Before I started my own blog, I watched this set of three short videos on teacher tube.
I was surprised at how easy it was to set up a blog. I took Richardson’s advice and chose Blogger, which is owned by Google, to host my weblog. I like that Blogger is free, easy to use and has some level of privacy so I can eventually use it as a class blog. I also like that I can host as many blogs as I like from the same “dashboard” (after logging in) by just choosing Create a Blog. Given all the different new Web 2.0 technologies I am learning about, keeping them organized is a priority.
It took me about twenty minutes to set up the initial blog which involved going to Blogger, registering and selecting a name. When I was ready to start my first posting, I was able to figure out the process in a few minutes. It took me a little longer to figure out how to edit my posts, (under the posting tab), but now it is easy. My next step will be to add a picture but that may need to wait until next week!