Originally posted on Sept. 13, 2005. Updated: Feb. 18, 2009
People 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.
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
Twitter in plain English (video)
RSS 101: “Really Simple” 5-Step Guide to Get Started
RSS 101 for Marketers (Forrester report, July 2005)
About Feeds (XML, RSS, Atom) by Anil Dash for SixApart
RSS Beyond Blogs (round-up of corporate RSS feeds by Toby Bloomberg)
Podcasting 101 on MacZealots.com
How to Record a Podcast by Glenn Fleishman
- Copyblogger (best blog on how to write a great blog)
- Start Your Own (by Mitch Joel)