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Jennifer U. Castro EDU Class 622: Development of Interactive Learning Modules March 23, 2009

How to Create Your Own Blog

Ashford University 52732

Clinton,Iowa

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This guide is to provide step-by-step, easy directions to help you create your own blog. Along the way, you will find helpful tips followed by this symbol

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Now, let’s have fun to create your own blog!

Getting Started Adding Elements

Step 1. Type www.weebly.com onto your browser. You
will see this page.

Step 2. Create a username, password and type your
email address. (Write this information down below before proceeding. You may need this information should you forget your username and password.)
Username: _________________________________________ Password: __________________________________________

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Students, I require that this information be shared with your parents. They will be able to view your blog at anytime. Therefore, it is important for them to also have your username and password.

Step 3. Check the “I
accept the terms of service button” and a security box will appear.

Step 4.

Type in the two security words and click the “Start Creating” button.

Step. 5 You will be directed to this page. Now give your
Site a new title. Use your name or a catchy title.

Step 6. You will then begin creating your blog. A balloon
will pop up to guide your through each process.

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If you need extra clarification, click on the “Help” button on the navigation bar.

Step 7. At the top of the page, you will see four tabs.
Click on the “Elements” tab and choose which feature you would like to add in your blog. Click on the image and drag it onto the page. It’s that easy!

Example: I clicked on now looks like this.

and dragged it to the page. It

I can now add a photo and text to my blog!

Step 8. Click on the blue box and you will be directed to
upload a photo from your computer. You can enlarge or reduce the size of the image by clicking on the bottom right corner of the image.

* If you change your mind about the photo, just click on

“upload new image” again and it replaces the old photo.

Step 9.

Add text next to your photo, or follow step 7 by adding more features to your page by clicking and dragging it onto your page. When you add text, a formatting palette will display to help you change the font, size and color of the text.

*If you decide that you don’t like the added feature, then
click on the x on the top right corner of the text to remove.

Click delete and your feature will be removed. So, let’s take a break. You’ve worked hard. Let’s log off and log back in, should you decide you want to work on your blog later. To log off, click on found on the top right hand corner of the page. Your work is automatically saved. You will then be directed back to the home page and you can log off from there. To log back on, type in your username and password in the gray box. You will be directed to your homepage and be able to edit your work. Simply find your blog title and click on . You’re back to work!

Designs

Step 10.

Let’s change the layout of the page. Click on the “designs” tab and choose the design of your choice. Simply scroll over the images and the page will change automatically.

Here is my example:

Step 11. Add another page. You can add multiple pages
to your blog. Click on the “Pages” tab, then click on “New Page”.

Step 12.

Give your page a title.

Step 13.

Leave the “Password Protect” button unchecked. (Until further instructions)

Step 14.
navigation.

Highlight the “Yes” button to show in

Example of new navigation button found on the home page:

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You can delete a page from your blog. In the “Pages” tab, highlight the heading of the page you would like to delete. Then click the “Delete Page” button to remove.

You will be prompted to make sure you want to delete the page. Click “Yes”.

Step 15.

Have fun making revisions.

Step 16.
your blog!

You are ready to publish! Now others can view

Note: For students and parents to view my blog, please go to: http://jcastroashford.weebly.com.

Congratulations!

Reference Weebly, Inc. (2009). Weebly: Web creation made easy. Retrieved March 20, 2001, from http://www.weebly.com


				
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