How to Navigate This Blog

This blog represents a shared creation involving everyone in our class. Each of you will contribute posts concerning your particular television show. While we in the class are one of the audiences of the blog, we are not the only audience. Our writing will be available to the general public and they will not know what’s going on in class. You have to keep this in mind as you follow the guidelines for your posts.

Because we are co-creating this blog, you will need to be able post to the blog. The following steps will occur to give you access to be able to post:

  1. You should create an account at wordpress.com using your Plymouth State University email address.
  2. I will send an invitation to your PSU email address to become an author for the site. The email will look like: Screenshot 2016-01-23 13.52.29
  3. Accept the invitation and you will be ready to add posts to the blog. Your name will appear in the list of Authors for the blog.
  4. Everything in the blog is organized by category. There currently are categories for each of the assignments in the class. I will create a category for your chosen television show (once you tell me what it is). For example, if you were writing about Freaks and Geeks, I would create a category called “Freaks and Geeks” as a subcategory of “Television Shows”.
  5. When you write a post for the blog, be sure you categorize your post in two categories. First, always uncheck the “Uncategorized” category and then be sure you choose both your show’s category and the assignment category in which this post belongs. For example, if I were writing my Critical Orientation post about Freaks and Geeks, I would choose the two categories “Critical Orientation” and “Freaks and Geeks” when I publish my post.
  6. Note that you can save drafts of your post before you publish it. The draft will be available to you as the author but not the general public. Only posts that have been published can be seen by the general public and until a post has been published, I won’t consider it to be submitted.

If you have any questions regarding the navigation of the blog site, be sure you ask!

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