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Blogger: Start here

Blogger is a web log or blog publishing system owned by Google. This blog is published and hosted by Blogger. Other blog systems I have used are LiveJournal and WordPress. I have chosen Blogger for this demonstration because I find it the easiest for a beginner to use. If you are not planning on hosting your blog on your school server, hosting at Blogger is more than adequate. If you want your school to host your blog, check with your IT department.

Getting started with Blogger:

  1. Get an account at Blogger. If you have a Gmail account, you already have a Blogger account.
  2. Follow the simple step-by-step instructions.
  3. You now have a blog!
Watch Blogger's getting started video:

There are other functions of Blogger that are beyond the scope of this workshop. You should decide if you want to moderate comments on your blog. If you choose to moderate comments do this: on you Blogger site click Customize >> Settings >> Comments, then select "Yes" for the "Enable comment moderation" option. Once activated, before a comment is posted to the blog, it will be emailed to you for approval.

If you want a collaborative blog, with more than one author, go to Settings >> Permissions and add your other authors. Collaborative blogs can be useful for research or class projects.