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Blogging Basics

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  • 1. The basics of blogging Ciro Scardina 4 June 2009
  • 2. Agenda
    • Brief definition and description of blogs (5 minutes)
    • Creating a Google account (5 minutes)
    • Creating and designing your own blog (40 minutes)
    • Blog share (10 minutes)
  • 3. What is a blog?
    • According to WordNet Search 3.0, a blog is a shared on-line journal where people can post diary entries about their personal experiences and hobbies.
    • “ Blog” is a short version of “Web-Log.”
  • 4. Blog Terminology
    • Blog-An online dated diary listing your periodic thoughts on a specific topic, often in reverse chronological order.
    • Blogger-A person who blogs.
    • Blogosphere-The Internet blogging community.
  • 5. Blog Components & Functions
    • Header -The topmost part of the blog usually listing the blog title.
    • Footer -The most bottom part of the blog usually listing copyright info.
    • Sidebar -One or more columns along one or both sides of most blogs.
    • Post/Entry -Individual articles that make up a blog.
  • 6. A Blog How-To
    • Point your browser to https://www.blogger.com/start
    • If you have a Google account:
      • Sign in using username and password
    • If you do not have a Google account:
      • Click Create A Blog
      • Create an account
  • 7. Blog Ideas
    • Some of the best-written blogs on the Internet have the most interesting topics, including:
    • Computers
    • Cell phones
    • Electronic gadgets
    • Celebrity gossip
    • Parenting
    • Politics
    • Music
    • Current events
    • Social networking
    • Television shows
    • Movies
  • 8. There is only one easy step in creating a Google account. It is free and is useful for many Google-based applications.
  • 9.
    • You can always change the Blog title later
  • 10.  
  • 11. Success! You are now a Blogger. Welcome to the Blogosphere!
  • 12.
    • This is the Post box. Inside the blue header are tabs to adjust settings and layout of your blog. Hot links allow you edit and moderate the comments of your posts.

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