Monday, October 25, 2010

A blog of blogs

This is a guest post from 4 of my current 6th grade students: 
By: Gabi, Katie, Bridget and Alison

What is a blog?

A blog is a type of website made usually by an individual that shows what they did that day, pictures, videos, or other information. The people that have a blog and keep it updated are called bloggers. You usually must be 13 or older to have a blog.

What is good and bad about blogs?

The good thing about blogs is you can share things with your friends and family. The bad thing is strangers might find out information about you and use that information against you. 

How do you use a blog? 

First determine your blogging goals and chart out a path towards achieving them. Second, if you want to use your name decide whether or not to have your blog be private. Third, pick your blogging website. One option might be blogger. Fourth, you need a username and password. Sometimes you will have a choice for templates.

What are blogs?

Journalists can post updates to breaking news. They can also be used as an online diary. People can make money by advertising a product on their blog. Others vent their opinions on tons of things.

Here's a wordle we made about blogs:

1 comment:

  1. Your points and tips are very good. I would also recommend that if you want a steady audience to read your blog you need to make sure that you keep it current by posting to the site frequently. It is fun to have one of the widgets on your blog to see how many hits on your site you get and where they are from.

    You all also made a point that a blog is some place that you can vent. Be very careful what you say online. Anything one puts online can be a permanent mark of the type of person you are. Make sure you are representing to the world the type of person you want people to know you by. Once you have an online presence it is hard to change who you are.