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Thursday, August 27, 2015

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Passion in Blogging

Read this today:


Steve Jobs

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Find 10 in 20

Find 10 in 20

Take 20 minutes. Go to and to

1. Find ten blogs of interest to you. Copy links to your blog.

2. Choose one of the blogs you discovered today, or another one you prefer.
Comment below to write a  paragraph evaluation of the blog, addressing the following ideas:
  1. What are its strengths?
  2. What ideas about blogging and your blog do you get from it?
  3. What are its weaknesses and how could be improved?
Be sure to include the link to the blog, and include at least one visual image, plus labels at the end of your post.

By 5 pm Wed. Aug. 26

Your url

Email me your blog's url: Like this:

Terry Clark,

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Thursday, August 20, 2015

Getting ready

Ideas and tutorial

Take 10 minutes to scan this link.
Ideas for your blog
Then view this tutorial

Course requirements

  • Faithful attendance. Grade will drop one level for each two absences. You may not make up missed in class writing and take a 0. If you miss more than 6 class sessions, you will flunk. NO LATE WORK. Any late work will earn a “0.”
  • Be on time to class. Three times late equals an absence.
  • Design and creation of a blog.
  • The ability to write complete sentences, grammatically correct.
  • Weekly postings on the blog, including class notes, and speaker stories.
  • Note: you must post every week, starting with week three. If you miss a week, you lose points. (Hint—in the past, students with the most posts get higher grades than those with minimal or insufficient ones).
  • Following an professional blog in your area, with blog report, presentation.
  • 500-word essay on blogs in today’s world.
  • Note: Your blog must contain original writing. If it is a photography blog, you must have words with every photo, and the blog must have more than captions.
  • Follow There will be assignments on this blog, with deadlines. Missed deadlines mean a 0 for the assignment.

Monday, August 17, 2015

Day one agenda 


1. Read: 

2. What are two things you learned you didn't know about blogging, posted below by 5 pm Wed. Aug. 19.

3. What have you decided for a title for your blog?

4. Do you have a separate gmail account yet?

5. Once that is set up and you have a blog, have your blog become a follower of this blog, and Coffee with Clark.