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PGL Blogging Presentation

Posted by on Nov 16, 2007 in PGL Presentations, Tech | 5 Comments

[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.

5 Comments

  1. Gavin
    December 6, 2007

    Hi David, thanks for the mention. I am enjoying getting to grips with wordpress and learning lots about business bloggig and how to present my blog better using tools like stumbleupon. One comment on your post, I couldn’t get the link to the sixapart guide to work and had to google it instead.

    Best wishes
    Gavin

  2. David
    December 6, 2007

    Gavin, well done. I love what you’re doing with your blog. Thanks for the heads up on the link, I’ve fixed that today.

    Dave

  3. Andrew Wilcox
    June 26, 2008

    Great presentation so far David. 20 minutes to go.

    I think the Social Networks are also great blogging places. Your network and other people provide lots of comments. They can be used to drive traffic to your blog.

  4. David
    June 27, 2008

    Andrew your tablet PC is cool, I want one!

    I hope the presentation was useful and I agree about the Social Network sites. I’ve been meaning to get into Linkedin – have an account, but have just not done anything with it. Facebook is great, but its not really got a business focus. I will definitely have a look at ecademy as well.

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    December 11, 2008

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