A guide to setting up a weblog

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A guide to setting up a weblog

  1. 1. A guide to setting up a weblog John BarlowThis booklet is a beginner’s guide for teacher’s who may wish toset up a weblog. I have tried to make it as simple as possible andhopefully it covers the basics of how to set up a weblog.Log onto the website www.blogger.comClick on ‘Create Your Blog Now’ John Barlow, Archbishop Blanch School.
  2. 2. You will need to create a Google AccountAt the bottom of the screen there is an ‘orange continue’arrow. Click this. John Barlow, Archbishop Blanch School.
  3. 3. Give your blog a title and a web address.This name will appearat the top of yourblog as its title Think of a memorable address for your blog. Make it similar to your Click on continue blog title. John Barlow, Archbishop Blanch School.
  4. 4. Pick a template for your blog. This can be altered later if you decide that you picked one that isn’t suitable.There is a selectionof templates tochoose from. Justdecide which one youlike and select it. Click on continue John Barlow, Archbishop Blanch School.
  5. 5. Click on start postingTo start posting to your blog, just input the informationthat you want people/pupils to read. At this stage it isvery similar to writing an e-mail. Please see the next page John Barlow, Archbishop Blanch School.
  6. 6. Hyperlink Numbered or Text Colour Bullet ListFonttype Text Size Bold or Italic Align Text Spell-check Insert a picture or image Add labels to your post. These could be keywords so that when someone searches on your post all posts with the same keyword will be located. Or use ‘years’ so that posts can relate to each year group e.g. Year 7, Year 8, and Year 11 Publish your post to your blog for Save your post as a immediate viewing draft and change it later John Barlow, Archbishop Blanch School.
  7. 7. Your first post has now been published To customise your To add a new post to your blog. blog. All of your posts will be automatically placed into a blog archive. Your profile will also be displayed automatically. John Barlow, Archbishop Blanch School.
  8. 8. Clicking on ‘Customise’ will take you to this screen Change your blog template Clear any changes Preview your that you have made changesChange the fontand colours ofyour text Your blog archive and profile are already listed as ‘Page Elements’. Click on Add a Page Element to add more Click on Edit to change features on your blog John Barlow, Archbishop Blanch School.
  9. 9. Clicking on ‘Add a Page Element’ will take you to this screenAdd a list.Possiblykeyword Create a link list. Maybe to provide pupils with links to other geography websitesAdd a picture Add text to your blog e.g. a welcome messageAddHTML/JavaScript e.g. A Clustr Google Adsense will allowmap to show you to place sponsoredvisitors to your adverts onto your site tosite earn you moneyAdd content fromanother site e.g.BBC News Show all of your labels. If you havewebsite used labels such as Year 7, Year 8, Year 10. Pupils will be able to click on their year and view all posts.Add a Blogger logo John Barlow, Archbishop Blanch School.
  10. 10. Clicking on ‘Fonts and Colours will take you to this screen Blogger automatically supplies you with colours that your blog already uses and colours that match your blogEach text feature to your blog islisted with its current colour. Tochange a colour just click on whataspect you want to change and pick acolour John Barlow, Archbishop Blanch School.

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