I’ll be in Melbourne next week running a workshop for the Australian Medical Writers’ Association on blogging (very excited about getting back down to Melbourne town!). Below are the notes that will be used in the course.
A special thanks for Melissa Sweet from the Croakey Blog who pointed out some of the blogging examples used below.
Advocacy and Organisational
Need some inspiration for a blog post…
From Paul Bradshaw: 12 ideas for blog posts
Adding an image to your blog
The internet is a visual medium so you try to add a visual element to each post.
You can upload an image that you have saved on your computer but I suggest that you organise to store all of your images
Make an account on Flickr; you can upload photos, write captions, and organize them in a free account, or gain additional options for an annual subscription fee.
When using other people’s images ensure you comply by their Creative Commons license.
– Cover adding someone else’s image and Creative commons
– * Remember your images must be 72dpi when you are using them online.
Adding video to your blog
The WordPress.com instructions for embedding a YouTube video in your blog post.
Getting noticed in the blogoshpere
Know your audience: WordPress.com also has built-in statistics tracking, but as you get more advanced you may want to use more detailed tools