Monday, November 17, 2008

Blogging for Dummies 101 Class... and AWARDS!

My class on Blogging For Dummies 101 went BLOGTASTIC! (well for me anyway!)

It was actually a lot of fun preparing for it and teaching it. I was a little stressed when I arrived and realized there wasn't any internet service hooked up yet. Thankfully the speaker before me was able to save the day and make it work! Whew! Thanks Dr. Bryce.

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Top Left: This is me with my dear friend Beth Allen. She is the one who asked me to speak. She is one of those ladies that can do ANYTHING! And I mean anything. Not only that but she does EVERYTHING and does it all well! She is amazing!
Waiting for you to start your own blog Beth!
Bottom Right: Some of the class members enthralled (haha) with the info.

This is the awesome gift they gave me. It is a Ned Young piece called "The Cat's in the Tree Again". How did they know I love cats or that I'll be wanting to hang from my tree like that about Dec. 24th with a far away look in my eyes too?

Are we having fun yet????

On my handout I included some bloggy terminology just for fun. How many of these have you heard or better yet used?

Blogging Terms (just for fun):
- Writer’s block for bloggers. Can't think of what to blog about?
Blogathy - I do not want to post today and I do not care about it
Blogopotamus - A long long blog post
Blogorrhea - Unusually high output of articles
Bleg - To use one’s blog to beg for assistance etc.
Hitnosis - Refreshing your browser repeatedly to see if your hit counter or comments have increased
Blog hopping - Jumping from one blog to another
Blogoholic - Addicted to blogging
Blogorific - Blogtastic - Something which a blogger says is terrific
Blogsit - Maintaining a blog while the primary blogger is on leave
Blurker - A blog reader not posting comments, just lurking around quietly.
Blogathon - Update your website every 30 minutes for 24 hours straight. Maybe collect sponsorships.
Blogiversary - Your blog birthday
Blog Carnival - Links to other articles covering a specific topic.
Multiblog - Running multiple blogs
Blogger bash - A blogger party
Blooger - A blogger who exhibits adolescent tendencies and lacks basic social graces or good manners. A portmanteau of “blog” and “booger.”
Blogroach- A commenter who rudely disagrees with posted content
Weborexic - Referring to tiny (width-wise) layouts.
Gulog - Used when a blog is so dismal and depressing, it’s as if it were written in a Soviet labor camp.
Glog - A first-person recording of an activity, in which the person doing the recording is a participant in the activity.

I am so far behind on posting that I think I feel a case of Blogorrhea coming on this week!

It was a BLOGORIFIC day and I have had a lot of the attendees already start their own blogs! Keep it up guys!


Getting an award always really lifts me when I seem to need it the most! Thanks so much!

This cool one is from Dawn at Dawn's Daily Life.

Thanks Dawn!

To check out her awesome blog-just click on her name.

Here are the rules: Mention the blog that gave it to you and comment on their blog to let them know you have posted your award. Then share 6 values that are important to you and 6 things you do not support. Last, but not least, grant the prize to 6 people.


Six Things I Value:

1. Family

2. My Faith

3. Friends

4. Health

5. Kindness

6. Justice


Six Things I Do Not Support:

1. Same Sex Marriage...In my opinion, marriage is between a man and a woman.

2. Abortion... Abortion is plain and simple murder. Why should someone, just because they don't want to bring a life into this world, have the right to make that decision for that unborn, unheard voice? There are exceptions, when the woman has been raped or her life is at risk, but other than that, it is simply wrong.

3. Taking God out of the Pledge of Allegiance... This country was founded upon the belief in God! That is what we are based on! Why oh why try and remove Him from the picture?

4. Pornography...I hate that it is becoming so common place. There needs to be stricter laws against it especially in public TV and the Internet!

5. Taking the word Christmas out of Christmas! ...This one really gets to me! Hello! It is about CHRIST! It is His birthday! This is America!!! If we want to celebrate Christmas we should be able to call it what it is!!! None of this "Happy Holidays" fluff anymore! CHRISTMAS is what it is and what it should be called!

6. The Media... The media has become so liberal and unfortunately it has a very powerful influence on what we believe. I am tired of the one-sided reporting of so many issues. We need more conservative reporters voicing their opinions as well.

Okay, I have come down off my soapbox now... if you don't agree that's okay, but don't be a blogroach! (I love using this new terminology- can ya tell?)

And I got this one from Jodi at Life as Mama Jodi!

Thanks Jodi!

Click on her name to go to her cool blog!

I so appreciate you both thinking of me and my blog!!! I am supposed to pass each of these on to six other blogs I really admire, but since I love ALL of your blogs, I am going to pass it on to anyone who wants to grab them. They are yours for the taking! You deserve it!


Lucy said...

Funny. I love the cat blog cartoon. I think I'm about adicted to blogging. How bout you?

Kelli said...

Great job on the bloggy class. I bet they all learned so much.

Paula said...

I just love coming to your blog to check it out....and wish I could have attented your class...I am new to blogging and still trying to figure out what I want to do with goes in different directions all the time...Keep up the great work

Jen said...

I bet it was a great class, you are the blogging queen! I liked your 6 things. I'm so with you on the media thing! It makes blood shoot out of my eyeballs!

Audrey said...

I so wanted to attend your class! Thanks for sharing for those of us who couldn't attend.
I agree totally with your values and things you do not support! Great answers.

LarryG said...

that is one class that i would pay attention in!
I want everyone that wants to be teacher's pet to raise your hands...
Sorry, Mine was up first!
this was terrific Jodi.

Yvonne said...

Congrats on the awards.

Great job on the class--I bet it was so helpful.

Love the cartoon ; )

I totally agree with both of your lists.

Michelle said...

Sounds like it went well! Congrats on the awards and thanks for sharing them!

Michelle said...

Is that the Ned Young from BC?

Jodi said...

Yes Michelle, it is one and the same!

Jodi said...

I tried to find his website but he doesn't seem to have one. If you google in Ned Young it will give you a ton of places that you can buy his stuff though.

Nancy Face said...

I bet your class was the best ever!

I completely agree with you on the values you listed, and the things you do NOT support!


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