Lessons on Blogging (from former #j349t students) Seth C. Lewis University of Texas at Austin sethlewis.org
<ul><li>Images grab attention. </li></ul><ul><li>Moving images  really  grab attention. </li></ul>
<ul><li>It’s about you, the person. </li></ul><ul><li>Thus, have a good “about” bio page. </li></ul>
<ul><li>Getting outside comments is hard. </li></ul>
<ul><li>Post in HTML, for learning’s sake. </li></ul><ul><li><a href=link>words</a> </li></ul>
<ul><li>Do actual journalism. </li></ul><ul><li>Interview somebody. </li></ul>
<ul><li>Be aggressive about promotion. </li></ul>
<ul><li>Find a way to keep the ideas flowing. </li></ul>
<ul><li>Getting outside comments is hard. </li></ul>
<ul><li>Sometimes less is more. Be brief. </li></ul><ul><li>Write about what interests  you  … </li></ul><ul><li>…  but kn...
<ul><li>Find your obsession. </li></ul><ul><li>Every day, explain it to </li></ul><ul><li>one person you respect. </li></u...
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Lessons On Blogging: Tips from former students

  1. 1. Lessons on Blogging (from former #j349t students) Seth C. Lewis University of Texas at Austin sethlewis.org
  2. 2. <ul><li>Images grab attention. </li></ul><ul><li>Moving images really grab attention. </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>It’s about you, the person. </li></ul><ul><li>Thus, have a good “about” bio page. </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Getting outside comments is hard. </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Post in HTML, for learning’s sake. </li></ul><ul><li><a href=link>words</a> </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Do actual journalism. </li></ul><ul><li>Interview somebody. </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Be aggressive about promotion. </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Find a way to keep the ideas flowing. </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Getting outside comments is hard. </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>Sometimes less is more. Be brief. </li></ul><ul><li>Write about what interests you … </li></ul><ul><li>… but know thy audience’s interests. </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>Find your obsession. </li></ul><ul><li>Every day, explain it to </li></ul><ul><li>one person you respect. </li></ul><ul><li>Edit everything, skip shortcuts, </li></ul><ul><li>and try not to be a [jerk]. </li></ul><ul><li>Get better . </li></ul><ul><li>— Merlin Mann, “How to Blog” </li></ul>

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