First, the fun stuff!
Are you ready to send your blog out into the broader world wide web? Great! Lawrie has created a blogroll on upstart to help you get the word out.
Please email Lawrie and request he add your blog to the list, when you feel ready. Feel free to make any necessary alterations to your ‘About’ page, based on the feedback from your tutors, add your first blog post, Twitter list, etc, before submission.
I really encourage you all to add your work to the blogroll. It will provide you with another platform to get your content seen, and hopefully in the process, we’ll stir up some conversation – after all, there’s nothing more exciting than clicking on your WordPress dashboard and seeing the little symbol that indicates a fresh new comment.
This is also a great opportunity to follow the blogging journeys of your peers. Consider leaving a comment on your favourite TEJ blog/s. If you see someone doing great work, let them know!
You can view the TEJ2014 blogroll here.
Now to the more serious stuff.
The due date for Assignment 3.2 is fast approaching. Please make sure you check off each of these points before submitting to LMS. This is your final chance to show off your talents and utilise what you’ve learned this semester. Don’t let minor grammar errors, or a lack of hyperlinks bring your grades down.
The Twitter List:
- Your Twitter list should be 300-400 words.
- You should include a hyperlink to each Twitter account you have selected for your list. If you’re having issues, check out this handy guide to hyperlinking from Wikihow
- You must include tags and categories. Confused by the difference between categories and tags? WordPress has you covered. The Woo Themes also has a great post about tagging “best practice”.
- REMEMBER: You will be penalised one mark for each of these you do not include. For example, if your Twitter list was worth 80%, but you did not include tags or hyperlinks, you would be docked 2 marks, bringing your grade down to 60%.
Your blog post MUST include web features such as visual or graphical images (at least one), hyperlinks (at least two), tags (at least four), and an invitation for comments or some other form of audience participation.
You MUST also assign a category to the post.
The quality of your writing will be assessed in both your Twitter list and your blog post. Bad grammar and spelling errors will be penalised. Ensure you proof read your work carefully!