OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY EXTENSION
Blogging for Beginners
Quality Content You’ll Want to Share!
Presented by Heather L. Gottk...
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What do we hope to learn today?
1. Reproduce the main parts of a blog post such as title...
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Writing for Blog Posts
1.Have a craft headline.
2.Open strong.
3.Have a convincing tone....
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Headline Title Templates
How to ____ in # easy steps
Where to find _______
Quick Guide:
...
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Types of Blog Posts
Compare blog posts with different purposes such as event advertiseme...
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Types of Blog Posts
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Ideas for Blog Posts that Work
• How-To’s
• Problem-Solving
• Checklists
• Current Issue...
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How I Plan My Posts!
Post Date Title Description Posted
Shared
11/2/15 How to Rock at
Te...
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Plan your Posts
Choose a catchy, clever name!
Pixabay.com
is a great
place for clip
art!...
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• Social media offers a great way to
channel quick “bytes” of information.
• Can be vid...
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Tips for Beginners
1. Use photos.
2. Use hashtags and keywords.
3. Link with social med...
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Social Media & Sharing Content
• Share a “Throw Back Thursday”
• Share an attention gra...
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Social Media & Sharing Content
• Share from one to the other!
• Give a shout out to loc...
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Contact Me
Heather L. Gottke
Gottke.4@osu.edu
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NAE4-HA Blogging for Beginners

Blogging is a great way to share ideas, programming, and events online! It also provides a hub (or home) for your information to stay. Through this session you will learn how writing for a blog is a little different than most formal writing. Learn to write like a pro, share content, and jazz it up with pictures! You’ll be able to walk away with a plan for your own blog, posts, and how to get the most out of what your write. Blogging doesn’t have to be just another thing to do, make it your voice to the youth development world! Let’s blog together!
Published on: Mar 3, 2016
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Transcripts - NAE4-HA Blogging for Beginners

  • 1. OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY EXTENSION Blogging for Beginners Quality Content You’ll Want to Share! Presented by Heather L. Gottke Gottke.4@osu.edu
  • 2. 2 OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY EXTENSION What do we hope to learn today? 1. Reproduce the main parts of a blog post such as title, introduction, and ending with blogging characteristics versus other writing techniques. 2. Compare blog posts with different purposes such as event advertisement, education, formal research, or opinion. 3. Examine different types of graphic illustrations used for blogging and their uses. 4. Devise a plan of posts that would be appropriate and well-suited for the blogger’s audiences. 5. Critique blog posts that are hard to read, too long, or simply boring. 6. Formulate a plan for blogging that can be followed and used upon returning home.
  • 3. 3 OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY EXTENSION Writing for Blog Posts 1.Have a craft headline. 2.Open strong. 3.Have a convincing tone. 4.Good central/core content. 5.Shake it up with some points (bullets). 6.Keep attention by changing the sub category with purpose. 7.Use an image, give a visual. 8.Close with conviction.
  • 4. 4 OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY EXTENSION Headline Title Templates How to ____ in # easy steps Where to find _______ Quick Guide: Beginners Guide to: # key benefits of _____ # strategies for ______ Creative ways to _____ # ideas to _____ # rules for ______ DIY: _____ Content that Works….. Reminds us life is short. Reminds us that dreams come true. Gives us faith to believe in bigger things. Surprises us. Challenges our assumptions. Has unexpected twists. Takes us on a journey.
  • 5. 5 OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY EXTENSION Types of Blog Posts Compare blog posts with different purposes such as event advertisement, education, formal research, or opinion.
  • 6. 6 OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY EXTENSION Types of Blog Posts
  • 7. 7 OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY EXTENSION Ideas for Blog Posts that Work • How-To’s • Problem-Solving • Checklists • Current Issues Translated • Reviews • Giveaways • Questions from “Viewers” • Comparisons • Research • Inspiration • Quotes • Timelines • Behind the Scenes • Case Studies
  • 8. 8 OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY EXTENSION How I Plan My Posts! Post Date Title Description Posted Shared 11/2/15 How to Rock at Teen Leadership! Activities, Ice Breakers, and games for teens. 11/9/15 Tips for Busy Educators Staying focused on professional development when things are busy! 11/16/15 Quick Guide to Holiday Community Service in Your Community Putting together the blocks that form great holiday community service events.
  • 9. 9 OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY EXTENSION Plan your Posts Choose a catchy, clever name! Pixabay.com is a great place for clip art! Length Best For Up to 300 Words Generating discussion with comments. 300-600 Words Standard Length 750 words Professional Journalism Standard Length 1000-1500 Words Good for getting shares on social media.
  • 10. 10 OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY EXTENSION • Social media offers a great way to channel quick “bytes” of information. • Can be videos, photos, quotes, comments. • Try asking for opinions! • Using a quick blog can keep them interested for your next scheduled post or “big” blog post. Limited Time? Want to Connect with Your Audience?
  • 11. 11 OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY EXTENSION Tips for Beginners 1. Use photos. 2. Use hashtags and keywords. 3. Link with social media. 4. Connect with like-bloggers, or with other content you enjoy. 5. Headlines, headlines, headlines! 6. Start a blogging calendar, schedule posts, and stick to it! 7. Translate hot topics, and share them! 8. Lists and how tos are great ways to start! 9. Free downloads of printables, or information to share help connect learners. 10. Content that is out there, can be shared with perspective for a new fresh look on a topic that is important and/or current.
  • 12. 12 OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY EXTENSION Social Media & Sharing Content • Share a “Throw Back Thursday” • Share an attention grabbing statistic. • Link to an infographic others might like! • Correct a common misconception. • Ask people to join a mailing list, or email list to get up to date program information.
  • 13. 13 OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY EXTENSION Social Media & Sharing Content • Share from one to the other! • Give a shout out to local businesses who support your programming. • Post resources made up by 4-H’ers – How to’s, or a recipe! • Offer information about your program online – with some history of how it came to be.
  • 14. 14 OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY EXTENSION Contact Me Heather L. Gottke Gottke.4@osu.edu

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