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Getting Started With Google And Blogger

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Getting Started With Google And Blogger

  1. 1. Getting Started with Google and Blogger A guide for the absolute novice Author: Andrew Read
  2. 2. Meet Jack <ul><li>Jack is a Jack Russell and Fox Terrier Cross </li></ul><ul><li>He wants his own Google account and blog in Blogger </li></ul>
  3. 3. To Google’s homepage <ul><li>www.google.com.au </li></ul>
  4. 4. Sign in <ul><li>Click “sign in” in the top right corner </li></ul>
  5. 5. Create an account <ul><li>Click “Create an account now” </li></ul>
  6. 6. Fill in your details <ul><li>Complete the form </li></ul>
  7. 7. Open your email <ul><li>Open your email </li></ul><ul><li>Find the message from google </li></ul><ul><li>Click the link in the message </li></ul>
  8. 8. Manage your account <ul><li>Click on the link </li></ul>
  9. 9. Sign in
  10. 10. Now what? <ul><li>With a google account you can use any of the google services </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Including blogger </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Finding Google services <ul><li>Click “more” </li></ul>
  12. 12. Using Blogger <ul><li>Click “Blogger” </li></ul>
  13. 13. Create your Blogger account <ul><li>Click “Create Your Blog Now” </li></ul>
  14. 14. Sign up <ul><li>Fill in the form after reading the terms of service </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Click the check box if you accept the terms of service </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Click “Continue” </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Choose a blog name and URL <ul><li>Fill in the form and click continue </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Click the “check availability” for the URL to confirm it is available </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. Choose a template <ul><li>Choose the template you like and click “Continue” </li></ul>
  17. 17. Create your blog <ul><li>Click “Start Posting” </li></ul>
  18. 18. Write your blog <ul><li>Choose a title </li></ul><ul><li>Write your blog </li></ul><ul><li>Click “Publish Post” </li></ul>
  19. 19. Success! <ul><li>Click “Settings” to customise your blog </li></ul>
  20. 20. Permissions <ul><li>Choose who can view your blog </li></ul><ul><li>Click “Permissions” </li></ul>
  21. 21. Keeping it private <ul><li>Blogs are public by default </li></ul><ul><li>Click the “Only People I Choose” radio button to restrict access </li></ul>
  22. 22. Invite readers <ul><li>Enter the email address of the people who you want to read your blog </li></ul><ul><li>Click “Invite” </li></ul>
  23. 23. What next in Blogger? <ul><li>The essentials are complete </li></ul><ul><li>Some enhancements you may want to consider include: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Creating a profile with a description of yourself </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Posting your photo to your blog </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Change the layout of your blog </li></ul></ul>
  24. 24. What next in Google? <ul><li>Google provides some great services that you may want to use </li></ul><ul><li>The services are free but they will have ads displayed when you use them </li></ul><ul><li>Some you may what to explore include: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Gmail </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Google Reader </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Google Docs </li></ul></ul>
  25. 25. Other Titles <ul><li>Other titles in this series include: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Getting started with Facebook </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Getting started with del.icio.us </li></ul></ul>

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