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The weblog handbook : practical advice on creating and maintaining your blog

Author: Rebecca Blood
Publisher: Cambridge, MA : Perseus Pub., ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book provides a thorough history, an explanation of the "weblog method", and a thoughtful examination of weblogs and journalism, and offers the whole picture of how weblogs have become a powerful force in our culture.
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Genre/Form: Blogs
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rebecca Blood
ISBN: 073820756X 9780738207568
OCLC Number: 50138251
Description: xii, 195 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: 1. What is a weblog? Weblogs are native to the Web : Filter information ; Provide context ; Promote media literacy ; Provide alternate points of view ; Encourage evaluation ; Invite participation --
Weblog as method --
Weblogs and journalism --
2. Why a weblog? Weblogs build better writers : Build self-awareness ; Build critical thinkers ; Build reputations ; Build connected businesses --
Who should weblog? --
3. Creating and maintaining your weblog. Choosing your tools --
Conventions --
Design --
Naming your weblog --
Going public --
4. Finding your voice. Defining your purpose --
First, do no harm --
Using your audience --
Coming up short --
The audience of one --
5. Finding an audience. Obvious strategies --
Building your online presence --
Online rules of the road --
Building your community presence --
Making connections --
Strategies that may backfire --
Building your audience --
6. Weblog community and etiquette. Things to avoid --
Weblog etiquette --
Weblog ethics --
Gaining credibility --
Using your powers for good --
7. Living online. Creating a schedule --
Online reputation ... again --
Maintaining your privacy --
Protecting the privacy of others --
Protecting children --
Webcams and photos --
Online privacy in general --
Fighting spam --
Taking a break --
Afterword: Another look back and a look forward --
Appendixes : I. Creating a practice weblog --
II. Adding links to your weblog : Capturing a URL ; Constructing a link ; Writing linktext ; Visual considerations ; Literal hypertext ; Summarizing linktext ; Conversational linktext --
III. Nuts and bolts : Weblog management tools ; Web hosts ; Buying a domain ; ISSN numbers ; Statistics.
Responsibility: Rebecca Blood.
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