Blogging Basics

Blogging Your Library
Border Regional Library Association
October 13, 2012
Blogging
 
What is a blog?
 
A blog is a web log, or diary, if you will. Many bloggers post every day; some post a few times a week. Successful blogs are current and updated regularly. The best blogs are updated several times a week.

Why?
Why do I need one?
 
Tell others what your passion is. What are you an expert at? Blogs can run the gamut from young adult novels to library blogs to style blogs to gaming blogs to tech blogs

Two examples
 
Here is an example of a ya novels blog http://booksbypamelathompson.blogspot.com/
Using blogger
URL is important

Blogger help
Here is a page to help you develop your blog http://support.google.com/blogger/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=112498&ctx=cb&src=cb&cbid=25mqcq7xms19&cbrank=2#addvideos

Ease of Use
There are readymade templates and backgrounds.
It is easy to import links, pictures, and videos

Keep blogging
How do I keep going?
You must continue to post. The best bloggers have something new to say. New posts will drive readers/followers your way.

Presented by:
Lisa Martinez, public librarian, veg snob, blogger
Pamela Thompson, ya librarian, columnist, ya novels reviewer, blogger

Find us on Blogger, Wordpress, Urbanspoon, Amazon, and Shelfari

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