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“Introduction to Blogging”. JoAnna Limones ENGL 393/0501 Linda Harris. Introduction to Blogging. What is blog? Common characteristics of blog Difference Between a Blog and CMS Features of blogging software Tips for getting started. What is blog?. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Introduction to Blogging

Introduction to Blogging

JoAnna LimonesENGL 393/0501Linda HarrisIntroduction to BloggingWhat is blog?Common characteristics of blogDifference Between a Blog and CMSFeatures of blogging softwareTips for getting started

What is blog?Blog is an abbreviated version of weblog, which is a term used to describe web sites that maintain an ongoing chronicle of information.Common characteristics of a blogA main content area with articles listed chronologically, newest on top. Often, the articles are organized into categories. 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". One or more "feeds" like RSS, Atom or RDF files.Difference between a Blog and CMSContent Management System (CMS) software that provides a method of managing ones websiteSome blogging software can be considered CMS.Overall, basic blogging allows one to focus on what is written rather than the presentation. CMS usually takes care of aesthetics.

Features of Blogging SoftwareArchivesFeedsBlogrollsSyndicationManaging CommentsPretty PermalinksBlog by emailPost SlugsExcerptPluginsTips for getting startedPost regularly, but only if you have something worth posting about. Stick to a select amount topics to to talk about. Don't put 'subscribe' and 'vote me' links all over the front page.Use a clean and simple format if at all possible. Enjoy, blog for fun, comment on other peoples' blogs.Questions or Comments?