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Wiki Main Page > Resource Pages > Blogging

 

Resource Pages :: Blogging

 

 

What's a blog?

  • A way for you or your library to share news with your community, your friends and family, the world.
  • A way for your community to share their ideas and comments with you.
  • Easy to do, no techie coding required. Just type in a box!

 

Blogging in Plain English

(from CommonCraft.com)

 

 

   

How are Libraries Using Blogs

 

Replacing "traditional" web site

 

Blogs for special audiences & projects 

 

Schools & School  Libraries

 

State Library blogs

 

Other Public & Academic Library Blogs

 

Administrative/in-house/staff  blogs

 

Selected CT library blogs

 

Student Blogs

Blogs for Librarians

Keeping up to date

 

Teacher/librarian blogs

 

 

Lists of Library Blogs

General

 

Lists of school Library/Educations Blogs

 

Tips for Library (and other!) Bloggers

 

Selected Blogging Software Options

 

Resources & Tools

  • ScribeFire - Firefox extension for writing blog posts "ScribeFire is an extension for the Mozilla Firefox Web browser that integrates with your browser to let you easily post to your blog: you can drag and drop formatted text from pages you are browsing, take notes, and post to your blog."
  • FeedBlitz 

    Sign up for their free service and add some code to your blog. Your readers sign up through a subscription box on your blog and receive daily email with the latest updates to your blog. Emails are only sent if there was a post that day, so no need to worry about sending ‘blank’ messages. Example sign up box on at: http://salsblog.sals.edu

  • FeedBurner

    Create enhanced RSS and Atom feeds for your blog. Includes statistics about subscribers and more.

  • Blog Software Comparison Chart
  • Weblog Compendium - List of blog software 
  • Blog Backup  - don't forget to create a backup of your blog
  • WordPress Theme Generator

    Make your own themes, colors, fonts, columns and more.

  • Blogging Toolbox: 120+ Resources for Bloggers Tons of useful stuff here.
  • Blog Backup - don't forget to create a backup of your blog

 

Blog Directories & Search Tools

  • Technorati - Search for blogs & posts on a wide range of topics. BlogFinder feature finds blogs by keyword. You can also find other blogs that link to your blog!
  • Google Blog Search - Search for blogs & posts on a wide range of topics.
  • LisZen - Search over 700 library related blogs.
  • LibWorm - Search library related blogs, wikis, podcasts and other RSS feeds. Browse by some major topic areas as well.

 

WordPress Reference

 

 

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