I would recommend using a tag as a trigger. Therefore, students add say ‘microblog’ or ‘mb’ as a tag and it would get pushed through. Then you can decide if you include a title or not to decide short or long post.
In the case of a titleless post, I have taken to using the slug to explain the post.
I am really interested in the possibilities of using Micro.blog with something like Edublogs.
I have never heard about it or never used
I have heard of, but never used
I can use it.
I can teach it.
I can build it.
I have followed various instructions and approaches, yet have never really been able to fully master the setup. Some themes like ZenPress are more complicated than others. There is always something that slips through. I have resorted in some cases to using a Header/Footer plugin for stuff like ‘Rel=Me’.
I have spent the last five days working on my own web site (which I’ve owned for a long time) to IndieWebify it. Check it out at cathieleblanc.com. Be warned that I’m in the early stages of setting my IndieWeb site up so things will evolve. This work has inspired me and I’m sure I’ll be writing about these efforts and my thoughts about them as I move forward.
What it made me realise is that some bigger projects are ongoing. They are almost a mindset, a way of seeing, doing and thinking. There is always something else to be done. The challenge is to break it all down into its parts. I guess that is the point of calling out your goals on the #IndieWeb wiki. This might also be a part of what Greg McVerry is investigating in regards to ‘onboarding’.
I wonder if something like a ‘Now’ page might be useful for this? I like how Chris Aldrich also breaks it down. There is always something more.