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What blogging was

David Weinberger

At a recent Fellows Hour at the Berkman Center the topic was something like “Whatever happened to blogging?,” ” with the aim of thinking about how Berkman can take better advantage of blogging as a platform for public discussion. They asked me to begin with some reflections on what blogging once was, because I am old. I understand that I’m reporting on how blogging looked to someone in a highly privileged position. My blog was me.

Blogging angst

Euen Semple

My friend Dave Tebbutt is wondering whether to give up his blog or not. Many of us over the years go through periods of questioning why we blog and if it is worth it. For me the biggest reason to blog is personal. If I don’t blog I don’t think as much, or at least not with as much focus. I don’t think it even matters where you blog these days. This is because just linking to my blog posts seemed unreasonable.

6 Use Cases for Enterprise Micro-Blogging

Dan Pontefract

You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: As I’ve said before , micro-blogging inside an organization could be coined the ‘ liquid knowledge network ‘ There is so much to like about it. micro-blogging.

Our Three Young Children Blog … Here’s Why

Dan Pontefract

” Denise and I, as parents of the three goats (now aged, 10, 7 and 6) happily encourage them to publicly blog at their own domains: www.clairepontefract.com. Blogging inspires creativity. We’re proud they love writing on their blogs.

The Soothing Effect of Blogging

Luis Suarez

It’s hard to believe, even for myself, how the last time I wrote a blog post over here was a bit over two months ago. However, it doesn’t even feel totally awkward, as it used to be in the past, whenever I embarked on a longish blogging hiatus of sorts.

In the beginning was the blog

Harold Jarche

Chris Brogan, co-author of Trust Agents , has a number of insights on blogging and engaging online. I have been blogging here for eight years and before that experimented with a few other blogs. For me, this blog is a central part of my online sense-making.

“Blogging is just people showing off”

Euen Semple

This was the reaction someone had to the discussion the other day about the benefits or otherwise of blogging. I remember an elderly relative saying “Oh yes blogging, that’s just people expressing their opinion”. Besides blogging is so varied in its manifestations that blanket statements about what it is or is not are nonsense. I’d be interested in some of the naysayers reactions to my teenage daughter Mollie’s blogging.

Let’s Rename Micro-blogging to Chatting

Dan Pontefract

<Note: I call this a ‘popcorn’ post> If you’re on the ole Twitter , or even better, if your organization has implemented a micro-blogging application of some sort, you get it. That is, you probably have a semi-coherent idea of what micro-blogging actually is.

Back to Blogging

Doc Searls

So I can get back to all the stuff I’ve neglected in the meantime, including this: blogging. I think it was twelve years ago today that I put up the first post on this blog. Writing in WordPress is more complicated, but my favorite blogging tool is still OPML. Once tweeting came along, a lot of the stuff I once blogged about I began tweeting about instead. For example, you can still find everything I’ve ever blogged. Blogging was live and engaging.

That first CEO blog post

Euen Semple

Your first "hello world" blog post is hard whoever you are - and whoever you think is going to read it. But imagine doing your first blog post as a senior executive. In fact those same people are probably itching to write your first blog post for you. First they help you, then they start to write the posts for you, then you get busy or bored, and the next thing you know it is not your blog but someone else''s.

Micro-blogging can help build your organisational culture

Dan Pontefract

How Micro-Blogging Came To Be. This was the beginning of a new term; micro-blogging. PC Magazine defines micro-blogging as follows: A blog that contains brief entries about the activities of an individual or company.

Blog Post: Steve Jobs on "Think Different"

David Gurteen

By David Gurteen You may be getting a little bit tired of all the stories and videos posted online about Steve Jobs but I am still enjoying and learning from them. This video is from an Apple "Think Different" - Internal Meeting in September 1997 - just 10 weeks or so after he returned to Apple.

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Corporate blogging: value versus risks

Ross Dawson

Knowledge@Australian School of Business recently published an interesting article on corporate blogging , which drew on an interview with me. One of the greatest dangers is not getting involved in blogging at all, claims Ross Dawson – futurist, blogger and chairman of Advanced Human Technologies, a company that consults on “the network economy&#. It’s certainly not that every company needs to be blogging, far from it.

