Originally posted on Sept. 13, 2005. Updated: Feb. 18, 2009

Beginner's Guide to Business Blogging by Debbie WeilPeople are still asking where to go for a “blogging 101.” That question momentarily stumps me. There’s so much information out there it’s hard to know where to begin. To simplify, I decided to be literal and look for resources labelled Blogging 101. I’ve also included several links to microblogging — and specifically, to Twitter.

A key point about blogging is that it’s only one piece of the bigger social media pie. It’s a key piece, however. Think of it as your home base or the hub of the wheel. From your blog people should easily be able to find you on Delicious, Facebook, Flickr, LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube.

For close to 100 examples of corporate blogs, see The Big List of Big Brand Blogs I’ve compiled.

Note: I include RSS and podcasting because they were hot buzz concepts in 2005, when I originally wrote this post.

Blogging 101


Blogs 101 by Rich Meislin in The New York Times

Beginner’s Guide to Business Blogging by Debbie Weil (PDF download)

Blogging 101 by Technorati

Blog knowledge center by Cymfony

Business Blogging 101 on the NEWPRWiki

Blogging 101 by Kari Chisholm

Weblog Basics on About.com

Wikipedia definition of Weblog

Microblogging defined

Twitter in plain English (video)


RSS 101


RSS 101: “Really Simple” 5-Step Guide to Get Started

RSS 101 for Marketers (Forrester report, July 2005)

Seth Godin on What Is RSS?

About Feeds (XML, RSS, Atom) by Anil Dash for SixApart

RSS Beyond Blogs (round-up of corporate RSS feeds by Toby Bloomberg)

RSS Feeds:What are they?


Podcasting 101


Podcasting 101 on MacZealots.com

How to Record a Podcast by Glenn Fleishman


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