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1 Blogs Antoinette Lourens Veterinary Science Library

2 The Word “Blog” Blog is a short form for the word weblog and the two words are used interchangeably

3 Other forms of the word “Blog” Blog (noun) - a journal or diary that is on the Internet - Andrew Sullivan has the most popular blog on the Internet. Blogger (noun) - a person who keeps a blog - Bloggers are revolutionizing the way news is shared. Blog (verb) - to write a blog - I am going to blog before breakfast this morning. Blogging (verb) - the action of writing a blog - Blogging is my way of sharing my passions with the world.

4 Why Blog ? A blog connects you with the people who matter A blog is a powerful, cost-effective alternative to a website or email newsletter It’s easy to start and maintain

5 What is a Blog? A blog is a frequently updated online personal journal or diary. It is a place to express yourself to the world. A place to share your thoughts and your passions. It is a Web site that are updated on an ongoing basis

6 Blog vs Website Similarities Ways to publish information and other data online Can be started and kept by any individual who is inclined to do so Both have URLs that anyone with an Internet connection can access

7 Blogs vs Websites Differences Blogs tend to be a lot more dynamic than websites Blogs are updated on a regular basis with posts or entries that usually contain date/time stamps Blogs encourage community building much more than websites

8 Uses for Blogs Marketing Marin County Free Library Blog  Businesses Personal interests etc.

9 Finding Blogs

10 Starting a Blog Two things you will need software that is capable of running a Blog. a place on the Internet to put your Blog

11 Options Free software with free hosting - This is the entirely free way of blogging. You do not pay for the software or for the hosting. Free software with paid hosting - In this option you will use free software but will have to pay for hosting. Paid software that includes the price of hosting - This option is subscription-based and combines software and hosting in one recurring fee. Paid software and paid hosting - In this option you pay for both hosting and software.

12 Blog software comparison smackdown-review

13 Self-Hosted http://www.wordpress.c om

14 Hosted services

15 Parts of a Blog 1. Advertising - Many blogs have advertising banners on them. Most often the money generated by advertising goes to the company providing the blog software, not the individual blogger. 2. Title - The blog's title. 3. Date - The date of the most recent post. You will notice that previous posts have been pushed down on the page to fit below the most recent one. 4. Post Title - The title of the most recent post.

16 Parts of a Blog (cont.) 5. Text - The actual text of the most recent post. 6. Posting Information - Information telling who wrote that particular post and when it was posted to the blog. 7. Comments - An area for readers of the blog to add their comments. This is an option some bloggers use and others avoid. 8. Previous Posts - A list of the most recent posts. 9. Archives - A link to view the archive section which contains older posts.


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