Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Linkin', Linkin', I've Been Thinkin' . . .

Hello all. Week three already! Time whooshes, swoops, and soars when you teach on the quarter system. I imagine it may feel a tad different to those of you who are getting graded and not giving grades, but I trust there will be some point in the quarter when you wish you could manufacture a few extra hours or so. Of course, sooner or later, we all run out of time.

But while we're all here, I'd like to offer you some suggestions on how to spend a handful of your preciously finite minutes. Specifically, I want to tell you what I'd like you to do to your blogs. I want you to make the blogs more resourceful by adding a list of links or two. First, I'd like you to add a list of links to your classmates' (and my) blogs, like I have in the left sidebar of Genuine Drafting.

In order to do so, you need to click on the "Template" tab at the top of the page, then click on "Add a Page Element" on the template sidebar or bottom. I recommend you add the link list to the sidebar, as fewer people scroll at the way to a blog's bottom. Then choose "Add to Blog" for the Link List option. Title the List "109.02 Class blogs," copy and paste the URLs and blog titles from my list, and you are on your way!

Additionally, I'd like to see you add a list of blogs written by people not in our class. In order to do so, you will need to find jobs with a similar (it does not necessarily have to be the same) theme to yours and link to it. Use Google Blog Search, Technorati, Icerocket.com, Blog Search Engine, Blog-search.com, Bloghub.com, Blogarama.com, Blogcatalog.com or other blog search engines to find blogs about like topics.

And when you visit these sites, feel free to peruse what others are saying about your subject!

3 comments:

JanelleTravels said...

GREAT BLOG!! A+

Derek John Boczkowski said...

:)

jim said...

The "death clock" link made me chuckle. There have been many a mid-week slump where I have quickly hit the bookmarked link to [http://www.deathclock.com/] and reminded myself that this or that "deadline" is not such a bad thing - as the ultimate deadline is so much more final. Great blog, ingeneral. Victoria asked me to have a look, and maybe comment here and there. Now I am glad that I took the time. I will certainly keep checking in!