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Blogging For Beginners

  1. 1. E-learning video tutorial Meg Garven (MM1)
  2. 2. Introduction <ul><li>This tutorial will introduce you to blogging, an online forum where you can quickly post thoughts, interact with people, share photos and more. The best part is that blogging is free. </li></ul><ul><li>N.B. Basic computing skills are required to complete this project. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Objective <ul><li>By the end of this tutorial you will be able to successfully create and run your own blog site. </li></ul>
  4. 4. What is a Blog? <ul><li>A blog is a web site where you can write information, news, ideas etc on an ongoing basis. </li></ul><ul><li>The latest posts appear at the top. Visitors to your site can comment on it, link to it or email you. A blog give you a voice and connects with others. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Examples of a blog <ul><li>Family news, share photographs, especially useful if your family is overseas. </li></ul><ul><li>Travel blog, record all your news and views of your travels. </li></ul>Hobby or craft area, e.g. a book club can post their comments and exchange views.
  6. 6. 3 Easy Steps to creating a blog Create a Google Account by filling in your email address and entering a pass word. Type in word verification and accept terms of service.
  7. 7. Name Your Blog Give your Blog a title , then type in the blog address and word verification.
  8. 8. Chose a Template Select from one of the many templates, you can preview any by clicking on the “preview template” text.
  9. 9. Samples of templates Click on the template of choice and press continue.
  10. 10. First post This window will appear and you are ready to write your first post. When you have finished you can either preview your post or publish it.
  11. 11. Uploading a Photo Uploading a photo is easy, create a new post then select the add image button to upload a photo. The screen above will appear so you can browse which photo to upload.
  12. 12. View Your Blog Click on the View Blog button to see your creation.
  13. 13. Review <ul><li>What is a Blog? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A website where you can share information. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A website where you can buy equipment online. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A cafe in the local shopping centre. </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Results <ul><li>Correct - well done, click on the arrow below to proceed to the next question. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Results <ul><li>Incorrect – click on the arrow below to review the information again. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Review <ul><li>How many steps does it take to create a Blog? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>7. </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. Results <ul><li>Correct - well done, click on the arrow below to finish and have fun creating your own blog. </li></ul>
  18. 18. Results <ul><li>Incorrect – click on the arrow below to review the information again. </li></ul>
  19. 19. Blogging for Beginners <ul><li>Thank you for participating. In the next tutorial more advanced blogging functions will be covered; including mobile blogging from your mobile phone. </li></ul>Meg Garven (MM1)