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Necc Bloggerbasics


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Necc Bloggerbasics

  1. 1. blogger basics mike lawrence cue, inc. • • push-button publishing • •
  2. 2. what is a blog? A blog (a portmanteau of web log) is a website where entries are written in chronological order and displayed in reverse chronological order. Blogs provide commentary or news on a particular subject such as food, politics, or local news; some function as more personal online diaries. A typical blog combines text, images, and links to other blogs, web pages, and other media related to its topic. sources: wikipedia
  3. 3. We love to build
  4. 4. We love to create
  5. 5. We love to form
  6. 6. We love to control
  7. 7. source:
  8. 8. educational blogs • 2 Cents Worth by David Warlick • A Digital Storytelling Blog (Bernajean Porter) • Moving at the Speed of Creativity (Wesley Fryer) • The Infinite Thinking Machine (team blog) • Weblogg-ed (Will Richardson) source:
  9. 9. classroom blogs Here’s a growing list of class blogs (scroll down to “Classroom Blogs” section) Links+to+School+Bloggers
  10. 10. creating your first blog • Google account • Visit, login • Name your blog • Select hosting solution ( vs. your own server (and custom domain) • Begin posting!
  11. 11. your dashboard
  12. 12. customize your blog
  13. 13. new layouts source: via
  14. 14. Removing the NavBar (hosted) Unfortunately, the NavBar cannot be disabled in blogs hosted at
  15. 15. Removing the NavBar (not hosted) Click on “Template” then change NavBar drop down option choice to “Off”
  16. 16. Posts vs. comments • Blog posts = published entries in the blog • Comments = reader’s responses to blog posts
  17. 17. Labels (tags) • Labels are keywords associated with individual posts. • These are often referred to as “tags” in the blogosphere. • Tags are searchable, and have become a taxonomy of sorts - referred to as a ‘folksonomy’ since they’re user-determined.
  18. 18. team blogs •Go to “Settings” then “Permissions” •Click •Then enter email addresses:
  19. 19. mail-to blogger “The Mail-to-Blogger feature turns any email account into a blog-posting application” Subject line = Post title source:
  20. 20. moblogging
  21. 21. details “You send something from your phone; a subject line, a photo, and maybe a caption if you so choose to and we do the rest.” - Biz Stone, Google • The first post creates a new blog for newbies. • If you already have a blog, log in to • Available to US customers of Verizon, AT&T, Cingular, Sprint, or T-Mobile.
  22. 22. more resources