The rules for blogging are quite simple and if they are followed correctly they can make collaboration and idea sharing a positive experience for both educator and learner.
- Engage your readers by being open and honest
- Organize your posts so that they are easy to follow and easy to navigate
- Provide links and other tags that will allow the reader to further their learning.
- Connect to other professionals and learners to build an online community of resources.
- Subscribe to blogs that align with your interests and goals (Banner, 2017).
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