"Blog Basics"- Digital Study Set
Terms in this set (30)
short for web log; this is an online journal that shares information like thoughts, ideas, experiences, news, and opinions publicly
this is what controls the look of your blog and can be personalized with your own colors, background images, and layout
this is found at the top of a blog and is made up of the blog's title (or logo) and the main navigation toolbar
the way that your guests should be easily able to navigate and locate things in your blog site. It should link readers to things on your blog
this can be found on either side (or both sides) of your blog and may include widgets, favorite links, popular content, recent posts, subscription options, and social media tools
found at the bottom of a blog page, this contains information that does not change, but is easy to locate for your readers such as information about you and your contact information
This is the most important area of the blog, as it contains the main content area, is usually the primary reason readers will go to a blog, and is where thoughts, opinions, and ideas are shared.
areas of a blog that are normally static (don't change often) and display standard content such as an about me or contact section
shown on the main page of a blog and places the most recent and relevant information at the top and includes your daily update or news about your next topic
a remark section attached to each post for others to share an opinion, reaction, or feedback about the posts. This creates online interaction.
a type of blog in which a person describes his/her life with thoughts, opinions, and experiences
a type of blog with extremely short posts (ie Twitter)
a person who writes a blog, online magazine, book, or a website; this person may work alone or in a group.
an area of a blog where readers can find links to old blog posts that do not show on the body any more
to submit something to be viewed publicly on the internet
What are the four main parts of a blog?
header, body, side bars, footer
a report where you share things you like or dislike about something.
not giving your name or identity
List at least six example blog topics? (answers may vary)
sports, cooking/recipes, technology, dreams, news, travel
How are posts arranged within the body of a blog?
The most recent and relevant posts appear at the TOP of a blog's body. The oldest posts are at the bottom of the body.
What are the two ways that a person can participate in blogging?
1. They can be a contributor on a blog and publish posts regularly.
2. They can read another person's blog and publish comments for posts.
What are the things you need to remember BEFORE you publish your blog post?
1. Check for spelling, grammar, and punctuation
2. Make sure your posts doesn't contain anything mean about others
3. Make sure your post doesn't contain any personal and private information about you
What is something you should never share online?
something that you should never share online like your name, address, phone number, name of the school you attend, your social security number, a photo of yourself, or your family's private information
other ways to follow a blog, like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google Plus, or Pinterest, that are usually shown as links in the side bars of a blog
a page on a blog/website that is dedicated to provide readers with information on ways to contact the contributors (authors).
What do you call the area of a blog that tells the reader what the blog is all about?
the header because it contains the title or the logo
What happens when you publish a post to a blog?
It shows up at the top of the body in a blog for readers to read online.
happened last, newest
What is usually found in the side bars of a blog?
tags, word clouds, social media tools, subscription options, links to recommended or favorite sites, and an archive
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