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BlogTips Tutorial:
How to select your blog platform

Mar 25th, 2011 | By
BlogTips Tutorial:<br />How to select your blog platform

Alright! You recognized your organisation can benefit from a blog and you know what you will blog about. But… which “software” should you use to blog? From the many different blogplatforms on the market, which suits your needs? In this tutorial, I explain the questions you need to ask yourself, the basic choices you will (…)

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BlogTips Tutorial:
Starting a blog from scratch

Mar 25th, 2011 | By
BlogTips Tutorial:<br/>Starting a blog from scratch

As a nonprofit organisation, you want to start blogging? In this tutorial, I collected a number of posts to get you on your way: Does your organisation need a blog? How can a blog enhance your web presence? What is the difference between a blog and a website? What is the cost of making and (…)

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Blogging is dead, long live Blogging!

Mar 22nd, 2011 | By
Blogging is dead, long live Blogging!

Many organisations struggle to get their blog onto the next level, to make proper use of social media tools, to technically manage these tools, and to make their content “travel” through the social media scene. If we concentrate only on blogging, the answer is not in a simple post “How to make your blog successful (…)

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Blogging for nonprofit: IRC’s WASH Blogs

Jul 2nd, 2010 | By
Blogging for nonprofit: IRC’s WASH Blogs

If you use WASH as a noun, rather than a verb, you gotta be working in the humanitarian field. WASH stands for “WAter, Sanitation and Hygiene”, one of the key sectors in the field of aid and development. As with any nonprofit area, advocacy, information dissemination and project discussions are key to the WASH sector, (…)

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Blogging: The ultimate crowd sourced knowledge management?

Jun 16th, 2010 | By
Blogging: The ultimate crowd sourced knowledge management?

In my tutorial series “Blogging 101 – Starting a blog from scratch” I have already covered the basic question many nonprofit organisations ask themselves: “Does my organisation need a blog?” There was one issue I did not highlight, though: Blogging is a kind of crowd sourced knowledge management. What do I mean by that? An (…)

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Blogging for nonprofit in real life: ICTKM’s knowledge sharing blog

Nov 16th, 2009 | By
Blogging for nonprofit in real life: ICTKM’s knowledge sharing blog

Once upon a time, wandering through the forest of nonprofit blogs, I stumbled upon a blog, managed by a team based here in Rome. Over the past years, I got to know most of the people involved, as a bunch of great individuals, driven by enthusiasm and passion about their cause: the ICT-KM team at (…)

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Selfhosting your blog. Or not?

Oct 10th, 2009 | By
Selfhosting your blog. Or not?

In a previous post I touched on the subject of selfhosting in a series about selecting the blog platform suited for your needs. The subject is important enough to elaborate a bit more. When you start a blog, you have the choice of either using your blogservice to host your blog, or to rent server (…)

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Selecting a blog platform – Part 1: A critical choice

Sep 2nd, 2009 | By
Selecting a blog platform – Part 1: A critical choice

Alright! You recognized your organisation can benefit from a blog and you know what you will blog about. The next step is critical: Choosing your blog platform, the “software” to edit, publish and host your blog. Choosing the right blog platform is critical. You might set out as “let me give this a decent try”, (…)

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Selecting a blog platform – Part 2: Selfhost or not?

Aug 29th, 2009 | By
Selecting a blog platform – Part 2: Selfhost or not?

After reading Part 1 in this series, you will agree with me that selecting the right blog platform, the software you will use to create and maintain your blog, is critical. Which of the four platforms we are considering will it be? WordPress, Tumblr, Typepad – Movable Type or Blogger? Your right selection will be (…)

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Selecting a blog platform – Part 3: Functionality

Aug 25th, 2009 | By
Selecting a blog platform – Part 3: Functionality

Part 1 of this series showed how critical it is to choose the blog platform suited for your needs, before you start. in Part 2, we covered one of the first questions you need to ask yourself: will I selfhost my blog or not? Today, we’re covering a topic which is just as critical in (…)

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Selecting a blog platform – Part 4: Ease-of-use and support

Aug 24th, 2009 | By
Selecting a blog platform – Part 4: Ease-of-use and support

In this series, we looked at the criticality of choosing the right blog platform and how the different blog platforms differ in functionality and in the way they host the blogs. Now, let’s concentrate more on you, the blogger. Do you want to concentrate on writing posts, without spending too much time on fiddling with (…)

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