During the month of November, I will be creating a book one blog post at a time.
Click Here to see the Table of Contents for this book and other chapters as they become available.
How Do You Post a Blog
Log in to your Blogger.com account.
On the dashboard, click NEW POST under your blog.
Add a Title at the top of your post.
Then begin writing your post. You have many of the same formatting tools as you have in MS Word. You can choose from a few font styles, a few font sizes and some font colors.
You have the ability to add links.
If you use your cursor to highlight a sentence or a few words, you can click the LINK button and add a link to any webpage you like. Those words you highlighted will show up as underlined in your final post. If anyone clicks on those words, they will go to the page you added the link for.
Adding a photo to your post is just as easy.
Put your cursor where you want the photo to be. Click the photo icon. It will let you either pick a photo from your own computer or from somewhere on the web. Once the photo is inserted, you can click once on the photo and you have an option of different sizes.
At the bottom of your post window, there is a field called LABELS. Labels can either be categories or keyword phrases. This field is optional but helpful.
Below that are the words “Post Options”. Click on those words. Of all the options that appear, the only ones that you need right now are READER COMMENTS and POST DATE AND TIME.
If you like to let people leave comments on your post, check ALLOW. Since a big part of blogging is community interaction, this is a good thing to do.
The other option of interest is when to show your post to the world or when to publish it.
If you choose AUTOMATIC, the post will publish as soon as you hit the PUBLISH POST button.
If you choose SCHEDULE AT, you can say what date and time in the future you want the post to publish. This is great if you write a lot of posts on one day and want them to publish all week. For example, if you write all your posts on the weekend, then you can schedule them to publish one at a time on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. This is quite helpful if you have a busy week or go on vacation.
Publish your post and show it to the world.
Once you’ve written your post, given it a title and picked when it should publish, the only thing left to do is hit the PUBLISH POST button.
It’s that easy. You’ve just published your first blog post!