Creating an Online Presence Sue Scott Technology Librarian
Why? Hobby or Business • Photographer • Writer • Enthusiast (wine, food, travel, family) • Artist • Volunteer Groups (Boy Scouts etc.) • Pets
What is Blogging? • Blog posts have a subject, header and body • Posts are actually arranged in reverse chronological order, which means that when you visit a blog on the web, the latest story will appear at the top of the website. • Blog posts most usually have comments - a way that readers can respond to what's been said. Blogging invites conversation. • Blog posts have a time and date stamp - so that readers know how recent the post is. • Good Blogging assumes you will write something new at least once a day
WYSIWYG • Yola www.yola.com • Webnode www.webnode.com • Doodlekit www.doodlekit.com • Wix www.wix.com • Weebly www.weebly.com • Wordpress www.Wordpress.com • Blogger www.blogger.com
Where to get Ideas / pictures ? Royalty Free picture sites: • InterArtCenterhttp://interartcenter.net/ • Free-Stock-Photos.comhttp://free-stock-photos.com/ • What are your interests? Bloggers try to find a niche audience. Write about experiences, or sift through and edit information. What are you passionate about? What motivates you? Begin your blog from there.
Wordpress • From Zero to Hero (http://learn.wordpress.com/) • Blog Style
Yola • Gallery Style • 1GB of storage and a 15MB limit on individual file uploads Professional Services Wedding Personal Residential & Commercial Service Creative Arts Other Food & Dining Pet Services Blank Health & Fitness Educational Beauty & Spa Organizations & Groups Fashion & Accessories Travel & Tourism • http://www.yola.com/customer-support/p/basics-getting-started/creating-your-first-site/13-tutorial-create-your-home-page/6/78/475