How To Maintain Momentum in Blogging

Experiencing eLearning

Someone asked me in last week’s eLearning Freelancer Bootcamp Q&A about how I maintain my blogging momentum. I’ve been blogging since late 2006, and I’m still publishing every week. That’s a lot of writing. Block time to write. Blogging

8 Years of Blogging

Experiencing eLearning

I missed my anniversary by a few days, but I’ve now been blogging for 8 years. Voice Over Scripts: Writing Style Tips. Image Credit: Graphic Stock Filed under: Blogging , Lifelong Learning My first post on 12/26/06 explained that I was creating a graduate course on social media for teachers and felt I should “practice what I preach.”

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Where I Get Blog Post Ideas

Experiencing eLearning

When I talk to people about starting a blog, they often state they don’t have anything to write about. They ask how I come up with ideas, especially when I’ve been blogging so long. As I approach my ninth anniversary of starting this blog, I feel like I have more to write about than I did after one year. I get stuck on writing sometimes, just like everyone else, but I’ve figured out ways to work through those blocks.

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Honoring our 2020 MVP blog authors

Experience API

At Rustici Software, I’m lucky to work with colleagues who enjoy sharing their expertise with others through blog writing. While Brian’s blog takes the trophy, we also want to recognize our runner-up. We hope our blogs help you navigate xAPI and the various eLearning standards.

12 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Authoring Tool

Google AI Blog (2014), ‘A picture is worth a thousand (coherent) words: building a natural description of images’ 4 Give Your Video. the chance to write their answer in a text box. 12 Ways to Get the Most.

Blogging to Build Your Business

Experiencing eLearning

I recently gave a presentation to the Online Network of Independent Learning Professionals about blogging to build your business. This is specifically about what I have learned about blogging to build your reputation as a learning consultant over my 9+ years of blogging. I started blogging in December 2006 as a tool for my own professional development. Now I have my business in one place and my blog in another, which splits my online identity. Writing.

Open writing/blogging challenge #OpenBlog19

Technology Enhanced Learning Blog

This morning I had an idea for a ‘ pay it forward ‘ blogging/writing challenge. The premise is simple … once nominated you will be presented with a title or theme with which you can write about. You can write this on whatever medium you like or prefer to use (blog, LinkedIn, Medium, etc.), Here's an idea for a new blog series. comes up with title/theme for a blog post and nominates someone to write it?

Instructional Design and E-Learning Blogs

Experiencing eLearning

Back when I wrote my instructional design careers series in 2007, I was only aware of a few blogs by instructional designers. Since then, I’ve discovered a wealth of blogs by instructional designers, e-learning developers, and workplace learning specialists. Design for Learning is written by Natalie Laderas-Kilkenny, a former coworker of mine who blogs on education and technology. Tracy Hamilton writes Discovery through eLearning.

Class Blog Versus Class LMS

LearnDash

What was once meant for blogging has evolved to a content management system, learning management system, forums, social networking, event booking, ecommerce, and so on. Given the ease-of-use of WordPress, there was a time when teachers all over the world would start a class blog. In some cases, they would even allow their students to create blogs by leveraging WordPress multisite installations. That said, you can still use the blogging component of WordPress in the classroom.

Leveraging Your Blog to Create a Course

LearnDash

You spent a lot of time creating your blog posts, why not leverage that hard work to create your course? One of the best ways to determine if your course idea is worthwhile is to start a blog around that particular subject first. As you write on the subject you will start to see whether or not people are interested in the topic by looking at your things like your site traffic stats and most popular blog posts. LearnDash started as a simple two-page blog.

Our Favorite Game Design Blogs

Upside Learning

The other is to look at other’s experiences, and there are many who’ve documented their game design experiences in various blogs. Philomath Games – A constantly updated blog that includes posts that discuss a variety of game design and development issues. Game Design Blog – Another frequently updated blog that contains a wealth of information about game design and development.

