e-Learning activity - Create blog on Blogger
|Creating a blog|
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e-Learning activity summary
|Title:||Create a new blog onand publish your first post on the site.|
|45 mins to 2 hours (Depending on prior knowledge and extent of desktop research)|
Complete the tasks listed below. If you get stuck, review the stimulus resources above or search the web for open access materials to find help on competing the task.
- First you need a Google account. If you don't already have one, you can create a free .
- Create a free blog on (For more information, see the help page on ).
- Visit the
of your new blog and click on the "View blog" button to distinguish between the interface where you manage your blog and the published (public) view of your blog.
- Do you know how to open the published (public view) of your blog in a new window?
- Have you added a browser bookmark to your dashboard and public version of your blog?
- Update your Blogger profile (see
- Can you see the updates on your "About Me" page in the published view of your blog?
- Review and customise your blog settings from the dashboard according to your preferences.
- Consider whether you want to and whether or not to post a comment (Registered user which includes OpenID is a good option to start with). Conduct a web search on "moderating blog comments" to find out more about the pros and cons on the flow of information when moderating comments.
- You can customise and personalise your blog by:
- Changing your
- Using the to change colours, fonts, header and sidebar as well as arranging the elements in your template.
- Add at least one less is more". One or two of the following gadgets are functional choices: Blog list, labels or recent posts. to your blog -- remember "
- Draft a blog post reflecting on your experience of this e-Learning Activity on creating a blog (see
). To save your draft click on "Save" (this will save your post as a draft so you can review before publishing live on the web). Your reflection could for example:
- Introduce yourself and reflect on what you would like to achieve by maintaining a blog to support your learning
- What did you think of the activity? Was it easy or hard?
- Share links to any additional resources you found useful in completing the tasks.
- Provide tips for future learners who will be completing this activity. If you were to set up a new blog again, what would you do differently?
- Add anything your readers may find interesting or useful.
- Review your draft post, and when you're happy with what you've written, click on the "Publish" button.
- Send an email to a colleague, friend or family member with the web address of your blog and ask them to post a comment. This will give you the opportunity to experience how comments function on your blog and to test if they are working properly.