Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Write a first-rate blog post! Reprise

The following are some traits of successful blog posts (written for fellow learners):

1. The posts (or comments) are well written. This includes not only good content, but standard English conventions including capitalisation, organisation, punctuation, spelling, and grammar.
2. The posts (or comments) are responsive. They respond to other people’s ideas – whether it is a post by a teacher, a comment by a student, or an idea elsewhere on the Internet. The power of blogs is in connections – they are connected to a larger community of ideas. Participate in that community.
3. The posts (or comments) include textual references to support opinions. Adding quotes or links to other works strengthens your post.
4. To be part of the dialogue, part of the conversation, you have to participate fully, consistently and often.
5. Your posts (or comments) are respectful of others. It’s okay to disagree; it’s not okay to be disagreeable. Be respectful of others and their opinions, and be civil when you disagree.
6. Your posts include at least 3 technorati tags.
7. Your posts speak to visual literacy by carefully choosing an image to include. The image should refer to what is written.

In syndication:
  1. Include an image
  2. Include hyperlinks
  3. Include your reflective response

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1 comment:

-M. Fuller said...


As a Walden student, I love Grammerly ( as a proof-reading service. This points out errors along with confusing sentences. This service has helped improve my writing, as it makes me conscious of errors which I commonly make. Sometimes I feel like I am in a battle with Grammarly to get my thoughts expressed while reducing the level of passive voice I use!