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The Basics of Blogging and Online Publishing. Is Writing About Books Bad for Reading Books? This blog is called "Technology and Learning" - but maybe the word "Books" should also appear in the title.

Is Writing About Books Bad for Reading Books?

I write about books because I live so much in my head, and the books that I read form the mental scaffolding of my life. Some people learn by doing, I learn by reading (and writing). And I want to hang out with other readers. I want to know what other people who live their lives at the intersection of education and technology are reading. I want to read the same books as you, and spend time talking about what we are reading together. Writing book reviews in this space has been great. Sometimes the author of a book that we have discussed will send me an e-mail of thanks, messages that I cherish. For all the benefits of blogging about books, I am also starting to see some possible negatives: Limited Book Diversity: I'm only really interested in blogging about books that I think that you will also be interested in reading. What are you reading? 10 Social Media Tips for Bloggers. Liz Borod Wright, a freelance writer based in New York City, runs the popular travel blog, Travelogged.

She is also a social media consultant and an adjunct for social media at Columbia Journalism School’s continuing education program. When it comes to building an audience and driving traffic, bloggers are turning to social media with record results. Instead of relying on organic search or (gasp) IRL friends, successful bloggers know they have to develop a following on key social networks as a way to promote their brands and ultimately get more clicks. Twitter, Facebook, StumbleUpon and now Pinterest provide the savvy blogger with plenty of opportunities to attract new readers and engage with regulars, but it can be overwhelming if you’re new to social media or if you only use it for fun. Here are 10 tips to help bloggers navigate the increasingly complex world of social media — while still making time to write content. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Judge: Blogger not a reporter, must turn over information. Preserving Cabrini-Green's images In the sharp sun of an April afternoon, Nate Lanthrum walks through the remains of Cabrini-Green giving away what he has taken.

Judge: Blogger not a reporter, must turn over information

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