To get started with Blogger you must have a Google account1) Sign in to Google2) Go to blogger.com3) Follow the prompts to create a new blog
To get started with Blogger you must have a Google account1) Select a CREATE A NEW BLOG2) Choose a title for your blog3) Look for a URL for your site4) CreateBlog!}they do not NEED to be the sameNote:1) You can change thetitle anytime, but youcan’t change the URLthough2) You can “redirect yourblog to your own domainand3) You can export yourblog to a self-hosted sitelater
Site URL/DomainBlog titleMenu barPosts (reversechronological order)- Dated- Comments- Sharing ButtonsSidebar (usually static)- Categories- Link Lists- Advertisements- Links to your book-seller pages(can you a list format ora graphic)Taking your blog to thenext level- Create unique landingpages for you readers(eg. Welcome yourTwitter readers,Welcome yourAmazon readers etc)- Incorporate visualdesign elements thatreflect your brandpromisesAnatomy of a blogSocial buttons
Your blog isyourhomebasefacebookTwitterYouTubeInstagramFourSquareFacebook Profile vs Facebook Page(Personal) (Professional)Source: Homebases and Outposts from ProBlogger
Today, in an online environment, thereare three types of media -• Bought – paid advertising• Earned – jump out of a plane at the launch ofyour book and get on the 6 o’clock news• Owned – your media channel, the one thatyou create, manage and directYou don’t need to be a slave to your blog or your Facebook andTwitter streams … but… what can you be responsible for?
The only way to learn and become proficientis practiceLearner ProficientFocus of yourpostsTechnology +ConnectionBuildblogging intoyour workscheduleFunctionalityof theplatform
How to start• Baby steps1. Start a blog but don’t tell anyone until you’reready2. See what other people are doing - examples,Anita Heiss, Siv Parker3. Look at your brand / digital presence from youraudience’s point of view. Are you Google-able?What comes up when you’re Googled? Can youaudience interact with you?4. Ask for help
Connect –Questions? Where to from here?@leesawatego, @deadlybloggers, @iscariotmediaJoin other deadly bloggers Do some training …