School resumes soon and October is the perfect time to engage in a countdown to Halloween. For five years the Soul Food Cafe, created and managed by Heather Blakey, has featured a collaborative blog where community members can post Halloween style posts using a range of multi media applications.
This year Global Teacher and Global Student bloggers are invited to join in the party atmosphere at Once Upon a Midnight. We have set up a guest username and password for this project. To login and post all you need to do is sign in as gtguest and gt09. All posts and comments are screened and moderated. International members are perched on watch towers checking to make sure that everything is kept in order. Because this is a generic user name and password contributors must make sure to identify themselves. This post by Russell Blackie from the Connect Team is an example.
We would also appreciate an email contact so that we can follow up and dispense prizes. Putting a link to your blog will bring readership to your door and result in a lot more dots on your cluster maps.
The Halloween Blog is hosted by WordPress. The system being used is identical to Global Teacher and Global Student so it is user friendly for these communities. This is an opportunity to respond to quirky posts, access an international audience, work with an intergenerational group of writers and artists and learn more about collaborative blogging.
For more information simply email heatherblakey at fastmail.fm Otherwise! Bring Your Own Pumkin!
Postscript! No pumpkins were endangered in the making of this blog.
And you need to house your images and videos in outside sources. This system would blow up otherwise and we wouldn’t want splattered pumpkin everywhere, now would we?