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Guide to Blogging Basics. Introduction to Blogging.

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Blogging Basics

  1. 1. Blogging Basics<br />
  2. 2. Blogging Basics<br /><ul><li>What is Blogging?
  3. 3. Why Blog?
  4. 4. Setting Up a Blog
  5. 5. Blogging Do’s and Don’ts
  6. 6. Taking Photos for Blogs
  7. 7. Blogging Success Stories
  8. 8. Legal Issues in Blogging</li></li></ul><li>5 Reasons Why Blogging is Fun<br />Connect with an audience.<br />Talk about what you know.<br />Share information.<br />Educate people.<br />Promote yourself. Blogging is a great way for you to promote your products, your knowledge, your talent, your resume.<br />
  9. 9. What is a Blog?<br />
  10. 10. Definition:<br />A blog (a blend of the term web log) is a type of website or part of a website. Blogs are usually maintained by an individual with regular entries of commentary, descriptions of events, or other material such as graphics or video. Entries are commonly displayed in reverse-chronological order. Blog can also be used as a verb, meaning to maintain or add content to a blog.<br /> -Wikipedia<br />
  11. 11. Another definition:<br />A blog is like a website but in journal format, personal in its tone and arranged according to date. While a traditional website usually has category or sections and formal in its presentation. Blog owners normally post articles or short notes they want to share, personal or otherwise.<br />- Janette Toral<br /><br />
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  16. 16. What is the difference between a blog and a website?<br />A website is normally a static page that changes rarely. When new content is added it comes in the shape of a new page. A blog however is constantly changing. Each time you write a new post it replaces the last one at the top of the page. In effect you have a single page that just scrolls down.<br />
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  19. 19. Why Blog?<br />Personal Sharing<br />Business<br />Advocacy<br />
  20. 20. Setting Up a Blog<br />
  21. 21. Blog Information<br /><ul><li>Blog title or name – It must be easy to remember, descriptive and cannot be misspelled.
  22. 22. Blog URL – Use one that resonates with the blog name.
  23. 23. Description – Gives an idea what your blog is all about or intends to achieve.
  24. 24. Keywords – You need to have at least 18+ keywords ready for your blog. </li></li></ul><li>Blog Information for Set-Up<br />Name of blog<br />Website address<br />Description<br />Target Audience<br />Keywords or tags<br />
  25. 25. Blogging Platform<br />Blogger -<br />Wordpress -<br />Social Networks - Facebook, Friendster, LiveJournal, MySpace, Multiply, Tumblr, etc.<br />Paid blogging sites - Typepad, etc.<br />
  26. 26. Register Your Blog<br />Once you have created your blog, register it and have it listed at:<br /><ul><li>Technorati</li></ul><br /><ul><li>MyBlogLog</li></ul><br /><ul><li>BlogCatalog</li></ul><br />
  27. 27. Parts of a Blog<br />1.  Blog Header <br />2.  Blog Calendar <br />3.  Blog Archive <br />4.  Blog Search <br />5.  Article Categories <br />6. Recent Articles<br />7. Favorite Links<br />8. RSS Feed<br />9. Blog Article Title<br />10. Blog Content<br />11. Permalink <br />12. Comments<br />13 . Send Article<br />14. Improper Blog<br />
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  29. 29. Blogging Do’s and Don’ts<br />
  30. 30. Blogging Do’s<br />Do fellowship with other bloggers.<br />Do join a blog community, and check out other bloggers and follow discussion threads.<br />Do try to comment on blogs you have visited.<br />Bloggers love to have other bloggers link to their sites.<br />
  31. 31. Blogging Don’ts<br />When commenting on other blogs or leaving messages on their tag boxes, please don’t type in many URLs after your comment.<br />When you read something you don’t agree with, generally tell it to your computer screen instead.<br />Don’t ignore comments visitors make on your blog posts.<br />Don’t plagiarize other blogs’ content.<br />
  32. 32. Taking Photos for Blogs<br />Blogs will be more interesting and engaging if they are accompanied by photos.<br />Tips on how to take pictures.*<br />Online storage. (ImageShack, Imgur, Picasa, Flickr)<br />Protection for copyright infringement. (Watermark your photos.)<br />
  33. 33. Blogging Success Stories<br />Mary Jane’s Niche<br /><br />
  34. 34. Legal Issues in Blogging<br />There are legal risks in blogging such as libel, slander, copyright infringement, etc.<br />
  35. 35. Happy Blogging!<br />The world really opens up when you start blogging. Remember that you won’t be able to learn more about blogging if you won’t try it out for yourself. Find a niche, share your interests and enjoy. <br />Happy blogging!<br />
  36. 36. Sources:<br />BOOK:<br /><ul><li> Blogging from Home by Janette Toral</li></ul><br />BLOGS:<br /><ul><li>FLAVOURSOFILOILO.BLOGSPOT.COM