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2019 Blog Review: 13 Years

Experiencing eLearning

2019 was a big year for my blog. This year, I focused on writing new posts plus updating some older content. I started this blog in 2006 as a free wordpress.com blog. I was using my blog primarily as a tool for my own reflection and learning. This is post #1,115 on my blog. I’m currently writing a brand new post every other week (as I had been for the past few years). According to my time tracking, I spent about 132 hours on my blog in 2019.

What I learned About Modern Learning Writing 50 Blogs in 50 Days

InSync Training

50 Modern Blended Learning BlogsIn early December, I had an idea. To me, it seemed to be a reasonable idea. InSync training was launching a new community of practice in March – the Blended Learning Hub -- and I wanted to emphasize how InSync Training is a credible expert in all things having to do with blended learning. So why not create 50 pieces of modern learning content and push them out to the learning universe? How hard could it be?

Blogging in a Walled Garden

Experiencing eLearning

One of the features of Sakai that our team was looking for in a new LMS is a blogging tool. However, it does give us the option of blogging within the system. We’re still using those tools for some courses, depending on the content and activities, but we’re starting to integrate this internal blog into our activities. During the pilot of our new facilitator training course, I lurked in the forums during a heated debate about the use of the blog tool.

Blogging Again

eLearning Cyclops

If you have been visiting, I am sure you noticed I have been writing very, very little lately. It has been an very busy at work, which of course limits time to blog but has more directly affected the motivation to blog. Many a nights I have said to myself, "I spent the entire day on my PC designing and creating eLearning, I don''t think I want to spent tonight writing about it." Blogging

Blogging Strategies

Clark Quinn

for Learning Professionals Free Online Course (you can jump in at any time) is all about Blogs for Learning. Interestingly, when I prepared the notes for this week, I was able to leverage what the course members had produced during the previous week on Social Bookmarks : [link] [link] [link] You can read in the link Blogs for Learning about my perspective on using Blogs for Learning and Networking. Before blogging, those thoughts were fleeting. The third week of Web 2.0

Blogging For Your Business – What Do You Know About It?

Your Training Edge

That’s true of most online marketing practices, but it applies doubly to blogging. Not so long ago, blogging was niche. But blogging has come into the light and younger generations are. Blogging is a lot of work. The first misconception is that blogging is a big amount of work. Is blogging a lot of work in comparison to, say, cold calling or personally designing all of the ads you put out through social media? Blogging isn’t cost-effective.

Our Blog Turns One Today

Upside Learning

It’s been a year since we started blogging (March 03, 2009) and we are raring to go another notch high. In the process of writing & sharing our thoughts, we now have a whole bunch of people (bloggers) at Upside who follow a large number of related blogs daily. And there are many others at Upside who are trying to follow blogs to stay connected. We are also bringing some structure to our learning by having discussions on our and others’ blog posts.

Gamified Classroom-based Training Solution for BFSI Client: Engaging Learners for Effective Learning – Video Blog

G-Cube

For more details, you can write us at info@gc-solutions.net. Video Blog BFSI BFSI sector elearning for BFSIIn today’s digital scenario, incentivizing learning has become one of the foremost challenges for organizations in the Banking, Financial Services and Insurance (BFSI) sector. Applying game-based learning within a classroom setting has proved to be a viable solution.

What did 100 blog posts bring me?

Challenge to Learn

When I started my blog in December 2009 I was curious what it would be like to blog and I wanted to improve my English (I’m still working on that). My blog now has an average of almost a 100 views per day. The fact that you have an audience makes a big difference, it turns your blog from a diary into a publication and most important: you get feedback. I use my blog to try out ideas. Writing on demand.

How I Blog: #DevLearn Bloggers

Learning Visions

Each of us has been asked to write a post about how we blog.here's my offering: I’ve always been a note taker. Read the full story over at Twist, the eLearning Guild's blog DevLearn , that mecca of a eLearning conference, is coming up quickly! This year, we'll be running around the MGM Grand in Las Vegas from September 30-October 2, filling our heads with eLearning goodness. I'm honored to be a part of the #DevLearn Bloggers team.

