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/orhttp://stress.about.com/od/generaltechniques/qt/qtjournal.htmwww.penzu.net
Topics of blogging- LIMITLESS! *There is no EXACT line or difference between a website or a blog!
B,B,B Blogging? • 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 http://broadband.uwex.edu/bccb-demonstration-communities/superior/ • 5 Communities • Broadband • Goal: Education • Our website: http://broadband.uwex.edu/blog/2012/01/3830/ • Topic: varied trainings • Audience: Anyone who stumbles on link, other educators, media, grant • Purpose: promotional, informational, reflective
Narrative/Descriptive Classroom blogging is a great example! • Educational uses include such skills as : 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 -4thYr 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 Showcase work, highlight strengths 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 and hosting Editing services May advertise for you using social media avenues Some may require you to use HTML programming language http://www.blogger.com Easy to use Self-editing Self-advertising or not Some ALLOW you to use HTML if you desire
Wordpress – FREE Blogging Tool Find a Web Host Download and Install WordPress 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 Terri.Harings@Superior.k12.wi.us firstname.lastname@example.org