Saturday, March 20, 2010

Customizing your blog

Once you have the concept of adding a post to your blog, you may want to customize your blog. You do this by selecting Customize in the upper right menu and adding Gadgets (small pieces of code that add features to your blog). The Blog Archive is generally there by default, but you might want to add things like
  • Useful Links (add your own links you go to often),
  • My Blog List (add other blogs you want to regularly go to),
  • Search This Blog (adds a search engine for your blog), and
  • Followers (allows others to follow your blog).
Blogs have become such powerful tools that there are libraries and teachers that are creating their entire websites just using a blogging tool like WordPress. In unit 2, we'll look at how you can turn your blog into a RSS Feed that allows you to put it on any webpage or in a RSS feed reader so that you don't have to come back to the blog to read the posts, but can have them come to you.

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