The posts I highlight this week consider the big picture: our mortality. Before I list those, I want to collect and share a few ideas I’ve been kicking around about this admittedly heavy topic, especially in terms of what I study: writing, media, and archives.Continue reading “Highlights of the week”
Task: Create a site icon for your WordPress.
Customized site icons — commonly called favicons — are a simple, subtle way to make your WordPress blog more unique or branded. These tiny images are essentially logos that show up in your bookmarks or tabs. I’ve gotten so accustomed to them, that whenever possible I delete the text associated with them in bookmarks bar and all of my course sites have them (see below).Continue reading “WordPress: Create a site icon”
Task: Make a custom banner/header for your WordPress site
Banners (aka header images or headers) are usually the first thing readers see when your site loads. They’re often at the very top of the page, and make a quick impression.Continue reading “WordPress: Make a custom banner”
As you might notice from the list below, I had a hard time sorting out the highlights this week. There were so many wonderful posts!
Generally speaking I am noticing a difference between posts that approach the blog as “here’s what I’m doing” versus posts that are stretching out to teach or relate to readers about our humanity.Continue reading “Highlights of the week”
Task: Give a classmate feedback on a blog post via email, WordPress, or Blackboard (~200-300 words).
Writing is fundamentally a social activity; it requires readers who, ideally, respond to it and ultimately build communities. Some of you are already seeing such rewarding community engagement in action. While that might be a lofty goal for these times, I have added an option for the participation category this week: give a classmate feedback.Continue reading “Participation: Give a classmate feedback”