Thursday, November 13, 2008

Blogging Reference

Blackpool Community News, and The Hedon Blog are websites created by me. Both are powered free of charge by who are Blogging software providers.

As 'Blogging' websites then The Rough Guide to Blogging (Rough Guides Reference Titles)is one of the books used 'behind the scenes at. The book is reviewed by me here:

"Navigate the blogosphere" and "Unleash your online voice..." are the bylines to this extremely useful book.

Although published two years ago in 2006 - a long time when discussing things to do with social media - this definitive guide is still one of the best books on Blogging available.

Covering every aspect of the Blogosphere from starting and writing a blog, through to making money from blogging, the book is more of an 'ultimate reference' than a 'rough guide'.

The book is packed with examples and case-studies and includes its very own 'Blogroll' reviews of 250 of the world's most respected, notorious and infamous Blogs.

So if you are looking for a present to introduce yourself or friends to the world of Blogging - then this book is for you. It can be purchased at reduced rates through this website's association with Amazon by clicking the link above.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

New US Presidential Elect is Blogging!

Following on from an unprecedented use of the Internet and social media in his Presidential Election campaign - Barack Obama's Office of the President Elect have established a new blog at to inform and involve people in the period of transition until his inauguration on 20th January 2009.

"Throughout the Presidential Transition Project, this website will be your source for the latest news, events, and announcements so that you can follow the setting up of the Obama Administration. And just as this historic campaign was, from the beginning, about you - the transition process will offer you opportunities to participate in redefining our government." From