Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Blogging 101

NewBCamp - Blogging 101 - 2/8/09

For those who attended my Blogging 101 session at NewBCamp, I used Free Mind, a mind-mapping software to present the topics and links as we needed them. This document contains all the text and links of the Free Mind document.

Why blog?
  • What is your message?
  • What is your goal?
  • Who is your audience?
  • Think about these questions before you create your blog
Build your network
  • Find blogs that interest you
    • Via search
    • via RSS Reader
    • via Blogroll
  • Use an RSS Reader
  • Read blogs that interest you
  • Comment on those blogs
  • Generate a conversation
Observe "blogger behavior" / "netiquette" -
Answer the questions to "Why blog?"

Blogger software

Blogger- http://www.blogger.com/

RSS Reader
  • Web based
Google reader -http://www.google.com/reader/
Bloglines -http://www.bloglines.com/

  • Desktop based
RSSOwl -http://www.rssowl.org/
FeedDemon -http://www.newsgator.com/Individuals/FeedDemon/
BlogBridge -www.blogbridge.com/


Google Analytics -http://www.google.com/analytics/
StatCounter -http://www.statcounter.com/
SiteMeter -http://sitemeter.com/


YouTube -http://www.youtube.com/

This is a sample of the many links you can use to start blogging.