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1
Introduction To Blogging
  • Sarah Mapel
  • 9 October 2007

2
Objectives
  • To define a blog
  • To understand how a blog works
  • To present vocabulary that is used in the
    blogging world
  • To provide tips on how to get a blog started

3
What is a Blog?
  • "Blog" is an abbreviated version of "weblog,"
    which is a term used to describe web sites that
    maintain an ongoing series of information.
  • A blog is a frequently updated, personal website
    featuring diary-type commentary and links to
    articles on other sites. Blogs range in subject.

4
Main Characteristics
  • A main content area with articles listed
    chronologically and categorically
  • An archive of older articles
  • A way for people to leave comments about the
    articles
  • A list of links to other related sites, sometimes
    called a "blogroll"

5
In General
  • Many blogs focus on a particular topic, which can
    be informative (sports), opinionated (political),
    or personal (journal).
  • Must be constantly updated to give the audience
    new material and a reason to participate more
    than once.

6
Basics
  • Content is the raison detre, or reason for
    existence, of a blog
  • Can have multiple authors
  • Articles are created using an interface, so that
    many users can access and respond at the same
    time
  • Stand-alone weblog client software allows authors
    to upload articles that they have written offline
  • Users can inform other bloggers whenever they
    cite an article from another site in their own
    article this is called a pingback or
    trackback

7
Pingbacks v. Trackbacks
  • Both provide verification of users post
  • However, they use different technology
  • Pingbacks do not send content, whereas trackbacks
    show a preview of the response
  • Trackbacks must be manually entered

8
Content Management Systems
  • Software that provides a method of managing your
    website is commonly called a CMS
  • Blogging software is considered a specific type
    of CMS
  • CMS programs focus on organizing your data, so
    that you can focus on writing it
  • WordPress

9
Terminology
  • Archiving a store of past articles, posts, etc
    that are arranged according to some designated
    characteristic (date, title, subject)
  • Feed a ticker that alerts a user when a
    particular site has been updated by its author
  • Blogroll list of webpages that may be related to
    the blog
  • Excerpts condensed summaries of your blog posts

10
Terminology, contd
  • Plugins bits of programming scripts that add
    functionality to your blog
  • Permalinks permanent URLs to your individual
    weblog posts, as well as categories and other
    lists of weblog postings
  • Link manager place where you can manage all your
    links to other websites, blogs, etc
  • Post Slug title of your article post within the
    link

11
Commenting
  • Comments can be changed and/or deleted by the
    authors of the blog
  • In some cases, comments can be unwanted or spam
  • Comment spamming posting irrelevant comments on
    a blog that contain links to webpages, often to
    increase the page ranking on search engines such
    as Google

12
Making Your Own Blog
  • Post regularly, but make sure the content is
    meaningful and interesting
  • Only choose a few narrow genres to blog about
  • Do not put Vote Me tags on the front page
  • Use a simple theme
  • Comment on other blogs as a way to network

13
Any questions?
14
Bibliography
  • Introduction to Blogging. 17 September 2007.

    _to_Blogging
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Title: Introduction To Blogging


1
Introduction To Blogging
  • Sarah Mapel
  • 9 October 2007

2
Objectives
  • To define a blog
  • To understand how a blog works
  • To present vocabulary that is used in the
    blogging world
  • To provide tips on how to get a blog started

3
What is a Blog?
  • "Blog" is an abbreviated version of "weblog,"
    which is a term used to describe web sites that
    maintain an ongoing series of information.
  • A blog is a frequently updated, personal website
    featuring diary-type commentary and links to
    articles on other sites. Blogs range in subject.

4
Main Characteristics
  • A main content area with articles listed
    chronologically and categorically
  • An archive of older articles
  • A way for people to leave comments about the
    articles
  • A list of links to other related sites, sometimes
    called a "blogroll"

5
In General
  • Many blogs focus on a particular topic, which can
    be informative (sports), opinionated (political),
    or personal (journal).
  • Must be constantly updated to give the audience
    new material and a reason to participate more
    than once.

6
Basics
  • Content is the raison detre, or reason for
    existence, of a blog
  • Can have multiple authors
  • Articles are created using an interface, so that
    many users can access and respond at the same
    time
  • Stand-alone weblog client software allows authors
    to upload articles that they have written offline
  • Users can inform other bloggers whenever they
    cite an article from another site in their own
    article this is called a pingback or
    trackback

7
Pingbacks v. Trackbacks
  • Both provide verification of users post
  • However, they use different technology
  • Pingbacks do not send content, whereas trackbacks
    show a preview of the response
  • Trackbacks must be manually entered

8
Content Management Systems
  • Software that provides a method of managing your
    website is commonly called a CMS
  • Blogging software is considered a specific type
    of CMS
  • CMS programs focus on organizing your data, so
    that you can focus on writing it
  • WordPress

9
Terminology
  • Archiving a store of past articles, posts, etc
    that are arranged according to some designated
    characteristic (date, title, subject)
  • Feed a ticker that alerts a user when a
    particular site has been updated by its author
  • Blogroll list of webpages that may be related to
    the blog
  • Excerpts condensed summaries of your blog posts

10
Terminology, contd
  • Plugins bits of programming scripts that add
    functionality to your blog
  • Permalinks permanent URLs to your individual
    weblog posts, as well as categories and other
    lists of weblog postings
  • Link manager place where you can manage all your
    links to other websites, blogs, etc
  • Post Slug title of your article post within the
    link

11
Commenting
  • Comments can be changed and/or deleted by the
    authors of the blog
  • In some cases, comments can be unwanted or spam
  • Comment spamming posting irrelevant comments on
    a blog that contain links to webpages, often to
    increase the page ranking on search engines such
    as Google

12
Making Your Own Blog
  • Post regularly, but make sure the content is
    meaningful and interesting
  • Only choose a few narrow genres to blog about
  • Do not put Vote Me tags on the front page
  • Use a simple theme
  • Comment on other blogs as a way to network

13
Any questions?
14
Bibliography
  • Introduction to Blogging. 17 September 2007.

    _to_Blogging
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