PGL Blogging Presentation

[Post Update] Please note that I have updated the URL’s and information below for the Peer Group Learning session in Winchester on the 26 June 2008.
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During November 2007 I delivered a presentation to my local Peer Group Learning group in Fareham. My talk was an introduction to blogging and how it can benefit a small business. I’d like to thank everyone that attended, I really enjoyed the session. One of the attendees Gavin Meikle from Inter-activ has already moved his blog from a hosted account with Blogger to a WordPress Install. Well done Gavin!

The PGL sessions are run by our local Business Link team. Thank you to Shanine, Lesley, Lou and Wendy for giving me the opportunity to talk.

Here are a couple URL’s and notes to backup the presentation:

What is a blog?
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blog
codex.wordpress.org/introduction_to_Blogging

Facts and Figures
www.sifry.com/stateoftheliveweb/

Types of Blogs
1. Hosted Services
www.wordpress.com
www.blogger.com
www.typepad.com
www.livejournal.com

2. Installed Blog Platforms
www.wordpress.org
www.movabletype.com

How to write for a Blog
www.alistapart.com/articles/writebetter
www.copyblogger.com
www.marketingprofs.com
(Please note signup required for this site)

Benefits of blogging for a small business
Six Apart Guide to Business Blogging
www.entrepreneur.com

Useful Book

Wordpress for Dummies
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Thanks again and please send me any questions you may have.