Thursday, July 18, 2013

2013 WRITE: EDU: VWBPE: Blogging as instruction and information in virtual worlds, summary

VWBPE  Blogging as instruction
and information in virtual worlds, summary
If you would write it, you could blog it
  • No publication costs
  • No one between you and your readers
  • No time between writing and publication
  • Update whenever you need to.
  • Display inworld for class or poster.
  • Answer questions on the article.
This article gives summary instructions and serves as an example.
Blog hosting

  • Invited articles and press releases
  • Feed reader: Feedly
  • Stick to what you want to tell people about 
  • For a detailed article, present one thing in one article 
  • Start each article early-- you will start seeing items you want to include
  • Blogger has a convenient system to let you handle work in progress 
  • Give everything the reader will need to follow the instruction
  • Give links to things that are best explained elsewhere
  • You can combine later, in summaries, for your Table of Contents
Layout, pictures, graphics, videos, calendars
Blogs as posters 
Writing for search
  • Search Engine Optimization (SEO)  
  • Use both technical terms and common synonyms.
  • Type important text even if it appears in a picture.
  • Search engines don't read pictures.
Curation-- evergreen content
  • Don't expect to get rich
  • Bloggers Share Income Tips 
  • Your can list your blogs on your vita
  • You might establish your credentials as a consultant
A community of bloggers in SL

  • What do we do in Virtual Worlds? 
  • Search on page with Google Chrome: Ctrl+f, search bar upper right 
  • Google search this blog, column on right
  • or put at the end of the search terms
  • Annotated screen shots made with Jing
  • Creative Commons License, attribution only.
  • Second LifeLindenSLurl, and SL are trademarks of Linden Research Inc.
  • This blog is not affiliated with Second Life or anything else.  
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