Swipe Festival: Digital Storytelling/Blogging

What is a blog?

“A blog is a frequently updated online personal journal or diary. It is a place to express yourself to the world. A place to share your thoughts and your passions. Really, it’s anything you want it to be. For our purposes we’ll say that a blog is your own website that you are going to update on an ongoing basis.”

Read more: http://blogbasics.com/what-is-a-blog/#ixzz2neY27mny

Blogs can be very short…

“Pumpkin on the Lego”

or long…

“The Scenic Route”

or informative…

Pangur Ban

or…(my personal favourite)

The Ram

It doesn’t matter, the main objective of this is for readers and site visitors to get an overall sense of what is going on at The Learning Hub, everyone visiting the homepage can see what it is like from a range of perspectives, and that they are kept up to date on events and goings on.

Blogging:

WordPress

WordPress is what I use for writing and also the host site for The Learning Hub. It works pretty much the same as any word processor and auto saves as you go (which is handy as I accidentally closed all windows, but this piece was there awaiting me on my return). Though I’d still recommend saving before you quit/close WordPress.

 

Inserting images and video is very easy, just click the add media button on top and upload away. You can insert images anywhere on the post and easily move them. Hyperlinks are also useful. Any word can become a link to an image/site and so on. Just highlight the word and press the link button.

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All writings are private until you decide to publish it, you can also preview what the post will look like before you send it out into the world, which is nice.

Blogs can be linked automatically to Twitter and Facebook which works well, getting the words out there. You can set keywords or the equivalent of hashtags for each blog, these are important as it gives a greater possibility of reaching the people we want to reach and makes them easier to find, or even stumble upon.

Get writing!

 

 

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