When you click on the “Home” page link of my blog, this is what you see (see Fig. 1 below).
ACROSS THE TOP: Those are pages and include the Class Calendar, which I am always working on, the Syllabus, and our Textbook. These “Pages” are repeated at the bottom on the right.
ALONG THE RIGHT: These are “Categories,” which are groups of posts on the same topic.
- “Blogging” is a category that contains my personal posts about my experience with the class, my travels, whatever. I don’t include anything that is “essential” for the class. A blog is a wonderful place to express your personality, even on the job (which I happen to be!).
- “How Do I?” These are posts I have created to teach you how to do a whole lot of specific things, like attributing images, for example. When I write a “how to” post like this one, I look to the right of my post and click on the category I want to assign it to.
- “WR 227 Assignment Bank” This is just what it says; by the time I get through, every single assignment will be posted there. I don’t have it filled up yet, but I’ll stay a step or two ahead of you and get them all in there probably by mid-term.
Now YOU do it! Never leave a post “uncategorized.” On your blog dashboard toward the top under “Add New,” you can set your Categories. You can decide, but you might have:
- Random Blogging
- Rough Drafts
- Final Assignments
or Portfolio for all your finished work…you’ll figure out what makes sense for you as you go along–you can always change them as you go. Each post should be assigned to a category.
As always, please let me know if you have any questions about how my home page is organized or what categories are and how to make them.