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VOF Week 3: (Logblog)

WHAT IS A BLOG

A blog (a contraction of the term Web log) is a Web site, usually maintained by an individual with regular entries of commentary, descriptions ...
en.wikipedia.org

I don’t keep a physical journal i.e. a diary. I tried that in my teen years. This action was highly influenced by all the American flicks I watched. These girls used to have diaries, they would always be discovered and all would be told. The result diary keeper looses it! Am traumatized from this, haven’t really gotten over it. Security a big issue with blogs.

WHO IS A blogger

blogger - a person who keeps and updates a blog
wordnet.princeton.edu

I am not a blogger but have setup several blogs. 1 of the most popular free blogs is www.wordpress.com my user name and password again?

Am not challenged by the technology, I just don’t chemistrate with blogging. Why when blogs initially started they were textual based. Whereas I am more of a multimedia story teller text, graphics, photos, animation, video, and audio. With technological advancements however, there are now blogs that support multimedia .My interest level a tad bit up.

Pulsewire is text oriented am really trying my hand at this. Put me infront of an audience any day, but tell me to write and I a em a em a em a em. There’s an idea video my blogs, with the flips camera the easiest video camera in the world to use at just $150

WHEN DO PEOPLE BLOG

When they have something to say
Me

Typically updated daily, blogs often reflect the personality of the author.
www.genderit.org/

Problem to keep a blog you need to regularly updated it. On the web that means every 24hrs or less. I am time challenged, even though I live in an era with the most time saving devices. After my yahoo, gmail, facebook, pulsewire, Google etc. Besides I don’t have something to say all the time, creatives the block where nothing is coming what to do then?

My advice yes a non blogger is giving advice its better not to start a blog if you can’t maintain it. Maintenance means regular new information. Try building up information prior to starting your blog, then sort order and build from this.

HOW DO PEOPLE BLOG

First sign up for a free blog on a popular site like www.wordpress.com. If you can setup an email account, you can setup a blog. Once you’re done with housekeeping, go old fashioned pen and paper plan out your blog information architecture. For this I suggest drawing up a sitemap to determine what information you want on the blog. Unorganized information frustrates a user, with millions of blogs to choose from you will be history!

Good to know basic html understanding is a bonus most blogs are front end i.e. you can make changes visually without writing html.

Start writing NOW!

Future user feedback will keep bloggers going, a simple aha! will do lack of it will blogbury

Comments

Gemma's picture

Keep writing

Nzasu:

Thank you for this interesting post. I am not sure if you are enjoying your blogging experience. Do you like to get onto Pulsewire and post information? Or, do you prefer to express yourself through video and pictures? I understand that writing can some times be intimidating, but it is an important way to communicate around the globe.

Gemma

Nzasu's picture

Miss USA

Text,graphics,photos,animation,video,sound(multimedia) are information.Multimedia is the new language of the world it is used and spoken on the internet.So to answer your question I do like to post information on pulse wire but I would like it more if I could post more types of information as stated above.

Theres nothing intimidating about writing I just feel that there is more to a story than just words!Once again multimedia is the language of the world and traditionalists should get with the program. Isn't it in your country that newspapers like New York times, Chicago times etc are closing shop to their paper versions and embracing online versions of their paper that contain all this information text,graphics,video etc etc

Multimedia the new language of the world

Jocelynbrazil's picture

VOF Listener

Good description of the ins and outs of blogging!
I appreciated the personal background as well as the concise information. I liked your definitions!

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