Category Archives: Blogs

Tips for your blog or website: The ABCs of landing pages that work

Below are some useful tips on making the most of the landing page on blogs and websites. Thanks to Copyblogger who has given permission to reproduce the infographic a landing page is any page on a website where traffic is sent … Continue reading

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Let me tell you a secret… Tips from a Journalist on blogging

 Image source: Pixabay I recently attended a workshop led by Sue Featherstone (Journalist and Principal Lecturer, Sheffield Hallam University) on the secrets of blogging which was put on for the new student bloggers who are volunteer content managers. These students will capture … Continue reading

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Why you need to consider blogging as a pedagogy to facilitate learning

I was inspired by a blog post written by Silvia Rosenthal Tolisano (known as @langwitches on Twitter) which begins by saying “Blogging should not be an add-on, not an isolated project, but should be seen as PEDAGOGY” It made me consider … Continue reading

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Is there truth in the psychology of colour or is it simply down to personal taste?

Image source: Wikipedia How we use any of these colours in our lives can be very personal. From the way we dress, decorate our homes or even prepare food; we each may have different preferences to colour combinations. What pleases … Continue reading

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My Blogging Journey

I began this blog a few years ago when teaching Journalism students how to use WordPress to create their own blogs. As I introduced how to embed images, video and audio; I realised that it would be more authentic if … Continue reading

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Some simple tips for new Bloggers

There are many reasons why people choose to blog. This blog was originally set up by me to introduce my students to blogging and other social media tools. I therefore chose to make the blog public, so that all of the students … Continue reading

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Social Media Jargon: What are all these new words and abbreviations?!

On my Twitter page I have listed some of the words and abbreviations associated with Twitter and tweeting. These include: RT or Retweet – this is when a message is reused and the originator is acknowledged MT or Modified Tweet – a retweet that has been … Continue reading

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