Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Thing #3: Create Your Own Blog

Thing #3: Create Your Own Blog

So you've oriented yourself with this program and are ready to jump to Thing #3! Here's where it starts to get fun...Thing #3: Create your own blogIn order to record your experience with each exercise, Thing #3 is to set up your own blog. We highly recommend Blogger for starting your own blog, as you can follow these steps for getting started:

  1. Create an account (Click here to see an image of this)

  2. Name your blog (Image)

  3. Select a template (Image)

For additional help see Blogger's Tour and Blogger's Help pages.

Once you've set up these items, you'll be taken to Blogger's Dashboard screen. Your blog will be listed along with the option for "New Post." Click on that link and you'll be taken to a screen that allows you to type up and format your post. It looks like the image below:

The controls are similar to Microsoft's Word or other word processing programs. You can change the font and color, add lists, pictures, and more. Blogger automatically saves your drafts every couple minutes in case of a computer error.

Add a test post or two. Use one of your test posts to create an entry about the habits among the 7 and 1/2 lifelong learning habits that is easiest and hardest for you & why. Record your responses to Week One's exercises.

When you've finished composing your post, click on the orange "Publish Post" button. To view it, your blog can be seen at http://(yourchosenblogname)!

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