Posts Tagged ‘blogosphere’

As a beginning blogger, you may be interested/amused by this blogfest on user experience, bathroom and the 60s. You may even consider participating! Though I can see it may be hard to relate to the 60s… :). At least you can have some fun reading the entries, and discover blogs about user experience along the way.

Engaging the Blogosphere

Posted: October 29, 2008 in Resources
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These links complement the lecture on Engaging the Blogosphere:

You have two blogging exercises (suggested, not mandatory – but highly recommended):

  1. How would you engage the bloggers in the Edelman Autheniticities cases?
  2. How would you advise a small, local yoga studio, an animal shelter, a small pizza restaurant, and/or a bathroom decor store to blog? Can you think of a niche and an angle? What topics would you recommend they write about? How could they engage their publics online?

[update Oct. 30]: This is the message I got last night in response to a Google Alert that someone at the Maharishi University of Management was following:

“Hello Dr. V,

I agree with your observation about the canned comments. The person who sent those isn’t with MUM… he’s an outside supporter who acted on his own.

It appears he needs to take one of your PR courses… so he can learn that his approach is actually counter-productive!


Ron Barnett
Dean of Admissions
Maharishi University of Management”

What do you think? Is that a good response to a blog post? What would you advise Maharishi University of Management to do in this situation?

Anybody who’s somebody and/or would like to be somebody or just IS in PR blogs. There are lots of PR blogs out there. How do you find them and choose what to READ?

Here are some starting points:

Reading is not enough. You should also RESPOND, in comments or your own blog posts.

Here are some excellent tips on how to comment and how to invite comments on your posts, from UGA PR professor Karen Russell.

You’re reading blogs and responding, but how do you build your own online reputation? By WRITING your own blog. How? Chris Brogan wrote a number of excellent tips for better blogging, collected here. I also highly recommend the book Naked Conversations – it will teach you a lot about good blogging.

WHY? Besides the reasons mentioned in class, see: