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!
- Read my initial blog post (NOTE: My posts “time out” after 14 days to keep you posting on the most recent articles).
- Read the article I cited to get full information.
- Research to find a new HIGH QUALITY citation that you will use for your own post.
- 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.
- Now, embed your own web link WITHIN THE COMMENT BOX by taking the steps below.
- After the first person has commented, you will see the number of people who have commented. This is where you click to leave your own comment.
- Make sure you use you full name and an email address that you actually check below the comment box.
- IGNORE where it says Website (Optional)...this if if you had your own website…NOT NECESSARY!
- LET ME REPEAT THAT…YOUR LINK GOES INSIDE THE COMMENT WINDOW, NOT WHERE IT SAYS WEBSITE…FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS BELOW!
Here is the Comment box that you will see. Remember, DO NOT put your citation link where it says URL!!!
YOU MUST DO THE FOLLOWING STEPS IN THE COMMENT BOX…
DO NOT CUT/PASTE THE HTML SYNTAX!!!
- 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=”
- Cut and PASTE your own high quality link (commonly starts with http:// and ends with .com) after the quotation mark…no space
- Close the quotation mark and add a greater than sign “>
- After the greater than sign, add the text you want to show up as a link in your comment.
- Finish the link syntax with </a>
- 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
YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR CHECKING YOUR LINK – AFTER YOU POST IT (LOOK JUST ABOVE THE POST BOX) AND ENSURE THAT IT WORKS!
Examples off High Quality Sources:
Examples of Sources One SHOULD NOT cite:
(They are okay for personal info, but don’t use as sources!)
- ANY dictionary website (we are beyond defining things at this point!)
- Any website WITHOUT an Author
- Any website with more adds than text