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It’s September, and I’m unleashing another crop of bloggers on the world. But some have been blogging already for years, and have developed a culture all their own. They’re going to trample a few of my flowers and track a little dirt on my carpet, but that’s okay, because I don’t live in a museum. –Dennis G. Jerz – Clueless Usenet Newbie: ”Re: Jesus’ Birthday”  (Jerz’s Literacy Weblog) Recycling an…

NVu

Nvu (pronounced N-view, for a “new view”) is a complete Web Authoring System that combines web file management and easy-to-use WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) web page editing. Nvu is designed to be extremely easy to use, making it ideal for non-technical computer users who want to create an attractive, professional-looking web site without needing to know HTML or web coding. –NVu (NVu.com) A former student suggested this…

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A blog is like a sofa

I’m sitting with my Newswriting class in A309, because everybody is getting a blog today! To the newbie bloggers, a blog is like a sofa. You have to get used to it, you have to break it in, and eventually blogging will become comfortable. Sometime I think my fellow students are intimitated by blogs, but they really aren’t scary. Think of it merely as a online notebook that the whole…

Getting the most out of your academic weblog

Private vs. Public Anyone can read this: professors, classmates Don’t write about your love life or last weekend’s activities unless you want your professors (or the academic dean) to read about it Take caution when complaining about classes or classmates Also, watch what you write – don’t link to pictures of you doing anything illegal while at school. Someone will invariably turn you in. Academic=Thought As with everything, try not…