I’ve been updating the website and exploring the meaning of blogs and blogging and I’ve found rich resources online so I thought I’d share them with you!
From the About website.com:
What is a Blog? – The word blog is short for web log (weblog). It is used both as a noun and a verb. But there’s a lot more to it so check out: http://weblogs.about.com/cs/weblogs101/f/whatisablog.htm
Improve Your Blog with blog templates, add-ons, plugins and more : http://weblogs.about.com/od/improvingweblogs/
Writing & Content for Web Logs – Writing for blogs; Blog content; Creating weblog content; What to blog about; Blogging; Web Log Writing; Online Diary Writing; Online Journal Writing – http://weblogs.about.com/od/writingandcontent/
Marketing and Promoting Blogs – Blog promotions; Weblog marketing; Web log advertising; Promoting, marketing, and advertising your blog to increase visibility, gain and keep an audience, find fame and fortune in blogging http://weblogs.about.com/od/marketingpromotingblogs/
Learn the Uses and Roles of Blogs – Blogging for business; Corporate blogs; Blogs in Education; Blogging for Dollars; Earn money in blogs; Fundraising blogs; Blogs by non-profit organizations; Hobby blogs; Blogs and Social Networking; Uses and roles of web logs in various areas, interests and professions – http://weblogs.about.com/od/usesandrolesofblogs/
Take Part in The Blogging Community – Blog community; Blogosphere; Blogistan; World of blogs, bloggers and blogging; Weblogs Awards; Web logs memes, collaboratives, projects; Web Logs forum; Blog chats; Blog cliques and web rings; Weblog ethics and etiquette Blog community; Blogosphere; Blogistan; World of blogs, bloggers and blogging; Weblogs Awards; Web logs memes, collaboratives, projects; Web Logs forum; Blog chats; Blog cliques and web rings; Weblog ethics and etiquette – http://weblogs.about.com/od/bloggingcommunity/
Find the Best of Blogs – The best weblogs on the web alphabetically, by category or theme, and/or by location; Live blog feeds; Web Log reviews; Online journals; Online diary – http://weblogs.about.com/od/bestofblogsdirectory/
Polls, Games and Quizzes – Free online tests and quizzes for blogs; blog surveys; blog polls; Web Logs fun and games – http://weblogs.about.com/od/surveyspollsandquizzes/
Blog Add-ons: Free Mailing Lists – Free mailing lists for web logs; Bloggers mailing lists; Email list management for blogs; Mailing list management for blogs. http://weblogs.about.com/od/freemailinglists/
Blog Directories and Registries – Blog directories; blog registries; Resources, search engines, listings, and more to help drive traffic to your site. Maximize your blog’s visitor-pulling prowess using these services/tools. http://weblogs.about.com/od/directoriesandregistries/
Web Logs Glossary – The About Web Logs Glossary is more than just weblog dictionary. Other than finding meanings, definitions and explanations of blog-related terms and words, you will also find mini-tips and tutorials. http://weblogs.about.com/od/weblogsglossary/
Business and Blogs
Small business marketing toolbox – an interesting HP sponsored blog about marketing for small business – also links to other business blogs. Inspiring and quality.
The eStrategyOne Buzz – Online Marketing without cream and sugar – a blog about marketing and online development for small businesses.
Business Weblogs – The Big List – this list is detailed and linked
So how is that for a start? I hadn’t realised how much there was out there with it all! So much to explore. What fun! Let me know your thoughts and send through any interesting links.
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