Comments on: Notes on blogging for journalists http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/07/10/notes-on-blogging-for-journalists/ A slice of lime in the soda Sun, 26 Oct 2014 19:05:02 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: HHVForg http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/07/10/notes-on-blogging-for-journalists/comment-page-1/#comment-46458 Fri, 29 Mar 2013 13:10:54 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/07/10/notes-on-blogging-for-journalists/#comment-46458 Wonderful article!

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By: persand http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/07/10/notes-on-blogging-for-journalists/comment-page-1/#comment-23704 Thu, 03 Feb 2011 19:32:24 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/07/10/notes-on-blogging-for-journalists/#comment-23704 Great article, Felix. @Unlikely That is such a good axample! Learning by doing. According to the 80/20 percent relationship – http://bit.ly/hJbp8k – you are able to get 80 percent towards perfection in 20 percent of the time, it woul take you to go all the way. That makes you capable of doing 5 good stories insted af 1, and during these experiences you eill lears a lot, meaning that your last story might be as good (or better) as if you had used all the time just doing one story.

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By: M.G. in Progress http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/07/10/notes-on-blogging-for-journalists/comment-page-1/#comment-9085 Tue, 24 Nov 2009 08:01:33 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/07/10/notes-on-blogging-for-journalists/#comment-9085 And they pay you to write such things? Lucky you! Definetly to work in a mine is harder…

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By: Tinh http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/07/10/notes-on-blogging-for-journalists/comment-page-1/#comment-4467 Tue, 21 Jul 2009 06:33:46 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/07/10/notes-on-blogging-for-journalists/#comment-4467 That is the reason why I love blogging and reading blogs rather than journals. T

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By: David Merkel http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/07/10/notes-on-blogging-for-journalists/comment-page-1/#comment-4438 Mon, 20 Jul 2009 16:26:37 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/07/10/notes-on-blogging-for-journalists/#comment-4438 I also can’t predict what will get traction, and what won’t when I blog. I also seem to have hot and cold streaks. But it all could just be my imagination.

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By: Matt Rafat http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/07/10/notes-on-blogging-for-journalists/comment-page-1/#comment-4118 Tue, 14 Jul 2009 09:30:18 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/07/10/notes-on-blogging-for-journalists/#comment-4118 One other suggestion: have a niche. Blog about anything you like, but try to have an overall theme. Mine is attending shareholder meetings in the Bay Area. If people get to my site because they want to see what’s happened at a particular shareholder meeting, that’s good. If they stay and peek around a bit, that’s even better.

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By: Barbara http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/07/10/notes-on-blogging-for-journalists/comment-page-1/#comment-4046 Mon, 13 Jul 2009 13:16:30 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/07/10/notes-on-blogging-for-journalists/#comment-4046 (My anti-spam word was IKEA. Is that a subliminal ad? Anyway …)

Thanks for this column … I mean post. There, you see how difficult it’s been for me to transition from being a journalist (15 years) into blogging professionally. It’s been quite hard to evolve what I learned from J school into something that serves me as a blogger. Certainly, there’s still a lot from J school that I think is important: the toolbox that good writing draws from (grammar is your friend, most of the time it makes your sentences readable!), understanding your responsibilities to readers. The hardest thing for me as been two things that J school emphatically pooh-poohed: using your own voice, and daring to be wrong. As well as, of course, sharing your work rather than guarding your scoop like Cerebus at the gates of hell. I think the arguments I always heard was that such things lessen our credibility as trusted news sources, but it’s interesting to find that the honesty of putting yourself out there and on the line seems to count more than a 100% record of accuracy.

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By: andrew graham http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/07/10/notes-on-blogging-for-journalists/comment-page-1/#comment-4031 Sun, 12 Jul 2009 19:03:50 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/07/10/notes-on-blogging-for-journalists/#comment-4031 This is great advice for any would-be blogger, not just journalists. I give advice to companies about using new-media platforms, and I was particularly happy to read this line because it echoes what I’ve been saying:

When PR people offer me interviews, my first response is always to simply say that the would-be interviewee should blog his or her thoughts, and then I can link to them. Better for both of us.

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By: Helen http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/07/10/notes-on-blogging-for-journalists/comment-page-1/#comment-4025 Sun, 12 Jul 2009 11:23:35 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/07/10/notes-on-blogging-for-journalists/#comment-4025 Thanks for your comments on quality vs. quantity. It’s not my usual comfort zone, but I get it. Blogs are a conversation, albeit one in which one person does most of the talking.

Grazie!

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By: CindyW http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/07/10/notes-on-blogging-for-journalists/comment-page-1/#comment-4017 Sun, 12 Jul 2009 01:39:24 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/07/10/notes-on-blogging-for-journalists/#comment-4017 Writing about nutrition, I have often struggled with ensuring the facts are exactly right – to the detriment of quantity. I have just started blogging and it is very freeing – makes you write more often which is great. I’m also used to giving ‘sermons’. I love the idea of what I write being just the start of a conversation with others. It means I value their opinion rather than acting like I know it all – and it takes the pressure off. Your advice is very reassuring – that I don’t need to spend hours perfecting everything – but I think it will take more practice to break my ingrained habits. Thank-you.

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