Creating the perfect post doesn’t happen overnight, so as new bloggers, please keep in mind that blogging is a work in progress. If you are blogging in the classroom, your posts won’t need to be pin perfect, and some of what I share won’t even be necessary for classroom blogging. Over the past five years, I have learned quite a bit though (and there’s more I want to learn), and for me, that’s one of the things I love most about blogging. We have the opportunity to learn something new through the whole process. Certainly in this post, I won’t be able to share all I know, but let’s get started and see where the post goes. If you have questions, you can always ask them in the comments or in the questions form to the right.
Making the Most of Your Text
Tackling Links, Photos, Video, Emojis, and Page Breaks
Links and Photos
- Example #1
- Example #2
Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration. Thomas Edison
Or you may prefer a manual look (center text, bold, quotes):
Let’s Address Post Settings
In the last block, there are setting options. Honestly, I haven’t looked at that section much until writing this post, so I just discovered that this is where you can turn commenting on and off. There are some instances where you might want to do this, so now you know how.
Well, we’ve reached the end of line, and if you’re interested in learning a little more, here are the links to the other posts I’ve done on blogging. I really recommend skimming through each even if you have a little blogging experience. Every post I read on blogging, apps, video, or other tech topic I’m interested in, I learn something new or it gets me thinking in a new direction. If you are blogging with your students, you may want to share the links, use them for modeling, or review them to form your key teaching points.
Now remember, your posts will not be perfect right from the beginning, but keep in mind that blogging is a new adventure. Think of blogging as a blank canvas where you can share your craft, extend learning in your classroom, teach and learn a little design, and most importantly, explore creativity. Blogging in the classroom deepens learning, informs teaching, helps us be thoughtful about how and what we are teaching, and provides a new and different method of sharing/learning information.