Saturday, November 1, 2008

Day 1 of 30 Days to Being a Better Blogger

Steve Dembo of Teach42 has challenged us to be better bloggers in the next 30 days. I am always open to improvement and I think it also helps me be a model for my students or others that I am trying to influence. So, here I is my information for Day 1:

Who is the author of this blog and what is this blog all about? You can find this information if you click on the link "About Me." I do have a photo (which I didn't for a long time and decided that I needed to get over the paranoia about showing my face) and I also have contact information. I really get frustrated when I read some blogs and want to email the author about a question that I have and can't find out how to contact them. I have also added my twitter, plurk,

What the blog is all about is listed on the to where my title is. I think this immediately tells the reader whether this is a blog they want to invest time in. They don't have to search for this information by clicking a link or hunting through the text.

I feel pretty satisfied with my About page so I look forward to the Day 2 challenge.

photo credit: Original image: 'Rosie the Blogger' http://www.flickr.com/photos/9106303@N05/2493066577by: Mike Licht

4 comments:

SeanN. said...

Nice Rosie the blogger addition. Following Steve's blog led me to yours. Nice work. Keep it up!

Sean
http://nashworld.edublogs.org

David LaMorte said...

Your site has an about area, unlike steve dembo's site has a separate page. Did you have to approach the about page any differently?

loonyhiker said...

seann: glad you like Rosie! I liked your blog too and added it to my Google Reader.

loonyhiker said...

David: I added the text box on my side bar. Blogger allows you to add those things easily. I will also add a link to a more detailed page about me.