Bringing Life to my Blog – Title & Tagline

The second task of this course is to:
Edit your title and tagline.

Retrieved on July 7, 2015

Retrieved on July 7, 2015

Why?

  • The title is the first thing most readers will see.
  • The title and tagline work with elements like blog’s address and theme to give visitors context and help them decide to stick around.

A title is typically only a few words, so we need to add a tagline to our blogs. Here are some examples of great taglines, along with a few tips suggested during the course:

  • Avoid repeating your site title. Your tagline is a space to share some context on what your site is about. Take advantage of it.
  • Keep it short and sweet. Thirty and 40 word taglines leave us breathless. Be concise.
  • Be original. Don’t let your blog’s tagline become another in the sea of “musings about thoughts” — make sure it tells us something about you.

Reflections:

First, my blog’s URL and title were the same. Then, I decided to change the title to describe my goal behind creating this blog and make it enjoyable for my readers. You can see my trials below.

First Draft:

Title: e-Things 2 Learn
Tagline: No tagline

Second Draft:

Title: Nonstop Teacher E-dventures
Tagline: A place to learn and share new things.

Third Draft: After reading the comment of @lolettestephenson, I changed the tagline.

Title: Nonstop Teacher E-dventures
Tagline: A place to share what I learn with others.

I love this experience of learning from each other to check if we are on the right track and improve our final products. Looking forward to the next task with Blogging 101. 🙂

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Just drop by to say hello …

The first task of this course “Blogging 101” is to:
Write and publish a “who I am and why I’m here” post.

Who am I?

I am Azhar Youssef; a female EFL teacher from Egypt who is addicted to learning new things everyday. I love my students very much. That’s why I always pursue any opportunity to improve my teaching skills and update my expertise. I believe that students deserve a quality education. This can’t be achieved unless we ‘teachers’ develop ourselves constantly to catch up every new in the field.

e-dventures

Retrieved on July 7, 2015

Why am I here?

It is not my first blogging experience. I have started this e-dventure since 2010 as a main activity in an online course offered by Oregon University titled “Building Teaching Skills through the Interactive Internet.” Since then, I never stop …. if you want to know why, kindly find my reasons in this post.

I am here to know more about WordPress secrets and features that I never use. Also, I want to have an idea about how WordPress team uses the platform to design an online course and manage the whole process of learning. You know sometimes we need to see models or examples before getting started with students. It is not just that, but also to connect to new people and see how they use their blogs to achieve their goals and reach their target audience.

Here are some examples of my blogs:

I am so happy to be part of this fabulous community.
I am looking forward to learning from and with you all.
See you around!
🙂