Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Directions to start your blog using is a very user friendly program. In order to use you will need to decide a few things first:

Name of your blog What image you want your blog to have (professional, friendly, sunny, sleek, etc…)? Who will be able to see your blog (public or for your eyes only)? Who will be able to comment on your blog? (No-one, everyone who wants, or will you decide on comments on a case by case basis) Who will write your blog (you can have multiple writers like we are doing)?

1. Go to If you have a google account, sign in. If you don’t have a google account, you will need to create one at

2. Now you can begin to create a blog. On the right side of page, half way down, is an “icon” labeled “new blog”. Click on that.

Now you have a screen with all of the parts you need to create the blog. Fill out the information on the first screen.

Title: This is the title of the Blog. When choosing a Blog name, don’t make it too long. The title of Blog will show at the top of the Blog page, and titles that are too long may not fit or will be too hard to follow. Make sure your blog name is unique. Mary’s Blog may already be used.

Address: This is the web address of your blog. Normally the easiest address is to type in your blog title (without spaces). If your blog name is already being used, a message will come up that the web address is not available. You may want to change the blog’s name at that point. If you have a webpage or website with your organization (custom domain), you can put that as your web address. You will need to type it in manually.

Choose your template: Click on one of the templates (formats) presented. You will have the chance to change this in the future, so don’t worry about how it looks at first. After you have completed each of these steps, click on the Create Blog icon at the bottom of the page. Now you have created your own blog!

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