A Blog Won’t Do Everything

At our cllrsocmed session in Leeds we got onto discussing the merits of blogs and the on-line / off-line conundrum.  In this brief video Cllr Cooke summarises the key points and gives some helpful tips on how councillors can use blogs effectively.

Advertisements

Cllrs – Why Small Talk is Important

Another regular theme that cropped up at our sessions with councillors involved discussing why social media users felt the need to share “trivial information”.   Why would anyone care what they were having to eat, where they were going, what music they are listening to.  “Why do people feel the need to share this stuff?”  In essence it’s the “social” part of social media, the part that forms the basis of the connections we make.  In this clip @steventuck puts the case succinctly.

 

So what is a blog? (Steve Tuck explains in two minutes)

As part of the #cllrsocmed plain language and myth busting theme @steventuck explains a blog in two minutes.  This video clip was pulled together at our session in Barnsley.

Related posts:

How to set up a blog

Add a new post and insert an image

– Tips for councillors blogging and using Facebook

Connected Councillors

Blogging Quick Guide

10 Reasons Why Cllrs Should Use Social Media

1 Page Guide to Blogging with WordPress

The Internet and Social Media Explained (in 2 minutes)

I’ve blogged previously about the lack of structure to our cllrsocmed sessions – it really is a case of go with the flow and see where councillors take the discussion in order to get the most out of it.  That said every session needed some brief background that explained this whole social media thing in the context of the internet.  @steventuck is great at making the complex totally straightforward – check out this video clip of him in action at our session in Barnsley.

some tips on twitter

Add a new post and insert an image

How to add a new post to you blog and insert an image from your computer.

How to set up a blog

cllrsocmed now have a youtube channel our debut  is the much requested ‘how to set up a blog’ video

View on youtube