
  20. 20. Pick an Address <ul><ul><li>Doesn't have to match the title </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Something easy </li></ul></ul>Created by Bobbi Newman for use at the Missouri River Regional Library
  21. 21. Pick a Title <ul><li>  </li></ul>Image created with http://metaatem.net/words/ Created by Bobbi Newman for use at the Missouri River Regional Library
  22. 22. Attracing Readers <ul><ul><li>Comment on others blogs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Link </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tell your family & friends </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Have something to say </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Blog regularly </li></ul></ul>Created by Bobbi Newman for use at the Missouri River Regional Library
  23. 23. Questions? Created by Bobbi Newman for use at the Missouri River Regional Library

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