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Assignment 5: Personal Blog Assignment

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Example assignment provided by Meltwater where students create a personal blog and use Meltwater to research content and analyze posts.

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Assignment 5: Personal Blog Assignment

  1. 1. 1 Personal Blog Assignment
  2. 2. 2 Project Overview You are Now a Blogger Choose a blogging niche and generate a new blog post each week Generate Content Use Meltwater’s news and social search to find new content each week. Reflect on Your Experience Each week we will have a class discussion about the blogging process and environment
  3. 3. Select your Niche
  4. 4. 4 What will your blog be about? • Choose something that you know and love • What are your hobbies? • What things do you like and enjoy doing? • How do you spend your free time?
  5. 5. Create Your Blog
  6. 6. 6 Create your Blog on WordPress.com Go to https://wordpress.com/ 1. Select “Get Started” 2. Choose a theme 3. Create a domain name 4. Select the free account type 5. Plug in your email and create a password 6. Go to this link to access free WordPress tutorial videos Click Here
  7. 7. Find Content
  8. 8. 8 Find Content with Meltwater Tag relevant articles Export Relevant Articles and Graphs • The link below shows how create a detailed news search in Meltwater • Watch This! • Create a dashboard using tagged • Analyze trends • Watch how to tag articles here! • Include hyperlinks to relevant articles in your blog • Embed Meltwater trend widgets Create news and social search’s in Meltwater
  9. 9. Begin Blogging
  10. 10. 10 Tips for a Successful Blog • 16 Tips from Blogging Experts • 7 Essential Tips for a WordPress Begginner
  11. 11. Analyze your Blogs Results
  12. 12. 12 Review the WordPress Stats Page • This page provides important statistics; views, visitors, likes, and comments • Track this analytics to measure the success of your blog posts

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