Sunday, November 25, 2018

2018 PEOPLE: A collaborative blog is social media if you use it that way


A collaborative blog is social media 
if you use it that way


Collaborative blogs could replace some of the functions of G+ and do a better job of it.
Old fashioned collaboration

A collaborative blog

  • Has one owner and multiple contributors.
  • Contributors may act as authors, editors, and promoters
  • Editors bring in guest articles from their contacts.
  • Promoters repost articles on other social media outlets.

Advantages of a blog

  • Persistent and searchable.
  • Can carry post buttons for Facebook, and other social media.
  • Keeps the focus on a topic of interest.
  • You can let anyone leave comments on an article.
  • You can collect comments on a specific topic and post them in a new article

Advantages of a collaborative blog

  • More frequent publication gets more views.
  • Multiple contributors promote more widely.
  • Multiple contributors give a better representation of the community.
  • Multiple contributors give wider coverage.   
  • Multiple contributors ensure continuity.
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Blogging

Build a blog

Make a blog useful and interesting


Promote your blog on social media

  • Post a notice of each article on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter
  • A blog should automatically carry post buttons for Twitter and Facebook
  • In Facebook, share in appropriate groups.
  • In LinkedIn, share in appropriate categories.
  • Do not scatter-spam.

Promote search on your blog


Put an explicit license statement on the blog

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License
  • Original text in this blog is CC By: unless specified public domain
  • Use as you please with attribution: link to the original.
  • All images without attribution in this blog are CC0: public domain.
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Join a cross-promotion network: Blogroll

  • Put a blogroll on your blog.
  • This blog carries a blogroll in the right-hand column (scroll down).
  • This blogroll links to 137 other blogs; some of them link back to this blog.
  • The linked blogs relate to topics appearing in this blog.
  • If I know about a blog appropriate for my blogroll, I will add it.
  • The 25 most recent posts are listed; the posts stay up for about a week.
  • The blogs posting most frequently get the most exposure. 

Managing the reiterations

  • This blog carries two blocks of text that are repeated on every post.
  • The contents change from time to time, but not daily.
  • They carry links that some people may want some (unpredictable) day.
  • I keep them with my drafts and copy/paste them into articles ready to post.

Example of collaborative blogging 

Jwheels recommends

More:  TBD

Blogs of interest in Virtual Worlds

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License

  • Original text in this blog is CC By: unless specified public domain
  • Use as you please with attribution: link to the original.
  • All images without attribution in this blog are CC0: public domain.
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