Introduction to Blogging Why we blog and how we do it. What is Blogging? A frequent, chronological publication of personal thoughts and Web links. A blog is often a mixture of what is happening in a person's life and what is happening on the Web, a
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Why we blog and how we do it.
A frequent, chronological publication of personal
thoughts and Web links.
A blog is often a mixture of what is happening in a
person's life and what is happening on the Web, a
kind of hybrid diary/guide site, although there are as
many unique types of blogs as there are people.
Blogs are alternatively called web logs or weblogs .
However, "blog" seems less likely to cause confusion,
as "web log" can also mean a server's log files.
We blog for many different reasons,
We create a create a blog using
blogger.com, name it and begin posting.
The following slides will guide you in
setting up your blog.
free there are some very simple steps.
Step one is going to www.blogger.com.
From there it is all pretty simple so I
will just walk you through the screens
with the aid of the following screen
that there are three steps: 1.) create an
account, 2.) name your blog, and 3.)
choose a template. It’s that simple and
easy. Your blog address will end up in
email, a unique user name, and a
unique blog address. In this instance, I
used anticsgirl as my user name and
chose to put my real name, Marcia, in
the display name, but this is up to you.
Then click continue.
blog. I chose Dubious Dispatches as my title.
I also chose the blog address of anticsgirl
which results in the URL to my blog-in-the
making to be:
In order to make sure that you are in fact a
human blogger, (rather than an automated
system which is phishing) you will need to
verify the wacky words in green. When
you’re finished, pass over the advanced
setup, and click continue.
look-and-feel, called the template. I
chose the Minima template by selecting
its corresponding radio button. Then
and should reward you with a start posting
editor, also known as a WYSIWYG editor.
This should emulate your experience with
Word, Wordperfect, and your webmail
The rich text editor allows you to blog and
link and italicize with abandon — without
knowing any HTML (although if you look
closely you will see that there is an Edit
HTML choice). When you finish with your
post (and feel free to play around a lot) you
can click Publish Post.
in Progress bar…
on the View Blog button and…
And that is it. You have just created a blog and published your first blog post.