Just for fun here is a video on “What is a Blog?”
Also – if you are interested in some follow-up learning, WordPress is running a bunch of online Writing 101 course in November: https://dailypost.wordpress.com/blogging-university/
And here are the follow-up resources from Session 2.
WordPress.com – Schedule a Post
Connecting your Blog to Social Media
WordPress.com – Publicize
WordPress.com – Connect
Adding Videos to Your Posts
WordPress.com – YouTube
WordPress.com – Video Help Articles
Custom Design is part of the WordPress.com Premium and Business packages.
This post outlines free themes that have more customization options: Awesome (and Free) Theme Options You Might Not Know About
Changing Your Username or Blog URL
Changing Your Username: WordPress Help: Change Your Username
Changing Your Blog Address: WordPress Help: Changing a Blog Address
Adding and Deleting Blogs to your Account
To Create another blog:
- Click on your username in the top right corner
- Click on “Mange My Blogs”
- Click on “Create Another Blog”
Deleting a Blog: WordPress Help: Delete Site
Tips on Adding Photos, and moving them within a post
Inserting a Photo into a post: WordPress Help: Images
Placing Images in Your Post: WordPress Help: Image Alignment
Managing Comments and Spam
WordPress Help: Manage Comments
WordPress Help: Unwanted Comments
WordPress Topic: Comments
Since we weren’t able to chat about widgets:
WordPress Topics: Widget and Sidebars
Thank you so much for taking part in these sessions! It was great to work with you all.
Here are the image sites we discussed in the class:
qCreative Commons Search
If you want to share your blog posts with others, but are concerned with the length of the web address, there are several methods of getting a short link.
The basic method is to:
1) Click on “Get Shortlink” below your post title (post must be published or saved to draft for this to work)
2) Copy shortlink (Ctrl + C) and click “OK”
3) Create Tweet and Paste (Ctrl + V) the link into your tweet.
Or, connect your Twitter account to your WordPress account, so when you create new posts they are automatically tweeted to your followers!
For those of you who many want to look at the slideshow presentations again, or see them for the first time!
We have a number of books available to help you with blogging, writing, and more.
Blogging Books: 070.57973
- This area also include books on web design.
Social Media Books: 004.69
Writing Books: 421.1, 808.02, Creative Writing
- All of the books near “808.02” will cover aspects of writing.
Blogs, Wikis, Facebook, and More: Everything You Want to Know about Using Today’s Internet but Are Afraid to Ask by Terry Burrows: 004.678 BUR
The Yahoo! Style Guide: The Ultimate Sourcebook for Writing, Editing, and Creating Content for the Digital World by Chris Barr: 006.7 BAR
Will Write for Food: The Complete Guide to Writing Cookbooks, Blogs, Reviews, Memoir, and More by Dianne Jacob: 808.06664 JAC
Writing It isn’t always easy to write regularly, or to stay inspired!
The prompts from these sites might inspire writings of fiction or non-fiction. Images remember when you are using images from other websites, to check the copyright, and if it allows reuse, remember to attribute. Websites with free images: