#3 Set up your own blog, add your first post, & register your blog
Now that you’ve done some exploring around this website and understand how this program will work, it’s time to set up your very own personal blog to begin recording your thoughts, discoveries and exercises. For this program, we recommend that you use Blogger* or WordPress*, popular free online blog hosting services that are easy to use.
For Blogger instructions
For WordPress instructions
- Watch Blogs in Plain English a little (2:58 min.) video by Common Craft.
- Setup a blog for yourself.
- Add a test post or two.
- You will be creating a post for each of the ’23 Things’. Please clearly label each entry in your blog by titling each post with the week number and thing to which it refers. For example: Week 1, Thing 1: About This Program, Week 1, Thing 2: Pointers from Lifelong Learners. Each of your posts should provide insights into what you’ve discovered and learned. Feel free to share what worked for you … and what didn’t … what surprised you … what frustrated you … what amazed you.
Register your Blog:
Register your blog by sending an email with your blog’s URL to firstname.lastname@example.org. I will add your blog to Vermont’s 23 Things Participant Blogs page. That way everyone can share what they are learning and ask each other questions. You will also want to register your blog if you want to receive credit for certification. Your personal information will not be published anywhere on this site.
IMPORTANT NOTE: How you choose to identity yourself on your blog is up to you. You can blog under a screen name, anonymously, or with your real name.