What’s a blog? •A blog is essentially a website which you can update yourself. •Blogs – short for weblogs – were started online diaries. •In the past three years in Australia, blogging has exploded.
What do people blog about? • Personal • Family • Travel • Fashion • Beauty • Home/interiors • Food • Current affairs • Business • Health and wellbeing • Cars • Sport • TV
What are you going to blog about? Today you’re going to start and blog and write your first blog post! You need to think about: 1. Your blog’s name 2. Your blog’s niche – or topic 3. Your blog’s voice – or style
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What’s next? Time: 15 minutesThe Dashboard is the home page ofyour website’s control room (or backend). It’s from here that you canalter the look of your blog; write apost or write a page.Themes. A WordPress theme is atemplate of how your blog canlook. There are 100s to choose fromin this free format and you don’thave to stick with what you firstchoose.
Pages and posts WordPress blogs offer two menu systems: • Pages • Categories Pages are like the static pages of your blog, for example your ABOUT page Categories are more dynamic. You can have as many categories as you like within your topic. For example, your blog’s niche is finance. two of your categories might be: personal finance and budgeting tips.
Your task! Time: 30 minutes You are going to write ONE short blog post. TOPIC: A Day Well Spent • No word limit • Think of your style - your voice • Write from the first person – using the word “I” • How would you describe the new brand to a friend over a coffee, a glass of wine or a beer? • Think of that “chat” – write the words from that chat