Thursday, June 10, 2010

Advice For New Bloggers - Please Contribute

In the next few weeks, I will be hosting a presentation on blogging. I'll be sharing my experiences as a blogger and with blogging with my class and students. I'm looking for input from the blogging community as well. If you are reading this blog, then as a reader, you already know what are some things you look for in blogs. If you blog, then maybe you'll be willing to share some of the things that work for you and some things you've learned along the way. I hope you'll take a moment to fill out this very brief survey below. After you click SUBMIT, you can view the results of the survey as well.

Thank you for participating!
Lee


7 comments:

Aparna Vashisht said...

1.) It takes time to develop a voice, thought process, and expression. Keep at it.
2.) Be respectful and kind. Every side has a story.
3.) Don't be afraid. Everyone starts somewhere.

I am sure others will have great advice. Thanks for letting me share.

Ashley Allain said...

The best piece of advice I could offer is to not be afraid. You do not have to be a professional writer to have a blog. I am a lowly math teacher and homeschooling mom of four! Begin by writing about topics you enjoy and are comfortable with sharing. Over time, your blog will take on its own personality. In the meantime, subscribe to others blogs and expose yourself to the different writing styles out there. Thanks for letting me share and good luck!

Dave Lucas said...

Here's a little help from a fellow blogger!

katied said...

I posted about "Better Blogging" earlier this year http://creativeliteracy.blogspot.com/search?q=better+blogging. It would be cool to read what you learned from everyone!!

Krista Scott said...

I hope you will share what you find!

Wesley Fryer said...

I definitely concur with the advice "do not be afraid."

I am amazed how much fear there is not only with tech use in general, but specifically with publishing ideas on the open web. We need to encourage, support and edify other educators at every opportunity to actively join online conversations and move from lurker / observer to active participant.

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