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How to Setup Your
   Own Blog
         Bob Kepford
       StateCenter.com
   State Center Consortium
       Clovis, Califo...
What is a Blog
A blog (a contraction of the term weblog) is a website,
usually maintained by an individual with regular en...
Blogging is NOT for
    Everyone
More Than a Blog
Content
Management
  System
CMS
A content management system (CMS) is a computer
application used to create, edit, manage, search and
publish various k...
Themes / Skins
Plugins
Demo Here

• Create a WordPress.com account
• Name your blog/web site
• Choose your theme
• Make your first post
Now What?
 Promote Your Blog
Social Networking
        Flickr
        Vimeo
       Youtube
       Twitter
      Facebook
Domain Names
The main purpose of a domain name is to provide
symbolic representations, i.e., recognizable names, to
mostly...
Web Hosting
A web hosting service is a type of Internet hosting
service that allows individuals and organizations to
provi...
Other Options
   Blogger blogger.com
    Tumblr tumblr.com
    Drupal Drupal.org
  Typepad typepad.com
  Edublogs edublogs...
Questions?
 There are NO dumb questions here.

 Email: bob.kepford@statecenter.com
My Personal Blog: bobkepford.com/blog
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How to Set-up Your Own Blog

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Have you ever wanted to have your own web site? Would you like to share your experiences with other educators? In this session we will walk you through setting up your own blog/website using tools freely available. No HTML or Programming knowledge required. If you can write an email then you can blog.

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How to Set-up Your Own Blog

  1. 1. How to Setup Your Own Blog Bob Kepford StateCenter.com State Center Consortium Clovis, California
  2. 2. What is a Blog A blog (a contraction of the term weblog) is a website, usually maintained by an individual with regular entries of commentary, descriptions of events, or other material such as graphics or video. Entries are commonly displayed in reverse-chronological order. quot;Blogquot; can also be used as a verb, meaning to maintain or add content to a blog. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blog
  3. 3. Blogging is NOT for Everyone
  4. 4. More Than a Blog
  5. 5. Content Management System
  6. 6. CMS A content management system (CMS) is a computer application used to create, edit, manage, search and publish various kinds of digital media and electronic text. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Content_Management_System
  7. 7. Themes / Skins
  8. 8. Plugins
  9. 9. Demo Here • Create a WordPress.com account • Name your blog/web site • Choose your theme • Make your first post
  10. 10. Now What? Promote Your Blog
  11. 11. Social Networking Flickr Vimeo Youtube Twitter Facebook
  12. 12. Domain Names The main purpose of a domain name is to provide symbolic representations, i.e., recognizable names, to mostly numerically addressed Internet resources. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Domain_name
  13. 13. Web Hosting A web hosting service is a type of Internet hosting service that allows individuals and organizations to provide their own website accessible via the World Wide Web. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Web_Hosting
  14. 14. Other Options Blogger blogger.com Tumblr tumblr.com Drupal Drupal.org Typepad typepad.com Edublogs edublogs.org Twitter - Twitter.com
  15. 15. Questions? There are NO dumb questions here. Email: bob.kepford@statecenter.com My Personal Blog: bobkepford.com/blog

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