Week 3 Checklist for Blogs

This is mostly of use for those who didn’t complete the Design Studio subject – but is worth glancing over for everybody.

Blog Checklist:
Does your blog have each of these elements? (wordpress help)

– An about page on your sidebar? ( Or about text – using the text widget )
– An altered tagline ( ie it should not say the default ‘Just another wordpress blog’ )
– Have you successfully inserted an image into a blog post?
– Do you have your own custom header graphic?
– Do you have at least 5 links to others, in your sidebar? ( Why do this? )
– Have you edited / deleted the initial default ‘Hello World’ post?
– Is your blog included in the Yahoo Pipes compiled list of class blogs?
( If not, email your blog address to get added ( sean.healy -at- rmit.ed.au )

And for those new to blogging, some thoughts about writing for the web:

Why should you include links? Writing link text. More about writing link text. Kottke on writing vs editing. How to be a good ‘linkblogger‘. yourhtmlsource – on writing for the web. And yet another article titled writing for the web..



2 Responses to “Week 3 Checklist for Blogs”

  1. Blog posts | RMIT Music Industry Says:

    […] blogs do not incorporate all the recommended features as outlined in Sean’s blog checklist. If you are missing links, menus and feeds in your sidebar, then please add some. This helps to […]

  2. The Concept Development Blog Network « Rmitmusic Blog Says:

    […] Here’s a review of student blogs by Ed, noting that a) many haven’t yet fulfilled basic blog functionality criteria, and b) many are currently failing their participation component by contributing so little to their […]

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