Blog Setup And Post 1: Introduction

Blog Set Up and Post 1 (45 points) due Sunday, Feb. 14 at 10 p.m.

Follow the step-by-step instructions for setting up your blog.

Each student blog must have the following elements:

  • Specific, focused and accessible beat pitched on time (10 points)
  • Compelling, informative title (2 points)
  • Appropriate theme and complete design (2 points)
  • About Page or text on your sidebar that explains your publication (2 points)
  • Author’s full name – first and last – must be in a permanent location on the blog like an About page or on sidebar (1 point)
  • Blogroll with at least five other online publications or blogs related to beat or topic (5 points)
  • A link to at least one social media account that you plan to use to report and promote your blog (ie Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, etc). (5 points)
  • Archives widget (1 point)
  • Blog Stats widget (1 point)
  • Time zone set correctly. (Select “New York” in WordPress) (1 point)

-1 for each typo, spelling or grammar error, AP style mistake or incomplete element.

Post 1: Your first post should introduce yourself and your blog topic to your audience. Outline what you hope to accomplish in the coming weeks: What kinds of stories you plan to do? Who do you hope to interview? What kinds of places do you hope to photograph? What events can you attend in the next month? Be as concrete and specific as possible, and give your readers something(s) to look forward to. Check spelling, grammar, and AP style. (10 points)

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About Nick DiUlio

My name is Nick DiUlio, a freelance writer and editor from New Jersey. I have been passionate about the craft of writing since I was old enough to spell, and this love has led to a successful career in journalism and creative nonfiction. As a freelancer, I have covered a wide range of topics and personalities, as my published work has focused on everything from profiles of artists and important political figures to hard-news stories with both national and local appeal; from restaurant and beverage reviews to tips on fashion and finance; from health and wellness pieces to celebrity Q&A’s. My work has appeared in several local, regional and national publications—both in print and online—including Philadelphia Magazine, Slate.com, Miller-McCune, New Jersey Monthly, Eating Well, and Delaware Today. Additionally, I am the South Jersey Bureau Chief for New Jersey Monthly and an adjunct journalism professor at Rowan University. To be sure, the broadness of my body of work seems only to be matched by my boundless interest in almost every subject imaginable (except Warren Zevon). Check out some of my most recently published work here.
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