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I'm so glad you stopped by and hope you find this blog an interesting read. I've been blogging since April of 2006, currently the author of six public and two private blogs. In the beginning I knew absolutely nothing about blogging. Over the years through trial and error, frustration and elation, and a few tears I've learned a lot. However, the learning process when it comes to blogging continues to evolve. Here you will find a hodge podge of my blogging experiences, useful codes and how-tos, sprinkled liberally with my opinions. Enjoy!

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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Blog Research

I have a rather extensive background in scientific and genealogical research so it came as not surprise that sometimes a bit of research is needed when blogging about certain topics.  As with any research, it is important fo use reliable and accurate resources for blogging research.  While it is easy to find information available online it is not aways the most accurate in some cases so always use more than one reliable resource.  Resources with user submitted content (eg. Wikipedia) may have unconfirmed content and/or errors.  However, there are a multitude of peer review journals available online as well as credible news sources that can be used.  If blogging about a particular restaurant or product the best place to find information is directly from their website.  Government websites can also provide reliable and accurate information on certain topics.

When using information from other sources as part of your blog post it is important to reference that information.  You can use anchor text, linked footnotes reference style or linked superscripts.  This allows your readers to easily read the reference source if desired.  If using  a hardcopy source, use the reference sytle method giving name of author, book or journal, title of author, year of publication and page number.


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