Whether you blog for business or pleasure, or don't know the first thing about blogging, we want to hear from you! What do you think of the library's new blogs? What local blogs do you follow? Would you like to see your interests featured on our site? Comment below to tell us about your blog, your experiences and your interests, after all, it's your library!
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Blogging for Business:
- The New Rules of Marketing and PR: How to Use Social Media, Blogs, News Releases, Online Video, & Viral Marketing to Reach Buyers Directly by David Meerman Scott
- Inbound Marketing: Get Found Using Google, Social Media, and Blogs by Brian Halligan and Dharmesh Shah
- Publish and Prosper: Blogging for your Business D. L. Byron and Steve Broback
Blogging for Fun:
- Blogging for Bliss: Crafting Your Own Online Journal: A Guide for Crafters, Artists & Creatives of All Kinds by Tara Frey
- Blogging for Fame and Fortune by Jason R. Rich
- The It Girl's Guide to Blogging with Moxie by Joelle Reeder and Katherine Scoleri
- Head First Wordpress: A Brain-Friendly Guide to Creating Your Own Custom Wordpress Blog by Jeff Siarto
- Google Blogger for Dummies by Susan Gunelius
- The Huffington Post Complete Guide to Blogging by the Editors of the Huffington Post
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I'm not usually a fan of blogs, but I think the DPL blogs have potential. I'd recommend doing more of what you did with the Greek Festival one -- promoting something of local interest, such as an event (the various festivals, an exhibit at one of the museums, local celebrations of a particular holiday, etc.) or destination, and then tying it into books, movies, and music from the library's catalog -- kind of like an online version of the displays you put up in the library itself. If the posts are connected to an event, though, maybe you could post them before the event. For instance, this weekend is the Cherry Blossom Festival downtown...
Thank you for the compliment about the blogs! I agree that posts about Local Events are wonderful. I will be sure to do a post on the Cherry Blossom Festival. Do you have books or movies that you recommend as tie-ins? Thanks for the suggestions and the feedback!
Sticking just to books that focus on traditional Japanese culture, I'd recommend almost anything by Yasunari Kawabata, as well as The Temple of the Golden Pavilion by Yukio Mishima, and the popular The Street of a Thousand Blossoms by Gail Tsukiyama. Perhaps also books on Japanese crafts (origami, etc.) and at least one on Japanese art. For movies, recent hit Departures, the original Japanese version of Shall We Dance? (not the American remake), and Spirited Away, My Neighbor Totoro, or Ponyo by Hayao Miyazaki. For music, the best place to start is probably the group Kodo. I hope that helps!