ePortfolio, Spring 2014

Beyond “turning in your homework” I urge you to work to make your blog an “ePortfolio” that will serve you at CSULB and beyond.

Cool story: Jenny Lawson, AKA The Bloggess, didn’t think anyone would even want to read her irreverent tales, but because of her blog, an agent discovered her and insisted on publishing her book: Let’s Pretend this Never Happened (a mostly true memoir) debuted at #1 on the New York Times Bestseller List. Her blog got her a book deal, and now her book is bringing more people to her blog.

Your Website!

Your blog can be totally yours! Make the look and feel be about Physical Training, or Cars, or Biology Research, or Cosplay. It’s your site, express your identity, create your community, and reach out to your public.

The Art110 Part

All you have to do for Art110 is to have a Drop-Down Menu or something like it, to easily find your Art110 activities.

For full credit each post should include:

  1. Title with week, topic & subject
  2. Full Name of the artist or classmate
  3. Link to their website
  4. Tagged with their name (video #3 below shows you how to do this)
  5. Photo of the artist or their work, or of you and your classmate.
  6. Text: 2 or 3 well written, insightful paragraphs.

Sample Titles

  • Wk 1: Artist Interview: Brianna Allen
  • Wk 2: Classmate Interview: Ida Bohlin
  • Wk 3: Activity: Instagram Portrait

(the Activities for weeks 1 & 2 are a little different. Wk1 is your site itself, and Wk2 is your “AboutMe” vlog, embedded on an About page)

Sample Tags

  • briannaallen
  • idabohlin
  • csulbinstagram

Help Vid #1 – Getting Started

WordPress.com • Domain Names • Themes • Naming Posts • Adding Text & Images •

You can get a Website / Blog at WordPress.com. You can get your URL there at the same time. Once you have your “Me.com” domain name, leave it as a comment on this post and we’ll assemble our class roster.

Help Vid #2 – Form & Function

Help Vid #3 – Tagging our Artists!

We’d like to make it easy for artists, or anyone else, to find the posts we’ve written about them, and here’s a fast & easy way to do it:

A few sample tags:


Looking for the Art110 Roster? It’s now at: Art110 Roster, Spring 2014