Blogs in Education

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

What is a Blog? A blog is a personal website that contains content organized like a journal or a diary. Readers catch up with blogs by starting at the top and reading down until they encounter material they’re already read. Though blogs are typically thought of as personal journals, there is no limit to what may be covered in a blog. While the earliest blogs were created by hand, blogging becam widely popular with the advent of blog authoring tools.

Litmos Guest Blog Series

Clark Quinn

As I did with Learnnovators , with Litmos I’ve also done a series of posts , in this case a year’s worth. Unlike the other series, which was focused on deeper eLearning design, they’re not linked thematically and instead cover a wide range of topics that were mutually agreed as being personally interesting and of interest to their argument. So, we have presentations on: Blending learning. Performance Support. mLearning: Part 1 and Part 2. Advanced Instructional Design.

How writing a blog can make you a better manager.

Euen Semple

You have to mostly work stuff out for yourself - and this is where a blog comes in. Writing a blog can help in the following ways: You notice more. I often think back to my days as a line manager. Working with people in big organisations I am reminded of the fears and frustrations that come with the job. I remember feeling out of my depth and unsure of the responsibility.

Micro-blogging can help build your organisational culture

Dan Pontefract

How Micro-Blogging Came To Be. This was the beginning of a new term; micro-blogging. PC Magazine defines micro-blogging as follows: A blog that contains brief entries about the activities of an individual or company.

The Best Blog Posts of January 2014

Jane Hart

Here is my personal pick of the best blog posts in January 2014. For all the posts I tweeted and bookmarked in January, see my 2014 Reading List.)

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Blogging is fragmenting into multi-platform content creation – long live blogging!

Ross Dawson

Drawing on a new Pew Internet report on Social Media & Mobile Internet Use Among Teens and Young Adults , The New York Times headline is: Blogs Wane as the Young Drift to Sites Like Twitter. First , blogs are not waning. All the major blogging platforms are growing.

Blog Post: Do you have listening difficulties?

David Gurteen

By David Gurteen We all appreciate the benefits of listening such as listening to ignite other people's thinking But most of us are not that good at it. As Stephen Covey points out we tend to listen with the intent to reply rather than to understand or we fall into the trap of ditting other people's stories or we start to judge or evaluate what they have to say. There are many techniques that we can learn to improve our listening ability such as empathic listening.

Reflections on Ten Years of Blogging

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Friedman’s words came to mind as I was reflecting on the evolution of blogging since I posted my first blog in May of 2005. The advent of easy-to-use tools and platforms brought blogging to a much larger, non-technical population.

Tweet Kings & Pretty Things (aka Micro-Blogging Habits)

Dan Pontefract

The crux of that argument is whether you believe micro-blogging is an active behavior or whether you treat it as passive oversight. Micro-blogging — to truly become effective whether personally or organizationally — ought to become both a personal and an organizational habit.

Four lessons learned from 12 years of blogging

Ross Dawson

It is 12 years since I started this Trends in the Living Networks blog to accompany the launch of my book Living Networks. The original blog was on the book website, but a couple of years later I moved it to this domain, rossdawsonblog.com. At the time I put quite a lot of consideration into whether that was a good name, given that ‘blog’ was a neologism that might fade or be replaced. So what are some of the things I have learned from 12 years of blogging?

Back to Blogging, Again: Boira (2010 – … )

Luis Suarez

Did you notice the last time I created a blog post over here was on 11/11/11 to treasure the living memory of one of those loving creatures one learns to love, appreciate and live with in unconditional terms over the course of the years?

How blogging changed my life for the better

Harold Jarche

So I’m going to respond to Hugh MacLeod’s question about the importance of blogging to me. Like I said many times before, for those of us crazy enough to take it seriously, blogging matters, so does freedom, that’s why I wrote the book. My blog keeps me connected.

Why blogging still matters in business - and always will.

Euen Semple

Blogging is a means by which to rediscover your voice, to learn to share your thoughts with others, and by doing so to help us all get smarter faster. But with a blog, a business blog whether internal or external, we have a place to play. We can make the blog our own and we can write with our own voice. It''s not about marketing, or SEO, or "going viral".

50,000 Photos as a Blog

Doc Searls

For a blog that’s not bad — and I’m beginning to think that, in a way, a blog is what Flickr is for me. Journalism is a form of documentation, and what I provide the world through my photo blog is fodder for that. Hardly a week goes by that a shot of mine doesn’t find its way from Flickr or Wikimedia Commons into a newspaper, a magazine or a blog post somewhere. Here’s one that ran in the NYTimes Bits blog on the 19th.

