Can I be a blogger too? Session for SC Arts Commission January 20 2009 Dr. Curtis R. Rogers SC State Library Director of Communications
Discussion items <ul><li>What is a blog </li></ul><ul><li>How to set up a blog in </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Wordpress </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Blogger </li></ul></ul><ul><li>What can blogs be used for? </li></ul><ul><li>Bloglines.com </li></ul>
We can’t move forward if we don’t explore new frontiers…
Sometimes it feels like we’re running around with our heads cut off… too many new web 2.0 applications! -A blog (a contraction of the term "Web log") is a Web site, 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.
Setting up a blog is a whole lot easier than getting a seed to germinate and grow into a healthy plant… However, much like a seedling, a blog needs regular attention to make it successful. Two popular blogging web sites are Blogger and Wordpress. www.blogger.com www.wordpress.com
What can I use blogs for? Keep up with and/or share events, artists, news & information, and more! http://paperkraft.blogspot.com/ http://www.nea.gov/bigreadblog/ http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/
KEEPING UP IS IMPORTANT USE AN AGGRIGATOR WWW.BLOGLINES.COM SUBSCRIBE TO
Sail into new directions! Thank you! Libraries & Life http://curtisrogers.bloglines.com Dr. Curtis R. Rogers SC State Library 803-734-8928 firstname.lastname@example.org