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Teachers as Bloggers by Mind Map: Teachers as Bloggers
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Teachers as Bloggers

Suggestions, for editing map. if using URLs Please use the URL Link tool ( black arrow in a white circle. If adding long bits of text please use  Notes tool (white text icon) Both will show up in as  their respective icons in the Nodes and show previews when the mouse is placed over them. It makes Map easier to manage as the maps grow. I will edit to this effect in some in this and the other 2 maps to help this. please don't think your work has been edited out! Theo

Writing styles

Brand / blog loyalty

Brand

Positive interactions

Negative interactions

Be consistent

Make it yours - don't just repeat other people

Audience & objectives

Who are you blogging for?

Why are you blogging?

What do you want people to think?

What do you want them to do?

Staff working in/advising in schools

Can you create an audience?

Readers are people, not institutions

Blogging codes

Rules

Write as an individual, to an individual

Express an opinion

Be convincing

4 Golden rules

Tags

Use enough tags to be meaningful

Use categories for focus

Attract viewers

Key words & phrases

Newsworthy

Time of day

Word of email, RSS feeds, Links with other blogs, Web services

Interesting content - bring them back

Comment on other blogs, and link to yours

Search

What would you type into the search box

What's closely related?

Identify readers' language: cf USB drives

Search engine optimisation

Think like your reader

Make the post title work, 60 - 70 characters, Key searech term at beginning

Use target key words/phrases, Use 3 times in post, Constant updates

Get links back to your site

Dealing with issues

Prevent

Respond

Ignore

Ensure school is aware of blog (if writing about school)

Practical tools

Windows Live Writer

SkyDrive

Statcounter

hosting images/videos - Flickr/Vimeo to embed into Blog