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Jones, Joy - My Blog

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PART 2 - Set up a blog based on a topic/theme in your current or anticipated career field using WordPress. If you would like to use another blog program, please get approval for your instructor. Select and use a template that is appropriate for your theme and audience. Add at least two widgets to your blog. Review blog rubric for this blog assignment. Note each element that will be graded such as hyperlinks, citations, graphics and multimedia, etc.  Also review the peer-review blog evaluation. The CSM 564 and 566 students use this form to evaluate your blogs and you will also evaluate each other’s blogs using this form. So take a look at each component.


On the class wiki, please provide: 


  • your topic/theme for your blog
    • virtual communication (example: social media, virtual office, email, texting, etc)


  • anticipated audience
    • anyone interested in virtual communication 


  • blog used
    • wordpress.com 


  • list the widget(s) you are going to use and explain why you chose them for your blog
    • Twitter - good example of virtual communication 
    • Images / Links - good way to share information and provide examples 


  • theme used
    • minimalist - keeping it simple 


  • provide your thoughts/reactions (on the class wiki) about using a moderated blog versus an invited reader blog. (This is done after week 7).
    •   Although moderated blogs seem impersonal, in my opinion, I understand why they exist. They are beneficial to use to monitor content; it makes sense to moderate your blog especially if it is being used for professional purposes such as a representation of you for job prospects. You would want to ensure that the comments are in a tone that represents your personal style. A moderated blog is also beneficial to eliminate spam posts. I consider a moderated blog impersonal because it takes away from the “welcome” feeling of a blog, where you place your thoughts down freely for anyone to read why not share that same freedom with your audience?  If it is moderated the author is limiting the same open feel of the blog where people are possibly restricted to write what and where they see fit.



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