Be yourself; Everyone else is already taken.— Oscar Wilde.
photo credit:desk in charcoal by James Halliday CC BY-SA-2.0
Hello and welcome to Rochesterwrites~! This is the blog where I will be posting assignments, course information and helpful resources. Be sure to add Rochesterwrites~ to your “Blogs I Follow” widget – (we will learn how to do this in class). That way you will see when new material has been posted.
All of us will be working on the blogging platform this semester, and you’ll be developing blogs of your own. I’m still an amateur at this blogging thing, so don’t worry. If you don’t feel quite sure about blogging, you’re in good company. I started my first blog as part of a class last January ,2018 and this is my fourth attempt at running a class via blogs. I had great success with it in the past, and I hope to repeat that again. Still, I consider it an adventure. And like all good adventures, the journey is more important than the destination.
I will be using Rochesterwrites~ to provide you with weekly posts regarding the course. I will only use D2L/Brightspace to make urgent announcements (aka class cancellations or other major changes), fielding questions, and for posting grades. Rochesterwrites~ will be the main venue for disseminating information from me to you and you to me.
As soon as you can, visit the next posts, “The Journey Begins” and “Getting Started” and follow the instructions for setting up your blog! If you are a blogging pro, skim the directions, and then feel free to set up your blog any way you want to as long as it matches the criteria. You do not have to use WordPress if you like another platform better. Just be sure you have a blog set up for the sole purpose of engaging with the class. That is, you cannot blend your existing blog with this one. The blogs need to be designated for class only.