Thursday, 29 May 2008

Blogs and blogging

The first thing that we are going to try is blogging. The first exercise is to set up your own blog which you can use to begin recording your thoughts, exercises and comments. There are several tools available, but I recommend that you use Blogger*, a popular free online blog hosting service that is very easy to use.

Creating a blog using Blogger takes just three steps:

  • Create an account
  • Name your blog
  • Select your template

Once you’ve created your blog here are two important things to know:

To add posts: The maintenance interface that you will use to add posts, edit or change the appearance of your blog is accessed online at Be sure to write down your login and password.
To view your blog: Your blog address is http://(xxxx), (xxxx)=the unique name that you entered in Step 2. Make sure you make a note of your blog address.


  • Set up a blog for yourself through Blogger
  • Add a test post or two
  • Find someone else's blog and comment on one of their posts

IMPORTANT NOTE: How you choose to identify yourself on your blog is your choice. You can blog under a screen name, anonymously, or as yourself. Make sure that it is something you can remember and don't forget to let the other 'trainees' have details so that you can comment on each others blogs

Web 2.0 and Lewisham Libraries

Welcome to Lewisham's Web 2.0 blog. I will be posting information and links that complement and supplement the training that will be available.