Assignment I – Blog Set Up and Post #1

Due Mon, Sept 20 or Tues, Sept 21 when you come to class

Each student will select a beat and set up and maintain a blog. The blog must have a specific focus (i.e., a subject, a neighborhood, a specific topic).
Blogs must have the following elements:
-Specific, focused beat
-Compelling, informative title
-Appropriate theme and complete design
-About page or text on your sidebar that explains your publication. This text must include your full name.
-Blogroll with at least 5 online publications or blogs
-Archives widget
-Blog Stats widget
-Time zone set correctly to UTC -4.
-Post #1 should introduce yourself and your blog topic to your audience. Outline what you hope to accomplish in the coming weeks, what kinds of stories you plan to do, etc.
-Check spelling, grammar, and AP style.

For specific instructions, see Setting Up Your Blog.

Points for your Blog Set Up and Post #1 (35 points)

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