Blogging

A blog, a contraction of the term “web log,” is a type of web site which consists of entries in reverse-chronological order. Blogs can combine text, images, links and other media. They can be set up so that readers can leave comments.

Examples of Vermont Library Blogs:

Roger Clark Memorial Library – Pittsfield
Brooks Memorial Library Ready Reference – Brattleboro
Springfield Town Library News and Events
Norman Williams Public Library – Woodstock

As part of this program, you will be setting up a blog of your own. Here are some things to keep in mind:

  • Privacy? There is none! Everyone can read your blog. This is the nature of blogs in general. Remember, you can remain anonymous by choosing a generic name for the blog and hide your user profile if you wish. When you send in an e-mail to register your blog on the Participant Blogs page, only Mara will know who you are.
  • Keep in mind the type of posts you make and use discretion in mentioning names/places.
  • Copyright issues  also apply to blogs.
  • Photo posting — When posting identifiable photos of other people (especially minors) it is advisable to get the person’s permission before posting their photo. Never upload pictures that weren’t taken by you (unless you have the photographer’s consent) and always give credit when you include photos taken by someone else in your blog.
  • Respect your colleagues’ thoughts and comments, but feel free to disagree. That’s how discussions ensue and change happens!
  • HAVE FUN!

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