Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Journal Two and instructions for blogging and first post from Mike Lohre

Journal Two:  FIRST BLOG POST IN ENGLISH 2266 Intro to Poetry
Hello students and welcome to our blog!  For his assignment let's work to get everyone on the blog and learn how to use its features.   To get on the blog, follow these steps.
1.      The first thing you must do is get a Gmail account if you do not already have one.  This is easy and just sign up for a free account at 

2.      Then, using that Gmail address, please write to me at and I will invite you to the blog.   You must check your Gmail and then accept the invite and follow the steps in order to use the blog. Let’s get this done by Friday Jan. 24 at noon at the latest so we don’t procrastinate on this.

3.      Once you are a member, you will see your Gmail address appear in the upper right hand corner, and only then can you post to the blog.

4.      --To do a New Post, you must again find that link in the upper right hand corner.  Click New Post and a window will appear to let you compose.

5.      Please title all your writings, using the Subject line, and use a username that is either your name or nickname so we know who is writing.  Only class members will be on this blog.  Your first post can be titled Jim’s/Jane’s First Blog Post or whatever you want but put your name in the title, please.

Journal post GOALS:
1.      For your first post, write one paragraph where you introduce yourself and some things about you, including a Fun Fact or something unique.  That way we can always have this on the blog as a way of knowing and remembering each other. You can certainly include a photo or pic if you want as well, and just use the photo icon to do that.

2.      In your next paragraph, write about something that stuck you as important or interesting from Richard Hugo’s Triggering Town so far.  Use a direct quote from the book to start this and then explain your ideas on this passage.

3.      Then post your blog.  Finish the assignment by writing comments to at least two other writers in the class.  That way we truly share ideas and get to know each other, and we get feedback on our observations from others.  Use (click) the Comments icon.

Good luck, have fun, and just let me know when you need help!  This first post is all about getting comfortable and familiar with the blog, and for some of you, this will take time, and that’s okay.

See you on the blog, and remember that every chance to write is a chance to write well.

Mike Lohre    P.S. Remember, to revise at any time, just use the pencil icon.  

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