Did your mom ever say to you,“If you don’t have anything nice to say, then don’t say anything at all.”? Well, mine did…ALL the time!
There are definitely good & not-so-good ways to comment on a blog post. Following are 5 quick tips to keep in mind when commenting:
Keep it positive and compliment the author. Do it in a specific way by referring back to the one or two thoughts that really had an impact on you.
Be sure to keep it short and make a point. No rants or rambling!
Make your comment meaningful by adding your thoughts on the subject. Just saying ” I agree” or “good job” adds no value to the conversation. You will make a more meaningful contribution if you explain WHY you agree or disagree with the post.
Know what you’re talking about. There is no better way to turn off your audience and undermine your authority then by admitting you don’t know what you are talking about. Do your homework, use other sources to find out more, if necessary, and add ‘content’ with your comment.
Proofread! A lot of typos and misspellings is just another way to undermine your authority, and then – well, nobody’s gonna care what you have to say.
Once you login to Edublogs- using the username and password given in class- you will automatically be brought to our class page “Mrs. C’s Class Connection.”
Be sure to go the dashboard of YOURblog for set up and posting.
Poke around the dashboard , explore themes and browse some instruction on getting started.
To Begin the Set up for your blog – start by choosing a theme
And then add an About page and tell us ( your class) a little bit about you!
Who are you? Share your hobbies, interests, family background, whatever else you want others to know about the you. Your post could be descriptive like Penelope’s About Me or creative like Kimberley’s A-Z description.
Just share what you are comfortable with sharing and/or talking about.
For your first official blog post you can add a new post or edit the “hello world” post already on your blog.
Wondering what to say? Here are a couple of suggestions:
Your post can be just a brief reflection of what you have learned in class so far.
Or how about sharing some goals that you have set for yourself for the semester. An example might be: one goal for this class, one goal for this month, and one goal for this school year. How do you plan to accomplish your goals? Here are some examples others have written. Alexis has written a reflection on her term goals, and Kayleigh created a bucket list on her blog.