Creating a link to a Blogpost entry

As you write your hyptertext reflections, you’ll want to create links right to specific entries as you discuss them.  To do that:

1.  Highlight the word in your text (in your reflection) you want to serve as the link to the entry. Say, you have written the following sentence, ” I am thrilled to be leaving nonfiction and going on to fiction; already I have explored the links on For Fiction Writers.”  You want to create a link of the words “For Fiction Writers” that will send your reader to that post.   You’d highlight those three words in your text.

2.  Open a new Firefox tab or window.  Find the appropriate blog, and click on the title of the post to which you want to link, i.e. “For Fiction Writers”  in the post below this one.  Once you’ve clicked on the title, up in the URL address line, you find the URL for that entry.

2.  Copy the URL, return to the other window, click on the icon of the chain link in the Editor line above the text box, and paste the URL in the window it opens there. (Make sure you have the relevamt words still highlighted in your text.)  Save.


What Can An Art Class at Another College Teach Us in Our Writing Class?

The Spore Collective Manifesto

I wonder what we as writers can learn from following the experience of this sculpture class at the University of Mary Washington.  Check out the student blogs, too, as they reflect on the experience. What do you think?

Avatars & Names

Hey everyone! Just a quick post… If everyone could set an avatar for their profile (and one that actually LOOKS like you!) it’ll make it much easier for everyone to associate names with faces (not to mention with usernames), and then of course with the wonderful writing produced by those faces! 🙂

Here’s a tutorial explaining how to do it

On Folksonomy: Tagging and Categories

Here is post from a blogging expert that talks a bit about all this tagging and categorizing nonsense:

Lorelle on What’s the difference between categories and tags?

A category is a table of contents for your blog posts, segregating your posts with grouped like-content.

A tag is an index word that helps you micro-categorize your blog posts. Tags are also keywords and search terms people use to search for the content and subject matter of your post. They are specific to the post content but can be used repeatedly to micro-categorize your blog post content.

See the post for links that go deeper into the subject…

p.s. Importing photos from facebook to flickr