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So You Want to Blog The Hows, Whats, and Whys of Creating Your Own Space on the Internet Sarah Bean Thompson, Amy Koester,

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So You Want to Blog

So You Want to BlogThe Hows, Whats, and Whys of Creating Your Own Space on the InternetSarah Bean Thompson,

Amy Koester,

Why Blog?Maintain a record of your programs, reading, etc.Professional portfolioWork through your library thoughtsParticipate in a community of sharingAmyBlog for youYour audience will comeBe wary of too much self-promotionDont be greedy Dont stressHave fun!A Few TipsSarahChoose your platformCreate your site nameChoose your content focusKnow your employers policiesCreate an About Me sectionFirst-Time Blogging in 10 StepsWrite, edit, write, editThink visuallyGive yourself a scheduleUse labels/tags/categoriesPromote & shareAmyWordpressBloggerTumblrFree vs. PaidChoose Your Platform

image from check sign and cross sign 3 from openclipart user jextee, Creative Commons licensedSarahMake it personalMake it relevantBeware the really long namePaid domain or notCreate Your Site Name

image from check sign and cross sign 3 from openclipart user jextee, Creative Commons licensedAmyReviewsProgram RecapsThoughts & IssuesCombinationCollaboration vs. Guest PostsChoose Your Content Focus

image from check sign and cross sign 3 from openclipart user jextee, Creative Commons licensedSarahCan you name your library?Do you need a disclaimer?Can you blog at work?Are there photo rules?Know Your Employers Policies

image from check sign and cross sign 3 from openclipart user jextee, Creative Commons licensedAmyYour name & jobType of libraryReading and/or professional interestsProfessional accomplishmentsReview/Blog policy Create an About Me Section

image from check sign and cross sign 3 from openclipart user jextee, Creative Commons licensedSarahStart building your contentAlways proofreadUpdate & correct if necessaryWrite, Edit, Write, Edit...

image from check sign and cross sign 3 from openclipart user jextee, Creative Commons licensedAmyAlways try to include at least one imageUse your own photosSearch the Creative CommonsThink Visually

image from check sign and cross sign 3 from openclipart user jextee, Creative Commons licensedSarahBe realisticBe flexibleTake advantage of the schedule functionGive Yourself a Schedule

image from check sign and cross sign 3 from openclipart user jextee, Creative Commons licensedAmyConsider how you want to organize your contentConsider how you want others to use your siteUse Labels/Tags/Categories

image from check sign and cross sign 3 from openclipart user jextee, Creative Commons licensedSarahHave a blog rollRead & comment on other blogsParticipate in blog hopsShare on social mediaDONT be obnoxiousPromote & Share

image from check sign and cross sign 3 from openclipart user jextee, Creative Commons licensedAmyGreat Review Blogs:Abby the LibrarianBook SmugglersA Fuse #8 ProductionThe Nonfiction DetectivesSense and Sensibility and StoriesResources

SarahGreat Programming Blogs:Bryce Dont PlayFuture Librarian SuperheroJbraryReading with RedStorytime KatieResources

AmyGreat Issues Blogs:Hi, Miss Julie!Inclusive Early [email protected] in Kid LitMels Desk

Resources

SarahGreat Kitchen Sink Blogs:Fat Girl, ReadingSturdy for Common ThingsTeen Librarian ToolboxTiny Tips for Library FunResources

AmyGreat Collaborative Blogs:ALSC BlogLibrary as Incubator ProjectLittle eLitNerdy Book ClubStorytime UndergroundResources

SarahBlog Hops to Check Out:Nonfiction MondayTune In TuesdayThrive ThursdayFlannel FridayResources

AmyQuestions?

image from Red - Query Icon from openclipart user ryanlerch, Creative Commons licensedSarah Bean ThompsonSpringfield-Greene County Library Districthttp://www.greenbeanteenqueen.com/[email protected]

Amy KoesterSkokie Public Libraryhttp://[email protected] Info