Here is the handout from the program, Book Blogging 101, presented by Rebecca Vnuk for the KCMLIN/MARRT workshop, November 2011, and updated for NJLA in June, 2012. For more information or the powerpoint slides, please contact Rebecca.
Book Blogging 101: The How-to and Why-to
Getting Started: Self hosted? Free site? Library software?
Choose your platform
- Requires Google account
- Basic, easy platform, but limited style choices for beginners
- Many style choices and add-ons – very customizable
- A little more advanced and less intuitive
- .com version is simpler and web hosted, .org version is advanced and must be hosted
on your server or a paid hosting service. Must use .org version if you want to run ads on your blog!
- Social media-centric
- Simple platform – no plugins or widgets
- Not free
- What is your purpose – Are you a review blog? A publicity blog? An author blog? A fan blog?
- What are you looking to say? What will your “voice” be?
Who is your audience?
- Is there something special or unique you can do as a feature?
Publicizing your blog
- Commenting on other blogs/linking to other blogs
- Your email signature line
- Submit your address to blog search sites and directories.
Nuts and Bolts
Set up an RSS feed and email option
Set a writing schedule
Have fun with it!
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