B,B,B, Blogging: Your Voice

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B,B,B, Blogging: Your Voice
Terri Harings
School District of Superior
Web Coach
What is a blog?
blog/blôg/
More about BLOGS:
 Themed by subject (TOPIC)
 Geared toward specific readers (AUDIENCE)
 Many reasons that people or groups blog (PURPOSE)
******T-A-P (Topic, Audience, Purpose)*****
 Use web publishing tools
 Interactive: text, images, links, videos, music
 Free or paid, personal or business
 Social and fun
Benefits of journaling
(BLOGGING?)
“As for the
health benefits of journaling, they've been
scientifically proven. Research shows the following:
Journaling decreases the symptoms of asthma, arthritis,
and other health conditions.
It improves cognitive functioning.
It strengthens the immune system, preventing a host of
illnesses.
It counteracts many of the negative effects of stress.”
The Benefits of Journaling for Stress Management
By Elizabeth Scott, M.S., About.com Guide Updated May 14, 2011
About.com Health's Disease and Condition content is reviewed by the Medical Review Board
Journaling Options:
How to:
http://inspiredtojournal.net/ or
http://stress.about.com/od/generaltechniques/qt/qtjournal.htm
www.penzu.net
Topics of blogging- LIMITLESS!
*There is no EXACT line or difference
between a website or a blog!
 Where to find them? GOOGLE,Youtube links, Social Media
 Blogspot (random “NEXT” or search)
 TAP – Topic, Audience, Purpose
 So start thinking…..
Kinds of BLOGS
Informative
Narrative/Descriptive
Persuasive
Informational
 5 Communities
 Broadband
 Goal: Education
Our website:
http://broadband.uwex.edu/blog/201
2/01/3830/
 Topic: varied trainings
 Audience: Anyone who stumbles on
link, other educators, media, grant
 Purpose: promotional, informational,
reflective

http://broadband.u
wex.edu/bccbdemonstrationcommunities/superi
or/
Narrative/Descriptive
 Educational uses include such skills as :
Classroom blogging
is a great example!
summarization, public writing or describing
projects, communication with parents
Topic:
Audience:
Purpose:
Ex: Beth in Africa
Purpose: To keep a
journal/record of
travels
Audience: Family
can follow her even
when she is away
from her blog or
updating it at
irregular times.
Topic: Medical
travels
Beth -4th Yr Medical Student- UMD
 Sweden
 Haiti
 India
 Uganda
Persuasive
Businesses can use
blogs to link
forward or
backward to other
websites that they
host
 Marketing or Sales
 Political
 Editorial
T? A? P? of this blog
Ex: Area Voices from Superior Telegram
*Guest editorial, or PAID!
Blogging Resources
Paid Subscriptions
Free Blog spots
 Unlimited storage, files
 http://www.blogger.com
and hosting
 Editing services
 May advertise for you using
social media avenues
 Some may require you to
use HTML programming
language
 Easy to use
 Self-editing
 Self-advertising or not
 Some ALLOW you to use
HTML if you desire
Wordpress – FREE Blogging Tool
1)Find a Web Host
2)Download and
Install
WordPress
3)Read the
documentation
http://wordpress.org
Some have it all FOR YOU!
www.blogger.com
 Try it out!
 Summarize your thinking on your summer or what’s on your
“to do” list yet
 When you are FINISHED, go to this website and “SHARE”
your new blog with others: http://bit.ly/newblogstoday
 Type in your name and copy the link of your blog
I’ve created a blog, so now what?
 Use social media to share it!
 Send a link in an email
 Keep it updated
 Create a community
 Don’t stop!
Thanks!
Terri Harings
@terriharings
[email protected]
[email protected]
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