Posts Tagged ‘blogging’

Can an A-ha moment encourage member blogging?

September 9, 2014 Leave a comment

No I’m not talking about the 80’s Norwegian band.  But the moment when members of a community start to believe that you do not need to be an expert to write a blog.

A ha moment

A number of facilitators of communities that I have spoken to would love to have more member’s blogging about the subject area.  But when they speak to them, they are a little shy and do not believe they are expert enough to write a blog.

So this is a little idea that you could try out with them to show how easy it is.

There are a number of blogging styles that you will see when you start to read.

Event blogging is one of the easiest and if very common place.  You even start to see some people rushing trying to be the first to post a blog after the event. (Maybe that’s just some of the events that I go to)

Event blogging is– sharing impressions, opinions and insights from and event of seminar with others who may or may not be able to attend

So what’s the simple way to do this?  Well next time you are at an event with a number of your members of your community ask a few of them if they would like to fill in the A-ha moment.  I came across this idea at one of the Henley KM Forum but never thought to use it in this way. 

When you approach your member say that as a key member of the community we would love to capture your insights from the event so we can share with the wider community.

At the end of the event quickly take a photo of what they have written down.  And now you have a range of insights that can be shared with your members of the community.

Hopefully, a simple example like this will show your members how easy it is.  And maybe for the next event, you may even have some volunteers.


25 blogging styles and when to use each one

July 15, 2011 Leave a comment

I was asked the other day for some advice on blogging. I’m still learning and there are some great bloggers out on the CoP platform that you should check out.

But I did come across this by Rohit Bhorgova. I didn’t realise there where so many styles of blogging. I’ve picked a few from the 25 examples. And remember the figures are if you want to make an impact across the web.


Instant Blogging– Sharing Insights, original ideas, commentary or trends on a particular topic. Many consider this the most difficult type of blogging to do.

  • Max times per week: 5+
  • Buzz Index: 4
  • Difficulty: Hard

Ambition Blogging – Blogging about something with the aim of trying to attain it – usually by targeting the decision makers through the blog post.

  • Max times per week: 1
  • Buzz Index: 2
  • Difficulty: Easy

Meme Blogging – Starting a thread of discussion by sharing your response to a query and then challenging other bloggers to answer it on their own blogs.

  • Max times per week: 1
  • Buzz Index: 5
  • Difficulty: Medium

Announcement Blogging – Break news about an announcement or news that was not previously available elsewhere. For maximum effect, being the first to break the news matters most.

  • Max times per week: 5+
  • Buzz Index: 5
  • Difficulty: Hard

Link Blogging – Collecting a series of links to websites, blogs or other online content to create a list of resources with links in a single blog post.

  • Max times per week: 2
  • Buzz Index: 4
  • Difficulty: Medium

Evangelist Blogging – Passionate blog post sharing an affinity and support for a social cause, organisation, product or individual that you believe in.

These posts are meant to inspire others to believe in the same thing.

  • Max times per week: 5+
  • Buzz Index: 3
  • Difficulty: Medium

Did I ever listen to Ted’s tips on Blogging

December 7, 2010 Leave a comment

It’s nearly four years since I persuaded Ted to film these top tips on blogging.

I probably should have done a lot more with the video, but the whole social media thing was very new and at the time not many people talked about Twitter, LinkedIn or Facebook in their day to day life.

So did I listen to Ted’s tip?  Well I think I have.  And do these very simple tips still ring true in today’s blogosphere?

P.S. And Yes he still has that jumper.

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