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How-to & DIY

Published on March 11, 2009

Author: claudialim10

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My sharing at Blogout! 2009.
Blog post with this slide can be found at http://claudia.sg/2009/03/ive-a-blog-now-whative-a-blog-now-what

Improving Blogging Experience with Tools & Participation by Claudia Lim I’ve a blog so now what?

I don’t just have a blog

I have two…



Claudia Five…

And more… Unknown to many AKA the anonymous blogs

Blogging Tools

What Tools?

Most Common



For microbloggers

with little words

Random thoughts

Loads of crap

There’s Tumblr.com

Claudia And Posterous.com


For the Hardcores

There’s Sweetcron

And many many others…

Claudia Ermm… So many options!

Which one to use?

Depends on your needs

Tools Cost Ease of use Extendibility Moblog Wordpress.com Free 5 Limited External Wordpress.org Domain + Hosting 6 High External Blogspot.com Free 4 Limited External Tumblr.com Free 2 Moderate Yes Posterous.com Free 1 (Easiest) Moderate Yes zinerepublic.com Free 3 Limited No Sweetcron Domain + Hosting 7 (hardcore) Limited External

For beginners, I’ll recommend Posterous.com Here are the reasons why (Click to post)

I’ve my blog setup

What’s next?

Pimp it! Deep down you know you’re an attention whore too! Stop living in denial!

In Singapore







Other tools


To Pimp Your Blog

Claudia Feed to Twitter

Claudia Feed to facebook Import blog as notes

Whore it further on Plurk




Still NO one reads my blog!


Are just tools

You got to participate



Notice you

Every community has its niche content area or area of interests

Be active in those which meet your interests and needs


To Participate

= time + effort

And usually time and effort does not equate to the returns


After 4 years of active blogging

And lots of support


Commitments Determination Dedications

And a little luck

Featured on Straits Time as Gen Y Twice

You might think the return will than become a bigger pie

But you’re wrong…

Unless you are


Where participation may not be important anymore


Do you really want to be her?

I don’t

Credibility Vs Popularity

I choose Creditability

What about you?

If you’re starting a blog now

Think about what’s passionate to you

Don’t do it for money

Blog because you’re passionate about it

To share your stories

To spread your passion

Sharing by Claudia at Blogout! 2009 by TDM at http://tdm.sg Claudia Lim blogs at http://claudia.sg Find her on facebook at http://tinyurl.com/claudialim

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