Our final project in class is a group blog where we are Exploring the Chicago Cultural Center. There are several posts up now and we’ll be adding content frequently over the next two weeks. We’ll be pre-viewing and reviewing events in the space and looking at the history and structure of the place itself. Please do take a look and leave a comment or two.
I’ve set up a group blog for our final class project with the euphonious name “Blogging: Beyond the Basics Group Blog“. If you’re in the class, you should have received a login in your Loop email. If you didn’t, let me know.
The link to login and post is: http://students.iam.colum.edu/~erik.gerdes/group/wp-admin/
We had two blog talks this morning:
Dominque – Skirt PR
Nicole – Thought Catalog
Maurya presented http://ana-white.com – a site with home hacks.
This week our guest speaker was Heidi Gollub (disclosure: my sister) who joined us by Skype from Austin, Texas where she runs the blog Free Fun in Austin.
Harveen – Pearls Bounce
Tara – Cracked
In class this week, Sam presented our single Blog Talk. She presented Peanut Butter Fingers, an interesting cross between a personal blog and a healthy eating/living blog.
Our guest speaker this week was Keidra Chaney of The Learned Fangirl. She mentioned a bunch of interesting sites during her talk that I wanted to document for my own purposes, and this is as good a place to do that as anywhere:
This idea of the “note I’m keeping for myself, but I might as well share it with others”, has anyone expressed that more eloquently? Of course they have. Long-time blogger Cory Doctorow wrote in 2002: My Blog, My Outboard Brain.
This is another catch-up post that might be of interest to those outside the class. We’ve had some bloggers come and talk to the class, either in person or via Skype, and I thought it might be nice to give them a shout out:
Every week a couple of students in our class are presenting favorite and/or interesting blogs. Perhaps they will be of interest to you as well. Here’s what we’ve seen so far this semester and I’ll post future weeks’ Blog Talks throughout the semester.
Rachel – http://abeautifulmess.com/
Here are some links I want to be able to reference in class tomorrow and this is an easy place to stick them:
Our class hashtag: #bbbf14