Official blog of Clark's Blogging for Journalists class, Mass Communication department

Monday, September 16, 2013

Blog to adopt--making contact

After discussion Tuesday, Sept. 17, post the blog below you will be adopting, and your backup blog.
  • Adoption reports begin Tuesday, Oct. 22. We will do two to three a day. We will make presentation date assignments Oct. 1
  • You should make initial contact with the blogger by Thursday, Sept. 19. We will discuss this in class.
  • In initial email, introduce yourself; tell the blogger you're doing this for a university class; and give the link to blogbloguco as a reference. You may also phone the person if you wish, and they agree, to talk in person. Not necessary.
  • Ask for a confirmation email.
  • Let them know you need to visit with them, via email, by Oct. 15.
  • Ask them for a date when they'd have time to respond.
  • If the blogger does not respond within 24 hours, send another email. If that doesn't work, go to your backup blog and email immediately.
  • Being unable to contact and interview a blogger will subtract 20 points from your 150-point project. 
  • Send them the list of questions you'd to discuss:
  1. History of the blog?
  2. How long blogging?
  3. Who is the blogger? (Age, profession, etc.)
  4. Why do they blog?
  5. Purpose of blog?
  6. How often blog?
  7. Geographic location?
  8. Number of followers?
  9. Monthly traffic?
  10. How has their blog changed from when it started?
  11. Does it make money?
  12. What makes this blog unique?
  13. What are its strengths?
  14. What are its weaknesses?
  15. What is the advice of the blogger to you and other bloggers?


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