Account Creation Step 1 -- Go to http://edublogs.org and click on the blue 'Sign up for FREE' button. This will take you to a page that will ask for a username, an email address. If you would like to use a pseudonym or nickname for your posts, then this is where you should create that pseudonym. Step 2 -- Be sure to select the 'I agree' checkbox Step 3 -- MOST IMPORTANT!!! -- If you want to create your own blog, feel free to do so. I am only asking you to create a username. Select 'Just a username' please. When you send me the email address that you used to create the username, then I will use that address to add you to the blog. Step 4 -- Click the 'Next' button at the bottom of the screen. This will confirm your new username and give you a message that asks you to check your email for a message from Edublogs. This email will contain a link that you should click on to activate your username. Step 5 - Go to your email, find the message, and click on the activation link. You will get immediate feedback as to what your username and password are -- both from the page you linked to and in an email. Write down the username and password. You can then either click on the 'Login' link at the bottom of the webpage message or login back at http://edublogs.org. Either way you will be taken to the Wordpress login screen for the blog -- http://easiancrimefiction.edublogs.org/wp-login.php Step 6 - Enter your username and password. This will open a profile page. You should feel free to add any information that you feel comfortable adding. Please don't change the email address though. Step 7 -- VERY IMPORTANT! Please make sure that you change your password to something that is more memorable than what you were given! Step 8 -- After you have finished this, please send an email telling me that you have a profile created and what email address should be used to find you. I will let you know when you have been added. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org. Step 9 -- Go to http://easiancrimefiction.edublogs.org/. Happy blogging! Writing a Post 1. Click on the ?Write? link near the top of the screen. The ?Write a Post? page will present itself. 2. Enter a Post Title in the title box. Try to grab the reader?s attention with this headline to your post. 3. Write the body of the work in the post box. Several formatting options are available to you. The small chain icon is used for creating hyperlinks within the post. 4. Add appropriate tags. You will also be able to choose from a list of existing tags. 5. Click on an existing category for your post or add a new category if necessary. 6. Click on the ?Save? button if you would like to save your post for editing later. Click on the ?Publish? button if you would like for the post to be viewable in the blog. You can always go back and re-edit a published blog post. Commenting on a Post If you are logged into the blog when you click the comment link, then the blog will automatically attach your pseudonym to the comment. If you are not logged in, then the blog will ask for your name and an email address before you can submit. I have administrator?s access to the blog and will be moderating the posts and comments. I have the right to delete any posts or comments. This protects the blog from unwanted spam or insulting remarks from the outside world. If you are not logged in when you submit a comment, then Richard is notified via email and will be asked to moderate that comment. The lesson here is to log into the blog before you do anything. Note: As long as you use the same browser and do not clear out its cache, the blog will remember your login name. Ronald Cramer Step 1 -- Go to http://edublogs
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