Now that we have created a community of bloggers, who are all young people willing to share their experiences through their blogs, and in this way advance both their digital and communicative skills during the Digital Literacy for EFL Students course at Pegasus ELS, participants are encouraged to expand their topics, and prepare and publish another post on their respective blogs.
Blogs should provide quality content to wider audience, and bloggers should respond to the interests and expectation of a specific type of audience. In our case, we are focusing on a group of young bloggers with mixed interests, although similar tastes. Therefore, we can say that our audience consists of a very diverse community of bloggers in terms of the topics they explore, who are willing to learn from each other, by sharing their experience and advance their Digital Literacy skills with regards to blogging.
When it comes to creating content for their further posts, regardless of the topic, bloggers should decide whether their post will be informative, narrative, artistic, entertaining, or educational, but in any case, they should double-check the sources they are providing, and the validity of information they are sharing, in order to win the trust of their audience.
Young bloggers are encouraged to first create layouts for their posts by drafting a title, introduction, main body, and conclusion, which if done in accordance with the audience’s interests should generate a natural discussion in the comment section.
You might be discussing the life of a youtuber, or telling a story, sharing a recipe, or giving tech tips, in any case your posts should have a clear structure. I have found many blogs difficult to follow because of their lack of constructiveness and focus. I find many blogs easy to browse because they are well structured.
Therefore, guys, the task for you this week is to try and create a layout for your next post!
What do you think your post should look like? What do you think you should put in the title? Do you use an introductory paragraph? Do you think it’s useful? Why? Why not?
What would you write about in the main part? What are your main points? And what conclusion would you make to generate discussion? Do you have any questions to ask? Do you think it’s a good idea to ask questions at the end? Why? Why not?
Do you have any unique way of structuring your post?
Please share your ideas and experiences in the comments section!