Category Archives: School Stuff

10 Criteria Blog Design

  1. Entertainment: funny and nice jokes and pictures
  2. Contrast: background and text are easily distinguished
  3. Organized: clean, categories
  4. Layout: intuitive, appealing, easy to navigate
  5. Humor: humorous writing attracts people
  6. Background is cool but not messy, cool and colorful
  7. Sharing your passions: things that the author really like are actually more interesting and professional
  8. Safety: no phishing, no rumors, no spam, no offense, no personal information
  9. Detailed: in depth writing
  10. Writing: stylish posts, not boring, high level of language, not written by 1st grade student
  11. Simple: articles are straight to the point
  12. Approachable: creates a good environment for comment discussion, involves reader
  13. Header: header is relevant, and tells people immediately what it’s about
  14. Post titles: not different from post content. Not like: post title says EXO buys a house, and then post content is about how bananas are delicious.

Blogroll

A blog roll is a collection of links to other blogs/websites. If someone has multiple blogs, or associated blogs, a blogroll can link and organize them together.

A widget is an application interface that displays some information. For example, I use the links widget to show my blogroll and classmates’ blogs, on the right of my blog page.

The Use of a Blog

AndroidPolice.com has ads. The more popular a blog becomes, the more companies want to advertise on it and therefore pay to the blogger. This is one of the ways in which AndroidPolice earns money

People can also use blog to promote their business. For example, in the TV show “2 Broke Girls”, they had a website/blog  to tell other people about their cupcake shop. People could order on it.

Because I’m just a student now, I don’t need to make money (at least that’s not my biggest concern). All I want to do is tell people my thoughts and idea, so I think that’s what I’m going to do with my blog.

What is a blog?

A blog is like a personal webpage, except the user doesn’t have to worry about setting up a host server, as almost all blogs are hosted by a provider company like WordPress and Blogspot. No costs would certainly mean some limitations.

Blogs, compared to a full-scale website, is relatively limited in content (article posts, videos, picture albums, audio) and layout.

That being said, blogs are still a very good way for normal users to express themselves and let the world know about them.