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Blog Assignment for FYE 1220 January 5, 2010

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Blog posts can be written informally; that is, they don’t need to sound like a term paper. However, there’s still an expectation for proper grammar, spelling and capitalization. If you have questions about how informal is “too informal,” please let me know.
Blog Post #1
Respond to my post (at my blog)
Deadline: September 3
Blog Post #2
Set up your own blog at WordPress
Create an About Me page
Deadline: September 15, before class
Blog Post #3
48 Hours of Twitter Assignment (see details)
250 words minimum
Deadline: September 17, before class
Blog Post #4
Your reaction to one of the Success Series seminars
250 words minimum
Deadline: October 1, before class
Blog Post #5
Blog review (review two or more blogs that are of interest to you)
Include hyperlinks to the blogs
Add at least one tag to the post
250 words minimum
Deadline: October 15, before class
Blog Post #6
Podcast review (listen to at least one hour of podcasts that are of interest to you)
Include hyperlinks to the show notes of the podcasts
Add at least one tag to the post
250 words minimum
Deadline: October 29, before class
Blog Post #7
Your reaction/response to the ropes course (use these guidelines)
Include at least one photo (from our Flickr photo set)
Add at least one tag to the post
250 words minimum
Deadline: November 21, by 5:00
Blog Post #8
Create Your Own Social Media Policy (details coming soon)
Add at least one tag to the post
Deadline: December 3, before class

As the major theme of our FYE 1220 course has to do with making connections with others around us, we will all be blogging this semester to help make and enhance our connections with each other.

Blog posts can be written informally; that is, they don’t need to sound like a term paper. However, there’s still an expectation for proper grammar, spelling and capitalization. If you have questions about how informal is “too informal,” please let me know. Be sure to see 10 Blogging Tips That Will Save Your Life (or Your Grade, At Least) before writing any blog posts.

In addition to writing your own posts, you will also comment on at least three peers’ blog posts (for blog posts 3-7). We’ll discuss ways to encourage conversation through comments before the end of the first month of class.

Blog Post #1 :: A blog comment

  • Respond to my post about your experiences and impressions of your first week at Georgia Southern (here at our class blog)
  • Deadline: January 15

Blog Post #2 :: Blog Set-Up

  • Set up your own blog at WordPress
  • Delete the default “Hello World” post
  • Create an About Me page for your blog
  • Create a Gravatar (Globally Recognized Avatar)
  • ALSO: Make sure your (name and link to your blog) appear on the FYE 1220 Blogroll (in the sidebar of this blog). If not, contact me. (If I don’t know where your blog is, I cannot read it.) Let me know your blog address by completing this Google Form.
  • Deadline: January 22

Blog Post #3 :: Blog Review

  • Blog review (review two or more blogs that are of interest to you)
  • Include hyperlinks to the blogs
  • Add at least one tag to the post
  • 250 words minimum
  • Deadline: February 19

Blog Post #4 :: Twitter

  • One Week of Twitter Assignment
  • Add at least one tag to the post
  • 250 words minimum
  • Deadline: March 5 February 26

Blog Post #5 :: Podcast Review

  • Podcast review (listen to at least one hour of podcasts that are of interest to you)
  • Include hyperlinks to the show notes of the podcasts
  • Add at least one tag to the post
  • 250 words minimum
  • Deadline: April 2

Blog Post #6 :: Digital Dirt

  • Based on your online research, interviews with peers & professors, and/or personal experience, what advice would you offer to a peer who may be posting inappropriate information online?
  • Include hyperlinks to any online sites you refer to
  • Add at least one tag to the post
  • 250 words minimum
  • Deadline: April 16

Blog Post #7 :: Campus Event Reaction

Blog Post #8 :: Social Media Policy

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