Presentation on theme: "How to set up a free blog in less than 10 minutes."— Presentation transcript:
How to set up a free blog in less than 10 minutes.
Step 1 om Enter the URL address below in your web browser
Step 2 “Sign Up Now” Click the orange button labeled “Sign up now” You will find the button in the upper right quadrant of the Wordpress.com page.
Step 3 Username Type in the username you wish to be identified by on the Wordpress network. This is the name which you will use to log in to your blog in the future. Be advised, you will not be able to change this in the future so pick a username you are content with.
Step 4 Password Type in the password that you want to use. Remember to make a note of both the username and password you assign to your blog, just in case your memory fades over time. You will need both of them to log in to your Wordpress account to update your blog in the future.
Step 5 Type in the address you want Wordpress to use to notify you of anything of importance regarding your blog. For example, this is the address you want to use to be notified when someone has left a comment or feedback on your blog.
Step 6 Legal Box After you have reviewed the legal disclosures click the appropriate box to indicate your acceptance of the legal term.
Step 7 “Gimme a Blog” At this point you will be given a choice to set up a blog or just reserve a domain name. Go ahead and elect “Gimme a Blog.”
Step 8 Click “Next” Click the button labeled, “Next.”
Step 9 Blog Domain Whatever you enter here will be part of the URL for your blog. It will be what your clients will type in to their computers to find you. It will also be what search engines, like Google, will use to identify you. Be advised, you will not be able to change this in the future, although if you “buy” a domain name you can link it to your blog.
Step 10 Blog Title This is the title that will display on each page of your blog. For example, my blog’s title is The Insurance Barn Consulting
Step 11 Language In this box you will elect the language in which you want to write and publish your blog.
Step 12 Privacy In this area you will elect whether you want to make the contents of you blog viewable by everyone or public or if you want to restrict it only to people you invite to view it or private.
Step 13 “Sign-Up” Once you have completed the previous activities click the button to “Sign-Up” You are not ready to enter the blogosphere and start interacting with people on line.