How to Blog

Blogging for Newbies!

Here are the EXACT steps you need to follow in order to embed a link in your comments on the blog. Students are expected to KNOW and FOLLOW these instructions precisely.  Incorrect posts will not be accepted!

  1. Read my initial blog post
  2. Read the article I cited to get full information.
  3. Research to find a new HIGH QUALITY citation that you will use for your own post.
  4. Write your comments to the questions I asked in my post. You post should contain college level writing. Please EDIT your comments, and refrain from excessive INFORMALITY.
  5. Now, embed your own web link by taking the steps below.

YOU MUST DO THE FOLLOWING STEPS IN THE COMMENT BOX…

DO NOT CUT/PASTE THE HTML SYNTAX!!!

  1. TYPE (don’t Cut and Paste) the link opening syntax just as you see it here…with a  space between a and href:        <a href=”
  2. Cut and PASTE your own high quality link (commonly starts with http:// and ends with .com) after the quotation mark…no space
  3. Close the quotation mark and add a greater than sign       “>
  4. After the greater than sign, add the text you want to show up as a link in your comment.
  5. Finish the link syntax with  </a>
  6. Here’s an example.

YOUR LINK SHOULD APPEAR FORMATTED EXACTLY LIKE THIS:

<a href=”http://www.nytimes.com”>The New York Times</a>

                which will yield the following link:

The New York Times

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YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR CHECKING YOUR LINK – AFTER YOU POST IT (LOOK JUST ABOVE THE POST BOX) AND ENSURE THAT IT WORKS!

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Examples off High Quality Sources:

Examples of Sources One SHOULD NOT cite:

(They are okay for personal info, but don’t use as sources!)

  • Wikipedia
  • Wiki(anything)
  • about.com
  • ehow.com
  • howstuffworks.com
  • ANY dictionary website (we are beyond defining things at this point!)
  • Any website WITHOUT an Author
  • Any website with more adds than text

2 thoughts on “How to Blog”

  1. It may not be the land of opportunity but it can be improved at any time. Depending on other country like China, more imports than exports, gas from middle east, more investments and less resources won’t make it a land of opportunity. As time moving on, America’s economy is getting worse. Unemployment rate is going high and factories are closing down. As i said, it can be improved so the Government itself needs to make right decisions for the country, put more concentration on American citizens rather than other countries.

    The Washington Times

  2. Brandy Young said:

    The American Dream is something from childhood that you are told to strive for. No matter rich or poor you hear all about bettering yourself to reach what America has deemed as the perfect life. To go to school to get an education that leads to a career in a field you love. If you’re smart you strive for a career making lots of money because this is included in the dream, to live a life with no worry of money doing what you love. This dream has definitely become harder to achieve due to our generation. They don’t long for the same goals past generations have. Yes we should be concerned with this because it seems like American’s lost something along the way. They want and desire to better themselves and live this wonderful dream but no one wants to work for it. The government plays no major role in my opinion because we choose our own path and follow our own beliefs.The dream is not a sham life is what you make it. If you are born poor and stay that way it’s no one’s fault but your own. You have plenty of time to set a goal and work towards it. People have so many different excuses why they don’t excel and but look at their history and you will see that it’s probably their own actions keeping them in their situation. The American dream most definitely exists but to obtain it YOU must work for it and believe in yourself or you will be one of many who missed out and believed the myths that the American Dream is unattainable.

    The Washington Post

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