Blogging and Microblogging – NMCC

November 9th, 2011

blog is a style of website where part or all is updated with new content from time to time.

Although Blogs are usually maintained by one person with regular posts some blogs are maintained by groups such as the blog, which is kept by MLTI.

Entries are usually displayed in reverse-chronological order, with the latest post having prominent display.Blog can also be used as a verb, meaning to maintain or add content to a blog.

Although not all, most good blogs are interactive, allowing guests to leave comments and sometimes even to message each other. It is interactivity that distinguishes blogs from static websites.

Many blogs focus on a particular subject, others act as personal diaries and still others exist that do not fit these descriptions.

A typical blog combines text, images, and links to other blogs or websites.  Most blogs are primarily textual, although some focus on specifics such as art (art blog), photographs (photoblog), videos (video blogging or vlogging), music (MP3 blog), and audio (podcasting).

Microblogging is another type of blogging, featuring very short posts.


  1. Stephanie Bresett
    November 10th, 2011 at 12:19 | #1

    I think blogging is “old school” now. Microblogging is cool.

    • Ben Nason
      November 10th, 2011 at 12:21 | #2

      Twitter is great for quick ideas and resources

  2. Steven Garton
    November 10th, 2011 at 12:20 | #3

    Blogs are a way to establish your credibility online. It really does give a venue for expression targeted to a topic.

  3. Ben Nason
    November 10th, 2011 at 12:20 | #4

    On a professional level, I follow blogs from people who have great ideas for using technology in the classroom, or using iPads in Special Education, or ideas with using Google Earth. I run a blog for the faculty I work with as a resource for them.

  4. Tracie
    November 10th, 2011 at 12:21 | #5

    Another great venue for communication. I had set up a blog for students to discuss books (likes, dislikes). It did not go well, but I am setting up another one this year and liking it to the library’s Moodle page.

  5. Saramcquarrie
    November 10th, 2011 at 12:21 | #6

    I saw someone post something about a glog. I didn’t know what it was so I looked it up. It is Awesome! Check it out at they have a bunch for education!

    • Steven Garton
      November 10th, 2011 at 12:25 | #7

      This is a very cool tool.

  6. ElizabethConnors
    November 10th, 2011 at 12:21 | #8

    to be honest, this is one piece of technology I know very little about which makes me very curious about it

  7. Pam
    November 10th, 2011 at 12:22 | #9

    I know many teachers who blog about classroom activities. It is a great tool to keep communications open between parents and teachers.

    • Stephanie Bresett
      November 10th, 2011 at 12:27 | #10

      More time that teachers don’t have, but it is a great tool for parents. Good thinking!

  8. Tammy Jordan
    November 10th, 2011 at 12:23 | #11

    This is another tool that can be used to teach students responsible digital citizenship.

  9. Betsy York
    November 10th, 2011 at 12:23 | #12

    I use blogs that others have shared with me and find the content helpful. Also, I’ve made accounts in blog sites, but just haven’t found the time to finish, or maintain my own blog as I have other avenues going on which I share information. However, I have not given up on the thought that I may own a blog in my future. I have joined Twitter and am following a few library folks. I am beginning to find useful resources in their tweets, but find all of this a time management issue.

  10. Londa
    November 10th, 2011 at 12:27 | #13

    I spend some evenings just following blogs in my profession. It is the best way to keep updated on everything involved with my job.

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