Your blogging questions – post ’em here

December 1, 2009 at 4:09 pm | Posted in tech | 18 Comments
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A Sweet SpoonfulNext week, Megan Gordon will be our guest speaker in class.  She is the owner and creator of A Sweet Spoonful and blogs about her “culinary life”.  Her blog features recipe and restaurant review as well as “thoughts on local food culture, (and) chef profiles.”

Now’s your chance to ask a pro-blogger questions about blogging.  The forum is open; you might ask about how she motivates herself to blog, where her photos come from or what her plans are for the blog.

Post your questions in the comments section.

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Blogging Monday: YouTube

June 8, 2009 at 12:33 pm | Posted in tech | Leave a comment
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Today’s mission is to integrate a relevant YouTube video into your blog.  The key is relevance.  It relate to your blog topic.  Don’t put in another car crash compliation if you are writing about new music.  Leave the car crashes to another site.

IDEAS: Review a commercial, revisit a song, find a clip that is USEFUL to your audience, find a clip that teaches them something.

1. Find a YouTube clip that relates to your topic.  Can’t find it on YT?  Search vimeo, prelinger archive, etc.

2. Watch the clip.  What are you writing about?  The point is not just to post the video but also to write intelligently about the clip.

3. Add the clip to your post.

4. Write and publish.

Blogging Friday

June 5, 2009 at 1:11 pm | Posted in tech | 1 Comment
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Today:

1) Build your blogroll– this the list of blogs that you link to.  Find at least three blogs that relate to your own topic and add them to your list of links.  Add at least two blogs from my class or Mr. Boaz’ class.  Milstead’s blogs here. Boaz’ links.

2) Comment on blogs – Comment on two non-class blogs and two class blogs.  Use these guidelines for your comments: Continue Reading Blogging Friday…


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