Saturday, July 19, 2008

#2 (Week 1) - Creating a blog

Our first thing was quick and easy to do, wasn't it?

Before you go any further look at these tips on how to find time for the programme in your busy schedule.

The next step is to set up your very own personal blog to begin recording your thoughts, discoveries and exercises. We recommend that you use Blogger, a popular free online blog hosting service that is extremely easy to use.

Discovery Exercise (#2):

1. Set up a blog for yourself through Blogger following the three easy steps below:

(i) Create an account: Sign into the Google account you created when you registered. Click on more (one of the links across the top beside Web) - click on even more>> to see all Google's services and then click on logger (under Communicate, show & share). Sign in and click on create a blog.

(ii) Name your blog: Remember that the whole web world can see your blog title and blog address so you may not want to use your real name. Consider creating a blog name that’s anonymous, yet uniquely you. Please remember your URL address and/or bookmark it.

(iii) Select your template: Blogger has several templates - have fun choosing one for you!

If you run into problems - check out Blogger's Help file and Tutorial or ask one of your colleagues. Blogger has created a short video How to create a blog with Blogger which might help you as well.

2. Play around - add a test post or two - try selecting different colours on your template.

3. Create a post on your blog to provide insight into what you’ve discovered and learned. Share what worked for you … and what didn’t … what surprised you … what frustrated you … what amazed you. You will be asked to create a post each week and each post should be a minimum of 50 words.

4. Use your gmail account to send the link to your blog to (copy the URL address at the top of your blog and paste into the email - put Exercise #2 in the subject heading.

These exercises are all about discovery! Have fun … and happy blogging!!

1 comment:

Sundae said...

The video on how to create a blog was great - especially for those people who learn better while listening to instructions rather than just reading them.