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Top 25 Librarian Bloggers (By the Numbers) At OEDb, we understand the importance of libraries to education and research, whether it be research for health, business, online accounting programs, education, real estate, online marketing programs or a wide number of other areas. In fact, we recently launched our own Library 2.0-themed blog, iLibrarian. Recently, our interest in the amount of blogs authored by librarians begged the question: which librarian bloggers have the biggest reach? With nowhere to turn to answer this question definitively, we thought it would be an interesting exercise to rank all of the biggest blogs by librarians. In ranking the top librarian blogs, our goal was to show — using objective data from reliable sources — which blogs are the most popular, according to visitor traffic and site backlinks. To this end, we used data for these four metrics to calculate the rankings:

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迷惑なブログ等の連絡フォーム— Report content to staff Why are you reporting this? Report this as spam 40 Most Beautiful Hand-Drawn Website Designs The sketchy look templates are currently a trendy style for illustrators and, why not, for web-designers as well. This is why we have decided to dedicate it an entire article and showcase some of the most original, intriguing and inspiring sites or blogs in this style that we could find. The advantage for adopting this kind of graphics is that you will get a very vibrant, natural look which will convey a sense of sincerity and originality to your site or blog. It is free, it is natural, it is living art!!! What more freedom do you want other than to draw whatever your imagination dictates you?

Blogging Resources - Journalists' Toolkit By Mindy McAdams Updated 8 Sept 2010 If you’re completely new to blogging, start with this chapter from the Reporter’s Guide to Multimedia Proficiency: Start a blog (a basic how-to guide; February 2009). WordPress This popular, free, open-source blogging system can be used in two ways: On the hosted site (some limitations), or on your own site, which you control (requires you to have your own Web hosting). — set up a free blog here. WordPress Basics — a free guide to getting started (from Journalists’ Toolkit) 45 Ultra-Effective Hand-Drawn Website Designs Hand-drawing is one of the most popular styles adopted and incorporated into website designs. Deploying some sketchy elements is virtually the best way to convey and reflect individual tone. Such doodles, being used elsewhere as accenting notes, give a design a super unique, down to earth, and organic look. By now the hand-drawn elements are showing up on more and more web designs, so in this showcase we have collected 45 awesome website and template designs which follow a cool creative hand drawn style within their layout. One of the most evident benefits of using hand drawn style is that it serves to impart information on a very emotional, more personal and informal tone.

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