Blogging English 2

Sunday, October 29, 2006

e-tivity 3

Developing your own blog

Now that you’ve explored the blogosphere and seen other people’s blogs, it’s time for you to work on your own blog. In her comments on blogs, Francesca (bloggingenglish2) said “it is like a work of art: it expresses your personality.” I think that just about sums it up. So this week it’s time for you to express your creativity and personality.

Have fun working on your blog!!


Purpose: To start developing your own blog in order to start developing an opinion about what blogs are really about and to start reflecting on what you have learned so far.

Task: Log on to blogger and rather than clicking on our course blog, develop your own. (If you have difficulties doing this, please write a post to the blog and I’ll answer with a comment so that everyone can see.) You have the freedom to do whatever you want. Choose a style, change the colors, add some links and some images or pictures, etc. Please include: 1 - a welcome message, 2 – a post in which you critically reflect on your first two weeks of blogging and if and in what way you think it can influence your language learning (e.g. reading colloquial English). Then come back to our course blog and make a new post giving us the address of your personal blog.

Respond: Read the other students’ messages in our course blog and go visit at least one of the blogs they have developed. Then come back to our course blog and reply (using the “comment” button) to some the one(s) you visited giving your impressions of their blog.

Timeline: Friday, November 3 (task), Monday, November 6 (respond)

N.B. When blogging now, keep in mind the blogging etiquette you all came up with (go read the comments if you haven't already). We'll discuss it all in class next week!

Remember: No class on Monday, October 30!


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