Thursday, March 07, 2013

WEBINAR: Blogs are Easy-to-Make Web Pages

DearREADERS,
Friday will find Ol' Myrt here and my daughter Carrie Keele of NotYourMothersGenealogy.com meeting with Geoff Rasmussen over at LegacyFamilyTree.com and FamilyTreeWebinars.com. These are some of the topics we will cover during the webinar scheduled to begin as follows:

Carrie Keele of
NotYourMothersGenealogy.com
Friday, March 8, 2013 
2:00pm Eastern
1:00pm Central
12:00pm Mountain
11:00am Pacific
7:00pm GMT 


REGISTER HERE: http://familytreewebinars.com/webinar_details.php?webinar_id=74



GOAL: Honor ancestors by creating blog posts - a place on the web that anyone can find using simple search engine techniques. Learn how to cut costs of printing & snail-mailing your family newsletter, and find out how to reach beyond your current membership circle.

PROCESS: Carrie demos setting up a blog in three easy steps. Myrt analyzes a printed newsletter and demos how to turn it into a blog. This webinar includes short segments about setting up a Google Calendar that several members can update, and how to convert your blog into a genealogy book.



On 7 Mar 2013, Carole Riley from New South Wales wrote Why a blog is more attractive than a website, explaining that a blog post about a specific person or family line will be higher in a Google Search and is more likely to hold the attention of a casual reader.

Three steps to creating your  brand spanking new blog by logging in to www.Blogger.com with your Gmail account user name and password and selecting the “New Blog” button. 
  1. Create "Title"
  2. Create "Address"
  3. Select "template"
The just click that "CREATE BLOG!" button.

From here on in, creating a blog post is no more difficult than composing email. You may copy and paste text, change fonts, add bold, italics, add color and highlighting, insert hyperlinks and images, use bulleted lists, indent large quotes, and spell check.




Bloggers can even create a series of posts, scheduling them for later publication. In this manner society newsletter editors could :
Blogger.com's Scheduling Option
  • copy and paste submitted articles
  • insert illustrations
  • set for publication on the usual paper newsletter publication date.

How do members subscribe? Members of the society subscribe to the blog using email or “in the cloud” with a blog reader like Google Reader.

How can others find us? Google adds blog posts to the list of hits when someone uses this powerful search engine.

Bloggers can even create a series of posts, scheduling them for later publication. In this manner society newsletter editors could :
  • copy and paste submitted articles
  • insert illustrations
  • set for publication on the usual paper newsletter publication date.
How do members subscribe? Members of the society subscribe to the blog using email or “in the cloud” with a blog reader like Google Reader.

How can others find us? Google includes blog posts to the list of hits when someone uses this powerful search engine.


Bloggers can even create a series of posts, scheduling them for later publication. In this manner society newsletter editors could :
  • copy and paste submitted articles
  • insert illustrations
  • set for publication on the usual paper newsletter publication date.
DO YOU WANT A PRINTED SOCIETY NEWSLETTER OR A BLOG?

Paper on the shelf
or
a dynamic web presence?


If your priority is to get your message out to the world, then a dynamic web presence is KEY.
  • Blogger.com is owned by Google.
  • Within 5-10 minutes of publication, Google has “spidered” every word on your blog post, increasing the likelihood of others finding you.

They don’t call it the WORLD WIDE WEB for nothing.






Happy family tree climbing!
Myrt     :)
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