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September 09, 2008
Blogging Your First Step
Hi everybody, today we are going to get you started on blogging by getting you to establish your blog.
You are going to be establishing your blog on blogger which is a Google owned software. This is because this software has been tested through the college network and it functions through the firewall. This isn't a recommendation suggesting Blogger is best. Other blog software available such as Wordpress may be more intuitive. This blog is developed and hosted by Warwick University Blogs which I find better than Blogger.
First of all open Google and search for "Blogger".
You should get up an entry into the Google software "Blogger". Please follow their instructions to open your own blog.
When you are asked for an email address I suggest you use your own home one rather than the college one. The blog is going to be a permanent thing with you.
For now name the Blog in your own name followed by "Academic Blog". In the URL box put the same thing.
On the first posting put:
As a title Subject Hub
Give your page this heading as well. Under that put the list of subjects that you are taking. So the actual posting will look something like this:
Now "post" in other words publish this page.
The reason for calling it a subject hub is to help with navigation. Whilst navigation is easy early on your blog will gradually build up into something quite large. As you will see from my blog it is nopw so big that navigational issues have developed. The "hub page system is one I have developed to get over this.
The next thing to do is to create another four postings each entitled by the subject name, Media Studies Etc.
One the Media Studies page you need to put the following headings:
Textual Analysis: TV Drama Representation
British Cinema: A Case Study
These are the areas you will be studying during the course of the year.