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B b b blogging your voice

B,B,B, Blogging: Your Voice

Terri Harings

School District of Superior

Web Coach

What is a blog
What is a blog?


More about blogs
More about BLOGS:

  • Themed by subject (TOPIC)

  • Geared toward specific readers (AUDIENCE)

  • Many reasons that people or groups blog (PURPOSE)

    ******T-A-P (Topic, Audience, Purpose)*****

  • Use web publishing tools

  • Interactive: text, images, links, videos, music

  • Free or paid, personal or business

  • Social and fun

Benefits of journaling (BLOGGING?)

“As for the health benefits of journaling, they've been scientifically proven. Research shows the following: Journaling decreases the symptoms of asthma, arthritis, and other health conditions.

It improves cognitive functioning.

It strengthens the immune system, preventing a host of illnesses.

It counteracts many of the negative effects of stress.”

The Benefits of Journaling for Stress Management

By Elizabeth Scott, M.S., About.com Guide Updated May 14, 2011

About.com Health's Disease and Condition content is reviewed by the Medical Review Board

Journaling Options: How to:http://inspiredtojournal.net/orhttp://stress.about.com/od/generaltechniques/qt/qtjournal.htmwww.penzu.net

Topics of blogging limitless
Topics of blogging- LIMITLESS!

*There is no EXACT line or difference

between a website or a blog!

B b b blogging
B,B,B Blogging?

  • Where to find them? GOOGLE, Youtube links, Social Media

  • Blogspot (random “NEXT” or search)

  • TAP – Topic, Audience, Purpose

  • So start thinking…..

Kinds of blogs

Kinds of BLOGS






  • 5 Communities

  • Broadband

  • Goal: Education

  • Our website: http://broadband.uwex.edu/blog/2012/01/3830/

  • Topic: varied trainings

  • Audience: Anyone who stumbles on link, other educators, media, grant

  • Purpose: promotional, informational, reflective

Narrative descriptive

Classroom blogging is a great example!

  • Educational uses include such skills as : summarization, public writing or describing projects, communication with parents




Ex beth in africa
Ex: Beth in Africa

Purpose: To keep a journal/record of travels

Audience: Family can follow her even when she is away from her blog or updating it at irregular times.

Topic: Medical travels

Beth 4 th yr medical student umd
Beth -4thYr Medical Student- UMD






Businesses can use blogs to link forward or backward to other websites that they host

  • Marketing or Sales

  • Political

  • Editorial

Showcase work, highlight strengths

T? A? P? of this blog

Ex area voices from superior telegram
Ex: Area Voices from Superior Telegram

*Guest editorial, or PAID!

Blogging resources
Blogging Resources

Paid Subscriptions

Free Blog spots

Unlimited storage, files and hosting

Editing services

May advertise for you using social media avenues

Some may require you to use HTML programming language


Easy to use


Self-advertising or not

Some ALLOW you to use HTML if you desire

Wordpress free blogging tool
Wordpress – FREE Blogging Tool

Find a Web Host

Download and Install WordPress

Read the documentation


Some have it all for you www blogger com
Some have it all FOR YOU!www.blogger.com

  • Try it out!

  • Summarize your thinking on your summer or what’s on your “to do” list yet

  • When you are FINISHED, go to this website and “SHARE” your new blog with others: http://bit.ly/newblogstoday

  • Type in your name and copy the link of your blog

I ve created a blog so now what
I’ve created a blog, so now what?

  • Use social media to share it!

  • Send a link in an email

  • Keep it updated

  • Create a community

  • Don’t stop!



Terri Harings


[email protected]

[email protected]