Posted in Lectures, tagged blogging on April 6, 2011|
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A blog is a simple, short and immediate way to write about what you have seen and heard when you are involved in an emergency response. It should be personal without being emotional and objective without being cold or distant. A well written blog can carry a human interest story to show how the emergency affects people in every aspect of their lives. It is also a very effective way of drawing attention to what is important and what needs to be done. Blogs are a great advocacy tool. Here is one from a simulation of a complex emergency involving refugees.
I don’t know if I’ll ever see them again
The title should be eye catching and intriguing so people want to know what the blog is about. I usually use something from a quote in the blog.
“I was at the front of the crowd, my husband and children were at the back. We were running from the fighting that had come into our village. When I looked round they were gone. That was a month ago, I don’t know if I’ll ever see them again.” Bang On a refugee from Camada told me when I met her this morning in the World Vision clinic in Chakuchat village, Saimarea.
I like to start with a quote, this sets the tone of the story and introduces (more…)
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