Blogs

 

 

A blog or weblog is a journal or diary that is posted on the web. A blog can provide information on a specialized topic, such as music, politics or news, or it can be written as a personal diary. To keep a blog going, it’s helpful to update it frequently, so readers stay interested.  The quality of writing is important, too.

 

Creating a blog is easy with Blogger or Wordpress!  Both provide a variety of templates and color choices to personalize your web log.  It’s easy to post text and pictures, too.

 

Boing Boing is a weblog of cultural curiosities and interesting technologies.

 

Largehearted Boy is a music blog featuring daily free and legal music downloads as well as news from the worlds of music, literature, and pop culture.

 

PostSecret is an ongoing community art project where people mail-in their secrets anonymously on one side of a homemade postcard.

 

Check out the Bloggie Awards and Technorati for suggestions on what blogs to read or ideas for how to format your own blog!

 

The Last Message Received
edited by Emily Trunko (2017)

From the popular Tumblr, comes the second installment from 16-year-old Emily Trunko--a collection of the last messages people have received from someone significant in their lives.

Tackling Tumblr: Web Publishing Made Simple
by Thord Daniel Hedengren (2011)

A comprehensive guide to the popular web publishing site Tumblr.

 

Dear My Blank: Secret Letters Never Sent
edited by Emily Trunko (2017)

Collection of anonymous unsent letters from the author's Tumblr, Dear my blank.

Blog, Inc.: Blogging for Passion, Profit, and to Create Community
by Joy Deangdeelert Cho (2012)

Joy Cho offers expert advice on starting and growing a blog, from design and finance to overcoming blogger's block, attracting readers, and more.

 

No one cares what you had for lunch : 100 ideas for your blog
by Margaret Mason (2007)

Tired of filling up your blog with boring posts? Take the next step and get inspired to create something unique. A unique idea-book for bloggers seeking fun, creative inspiration.

Blog It!: Super Smart Information Strategies
by Kristin Fontichiaro (2012)

Learn how to use blogs to record your ideas online for everyone to see. Presents a guide to starting and maintaining a successful blog, and discusses how to design and maintain a blog.

 

Just for you : selfish sewing with your favorite SewCanShe bloggers
by Caroline Fairbanks-Critchfield

This chic collection of 24 modern purses, totes, skirts, tops, scarves, and more apparel and accessories from the bloggers at sewcanshe.com gives you the perfect way to relax, replenish, and experience the joy of doing what you love. The projects in this book are organized into 12 chapters for the 12 months of the year, so you can sew sweet little projects all year long. Blog tutorial-style photo instructions make the sewing easy for sewists of all levels.

Blogging for writers : how authors & writers build successful blogs
by Robin Houghton

Packed with tips, advice, and inspirational stories from successful writers who blog, Blogging for Writers is an accessible guide that teaches everything you need to know to create a blog that you'll enjoy writing--and one that readers will return to again and again. No technical knowledge is required: Blogging expert Robin Houghton will take you through the whole process step by step, and you'll soon discover how to blog with confidence, substance, and style.