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You Should Be Blogging.

October 26, 2010

Blog Handout

You and your library should be blogging. Why?

  • To market your SELF or your library
  • To interact with patrons or peers (Library 2.0!)
  • Librarians are blogging like crazy. Join in on the fun!

Or, take it from Andrew Burkhardt: “The web has become social, so we need to be social on the web.”

Whether you are a recent graduate looking to have a casual voice in the library world while marketing your SELF or a library with some cool new programs that you want to advertise, blogs can be valuable for the individual and community.
However, not all blogs are created equal.  To help you get started, or to help you improve your current blog, I’ve collected a few handy resources.

Starting a Blog

Where to Blog: My Top Picks

Promoting Your Blog

That is really all the how-to reading you need to do to be well on your way to having a hot blog (not to be confused with a hot dog).

Although, the most important step in creating/fine-tuning your or your library’s blog is to follow other blogs.  See what people are doing.  See what works.  More importantly, see what doesn’t work! Start subscribing to RSS feeds and pay attention to which blogs and posts tend to get a lot of comments.

Here are some of my favorite library-related blogs:

What are your favorite blogs?

2 Comments leave one →
  1. melissaautumn permalink
    October 28, 2010 7:10 pm

    I’m adding you to my feedreader!

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