1. Create A Blog Using WordPress. First, go to WordPress. Click on “Start Your WordPress Blog,” fill in the forms and follow the directions.
  2. Change Your Password.
  3. Change your site’s theme to match your personality.
  4. Bookmark your URL.
  5. Log out and log back in again – for practice.
  6. Write your first blog entry – introduce yourself, and tell us what you hope to get out of the program.

Things To Do

  1. Familiarize yourself with your Dashboard. Check out the buttons on the left: appearance, settings, links. If you make any interesting discoveries, write about them.
  2. Add links to your Blogroll. Go to the “Links” tab, and click “Add New.” You can put a URL into the form and give it a title. After you’ve finished there will be a link to that URL on your blog. Try adding some of your favorite blogs to your blogroll.
  3. Each time you post you can give your post categories as well. The “Categories” option appears to the right of where you are writing your post. If you click on the word “Categories,” it will show you which categories are available. You can also add your own categories, like “Reviews,” “Reflection,” “Good Sites,” “Travel,” or “Horses.” You can categorize your posts in more than one location.
  4. If you a writing a post about something you found online, such as a web site or a blog post, create a hyperlink to that thing. To do so, copy the link in the address bar of the place you want to link to. Next, highlight the part of your post you want to turn into a hyperlink. Click on the little chain-link icon, paste the address into the “Link” box, and click “save.” Voila, you have a hyperlink in your blog.
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One response to “

  1. Distracted by themes…always the small stuff…still fun to try this at last!

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