You Will Need:
• To register a blog on Blogger, Wordpress, Typepad or any other similar service.
• A patient can blog themselves but I recommened having at least one other person assist in maintaining a blog so that they can write on days when a patient doesn't feel up to it. Having someone, a Friend/Family Member, who is wiling to help post updates on a regular basis is a good idea.
Viist the Helping Tami Blog to get an idea how a blog can work for you
Cost: $0 if you know someone who can help you.
Blogs can be personal or professional.
What is a blog?
A blog as an online journal or diary. It runs in reverse chronological order so that the most recent content is at the top of the page and the oldest is at the bottom.
- When used in the context of a marrow drive a blog is way to reach out and post updates to friends, family and well wishers who want to kow how a patient is doing.
- Can be used to update followers about upcoming scheduled donor drives
- Can be used to help educate people about what the National Marrow Donor Program and about other International programs.
It's somewhere you can talk about whatever you want to talk about. Hopefully it will give visitors a way to connect with you, whether this means creating or maintaining a friendship, staying in touch with family and friends, or creating a bond between yourself and future clients.
A Blog consists of a few basic components:
1. An entry by the blog owner called a post
2. Clickable Links so people can click straight from the post to more information about what you're talking about
3. Pictures, images and videos are often included in blogs.
4. Allowing visitors to leave comments about your posts is optional.
Eventually I will construct custom tutorials about blogging here but for now please visit the tutorials on another website I maintain called Best Wedding Blogs.
Which Platform to Use:
If you've never blogged before Blogger will most likely be the best choice for you. Blogger is very user friendly and is best for novices.
Wordpress is a better choice if you would like to combine a blog and website into one as they allow static pages that you can use for your home, about and educational pages while also having the archival blog system as a built in feature. If you are web savvy you might have no problem jumping right into a Wordpress blog.
Blogs by Patients: Blogs are written in reverse chronilogical order so you need to go to the oldest post to start at the beginning of a patient's story.
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