July 13th, 2010

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Things I Tweeted Today

Today I used my bandwidth to say:

  • 10:11 RT @linksalpha Andy’s Answers: How charity: water makes it easy to rally fans around a cause f.ast.ly/hEncF #
  • 10:13 Cleaning study & finding post-its with things like "6 hvy knothide, 2 hrdened adamantite, 1 primal nether, 1 khorium power core" on them. #
  • 16:25 Taco Cat made off with a French fry & was so cutely stealthy about it that I just watched it happen. #
  • 18:15 Dear #clarionwest #writeathon sponsors, I do have a story for you, but it's still getting some bits added. Out to you by tomorrow afternoon! #
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Snippet from the Just-Finished Piece, "Close Your Eyes:


It's an experimental/horror story, which I just finished in order to send it out with this week's thank you mail to my write-a-thon sponsors. If you're one of the folks supporting me in the Clarion West Write-a-thon, you'll read it (and five other stories) in their entirety!!

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Blogging 101

Tonight I start my Blogging 101 class, a two part workshop at Bellevue College. This will be the second time I've taught it. Here's the class description. For interested organizations or groups, I'm available to do it as a workshop or class. Mail or message me for details.

Blogging 101
This class is aimed at students who want to explore building an internet presence through blogging for their business or organization, or for creative expression. Care is taken to make sure that student questions are answered and that every participant goes away with the knowledge and resources they need to accomplish what they want with blogging.

Topics include: naming and establishing a blog; parts of a blog; generating content; blogging etiquette and good practices; basic privacy and security; social networking; ways to make content visible on the Internet; building community; handling trolls, bad reviews, and Internet firestorms; RSS feeds; blogging software; hosting sites; types of free blogs; podcasts and video blogs; group blogs; maintaining public/private personas; defining and engaging your audience; tracking your blog; Google Analytics and other tools; search engine optimization.