What Makes a Great Blog: Principles for Success

Course Overview

What Makes a Great Blog: Principles for Success
Originally Broadcast On:
June 24, 2010
Time Estimate:
One hour


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This Webinar was originally broadcast on:
June 24, 2010 Enroll Now

Among the fantastic variety of blogs, a few key traits characterize the most successful ones. In this one-hour presentation, originally broadcast June 24, 2009, we look at a diverse selection of popular bloggers to learn how to employ their strategies in a news environment.

What Will I Learn:
  • What qualities make up a good blog
  • How to reach a wider audience
  • How to blog efficiently and effectively while juggling other work
  • How to create and manage robust communities of commenters
  • How to follow many blogs efficiently
Who Should Take this Course:

This course is for those who blog or those who want to blog and want it to be relevant and appeal to a wide audience.

Course Instructor:

Matt Thompson

Matt Thompson is an editorial product manager at National Public Radio, where he's helping to coordinate the development of 12 topic-focused local news sites in conjunction with NPR member stations.

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