Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Welcome to Gender and Society!

Welcome to this Women's Studies blogging adventure!

On the first day of class, you will set up your own blog to use this month for all of your Talking Points assignments, and to keep track of your thoughts about any of the issues we cover.

A blog is your very own, personal online journal. It is public, in that I and your classmates can read it and comment on it, but it is your space and you can control most everything about it.

To start your own blog, you will go to:


The big orange box at the top right of the page will direct you to creating your own blog on a site called blogspot.com. Follow the instructions to open up a free account. Don't forget your Username and Password!! You will need them to login everytime. (If you already have a gmail/google account, then you don't need to create a new one.)

As you fill in the info, you will be asked to name your blog. This title will appear at the top of your blog. (Ours is called "WMST 200 January 2012")

Every blog has its own URL, or web address.


This will be the web address associated with your site. you can call it anything you like. Be clever or simple (or both) -- it is up to you.

You will also need to choose a design template for your blog. Look through the options listed and see what appeals to you. You can change this later and can even find fun, creative templates at sites like PYZAM.

Once you have the account set up, you can start posting. A “post” is an entry on your blog. (For clarification, you have one blog, but many posts). Give the post a title and then compose as you would any journal entry. When you are finished, hit the button at the bottom that says Publish Post. It will not appear on your blog until you publish it. You can always go back and edit old posts and create new ones.

Your First Post:
Your first post should be a short introduction to you: who are you, what you did over break, why you are taking this class, what do you do when you are not in class, etc. (Just a short paragraph — no big deal).

When you are done creating your site and posting your first entry, please come back to this blog and post a comment at the end of our first post (scroll down) that includes your blog address so that we can post it in the blog list to the right.

Some Tips and Helpful Hints:
  • Once you are in your blog, look at the top right corner of the screen. If you click on the word DESIGN, you will be able to make design changes, create new posts, edit old posts, etc. (You can only do this if you are logged in to your blog.)
  • Once you are in the DESIGN screen, you can do all kinds of things to make your blog a bit more interesting. Change your fonts and colors, edit a post, change your settings. See the tabs at the top of the screen for all kinds of options.
  • Poke around online and make a list of websites related to education, diversity, social justice or anything else relevant and post them on your blog. You can add all kinds of things by ADDING A GADGET from your Design Screen.
  • Just do the best you can with this. If you get stuck, don't fret... we are happy to help you anytime as you work on getting this started. Send an email, come see us before or after class, ask a peer for help. And remember: you can't break it. It is just a blog. Everything can be changed if need be!
Good luck!!

Dr. Bogad and Eva


yem-deja's thoughts said...

hello prof.Bogad your awesome sauce http://yemdejaoui.blogspot.com/

Andrew Cavanaugh said...

Hello Dr. Bogad and Eva, this is Andrew Cavanaugh and my blog is: http://dontcallmeandy1990.blogspot.com/
This should be a fun class.

Unknown said...

Hellllo, prof bogad this is my bloggg


Unknown said...

Hi professor! I did it! :)



Ryland said...
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Belle said...

Hello professor :)
Here's my blog: http://mcfnintuition.blogspot.com/


Annisia said...

Hi progessor bogad,
my blog is


Ariel Sansone said...

Hi professor.
My blogspot address is http:foodforthought8133.blogspot.com

Christopher Margadonna said...

Dr Bogad I have created my second blog for you.


-Christopher Margadonna

Vanessa Brache said...


hey -vanessa brache

Stephanie said...

Hey Professor (:

This is my URL


-> Stephanie

chachadiva said...

Hi Dr. Bogad!

My URL is http://jeansfeministblog.blogspot.com

Jean Alper


Hi Dr. Bogad and Eva, heres my blog!!


--Fallon Morgera :)

Unknown said...

Hello this is Jose Garcia's blog page


Jose Garcia said...

This is my blog page again. . .


Amanda Bradley said...

My adress is http://thethoughtsofamandabradley.blogspot.com
Thank you for an awesome first day of class.. see you tomorrow! -Amanda Bradley

Unknown said...

Hi Dr. Bogad
My address is winterclassicswithethan.blogspot.com
see you tommorow!

Shennen said...

Hello Dr. Bogad. I've published my first post. My address is shennen-s.blogspot.com.

BrandonY said...

Hi Dr. Bogad this is Brandon Y, my blog site is http://brandony1154.blogspot.com/

Mike Hartley said...

Hey Professor Bogad this Mike Hartley. My blogspot url is http://mikesmindwmst.blogspot.com/

See you tomorrow!

Mr. Brilliant said...

Here's my address thank you..my email j8onecollector@gmail.com..not sure if i did this right???

Annisia & Steph said...

hello dr. bogad stephanie and i decided to do a final exam project as a blog, this is our link!