Day 3: Social Media Day!

To add posts, edit your blog site and your customize your blog, you will need to sign into WordPress.  When you sign into WordPress you will land on your dashboard.  The Dashboard is like a “homepage” where you can change and edit things about your blog.

Goals for today:

    1. Connect Blog to Social Media
    2. Create Gravatar
    3. Categories and Tags
    4. Going Mobile – Download App
    5. Create Youtube or Vimeo Account
      1. Set up Profile
      2. Make Playlist
      3. Link to your blog
    1. Record Interview Video for your Youtube/Blog and add to About this Blog or About Me section  (bring GoPro Cameras)
    2. Write a blog post using your phone!

1.  Connecting Your Blog

Screen Shot 2016-01-04 at 9.33.13 PMTo connect your blog to your other social media, click on the sharing button on the left side of the page.  Click on the plus sign, “Connect New Service”, then follow the instructions.

2. Gravatar!

Set up your personal profile, including your Gravatar.  You do not have to use your name.  You can just use your first name and the first letter of your last name.  Also, a Gravatar does not have to be a picture of you.  It can be any picture or icon.

3.  Categories and Tags

You should always add categories and tags to every blog posts.  This way they can be easily searched and found by your readers.

  1. Please read this document describing the difference between categories and tags.
  2. Categories – General (create 2 – 6 categories for your blog).
  3. Tags (optional) – More specific, add these as you write blog posts.
  4. Once you have created some categories for your blog, go back and assign a category to your first blog post.

4. Going Mobile

Installing the WordPress App on your phone is a great way to stay connected to your blog and blog on the go!  Follow this link to add your blog to your phone.  Then, write a blog post from your phone.

    ** Optional:  Download the WordPress Computer App

5.  Create Youtube or Vimeo Account

  1. Set up Profile
  2. Make Playlist
  3. Link to your blog

6.  Interview Video

Record Interview Video for your Youtube/Blog and add to About this Blog or About Me section  (bring GoPro Cameras)

7.  Write a blog post using your PHONE!

 

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