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Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Creating a Blog

What is a Blog?
Blogs have been around for about 10 years.
The word stands for ’web log’ and they’re effectively a web site on which an individual or group of users can record opinions, information, etc. on a regular basis.
Features of a Blog
The features that make blogs different from other websites are:
  • content is published in a chronological fashion
  • content is updated regularly 
  • readers have the possibility to leave comments 
  • other blog authors can interact 
  • content is syndicated via RSS feeds

GSV Blog  

Setting up a Blog

By using Blogger (a free blogging tool)which is a part of Google, I can also setup a reading list of other people blogs and get notifications of when they add new material to their blogs.(see dashboard)

It’s fairly easy to start if you have a Google account. If you haven’t I strongly suggest you get one, so you can better customise your Google experience.

To set up go to:
Blogger - Dashboard
Click on new blog button and give your blog a title, and an address.
Choose the template, customise and set up theme and the layout that you want.

At any time you can go to layout and change the layout of your pages and change the template style.

You can add gadgets to the page such as the ability to share on Google+, Twitter and Facebook and you can add a profile. 

To create regular posts (New Post) or Create pages.

Add text, media and hyperlinks within your posts or pages.

You can save, preview your work and make any alterations before publishing.

As you can see by some of the examples above there are many ways to use a blog to get your information out there. You can write stories about your families or share information on resources you have found or even have a journal of your research. 

So why not give it a go and share your Blog with our group. :)