Creating Blogs: Day One

Hi Class!  The next three days, we will be meeting in the lab so you can create your blogs and write your very first post! Thursday, we will read and comment on each other’s first posts.

Use the packet provided to help you stay on top of your daily tasks.

Today’s tasks:

1. Try to complete Parts One and Two in your “Making a Blog” packet.

2. Don’t panic if you don’t finish. You can continue where you left off tomorrow.

Have fun, and don’t be afraid to ask your teacher lots of questions. This can be overwhelming at first!




Blogging Basics: Online Component

Hi folks!

Today, we are going to review the basics of blogging (you will also be turning it in). After that, you will be completing Blogging Basics Part Two, which requires you to get online and start looking at blogs.  Use my page, How to Blog, as a resource today.

Please turn in your handout before you leave class today.

Remember, we are meeting in the lab all of this week so you can create your blogs.

Have fun exploring!

Blogging Unit: Digital Citizenship

Daily Prompt #6: Senses Exploration

Practice utilizing all the five senses in your writing: see, hear, feel, taste, smell.  Write for five minutes describing this classroom and all the five senses you’re experiencing at this exact moment.

In this class, you will be creating a blog.

What is a blog?

a personal website or web page on which an individual records opinions, links to other sites, etc. on a regular basis.

Why have one?

After next week, you can officially call yourself a blogger!

But before you do, we need to talk about something very important: digital citizenship and your digital footprint.

Let’s brainstorm as a class what our rules should be when we are in the digital world.

Time to get the basics of blogging down.   You will be reading about how to blog effectively while completing a handout.  Feel free to discuss with your neighbors, but complete your own work.




A Farewell to Creative Writing


I’ve truly enjoyed getting to know you through your writing this semester. You have proven to be a talented, eclectic bunch.  I hope some of you consider taking Advanced Creative Writing so you can continue to improve your writing skills and add to your blog!

Before you leave, there are three more tasks for you to complete:

  1. Create your final post for this class. Select one of the two following options:
    *Let your readers know this will be your last post on this blog as the class is ending. Add any other ‘flair’ to the post that you’d like and thank them for their feedback.*Let your readers know that while this is your last post for the class, you plan to continue posting on this blog. You might let them know what to expect from you in the future. Add any other ‘flair’ to the post that you’d like.
  2. Read our literary journal, Et cetera, and post an encouraging comment on at least ten of your peers’ blogs.
  3. Take our class survey.

I hope you all continue writing your entire life. It can be an invaluable asset!

NaNoWriMo: sign up!

Hi folks! Here are your tasks for today.

  • Go to: and create an account. Once you have, select to join a class and type in the following access code
  • Now you’re in our virtual NaNoWriMo class!
  • “Accept the Challenge” and fill out the information the site asks you for.
  • Explore the site (you might find a forum you want to join).
  • Reply to my posted Announcement: Announce to the class your working novel title (this means it could change) and your proposed word count (this can also change).


Blog Post #6 Due: Flash Fiction

Hi folks!

Here is your to-do list for today:

  1. Post some flash fiction on your blog.
  2. Read your peers’ blogs and post comments. You should read at least five other peers’ blogs.
  3. Post your flash fiction on our Creative Writing Padlet! This will serve as a brainstorming space for all students in our creative writing classes. Check it out as you think of your ideas for your novels!

Happy reading and writing!