Now that you are familiar with blogs, there are two activities for week 1:
- Think about a blog name. A catchy name makes it easier for people to remember. A shorter name makes it easier for people to type the URL (or easier for you to tell someone where to find you). Remember that you will be typing it in a lot – but also, that it is very difficult to change after you have invested time writing the blog – so choosing a good name is important.
- Examine blogs for characteristics that you like and don’t like about them. Consider jotting down some notes. This will come in handy when you are ready to start writing. You may find having a copy of this image useful when you are examining other blogs: Click for a full screen image: Anatomy of a Blog.