onPhilanthropy - Four Steps to Better Online Communications This article is focused on helping nonprofits understand some of the basics of communicating on the web and relates some of the new trends. Web pros won't learn anything new in the article, but I think it's a good example of an article in simple language that's built for the audience. The four strategies Newley relates are: 1) have an easy-to-use Web site that caters to their audience, 2) adopt an email strategy, 3) achieve search... Continue Reading
This week has not been conducive to blogging, but has been good for paying the bills, thankfully. So, just a quick note to congratulate Nancy White for being a guest blogger on the Many-to-Many group blog. She's only been blogging a few weeks, but has come a long way. Go Nancy!!
I think there is a neat thing happening on Nancy's blog; a transparent transition of a person who is in the middle of an online make-over. She recently posted "A diary of blog-crazed woman", which is here review of her recent foray into the weblog world. Unlike many new bloggers, Nancy already has an online audience in the form of her venerable "online facilitation" email group. In her case, starting a weblog brings up a number of unique questions about where to put her "stuff". What goes... Continue Reading
Nancy White, one of my dear friends, fellow Seattleites and mentors in the online world has started a new weblog: Full Circle Associates Online Interaction & Community Blog. You may know Nancy as the creator and moderator of the Online Facilitation Yahoo! Group. Nancy has a ton of experience and a lot to say, so I'm looking forward to watching her get going. Go Nancy!
Blog Software Breakdown This chart displays attributes of different user-installed blog software packages side-by-side for comparison. Via: Online Business Networks
Many-to-Many: All together now: Ha-a-a-a-a.... To celebrate the event, Ross has opened up a Many-to-Many wiki. I'll be interested to see how the weblog and wiki interact in the hands of those folks.
Mena's Corner: Where's the Beef? It's coming and Mena doesn't want everyone to get over-excited. I continue to be impressed with Six Apart's communication style. I liked this: Movable Type 3.0 and on will not be the solution for everyone, and that's okay. For some users, TypePad makes more sense. For others, non-Six Apart tools make more sense. What? Other products may make more sense to some users? Did the CEO really say that?
This may be old news, but I just realized a way to use Movable Type's Bookmarklet feature and NewsGator in Outlook to post weblog entries more quickly. First, you need to know about bookmarklets. From the MT tool: "Setting up a bookmarklet to post to Movable Type allows you to perform one-click posting and publishing without ever entering through the main Movable Type interface." Once you create a bookmarklet (from the main MT menu), you can go to any web site and click on your bookmarklet and... Continue Reading
I've found David Weinberger's recent posts from the Politics Online Conference really interesting. All day today he's been feverishly blogging the various goings on, including presentations from Ken Mehlman of the Bush campaign, Joe Trippi and lots of others. I think it provides an interesting snapshot of how the world of poilitics views the Web, weblogs, online communities and all. David's snarky comments are funny too. For what it's worth, RSS is the *only* reason I can keep up with... Continue Reading
Four Things Every Web Site Headline Must Do If you're writing a headline or heading for a site page, here are four things you need to keep in mind, four elements that demand your attention, four separate â€˜audiences' you need to satisfy. 1. Make the reader feel he or she is in the right place 2. Make the reader feel good and want to continue 3. Appeal to the search engines 4. Satisfy the needs of the company or organization Via: Robin Good's RSS Feeds