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Creative Use of Pinterest

It has always been the potential of web software that I have found most exciting. This page highlights a creative application of Pinterest.

Despite having been written in 2007 the Wild Garden Advent Calendar still provides lots of ideas about how to use freeware imaginatively.

Social Networking Mentor

Heather Blakey has had over fifteen years experience building online communities using web based technologies. She first began to blog in 1999 when she was a columnist for Cathy Atherton’s Prairie Den and went on to demonstrate the potential of blogging. She wrote articles such as Zen and the Art of Team Blogging and worked in schools across Victoria, Australia, promoting the use of blogs to engage students and enable them to meet and be heard by people with similar interests. Global 2 is phase two of Global Teacher/Global Student, a pioneering blogging environment built by Heather Blakey, for the Victorian Education Department, in 2006.

The Wild Garden Advent Calendar, created in 2007, explored the use of web based technology and amazingly, much of it is very current. The creative work of women who Heather Blakey has mentored and guided reveals just what can be birthed in this environment.

Perhaps you still don’t know what a blog is. Maybe you don’t know a tweet from a widget or how to link to others. It could be that you simply need the hand of a creative midwife to help you realize your creative potentiality. It so happens that Heather is offering private mentoring for those who want to use blogging for educational, artistic or business purposes. You can work with Heather and become familiar with all those tools people are using. You can learn about

  • Basic blog construction using WordPress
  • Creating digital portfolios
  • Discover diverse, imaginative web applications to meet individual needs
  • Monetizing Your Blog and promoting business
  • News-gathering and Research Methodology
  • Building niche communities and online groups
  • Link-building Strategies
  • Social Media Optimization
  • And much more…
  • Contact heatherblakey at fastmail dot fm for more information

Two Good Cautions re Twitter

This article from the BBC and another printed in the Guardian are essential reading for people using Twitter and, especially, Facebook.

How Will You Apply Social Media?

As Lori Gloyd queried! ‘What will you accomplish with your social media savvy?’ How will you adapt it to meet your needs?

Social Media Policy

We really cannot be reminded too many times about how to use social media. This video from the Department of Justice provides some excellent tips that apply to everyone using Social Media.

Useful Web Tools

A wonderful visual bookmark of all those really useful web tools.