Tag Archives: Blogs

Final Post – Blogging – A reflection

Well the time has come… time to hand this in…

What is a Blog?  Well to me I have always thought of a Blog as a personal online journal that can be like a diary or posts on a specific topic.  Pretty much anybody that has access to the web can sign up for a basic blog account and start publishing.

Personal I do not blog nor do I read blogs but if I were to read a blog it would have to be of interest to me and must be a “good read”.  For example the writer involves the reader, puts a little of themselves into the post, uses a bit of humour, the post are straight to the point and not too long. I think I got a little lost in specifics rather than voicing my own opinion.

The design of the blog would be the same principles of website design with lots of white space, not too crowded with lots of content and boxes everywhere.  The blog would have regular posts daily or weekly.

The reason why I pick this template design is because the design is basic, there is good use of white space, not too much advertising, not too crowded, nice font and the background is easy to read on.

WordPress and the tools were easy to set up and use once I had a play around.  At first it was hard to get into writing mode but towards the end I have found it enjoyable.  However I would have like to include more humour and more of a personal writing style but is not too appropriate for this subject and assignment.

To me it seems that blogs are changing now that businesses are utilising blogs they have become more formal and more like a website rather than a blog.  I find some of these too commercial and contain too much detail, where in the past it was more amateur, someone speaking from their own opinion.

I hope you have enjoyed reading my blog…

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Social Media Technologies and Tools

Well there is so much information available these days about social media tool and technologies.  As an organisation you need to find out what you want to use, who’s your target and which best suits your organisation.  The first question you should ask is “what do you want to use it for?” (Again we can group these tools out into the 4 C’s, note most of these can be in more than one category and these are just a few examples). These tools can create value for your organisation by facilitating communication, building business links and to create new opportunities.

Communication
There are a range of choice here, depending on who and how you want to communication, e.g could be for marketing, communicating, creating networks, the choice is yours:

Facebook and Twitter seem to be the most popular ones and growing the fastest in popularity.

Cooperation
People are able to share their knowledge through videos, bookmark and share links of interest.

Media Sharing: YouTube, Flickr, Mediashare, Treemo, SmugMug, Picasa web albums, Photobucket

YouTube is great for advertising, there are a lot of videos out there that organisations use to get their brand recognised or even ads before the video plays.

Collaboration
Great tools for team, project work and for knowledge management:

Connection
Connect your content and connect with others, build networks and new business opportunities:

What other social media tools can you think of?

Here are some articles you may find interesting:

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