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Blogging Creative Writing

  1. 1. Blogging: Ajarn Steve
  2. 2. What is a blog? <ul><li>Provides commentary on news or a particular subject, such as football or politics. </li></ul><ul><li>Could also be an online personal diary. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Why do People blog? <ul><li>To express their opinions or unique point of view. </li></ul><ul><li>To market a product or service to others. </li></ul><ul><li>Celebrities and politicians blog to keep in touch with others. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Who blogs? <ul><li>It seems like everyone has a blog. </li></ul><ul><li>It’s easy and free to create your own blog. </li></ul>
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  8. 8. The Huffington Post <ul><li>Started by Arianna Huffington. She was a columnist before starting this blog. </li></ul><ul><li>Writes comments about politics. </li></ul><ul><li>It is considered a liberal blog. </li></ul>
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  10. 10. <ul><li>A travel blog started by a man who has visited 79 countries. </li></ul><ul><li>He earns money to support his travel from his blog. </li></ul><ul><li>One of my favorite blogs. </li></ul>
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  12. 12. Http:// <ul><li>Started in 2005 by Mario Armando Lavandeira Jr. </li></ul><ul><li>This blog focuses on celebrity gossip. </li></ul><ul><li>This is a popular and widely read blog. </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>TMZ is a celebrity gossip site. </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>Focuses on celebrity and entertainment news. </li></ul><ul><li>This site is constantly updated. Has many celebrity interviews. </li></ul><ul><li> is one of my favorite blogs. </li></ul>
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  16. 16. Http:// <ul><li>Blog focuses on politics and current events. </li></ul><ul><li>Michelle Malkin started as a newspaper reporter. </li></ul><ul><li>This is a conservative blog. </li></ul>
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  18. 18. Http:// <ul><li>He writes about politics and society. </li></ul><ul><li>Michael Moore is a liberal and promotes liberal causes. </li></ul>
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  20. 20. <ul><li>Google Blog Search is a great site to search millions of blogs. </li></ul><ul><li>This is the easiest method to search for blogs. </li></ul>
  21. 21. Blogs <ul><li>There are millions and millions of blogs and you can find a blog on just about any subject you can think of. </li></ul>
  22. 22. How to make a blog. <ul><li>1. Go to </li></ul><ul><li>2. Click on: “ Sign Up Now ”. </li></ul>
  23. 23. How to Make a blog. <ul><li>Fill in the following information: </li></ul><ul><li>Username: </li></ul><ul><li>Password: </li></ul><ul><li>Confirm password: </li></ul>
  24. 24. How to make a blog. <ul><li>Email address: </li></ul><ul><li>Check “ I have read and agree to the fascinating terms of service .” </li></ul><ul><li>Check: Gimme a blog! </li></ul>
  25. 25. How to make a blog. <ul><li>Click on “ Next ”. </li></ul><ul><li>Review the information to make sure it is correct. </li></ul><ul><li>Click on “ Signup .” </li></ul>
  26. 26. How to make a blog. <ul><li>Check your email to complete the registration process. </li></ul><ul><li>Click on the link in your email to activate your Wordpress Blog account. </li></ul>
  27. 27. How to make a blog. <ul><li>Write down your username and password . </li></ul><ul><li>Click on: “ Login .” </li></ul>
  28. 28. How to make a blog. <ul><li>Use your username and password to login to your account. </li></ul><ul><li>Copy the link to your blog and email it to [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>RE: Creative Writing: Blog Link </li></ul>
  29. 29. How to make a blog. <ul><li>At the top of the page click on “ Write a post .” (A post is an entry in a blog.) </li></ul><ul><li>Title: write a title that describes what you will be writing about. </li></ul>
  30. 30. How to make a blog. <ul><li>Write your post. It must be a minimum of 300 words. </li></ul><ul><li>Do your best not to make any grammatical or spelling errors. </li></ul>
  31. 31. How to make a blog. <ul><li>Use a “ tag ” to describe what your post is about. You can use more than one tag. </li></ul>
  32. 32. How to make a blog. <ul><li>Click on “ Preview this post .” </li></ul><ul><li>Review your post and make sure there are no grammatical or spelling errors. </li></ul>
  33. 33. How to make a blog. <ul><li>Go back to your post. </li></ul><ul><li>Publish status select “ published .” </li></ul><ul><li>Click on “ save ” and your finished. </li></ul>
  34. 34. Adding a new post. <ul><li>Click on “ New Post ” at the top of your blog page. </li></ul><ul><li>(You must be logged in to your blog to create a new post.) </li></ul>
  35. 35. Blogging Rules <ul><li>Each post must have at least 300 words. </li></ul><ul><li>Do not write anything that would be offensive to your teacher or classmates. </li></ul>
  36. 36. Blogging Rules <ul><li>Make an outline before you start writing. </li></ul><ul><li>Use Microsoft Word to make sure your blog post does not have any spelling or grammatical errors. </li></ul><ul><li>Use a thesaurus to make your writing interesting. </li></ul>
  37. 37. Blogging Rules <ul><li>Write your blog posts on paper and give it to Ajarn Steve, who will offer suggestions. </li></ul><ul><li>You can only add blog posts that have been approved by Ajarn Steve. </li></ul>
  38. 38. First Blog Entry <ul><li>Tell the world about yourself: </li></ul><ul><li>What is your name? Where are you from? Do you have any brothers and sisters? What do you do for fun? Who is your best friend? What are your goals for the future? </li></ul>
  39. 39. Second Blog Entry <ul><li>Write either a Haiku or a Cinquain poem in class. </li></ul>
  40. 40. Third Blog Entry <ul><li>Write a movie review: </li></ul><ul><li>Write about a movie you have seen and why you like or disliked this movie. Who starred in the movie? Describe what happened in the movie. </li></ul>
  41. 41. Fourth Blog Entry <ul><li>Describe your dream vacation: </li></ul><ul><li>Where would you go if you could go any place in the world and what would you do? </li></ul>
  42. 42. Fifth Blog Entry <ul><li>Diary: </li></ul><ul><li>Write about what you did in the last week. Did you see any movies? Did you go out with friends? What did you do for fun? </li></ul>
  43. 43. Sixth Blog Entry <ul><li>Your interests: </li></ul><ul><li>Write about anything that you are interested in. You can even upload a photo and write about it. </li></ul><ul><li>Examples: Korean culture, Tata Young, traveling, favorite football player, etc. </li></ul>
  44. 44. 7th Blog Entry <ul><li>Write a short story: </li></ul><ul><li>Your short story must have a beginning, middle and ending. </li></ul><ul><li>Make it interesting. </li></ul>
  45. 45. Due Dates to give to Ajarn Steve: <ul><li>1st blog post: Dec. 2, 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>2nd blog post: Dec. 9, 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>3rd blog post: Dec. 16, 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>4th blog post: Dec. 30, 2008 </li></ul>
  46. 46. Due Dates <ul><li>5th blog post: Jan. 6, 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>6th blog post: Jan. 20, 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>7th blog post: Feb. 3, 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Best advice: finish your blog posts early. </li></ul>