The 4 pillars of blogging

E-Learning Provocateur

I have been blogging for some time now, and I can honestly say that it’s been a growth journey. I started blogging primarily for myself – essentially to organise and articulate the thoughts in my own head. Recently, a few people have been asking me for blogging advice, mainly around getting started. This got me thinking… What are my guiding principles for blogging? I call these my 4 pillars of blogging. Tags: blogging writing cartoon

7 Key Benefits Of Guest Blogging In The eLearning Industry

Dan Keckan

You could launch your own blog and wait for the readers to trickle in. eLearning Career eLearning Blog eLearning Professionals Free eLearning eBooks Writing In eLearningOr you can guest post on established sites to become an industry thought leader and reach a whole new, and already interested, audience. This post was first published on eLearning Industry.

10 Blogs Every eLearning Professional Should Read

Matthew Guyan

Recently my friend Ryan Tracey posted a list of 10 journals every e-learning professional should read in response to my list of 5 Books Every eLearning Professional Should Read which was in response to his 5 papers every learning professional should read (this feeling like the blogging equivalent to a game of tennis). The one thing that each blog has in common is that the author is making a positive contribution to the wider eLearning field (IMHO).

Do You Have a Blog? Sell Your Content!

LearnDash

I can recall a time when the word “blog” would raise eyebrows and generate looks of suspicion. Its use was often followed by an explanation that “blog” is actually short for “weblog”, and it was a form of online journal. It seems that everyone, at some point, has started a blog. While blogging may have just been a phase for many, there are a great number of people out there who have continued blogging with great vigor.

How To Create a Course Using a Blog

LearnDash

If you have a blog, then you know how much work is required to continually write useful articles. It takes a great degree of dedication to run a blog properly, which is why many people avoid it altogether. One reason people become demoralized with blogs is because they feel that the initial value of their articles is lost shortly after it is released. Sure, the biggest ‘push’ for any article you write is going to be in the first few days of posting.

Balancing Personal and Organizational Blogging

David Kelly

I’ve been blogging for a number of years now. I love writing, and enjoy the learning that takes place through the reflective practice. In addition to my personal blog, I’ve also written for other magazines and periodicals over the years, including the eLearning Guild Blog, TWIST. Writing for TWIST has been an interesting experience, as the work that I do for the Guild exists in the same intersection of learning and technology that my personal blog supports.

My blog as a learning experience

Challenge to Learn

A little more than a year ago I wrote my first blog, just to experience what is was like to write one. My first blog (which I called ’my first blog’) didn’t even had a proper subject, I just wrote a blog to see what would happen. To my surprise quite a number of people read it and they encouraged me to continue and really start blogging. For the first post I named my blog Kasper Spiro’s blog. blogging e-Learning

Re-evaluating Evaluation | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Re-evaluating Evaluation by Barbara on March 16, 2011 in Project Management/Project Delivery For years, I have dutifully included a description of Kirkpatrick’s Four Levels of Learning Evaluation in every proposal for every company I have worked with. One of my discoveries was Jane Bozarth , who writes a monthly column called “Nuts and Bolts” in Learning Solutions Magazine.

Best Customer Education Blogs: 25 Must-Reads for Learning Professionals

Talented Learning

Which blogs offer the best advice about customer education practices, strategies and technologies? And that’s where our quest to find the best blog content begins. For example, as an independent extended enterprise learning analyst, I’ve been writing for nearly 5 years about the explosive growth in customer training and the learning innovators who are defining this space. 25 Must-Read Customer Education Blogs. Published on the Amity blog).

Free eBook - How To Become An Authority In The eLearning Industry By Guest Blogging

Dan Keckan

eLearning Career eLearning Blog Free eLearning eBooks Guest Blogging Writing In eLearningIt’s difficult to carve out a niche for yourself online these days. Steep competition, search engine algorithms, and time-crunched readers are just the tip of the iceberg. But our new eBook can help you become an authority in the eLearning Industry and get the online recognition you deserve. This post was first published on eLearning Industry.

