Thursday, April 21, 2011

First Blog—On Blogging!

Unfortunately, I am lying in bed with a terrible fever typing this, but still, I feel obliged to write a little something about today. Yes, this is my first blog so bear with me.

This morning, a good number of the ILC students showed up for Don’s blogging tutorial at the Hercules Library. We all arrived on time, and Don was proud of us for that (he said so himself)! I enjoyed meeting other students in the program because, like Don said, we all have to work together.

So he covered the basics—not only on blogging but on what is required of us as ILC cohorts. He showed us the difference between a good blog and a bad blog and gave real examples of both. I was surprised to see how many blatant errors could be made in one 958-word blog: 81! Now I will make sure to carefully proofread my writings so that I won’t be used by Don as an example of a bad blogger. We also read Austin Long’s “Bulldog Days”, a well-written blog about his visit to Yale. Hopefully with more practice, I’ll be able to write exceptional blogs as well.

Again, Don reminded us to act like adults so as to not embarrass the program and our schools while on the East Coast. He also admonished us for not checking our emails frequently enough. But he wouldn’t be telling us these things without a good reason, and the warnings are appreciated. So thank you, Don.

And to conclude my first blog: I’m so excited to go to Brown!


  1. Kathleen,

    You were kind to me and I appreciate that.

    I remember being taught when I was about your age that no on is so useless that he can't be used as a bad example.

    Even though I showed you two examples of bad blogs we were able to use those as a teaching tool to help others be better bloggers.

    I have great confidence that we'll be reading some great blogs this year.


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