Monday, July 28, 2008

Ready to Post?

So, you've joined the blog and you're ready to post!

Posting is really easy. Once the DU Abroad blog shows up on your Blogger Dashboard, you should be able to click "New Post" and write away! There is no limit to how much you can write, but make sure to not write a novel;-)

Once you are done with your story, advice, or have loaded your pictures, make sure you add labels! Titles and Labels are the best way for visitors to the site to find your blog, especially after it has left the main page.

Make sure your Title includes the City and Country in which you are writing about. For example: Paris, France: Try the Baguettes!

You should also Label your blog by Region. These are: Australia/New Zealand, UK/Ireland, Europe, Central/South America, Middle East, Africa, Asia.

Make sure to put commas in between phrases. If the label already exists, Blogger will usually finish the label for you.

Thank you for your cooperation! We look forward to reading your posts!

Monday, July 21, 2008

The Journey Begins

As our students prepare to leave for a far-off land (and some of you have already reached your exotic destination), our excitement here at the office is growing. However, there is quite a bit of jealousy thrown into the mix as well. We wish we were going, too. Since we are stuck here in landlocked Denver (despite all the wishing, which unfortunately only gets you somewhere in fairy-land), we would like to live vicariously through you, and look forward to hearing about your adventures abroad. Welcome to our blog, and your blog, a community just for DU students abroad to share their thoughts and experiences with our office, your friends, and your family. This blog is meant to help you keep in touch with those back home and those who are also studying abroad.