Saturday, April 30, 2011

An Informative Blog Tutorial at Hercules

Today, a few ILC members met up at the Hercules library for Don’s blog tutorial. It was nice to see a few new faces of some of the students that are part of the program this year, and learn which schools and programs they will be attending this summer.

I made sure I arrived to the library early; I definitely did not want to see an angry side of Don if I walked into that meeting late. After getting a bit lost inside the library trying to find where we were meeting, I found the conference room, and helped set up.The blog tutorial was very informative. Learning the “do's and don’t's” of how and what to post on our blogs will help us refine our skills. Don knows quite a lot about blogging, photos, and writing, and it was helpful for him to show us all a few tips and tricks. Not only was this meeting about the blogs, but also an informative meeting about emails, attire, packing, speaking, etc.

One piece of information that I found interesting, came from a chaperone that attended the meeting. She informed us that some college admission officers might look us up online and find our blogs in the future. This means that what we write in these blogs can have a positive, or even a negative, effect on us, when applying for college. These blogs are very important to all of us ILC members, ILC coordinators, ILC contributors, and many more.

I am very appreciative of this tutorial.

1 comment:

  1. Aiyana,

    Do I really frighten people the way you describe me?

    Had any of you been late, yes, I would have been angry and the offender would have known it. As I commented on another blog, being on time--aside from being the correct thing to do--is a sign of respect for the person you're meeting with. It demonstrates that you respect that person and their time enough not to waste it. I truly do appreciate the way all of our ILCers arrived plenty early and were ready to go to work at the designated time.

    I'm glad that the comments from Ms. Lilhanand resonated with you. In this digital age where everything seems to end up on the Internet, there's no longer any semblance of privacy. It's not just college admissions officers that read what you've written in blogs and on Facebook and the like. Prospective employers do, too. [That's why it's a good idea to avoid posting on your Facebook account those photos of you in compromising situations that might seem fun for a teenager but might be frowned upon by the straight laced conservative person interviewing you for that primo job that you've always dreamed of.]