3Preface from Alejandro explaining why this book was created…… A good blogger has to have tips from someone who has good experience. Someone, but who? Oh yeah, me! I will tell you some good tips that come up in my brain. Hop on to the T.A.G. (tips are good) Machine. You’ll also hear some great tips from my “Blooming Bloggers” buddies.
4AdrieanaYou should always let someone check your work before posting it to anyone, even if it’s your baby sister or your friend. So remember that you are always supposed to reread before you give it to anyone. Read your post out loud. it is better then reading in your head. This lets you see if it makes sense or not. Work at making your story more exciting to make the reader want to read it more. You want the reader to actually like it and not look sleepy or look at you with an expression on his or her face, like you don't know how to write anything.Use a dictionary to check your spelling. A dictionary will help you make that word part of your memory.Make sure there are no run-on sentences. This is a sentence that goes on and on and on and has no periods. Your readers will move on and read something else. You want them to stay on your blog.
5AlejandraWrite about current events that are happening around the world. Think of writing something really cool that people around the world would love to read. You could also add pictures in your post. You can draw or take the pictures with a camera. Express your opinion! Your readers would want to read how you feel about your topic. Then they can agree or disagree and it will make your blog more engaging. Catch your reader’s attention! Make your first sentence so interesting that your readers will not be able to keep themselves from reading more.Sentence fluency. Your sentences should flow together so that your post is easy to understand. Sentences that do not flow will only confuse the reader.
6AlejandroBe yourself. A good blogger will include their own writing from their brains. DO NOT COPY SOMEONE ELSE’S WORK. Take a break. If you take a break every once in a while and then come back to your blog, your brain will be refreshed with ideas waiting to be used. Let your individuality shine. Include your feelings, reactions and thoughts. If you want people to be absorbed in your blog, sidetrack those boring words and come up with your own expressive words. (Continued on next slide.)
7Ask questions. If you don’t have any ideas ask yourself if you have had an experience like the situation you are in. Also ask other people for ideas.Just keep writing. Keep writing until you think that you are done. Record the story and take out what you don’t like. Also, you can add things.Don’t exaggerate the truth. If you are writing a report don’t include things that you don’t know are true. However, if you look it up and get information you can add it to your post. Then the facts will be authentic.Don’t give up. If you are frustrated and can’t get a topic. Don’t give up. Start again. If you do this you can get new ideas.Juan
8AshleyMake your blog entertaining. Readers like blogs that have humor and make them laugh or smile. Use vivid words. Always use higher level thinking words from Bloom's Taxonomy, like organize, describe, group, and paraphrase. A blog that includes words that are not used every day will grab the reader’s attention. Organize your writing with a good beginning, middle, and end. Pretend you are writing to a very important person.
9EstefanyMake your sentences flow and stick to the topic. Get your thinking caps on and always stop, think, and check. Never feel bad about your post. If you like it and feel OK with it, then leave it. When you think you have a great blog, ask yourself the following questions: Did I bump up my work? Did I do my best? Did I reread and check for mistakes?Ask yourself if you have sentence fluency, an organized idea, and an interesting topic. Then your blog will explode with neatness and excitement!
10JhonathanCheck Check Check Check It! So if you don't make mistakes readers will think a grownup wrote it. Load your blog with hot topics! This will get the reader to stay and read like a dog in a swimming pool! Finish your posts with questions. That will make the reader think about what you wrote and you can think about what they write back.
11JuanHave your own personal voice. Express your personality and have a conversation with a reader. Try not to make the story you wrote boring so that no one will ever read your writing. When I'm talking about your personal voice I mean showing expression in your writing. Be proud of what you write. When your writing on a weblog you should use descriptive writing, punctuation, lots of details, a good lead, vivid vocabulary, organization, and always end it with a thought provoking questions. Place strong words in the beginning of your sentences. This will hook the reader. When I write I always worry a little about what people will think. This is a good thing because you will try to make your writing come alive. Think outside the blog. Trust your own opinions.
12LaceyTry to leave the reader hanging and wondering what will come next when he or she is reading your post. Make sure you put your details in order or else you might make your readers confused! This is called organization and readers like that. Choose many different topics to write about on your blog. This will keep your readers from being bored. You will also learn more. Remember to always have a great opening.Always believe in yourself! Follow what you think is right. Don’t let anything bad get to you. It is like 2 knights fighting and one of them said the other one was a bad sword fighter. Don’t get discouraged, keep writing and fighting back.Make sure you don’t write about gossip. Only write about the truth. Writing about gossip is misleading and confusing. opinions.
13MariaMake your ideas and content so understandable and satisfying that they show your personality and your writing can be a way for students to learn.Use your voice. Ask this question: “Can I hear my voice in this writing?” Before you write brainstorm all your ideas. Then organize your writing so your sentences flow, and choose words that make sense so your readers can understand your writing.Personality works! A good blogger always shows her true colors by expressing genuine feelings.A Blogger’s Word Choice! Use any word that you need to make the writing come alive. Make the readers want to keep reading more and more and more!
14YesseniaUse words that make your writing seem as if it comes alive to the reader. Make sure that you write as you would talk. This will make your writing understandable and people will feel like they know you. Write about something your are interested or else it makes your writing seem boring.Research! When you are writing always make sure that you have enough information to make it interesting and accurate.
15Six Traits of WritingWe brainstormed each of the six traits of writing and came up with questions to ask ourselves about the six traits. We will strive to apply this to our writing.
16Ideas and Content What is my topic? Is my paper clear? Did I try to make my writing come alive?Do I have enough details?Do I have a good beginning, middle and end?Does my reader understand what I am trying to say?Have I included any dialogue?What about writing my ideas down and choosing the best one?Do I have an organization?Do I have enough ideas?
17Organization How does my topic start? Are the details in order? Is my paper easy to read?Is my paper in time order?Does my writing have a good beginning?Are all the details in the correct sequence?Do my links go with my message?How does my topic end?
18Voice Is this interesting to me? Did I give my opinion? Did I say everything I wanted to?What did I like the most?Did my readers feel like they heard my voice?Do I like what I wrote?Am I comfortable with what I wrote?Does the story match my attitude?How do I want my readers to feel?
19Word Choice Does your writing flow? Have I used any exciting words? Did you use vivid vocabulary?Did I use different or interesting words?Do you have descriptive words?Did I grab my readers attention with my words?Are my words in the right place?
20Sentence Fluency Did I use a lot of sentences? Did I use complete sentences?Do my sentence beginnings havebig and different ideas?Do my sentences make sense?Does my story sound real?Did I complete what I was trying to say?Did I use the same starting words?Does my paper sound smooth as I read it aloud?Did I use some long and some short sentences?
21Conventions Do my words have spaces between them? Does my title go with my story?Does my punctuation show my sentence expressions?Do I have spelling errors?Do I have the correct capitalization in my sentences?Can people understand my writing?Does my paper have a main idea?Is my paper understandable?Did I use correct punctuation?