Making your class blog

Making a blog on wordpress is quite easy. When you arrive on the wordpress.com website you will see a “get started” button off to the top left. Click it and fill it out. You will need to create a name for your blog – you don’t need to be overly creative here if you don’t want to. You can choose whatever domain you want, but the .wordpress.com one is free.

Probably the most daunting thing is the dashboard screen (it sometimes still gets me). The most important thing you need to remember (especially if you are simply doing this just for class and don’t care about how it looks) is the POSTS button and the ADD NEW button. This will take you to a page so you can create your entries.

When you are leaving comments on other blogs be sure that you are logged into wordpress. This way people will be able to go straight to your blog. When people start to leave you comments on your posts you can see them on your blog page or by clicking the comments button. You will need to approve the comments in order for them to appear on your blog.

If you are interested in making your blog “look cool” then click on Appearance and explore.

Hope all this helps.