Duncaster blogging

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A call to action for blogging presented at Duncaster, a retirement community.

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Duncaster blogging

  1. 1. Blogs: the newspaper of one Miro Kazakoff & Tom Rose January 24, 2011 Prepared for
  2. 2. Tom Rose <ul><li>Blogger for >5 years </li></ul><ul><li>Over 1,500 readers/week </li></ul><ul><li>Executive Producer of The MBA Show </li></ul><ul><li>Featured in Fortune online </li></ul><ul><li>MIT MBA Candidate </li></ul><ul><li>National Science Foundation Teaching Fellow </li></ul>
  3. 3. Miro Kazakoff <ul><li>Blogging for >5 years </li></ul><ul><li>Over 1,500 readers/week </li></ul><ul><li>Featured in The Wall Street Journal online </li></ul><ul><li>Executive Producer of The MBA Show </li></ul><ul><li>MIT MBA Candidate </li></ul><ul><li>Grandson of Duncaster residents </li></ul>
  4. 5. … It would be tragic to sit on a lifetime of wisdom and not share it
  5. 6. Our Goals <ul><li>What is a blog? </li></ul><ul><li>Why blog? </li></ul><ul><li>How do I to start a blog? </li></ul><ul><li>To get at least 1 person to start a blog </li></ul>
  6. 8. WEB LOG
  7. 9. WE B LOG
  8. 10. What is a blog? <ul><li>A collection of articles </li></ul><ul><li>Posted online in one place </li></ul><ul><li>Ordered chronologically </li></ul>
  9. 11. Example Blogs <ul><li>http://mymomsblog.blogspot.com </li></ul>
  10. 12. Why Blog? <ul><li>Stay in touch with friends & family </li></ul><ul><li>Make new friends </li></ul><ul><li>Create a community </li></ul><ul><li>Share wisdom </li></ul><ul><li>Leave a legacy </li></ul>
  11. 13. … It would be tragic to sit on a lifetime of wisdom and not share it
  12. 14. How to get started
  13. 16. Resources <ul><li>How to start your blog: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://bit.ly/startbloggingtoday </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Other Senior Citizen Bloggers: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Jenett.org/ageless/ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pioneeremergency.com/top-senior-blogs/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Ideas for blog posts: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>bit.ly/BlogPostIdeas </li></ul></ul><ul><li>How to get readers for your blog: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.hubspot.com/business-blog-marketing-hub </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Tom and Miro’s Presentation: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://bit.ly/startbloggingtoday </li></ul></ul><ul><li>To contact Us </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Miro Kazakoff: miro[at]kazakoff[dot]com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tom Rose: tom[dot]rose[at]sloan[dot]mit[dot]edu </li></ul></ul>
  14. 17. A conversation is going on …
  15. 18. Example Blogs <ul><li>Online personal journals http://mymomsblog.blogspot.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Issue-oriented summary & analysis http://alankatz.wordpress.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Organization’s Online Presence (Companies and Private Groups) http://blog.aarp.org/shaarpsession/ http://www.peabodyrc.org/blog/ </li></ul>

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