BLOGGING & INTERNET
ADAPTED FROM A PRESENTATION BY LISA
CRUMIT-HANCOCK, SLIDES PROVIDED BY M.C.
1. no un. A contraction of weblog, a form of on-line
writing characterized in format by a single column
of text in reverse chronological order (i.e. most
recent content at the top) with the ability to link to
2. ve rb. To write an article on a blog.
Working on & writing for a blog can provide:
•Joy: blogging is expressive & fun.
•A sense of how to communicate to other real
•An opportunity to express and communicate with
your own voice.
•Practice & skill in writing; useful for future
assignments & work.
BASIC TYPES OF BLOGS
• Journal blog: like a personal journal, provides
unique perspectives, observations, or reviews.
• Tech blog: focused on a particular subject with a
specific audience in mind.
• Pundit or News blog: analyzes and critiques current
ALL ABOUT BLOGS
• All blogs contain:
• A main content area with articles or entries
listed reverse chronologically with the newest on
• An archive of older material.
• Some sort of comments section.
• Links to other, related, sites.
• Blogs contain articles, sometimes called posts or
entries that the author or authors write.
• Content varies across different blogs.
• Blogs often only focus on a small range of topics.
• This makes writing and focus easier.
• Update frequently but only if you have something
truly worthy of posting.
• Blogs often have a place for readers to comment
and discuss posts.
• Comments allow blogs to be interactive.
• Readers can leave their opinions, tips, or
impressions about the site or individual posts.
POLICY FOR BLOGGING &
INTERNET DISCOURSE @ D.C.
• Respect all genders, ethnicities, sexual orientations,
and differences among people
• Avoid talk that would be considered rude or abusive
in public gatherings for example, in class, group
volunteer activities, and courtroom proceedings.
• Show respect for ideas, values, needs, and beliefs
other than one's own.
• Use your verbal skills as a show of your