Decide on the AUTHOR! Many teachers and administrators host their own blogs, sharing their reflections and tips for professional success. Likewise, many teachers engage their students in the blogging process. Engaging students in the blogging process is definitely a way to integrate some of the Common Core writing and digital standards for any content area.
Strive for FREQUENT posts! Blogging requires more time than one might think. Be sure to set some goals for how often you would like to post, and set a schedule to stay on track! The bottom line is that if the blog isn't updated, people will stop reading. If you are using blogging with your students, be sure to build in plenty of time for students to brainstorm, write, and comment on one another's posts.
Be AWARE of what you can share! While there are fair use guidelines that make it a little easier on educators, it's important to be mindful of Copyright law and Creative Commons guidelines if the work you are sharing is not your own.