Option #1: Creating a Blog
For this Milestone, you will create a blog. Select a blogging platform such as WordPress.com and create a blog using a free template. The blog will be one of your professional online presence tools as part of the Portfolio Project for this course. Do not purchase anything from the platform. The blog should include a title, your professional mission or goal, your resume, a way for employers or prospective clients to contact you, and a single (brief) blog post. Your blog must be well written and formatted. Refer to the CSU-Global Guide to Writing and APA (Links to an external site.).
Submit the website address (link) of your blog to your instructor for grading. Review the rubric for this Milestone in the Module 4 Materials folder for specific grading criteria.
Option #2: Creating a Blog Proposal
Create a proposal for a blog-based website that will be used as part of your Portfolio Project Proposal to build the professional online presence for the person or organization you selected in Module 2.
In a two-page paper (plus cover page and references page), describe the blogging platform selected and the design and functionality that would be built into the blog to best portray the personal or professional brand and needs of the individual or organization. The proposal should also identify the blog’s name, the individual or organization’s contact information that would be posted on the blog for the public, and an introductory post about the purpose of the blog. Explain what links to social media tools would be included in the website and how these will contribute to the online presence. (Several blog-based websites that may be helpful for reference are available at https://wordpress.org/showcase/ (Links to an external site.).)
Support your recommendations with a minimum of two scholarly sources. The CSU-Global Library (Links to an external site.) is a good place to find these sources. Your paper must be written according to the requirements in the CSU-Global Guide to Writing and APA (Links to an external site.).
Review the rubric for this Milestone in the Module 4 Materials folder for specific grading criteria.