Blogging For Pleasure

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Getting started blogging for pleasure. Brief overview of what blogging is as well as free resources for beginning blogging.

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Blogging For Pleasure

  1. 1. Blogging for Pleasure<br />
  2. 2. What is Blogging?<br /><ul><li>A “web log” of regular entries
  3. 3. News – YOUR news!
  4. 4. Blogging is a type of Social Media
  5. 5. A way to create communities and meet new friends</li></li></ul><li>Julie and Julia<br />2009 Movie: Julie and Julia<br />In August 2002 Julie Powell decides to cook all 524 of Julia Child’s recipes in one year<br />Starts a blog to document the adventure<br />First major motion picture based on a blog<br />Original Blog: http://blogs.salon.com/0001399/<br />Current Blog: http://juliepowell.blogspot.com/<br />
  6. 6. Dooce – Heather Armstrong<br />Love Her, Hate Her…She’s Popular<br />ABCNews.com reports she makes $40K a MONTH in ad sales!<br />First blog post Feb. 2001: A poem about Carnation Milk<br />Present Day: Over 5,300 posts – from her battle with depression, guy who talked like Elmo during sex, breast milk pumps, etc.<br />Featured by Forbes as one of 30 honorees on list of “Most Influential Women in Media for 2009” http://www.dooce.com/<br />
  7. 7. So What do YOU have to share?<br />Your hobbies<br />Daily life (stories, trips, poems, events, etc.)<br />Children / grandchildren<br />Pictures / videos<br />My Son and His Big Hair<br />
  8. 8. Hobby Blog About Hostas<br />
  9. 9. Video, Family and Life Blog<br />
  10. 10. Video and Socially Integrated Blog <br />
  11. 11. Where Do You Get Started? <br />Sites for Free and Easy to Use Blogs<br /><ul><li>Posterous
  12. 12. Blogger
  13. 13. TypePad
  14. 14. WordPress.com</li></li></ul><li>Getting Started – What You Need<br />Internet Access <br />Email Address to Register Account <br />Note: If you use Gmail then you will be able to connect with Blogger <br />If you are going to comment on other’s blogs then get yourself a gravatar at http://en.gravatar.com/<br />Your imagination<br />
  15. 15. Set-Up Options<br />Adding (connecting) your blog to Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn<br />Adding Additional Pages in addition to the blog<br />Creating an RSS by Email Option <br />Add in your favorite pictures with Flickr<br />
  16. 16. Getting Visitors<br />Send emails to friends and family with your blog URL (website address)<br />Add a intro snippet and URL to your email signature<br />Connect your blog to Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn profiles<br />Visit other people’s blogs and comment – most will reciprocate <br />
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  18. 18. Connect<br />www.Twitter.com/mmangen<br />http://www.facebook.com/michelle.mangen<br />http://www.linkedin.com/in/michellemangen<br />http://www.thevirtualasst.com/blog<br />

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