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Week 8 - Intro to Blogging

Submitted by dnavon on Wed, 03/29/2017 - 15:13

This week, we spent a lot of time introducing the concept of blogging.  What does it mean to blog, what are some of the potential benefits and risks of blogging, and how can we handle negative feedback or, even scarier, deliberate trolls?  This was a discussion heavy class - if you missed it, I encourage you to talk to your fellow students about our in-class conversation.  Lecture slides are posted but will likely not be very useful without additional notes.

For next week, please do the following:

  1. Add to the website!  There's now a section for student blogs on the site.  Please comment with the links to any blogs you've written for, designed, or otherwise worked on.  Also, if you're involved in the Public Professor reading club, please at least add a link to the book's Amazon/Kindle page on the Resources section of the website (I forget who brought that up but hopefully you know who you are).
  2. Write a ~150 word pitch for an article.  This can be about your research (preferred, if you do research) or any idea you might have for a blog post you'd like to write.  Double space it, and print out a copy that you can annotate in class next week.