02. How Do I Get Started?

1. Once Mary has set up your blog page you will be able to go to My Stuff, and now there will be a new link for My Blog (at the very bottom).

Create New Post

2. Click on "Create New Post".



3.  Enter a Title and your Content, using the Visual Tab Tools to format.

Visual Tab

4.  Hover over each tool if you're not sure what it is and a screen tip will appear.

hover tool tip


Authors5.  Select your name from the Authors (bottom of the page).  If you miss doing this step, your blog will not show up under your name.

6.  You can click to Save your work at any time.  I recommend you do it several times as you write in case your computer or internet crashes while you are composing. 

When ready to publish, click Save & Preview.  Please re-read your post several times, checking for spelling errors, run-on (too long sentences), punctuation, and for heaven's sake, please put blank spaces between paragraphs.  There is nothing harder to read than one long block of text.

7.  Once your blog is ready to go "live" click the Publish button, and then click on your name to make sure it has been published.

Note 1:  By default when you hit the Return button on your keyboard you will get a blank line.  If you just want to go to the next line without making a blank between, hit Shift + Return.

Note 2:  Your first blog should be called "About Me".  Tell us about yourself and what you are going to write about.  Add a picture to the article using the "Add Media" button in the Visual Editor.  If you need help, write to Mary.