Blogging: SetupA brief guide to setting up a blogusing blogspot.com
To create a blogspot.com blog you need a gmail account.Go to: http://www.google.co.uk and click on ‘mail’ at the top!4. Click on the button on the bottom right of the page.6. Fill in the registration boxes, choose your desired login name create it to follow this exampleNameSubjectYear(@gmail.com –this bit is already on the form) EXAMPLE3 Use the button to check your name is available.
Use a password thatyou will rememberand write it in yourjournal Make the security question what is the name of your first teacher – make it the teacher for this subject The word verificationUse another email sometimes takes meas a backup OR 2 or 3 goes – that isrecovery email; if okthis one getsblocked it can bethe way to get itback When you have finished the form Click the button.
Security things•After you click the button you may have to follow a verify my accountprocess.•For this alone you will need to use a mobile phone•Follow the steps and type in your number•You will receive a text with a code number in•It is free•Type in the number and complete the steps•You now have an account
On the first screen you can select atemplate/design your blog•Click the design tab•Select Template designer•And follow the options to personalise yourblog
Adjust widths changes the size of the boxes for posts and gadgets Background changes the ‘screen’ behind the boxes – you can import Choose your own too awesome from the templates Advanced allows you to change text/font/ postLayout selects the number of ‘columns’ background / hover colours……it adds a personal touch
• Security – being safe & using settings• Select the settings tab• Choose permissions and then add me as an author I will accept and then I will be able to support your blog – ONLY YOU AND I CAN NO-ONE ELSE
protect yourself from rude comments – select the settings>comments tab Find; COMMENT MODERATION; Choose ALWAYS Then no comments will be public unless you give permissionYou can also add extra control•Choose word verification•Have authors profile pics showing•Add an email where you will be told ifyou get an email•REMEMBER TO SELECT SAVEWHEN YOU HAVE DONE
Posts, links & Gadgets2. This is the main body of your blog: from the ‘Posting’ tab you can add new posts, edit old ones, or moderate comments people have left on your posts.5. The ‘add picture’ and ‘add video’ buttons are your friends… use them!7. Later we will learn how to upload / import / convert and save images, how to add a gadget, how to add a link, follow a blog etc9. For extension/homework – have a go at one of these