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December 21, 2005

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Jeremiah Owyang

This is a great take on this, I've been thinking similiar thoughts to this

http://jeremiahthewebprophet.blogspot.com/2005/10/whats-better-to-build-community-blogs.html

Robin Stavisky

Glad you like it, Jeremy, as I was influenced by your own post earlier. (see above). Best, Robin

steven davies

Now I know the difference between online internet forums and blogs.:))

Jeb Simons

I'm not sure what the hold-up is... maybe they have re-thought their stance on how this is going to actually make the company any money. Or perhaps their lawyers pointed out the liability of providing agents a platform to stick their feet in their mouth. Whatever it is, it's hardly something I'd claim as being "Well done".
www.jebshouse.com

Alvin Cordeiro

Thank you for posting this blog. I've found it helpful. It seems that blogging will provide a better path to attracting people with specific and targeted interests and creating a forum will provide a voice to our customers. Both options provide a means to moderate which is an area of concern for me. I think it is important in both blogs and forums to make sure your readers and participants understand up front what the message posting policies are so there isn't a misunderstanding in the event a post is rejected. Perhaps providing a section such as “5 simple rules for posting” would be helpful and prevent users from feeling they have been unjustly moderated if the moderator can point out where the post breached the rules.

Alvin Cordeiro

Thank you for posting this blog. I've found it helpful. It seems that blogging will provide a better path to attracting people with specific and targeted interests and creating a forum will provide a voice to our customers. Both options provide a means to moderate which is an area of concern for me. I think it is important in both blogs and forums to make sure your readers and participants understand up front what the message posting policies are so there isn't a misunderstanding in the event a post is rejected. Perhaps providing a section such as “5 simple rules for posting” would be helpful and prevent users from feeling they have been unjustly moderated if the moderator can point out where the post breached the rules.

Robin D. Stavisky

I couldn't agree more, Alvin. I wonder what you would choose at the "5 simple rules for posting.

Robin D. Stavisky

I couldn't agree more, Alvin. I wonder what you would choose at the "5 simple rules for posting.

Alvin Cordeiro

I would suppose the "5 simple rules for posting" would be in part contingent on the nature of the blog or forum. On a personal level I would hope the basic rules we all learned as children would apply, possibly with a little modification.

Rule #1, #2, and #3:
If you don't have anything nice to say... then say it nicely.
1) No profanity
2) No name calling
3) Treat others with respect

Rule #4:
Share your toys...If you have something to share with the group, do so, just make sure it is on topic.
4) No spamming the blog or forum with off topic information

Rule #5:
Use your words, just not all of them.
5) Keep your posts as short as possible while still getting the message across without rambling about multiple topict in a single post.

I think these could cover it for some people. Now let me go back and make sure I'm taking my own suggestions :)

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great post! Nice comparison, by the way.

Binoy

This is a very interesting topic.. Blogs are a medium to express your ideas and interests.
it is easily accessible to anyone who has time and inclination to give expression to his creativity..
But the difficult thing is to get the blog popular..

i hav a blog : http://randomthoughts.ebored.com/
but i dont know how to reach out to people.

Social Network Web Design

Great article outlining the differences in forums and blogs. Most modern users may not even know what a forum is anymore!

Jeff Paul Internet Business

I was just looking around for material on internet marketing and stumbled on your post. Nice post. I’m still looking for materials for my research.

Elaina

I recently came across your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I don't know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.

Elaina

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milka veronica

I think forums are better, because it brings more backlinks to your site. Blogs are a great tool, but have to work very hard.

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