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Basic Terms

  1. 1. BLOGGING for BEGINNERS Basic Terms MARIA “RIA” A. JOSE Professional Blogger
  2. 2. Parts <ul><li>Header </li></ul><ul><li>Title </li></ul><ul><li>Body </li></ul><ul><li>Entry </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Title </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Footer </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Side Bar </li></ul><ul><li>Footer </li></ul>
  3. 3. HEADER TITLE Entry title BODY ENTRY SIDE BAR FOOTER Entry Footer
  4. 4. HEADER TITLE Entry title BODY ENTRY SIDE BAR FOOTER Entry Footer
  5. 5. Basic Terms <ul><li>Blogger - person who runs a blog </li></ul><ul><li>Blog hopping - to follow links from one blog entry to another, with related side-trips to various articles, sites, discussion forums, and more </li></ul><ul><li>Blogosphere - all blogs, or the blogging community </li></ul>Wikipedia : List of Blogging Terms
  6. 6. Basic Terms <ul><li>Blogroll - a list of blogs </li></ul>Wikipedia : List of Blogging Terms
  7. 7. Basic Terms <ul><li>Categories - a method of organizing blog entries by assigning each entry to a predetermined topic; each topic will link to a list of entries, all with related content. </li></ul>Wikipedia : List of Blogging Terms
  8. 8. Basic Terms <ul><li>Collaborative Blog - blog on which multiple users enjoy posting permission; usually focused on a single issue; also known as group blog </li></ul>Basic Terms Darn Slick Wikipedia : List of Blogging Terms
  9. 9. Basic Terms <ul><li>Comment - a remark or reaction written by a blog reader on a specific entry </li></ul><ul><li>spam comment - comment made that is irrelevant to the topic; usually posted to drive traffic to another site </li></ul>Ratchet Web Solutions: Basic Blogging Terms
  10. 12. Basic Terms <ul><li>Dashboard / Control Panel - interface provided by the hosting company for the maintenance and monitoring of the hosted website. </li></ul>Wikipedia : Control Panel (Web Hosting)
  11. 13. Basic Terms <ul><li>Link (or hyperlink)- a reference or navigation element in a document to another section of the same document, another document, or a specified section of another document, that automatically brings the referred information to the user when the navigation element is selected by the user </li></ul>Wikipedia : Hyperlink
  12. 16. Basic Terms <ul><li>Link love - linking to a site or blog, usually unsolicited, that you like, enjoy, or find useful </li></ul>Jezhlau Concepts Wikipedia : List of Blogging Terms
  13. 17. Basic Terms Aileen Apolo “Filipina” Writing Project
  14. 18. Basic Terms <ul><li>Page - (as opposed to a post) is an article or entry that usually contains vital information about the blog, the blogger, or other such information that have to be more accessible than the blog posts </li></ul>
  15. 22. Basic Terms <ul><li>Permanent Link - permanent link; unique URL of a single post; use when you want to link to a post somewhere </li></ul>Wikipedia : List of Blogging Terms
  16. 23. Basic Terms <ul><li>Photo Blog - A blog mostly containing photos, posted constantly and chronologically. </li></ul>Wikipedia : List of Blogging Terms Manila Daily Photo
  17. 24. Basic Terms <ul><li>Ping - alert in the TrackBack system that notifies the original poster of a blog post when someone else writes an entry concerning the original post </li></ul>Wikipedia : List of Blogging Terms Ping as a Comment on Alleba Politics back to “ trackback ” slide
  18. 25. How to Run the Philippine Elections According to Benjamin Abalos back to “ trackback ” slide
  19. 26. Wild goose chase in Maguindanao back to “ trackback ” slide
  20. 27. Basic Terms <ul><li>Ping </li></ul>Wikipedia : List of Blogging Terms Wild goose chase in Maguindanao back to “ trackback ” slide
  21. 28. Basic Terms <ul><li>Plog - political blog; blog containing mainly politically-oriented material </li></ul>Wikipedia : List of Blogging Terms Manuel L. Quezon III
  22. 29. Basic Terms <ul><li>Plugins - small files that add improved functionality and new features to a blog </li></ul>Ratchet Web Solutions: Basic Blogging Terms
  23. 34. Basic Terms <ul><li>Podcasting - contraction of “iPod” and “broadcasting” (but not for iPods only); posting audio and video material on a blog and its RSS feed, for digital players </li></ul>Wikipedia : List of Blogging Terms Cuying Podcast
  24. 35. Basic Terms <ul><li>RSS - Real Simple Syndication; family of Web feed formats used to publish frequently updated content such as blog entries, news headlines, or podcasts; . makes it possible for people to keep up with their favorite web sites in an automated manner that's easier than checking them manually. </li></ul>Wikipedia : RSS
  25. 36. Basic Terms <ul><li>RSS document - called a &quot;feed&quot;, &quot;web feed&quot;, or &quot;channel&quot;, contains either a summary of content from an associated web site or the full text; read by an RSS aggregator/reader; shows at once when a blog has been updated; may contain only the title of the post, the title plus the first few lines of a post, or the entire post </li></ul>Wikipedia : RSS Wikipedia : List of Blogging Terms
  26. 37. Basic Terms <ul><li>RSS aggregator - software or online service allowing a blogger to read an RSS feed, especially the latest posts on their favourite blogs; also called a reader, or feedreader </li></ul>Wikipedia : List of Blogging Terms
  27. 38. BlogLines
  28. 39. Basic Terms <ul><li>Tags/Labels - keywords attached to an entry to help relate similar posts to the blogosphere </li></ul>Ratchet Web Solutions: Basic Blogging Terms
  29. 40. Alleba Politics: TRO on Aerial Spray Ban Expires Today
  30. 41. Alleba Politics: TRO on Aerial Spray Ban Expires Today
  31. 42. Basic Terms <ul><li>Theme / Template - blog design or layout </li></ul>Ratchet Web Solutions: Basic Blogging Terms
  32. 45. Basic Terms <ul><li>Trackback - system that allows a blogger to see who has seen the original post and has written another entry concerning it; system works by sending a ' ping ' between the blogs, and therefore providing the alert </li></ul>Wikipedia : List of Blogging Terms
  33. 46. Basic Terms <ul><li>Vlog - a video blog; a vlogger is a video blogger </li></ul>Wikipedia : List of Blogging Terms Happy Slip
  34. 47. Basic Terms <ul><li>Widget - portable chunk of code that can be installed and executed within any separate HTML-based web page by an end user without requiring additional compilation </li></ul>Wikipedia : Web Widget
  35. 51. Blog Statistics <ul><li>traffic* - amount of data sent and received by visitors to a web site (blog); determined by the number of visitors and the number of pages they visit </li></ul><ul><li>users - number of unique visitors (as determined by their IP Address) </li></ul><ul><li>hits - number of times the site was visited </li></ul>* Wikipedia : Web Traffic
  36. 54. Blog Statistics <ul><li>referrer - last website visited by the user before he/she arrives on your page </li></ul><ul><li>top post - post with the most number of hits </li></ul>
  37. 56. Blog Statistics <ul><li>search engine terms / keywords - terms users used in search engines, results of which led users to your blog </li></ul><ul><li>clicks - links in your blog that users clicked on </li></ul>
  38. 58. For more info… <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>