week 8, nov 17 – content curation

Agenda

  • Housekeeping
  • Generating, sharing, protecting content
  • See Anatomy of a Blog Post (best practices)
  • Tools review: TagBoard, ScoopIt, Paper.li

Housekeeping

Open the following web pages in separate browser tabs or browser windows (your choice) and be sure to keep them open to make it easier to switch from one to another

  • This page
  • Your WordPress.com blog dashboard
  • Your web hosting company dashboard (first screen after log in)

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This week’s assignment: three new deliverables which should either be written on the project page or linked from the project page to your WordPress.com site; none of these deliverables should be published on the course blog.

  • Everyone should have a site outline posted to your project page on this site by tonight
  • Everyone should have ideas about how you can use an editorial calendar posted on your project page on this site by tonight
  • Everyone should have a statement of “who is my audience” on your project page on this site by tonight

Project pages:

Discussion

  • Review the project page for the people whose names are on either side of your own for ideas and feedback
  • Discuss  – where you are (individually) and biggest challenge(s) [small group then large group]
  • Discuss – what plugins did you install last week and why? [small group then large group]
  • Tonight’s topic: Generating, sharing, protecting content
  • See Anatomy of a Blog Post (best practices)
  • Resource: Getty Images (new source)
  • Social: a word or two about LinkedIn

Lab

Tools review

SEO

Resource

Assignments

  • Reading (optional, challenging, to make you think!) – on ideas, creativity and dopamine @ Medium
  • For this week (by next Monday): review my WordPress essentials post and send me an email with your top 3-5  — also, any one-on-one help requests
  • For next week (by next Wednesday): have two new posts on your project site (@ SiteGround)  that are “link posts” (curated content) or original content — if you are not using a blog on your site, put them on your WordPress.com account. Link them to your project page. (I’m trying to force you to write!)
  • For two weeks from tonight: Visit your local bricks-and-mortar mega-bookstore. Assess how the bookstore promotes its digital reader and offerings. How are they promoting books? What kinds of books are being promoted?
  • For two weeks from tonight: have two new posts on your project site (@ SiteGround)  that are “link posts” (curated content) or original content — if you are not using a blog on your site, put them on your WordPress.com account. Link them to your project page. (I’m trying to force you to write!)
  • For two weeks from tonight: have your project site and project page to the point where your fellow classmates can provide peer review. I will give you a format to follow for the peer review; this is an exercise you will do in class and there will also be lab time.
  • For three weeks from tonight: presentation to your classmates – your goals, accomplishments, lessons learned (what you would have done differently if you could start over now) – and lab time + a party!
  • For four weeks from tonight: an optional lab (or online sessions0 if there is interest. Let me know!

 

 

 

 

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