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Week 2 Notes – Tu

Posted on 8 April 2008. Filed under: Class Notes, Tips |

Today’s Agenda:

  • Framing
  • What Makes a Blog a Blog?
  • Lab

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Be A Better Blogger

Posted on 13 May 2007. Filed under: Resources, Tips |

Blog bash: 30 days, 30 bloggers, 30 essays (during April) on being a better writer/blogger. From Chitika Blog. (tip)

The eBook is available via pdf.

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Notes From Bloggers & Community Conference

Posted on 28 April 2007. Filed under: Resources, Tips |

Saturday, the Simpson Center sponsored an inter-disciplinary symposium on community and blogging. Notes from the conference (real-time – not true quotes, almost all is paraphrased even if it uses personal pronouns).
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Commenting Policy

Posted on 20 April 2007. Filed under: Resources, Tips |

Just found this excellent guide to comments (good for readers and blog owners) at LifeHacker.

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48 Tips in 48 Hours

Posted on 17 April 2007. Filed under: Tips |

From the National Writers Workshop in Hartford CT and Poynter. Examples:

  • Be a reader. Friedman quoted from “Reading Like a Writer,” by Francine Prose. “Writers learn from reading the work of their predecessors.”
  • Be curious, no matter what you’re writing. “Writing is having an innate curiosity about life. Even if you write fiction. You’re writing more than fiction, you’re writing about life.”
  • “Why do my readers care about this story now?”
  • Team up.  Everyone has different strengths.
  • “I look for stories about the human condition, the small stories that say something about who we are and where we are.”
  • “Read the damn clips.” Newspapers are losing their institutional memory. Report the story that’s happening now, and tell the readers about the story that happened a decade ago.
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