I gave a presentation yesterday (hosted by Association for Accounting Marketing, but open to all) on Blogging 101, but it wasn't about "what" a blog is or "why" to have one...it was about "how" to go about setting one up, particularly in a professional firm.
We covered topic selection, traits that make a successful author, the process in making strategic and technical set-up decisions, and a bit about content and promotion. Here are the documents I shared for the teleseminar. (I was excited that the slide deck was selected by Slideshare's editors as their featured presentation today in the How-To and DIY category!)
If you missed the session, you might still enjoy the handouts, and think about attending the second part on Aug 10 (details below).
The next session (Blogging 202) will cover expanding a blog's visibility and readership, monitoring online mentions and learning from your traffic data, finding blog content inspiration, and the process a blog author can expect to go through as he or she goes from noob to seasoned.
It will be held on Aug 10 (also free) and you can register at: http://bit.ly/GoldenBlogs202 You need not be a member of the association to sign up, but you will be prompted to set up an account.