Whenever I visit a blog for the first time, I always check to see who the person is that is writing the blog posts. Do they have similar interests to me?
If you don’t already have an About Me page, you might want to create one. Be creative:
- Write a poem.
- Write an A-Z paragraph eg. I am an athletic, yet brainy child who decided that saving the environment is one of my future goals.
- Create a tellegami.
- Create a list of things people might not know about you like Ms Herring has done
- Write a Who am I like Mrs Keane or Mrs Lyttle
What is the difference between a page and a post? Check out the information here.
Below are instructions for creating your page.
- Login to your blog, go to Settings> Discussion and make sure the default setting is ticked for allow people to leave comments> save the changes at the bottom
- Now go to the dashboard>pages>add new
- Change the title to About Me.
- If you only have one row of icons above the box, click on the last icon called the kitchen sink or toggle. This opens a second row which allows you to change font colors.
- In the box, write a bit about yourself remembering to be internet safe. Make sure you have checked out the pages from other students mentioned – many of them have been blogging for a while.
- In the area under the page writing box, you should see a Discussion box – open this and make sure you have ticked Allow comments.
- When you have finished click the big button on the right side of your screen – probably says update or send for review.
- Once you have saved your about me page, go back and delete the sample page.
- If your theme doesn’t show pages in the header area, then you will need to go to dashboard> appearance> widgets and drag across the Pages one to your sidebar.
Finished the work for week 1?
Then head off to the class or student list above the blog header and start visiting other blogs. You might not want to comment this week but maybe check them out. Are there any students with interests the same as you?