Monroe #2

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Take 2

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Assignment 3

Ways to promote your blog

One way that you can promote your blog is to put a link to it on other networking site like Facebook, MySpace or Twitter. Also, when you make your blog you can choose to make it accessable to search engines.  This is another way to make your blog more public.  You can submit your best blogs to blog publicity sites like BlogCarnival.com or join blogging communties like MyBlogLog.com

One way to maintain loyal bloggers is to respond to posts on your blog and also comment on other people’s related blogs.  All of these blog promotion methods are FREE!

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Assignment 2

When I was in fourth grade I started dance classes with my best friend Lindsay Whitelaw.  We went four days a week to a building that looked like an abandoned mill building in the middle of an abandoned parking lot.  Concord Dance Academy.  The entire building smelled like dust and hairspray; it smelled like dance.  As a little girl starting out there you got the impression that the big room you were dancing in, the room for the little kids, was just a front for some bigger glamorous stage somewhere.  There were common places like the little store where you could buy sour straws and the “lounge” where a 12″ TV played “Back to the Future” on replay.  These were the places was where you could catch glimpses of the older girls.  They towered above the younger girls like ballerina movie stars, aloof and serious, smelling vaguely of sweat.  They would walk in toe-heel with gazelle-like posture, and fill up a water bottle or reset their hair with a can of AQUANET.  Then they would glide out again, back to the mysterious dance studios that I longed to be in.  They were big fish in the abandoned mill building in the middle of an abandoned parking lot, and I was in awe.  I never became one of them.  I quit after five years, just shy of slipping my feet into pink point shoes.  The owner of CDA, Cindy Flanagan, was a fat delusional middle-aged woman with hair that looked like yellow cotton candy.  She insisted on calling me Duhamey and one day during plies said that my butt was too big to be a ballerina.  “A bubble butt” were her exact words.  Dream’s over, but I will never forget my longing to becoming one of those elusive ballerinas.

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Assignment 1

What is a blog?

A blog is a type of personal website where users can maintain a type of “online journal.” Bloggers maintain blogs with daily on-line entries.  Entries can consist of anything from commentary to videos or pictures.  Often a blog will have a theme. Blogs are a public domain and others can read a persons blog entries which are displayed in reverse chronological order.

Why use a blog?

Blogs are used to create an on-line community of communication.  The uncensored entries reach the public quickly and easily, and they can be used as propoganda, advertisement, or to gain notoriety.

What are the most common sights for blogging?

The 10 best reviewed blog service sites 2010 were the following:

1. WordPress

2. TypePad

3. SquareSpace

4. Blogger

5. AOL Journals

6. Windows Live Spaces

7. Xanga

8. Live Journal

9. Vox

10. MySpace

*Reference: http://blog-services-review.toptenreviews.com/index.html

How much does it cost to blog?

Simply blogging on a blog service site is  usually completely FREE! (some web hosts can cost up to $75.00)  If you want your own domain site for business or professional purposes it can cost you around $50.00/year.  You can drop a couple hundred dollars for more advanced blogging software etc.  Also, you have to remember that when you blog you need a n email and internet access, which can cost $0-$40.00.  Incidentally, I got all of this information on a blog!

*Reference: http://lorelle.wordpress.com/2006/08/05/genealogy-blog-the-blog-budget-how-much-does-a-blog-cost/

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Welcome to WordPress.com. This is your first post. Edit or delete it and start blogging!

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