Thing 3 – Create a blog & post to it

Now that you’ve done some exploring around this website and understand how this program will work, it’s time to set up your very own personal blog to begin recording your thoughts, discoveries and exercises. For this program, I recommend that you use Blogger*, a popular free online blog hosting service that is extremely easy to use. (Blogger is owned by Google.)

Creating a blog using Blogger takes just three steps:

  1. Create an account (view screenshot)
  2. Name your blog (view screenshot)
  3. Select your template (view screenshot)

Once you’ve created your blog there are two important things to know:

  • To add posts: The maintenance interface that you will use to add posts, edit or change the step-up of your blog is accessed online at http://www.blogger.com. Be sure to write down your login and password.
  • To view your blog: Your blog address is http://(xxxx).blogspot.com, where (xxxx) is the unique identifier you entered in Step 2. Be sure to also write down or bookmark your blog’s address.

If you run into problems or would like more information about blogs and using Blogger here are some discovery resources you can use:

OK — Now, it’s your turn…

Task

  1. Setup a blog for yourself through Blogger.
  2. Add a test post or two.
    Note: Use one of your test posts to create an entry about how you found the extend your browser task.
  3. Have fun!!!!

IMPORTANT NOTES:

  • How you choose to identify yourself on your blog is your choice. You can blog under a screen name, anonymously, or as yourself. You will, however, need to register your blog.
  • If you write your blog posts during work time, as is expected, the copyright in your blog posts is owned by the Institute.

* Use of Blogger is only a recommendation. If there is another blog hosting site, such as WordPress, that you are more comfortable with, please feel free to use it.

Resources


Credit: Adapted from the PLCMC Thing posted by HeleneB, under a Creative Commons BY-NC license (including screenshots of Blogger setup), and from the Swinburne University Thing posted by TRR, under a Creative Commons BY-NC-SA license.

Original content by Jason Peart for the Chisholm Institute Library.
© Chisholm Institute 2008, released under a Creative Commons BY-NC-SA license.

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One Response to “Thing 3 – Create a blog & post to it”

  1. Colin Says:

    The Novel Lover….
    http://thenovellover.blogspot.com/

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