1. Create your blog
Go to www.blogger.com
Click on the orange arrow that says:
“Create your blog now”
Follow the instructions on the right to complete
this screen and create an account.
You may want to record your user name,
password and blog address for later use.
Click on orange “Continue” arrow.
Complete window 2: Name your blog
Blog Title is the name of your blog.
[E.g. “Room Nine’s Blog”]
Blog Address is the Internet URL
NB: you do not need to add “www”
Just type in the address you hope to have your
Press the orange “Continue” arrow.
Complete window 3: Choose a Template
Choose a template design that you like the
look of and press the orange “Continue”
[It is possible to change your template
Congratulations you have just created a
Click on the “Start posting” arrow.
You will need to create a post to be able to
see your blog on the web…
This is one of the MOST IMPORTANT aspects to do before you start
blogging with your class…… and you only need to do it once to set it all up!
Log into your blog and click on “Settings”
It will come up with this page – basic
Type what you want to be the
title of your blog here
You can type a short
description of your blog here.
This will appear under the title.
Decide if you want your blog to
be listed by Blogger in their
Leave these unchanged
Click “Save Settings” down the bottom of the page.
Now click through to the “Formatting” tab
Make these changes:
Decide how many posts you
want to be visible on your
front page of the blog, 7 – 10 is
a good number.
You may want to change this to date
format rather than time, select it
from the drop down menu.
Find the option for New
Zealand daylight time
Select English (New Zealand)
Click “Save Settings” down the bottom of the page
Now click through to the “Comments” tab
Make these changes:
It is good to change this option to Anyone as long as you
“enable comment moderation” which will be covered later.
I like to have the
comments box come up
in a pop up box
Click yes and enter your
Comment moderation will
protect you from spam, It is best to have this turned on, it
rude or cruel comments means computer programmes won’t
being put on your blog. be able to spam your blog with
Enter your email address
and you will get an email
when someone puts a
comment on. You will have Make sure you never miss a comment
to verify that the comment by entering your email address.
is clean/nice before it will
appear on your blog.
As always click Save Settings
WELL DONE! –
You are ready to “go live” and start blogging with your class.
Click on Posting to get started.