Beginning to Blog Workshop this Tuesday, Feb 26

This post is a plug for an upcoming workshop I’m doing this Tuesday, February 26 from 2 to 3:30. It will be held in room 106 of the Simplot/Micron building and will be hands-on. As the title implies, it’s meant for people who have little to no experience with blogging and how to set up a blog. You can sign up for this workshop at the following webpage:

You’ll find out what a blog is, what it can do for you, the different ways you can use a blog, and then start building your own WordPress blog. It will be fun . . . and useful.

After you finish this workshop, you’ll be able to do the following:

  1. Create a blog
  2. Customize your blog theme using built-in templates
  3. Customize your blog header
  4. Add a widget (or two or three) to your blog
  5. Add links to your blog
  6. Invite another person to be a contributor to your blog
  7. Write a post to your blog, create categories (tags), and set your post to publish on a certain date/time
  8. Upload an image to your post and format it
  9. Embed a video on a blog post
  10. Create another page on your blog

We’ll be using WordPress as our blogging software, since that is what I use most right now. However, you’ll also find out about other blogging services and their pros and cons.

If you can, bring an idea for your blog you want to create to the workshop, along with any images you might want to use. Think about a blog theme or purpose, such as a class blog on reading responses to course assignments, a personal blog for posting notes about research, a presentation blog that you could use for a conference, or a blog about a hobby or interest you have. Bring a picture of yourself as well, so you can post that to a personal page on your blog.

I’m looking forward to seeing you there.

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