We start blogging in our second class, so here are some helpful links.
Joining social networks can help you create weblog traffic. These two are very popular:
It is helpful to have either a photo of yourself or an avatar when creating a weblog or participating in social networks. Some options for photos are to include a head-shot, like movie stars do, or you can edit a photo and just show part of you to make it interesting, like crop just your eyes and use that.
For an avatar, there are lots of free options on the Web:
Once you have your avatar created, you can take capture it by using the print screen option on your PC (using the Print Screen key), and then paste it into an image editor. Lviewpro has a free trial version you can download and use for this.
First, some A-List bloggers:
Find more at Technorati.
Free blog networks to consider setting up your first blog:
This is an easy to use RSS reader: Bloglines.com