Blogs I follow religiously

Jay Cross

Adaptive Path. Andy McAfee. Charles Jennings. Clark Quinn. Dan Pontefract. Dave Gray. Dave Snowden. David Gurteen. David Weinberger. Dawn of Learning. Dion Hinchcliffe. Doc Searls. Donald Clark Plan B. Eide Neurolearning. Ellen Wagner. Euen Semple. George Siemens. Harold Jarche.

Should CEOs Blog?

Luis Suarez

Earlier on this month, my good friend, Euan Semple wrote a short blog post on the topic of how tough it is to put together that initial first blog entry, if you are new to blogging, and even more so if you are an executive.

Nonprofit Blog Carnival: Personal Productivity Tips for Nonprofits

Beth Kanter

The first Nonprofit Blog Carnival of 2015 is on the theme is personal productivity. That was the call for blog posts. I received a rich selection covering this topic – from changing mindsets, new tool sets, and lots of tips on how to manage your social media, email, and work flow.

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Why Blogging Still Matters

Luis Suarez

It’s been a little while since the last time that I had a chance to write another post over here in this blog, so I guess it’s now time for another experiment then. No, I know what you may be thinking, but I am not going to stop blogging nor give up on writing for that matter.

When is a blog not a blog?

Euen Semple

When is a blog not a blog? When it is a blog post. There is not much that brings out the pedant in me but when people refer to a blog post as a blog it drives me nuts! I get caught out all the time when someone says "Have you seen my new blog?" and I think they have set up a whole new blog when in fact all they have done is write a blog post! A blog is the whole blog with all its posts and a blog post is a post - OK

I Will Dispense This Advice on Blogging

Luis Suarez

The thing is vast majority of that advice about blogs keeps missing the whole point on what blogging is all about right from the start. So I thought for today I’ll take the liberty of dispensing this piece of advice on blogging itself: Ignore me, for your own good! Blog now!

Blogging and Personal Feelings

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In November of 2008, Andrew Sullivan published an excellent article in The Atlantic , - Why I Blog , - in which he discussed the unique characteristics of a blog by reminding us what a web log shares in common with its namesake, the ship log. “In Anyone who has blogged his thoughts for an extended time will recognize this world. We blog now - as news reaches us, as facts emerge. I have now been blogging since May of 2005.

Live blogging Politics of the Internet

Doc Searls

So I’m at Micah Sifry’s Politics of the Internet class at the Kennedy School , and risk live-blogging it (taxing my multitasking abilities…). Linux for Suits – Beyond Blogging’s Black Holes | Linux Journal. The class will be blogging. Look forward to reading those blogs too. Blogging Business Cluetrain Politics problems Research School Science Social Technology

Facebook as a blogging platform

Euen Semple

Blogging is still one of the most useful and fun things you can do. I still blog at The Obvious? Each time social networks die and we all move on my blog is still there. As people have moved into places like Facebook and Twitter the energy has moved away from blogging to some extent. I, like many bloggers, used to post links to my blog posts on Facebook or Google+. So I started posting the entire content of my blog posts on Facebook and Google+.

Seven Ways to Make Sure Your Blog Gets Noticed

Beth Kanter

” My colleagues at Momsrising, the poster child for Networked Nonprofits, offered this amazing guest post filled with great tips on how to get your blog noticed. After initially promoting the blog carnival on our network, which has a social media reach of 3.5

Back to Blogging: Fosca (1998 – 2011)

Luis Suarez

It’s hard to believe the last time that I had a chance to drop by over here in this blog to create another entry was a bit over a month ago! I bet a bunch of you folks thought I had given up on blogging altogether ( once again, after this long hiatus!)

This blog is closing…

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

I started this blog when Informal Learning was released, November 10, 2006. Join me at Internet Time Blog. That’s where I’ve blogged for more than a decade and where I engage new thoughts and interactions. Even I was getting confused about which blog to post in.

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The Power of Words – Back to Blogging!

Luis Suarez

Do you remember when I reflected back on the day about those dormant periods with my blogging over here? When I was basically mentioning how with all of the business travelling I was finding less and less time to blog, while on the road?