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13 Reasons Why This Blog Is Irrelevant

Mitch Moldofsky

Ever wonder why so many blogs have numbers in the title? which reflects the fact that blogs are all about marketing, really, rather than sharing info with peers. No one is writing this, it's all AI. If you take the number of blog posted every day and multiply it by the total number of "ways" and "tips" and "hints" and "super recipes" in each one, you get pi. Social Media marketers tell us this is what people like to click on. Who knows why?

Learning Rebels and the ASTD (ATD) Guest Blog: Learning through Sharing

Learning Rebels

Anyway, the last couple of weeks have had me head down writing a two part blog post for ASTD.org. From the person letting me know they were inspired to add more features to their toolbox; to the person who confided that originally they had no urge to change, but now they see a reason; to the person who suggested I add a “donate button” to my blog (thank you BTW). Learning through sharing. Lately I’ve been on a bit of a sharing kick.

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Top 7 Custom eLearning Articles on our Blog in 2013

Bottom-Line Performance

Regular readers know we strive to make this blog a hub for corporate learning professionals. That’s because we started a second blog in 2013 on TheKnowledgeGuru.com , solely dedicated to using games for learning. We simply had too much content for one blog! Look for a “best of” post on the Knowledge Guru blog very soon. Why do we all love ‘best of’ posts so much at the end of the year?

Can this blog be revived?

Janet Clarey

I started this blog in February of 2007. It has basically been inactive for the past few years because my work-related writing is (and is required to be) published on Bersin, Deloitte Consulting websites and on Twitter. I’ve thought about what I wanted to do with this blog for some time and decided that rather than delete it, I’m changing its focus. Going forward, I will be writing about my life experience and observations as a Gen X generation working woman.

New Blog

Tony Karrer

Ingrid O'Sullivan has a new blog and is the first person to take me up on my post 100 Conversation Topics which asks people to start a conversation with me and get aggregated into 100 conversations. Ingrid's post tells a bit of a story that is likely familiar to other authors of a relatively new blog. Ingrid tells us that among her hardest challenges is deciding what to write in the blog. I'm pretty new to blogging [.]

Repurpose Your Content: Make a Blog Video!

TechSmith Camtasia

Writing a blog post is often time consuming and a lot of effort goes into research, writing, and editing. Since you’re already writing the post –why not also make a blog video? A vlog is a blog that is primarily delivered in video format. For our purposes, when we say blog video , we’re talking about a video summary of a blog post. You can use your blog video on social media to promote the post and drive traffic to the blog post.

A Year of “The Performance Improvement Blog” in Review

The Performance Improvement Blog

It’s time to do a little year-end reflecting on my blog posts from 2012. Throughout last year I used this blog to illuminate important leadership and management issues. Out of all of these blog posts I’ve selected five that seem to have had the most interest for readers. The blog post must have hit a nerve because it has broken the record for most comments to a single HBR Blog Network post. .

How Bloggers Can Create a Blogging Quiz

ProProfs

Creating blogging quizzes can do more for your site than just entertain readers. Click here to find out how blogging quizzes also work great when you’re running out of content. . Quizzes are known to be a sure-fire way to success in the blogging space and bloggers are well positioned to write quizzes, because they already have a knack of communicating with their audience. Step 3: Write to One Person. Everyone loves a good quiz.

2010 in Retrospect: Top Few Blogs and Books

ID Reflections

This time, it was compounded by the lure of spending more time with my daughter (since I am in Mumbai after quite a few months) and the writing of the post just never got done. 2010 in Review Part 3: My year in reflective blogging by Jane Hart 21. Blogs Reading 2010 Books ReflectionThis post should have made its appearance a few days back—at least a day back—but procrastination sometimes overtakes me.