Creating this blog was a huge undertaking but I am so glad that I decided to take the plunge. Thanks to those that have put in numerous hours compiling information in easy to access sites and creating easy to follow tutorials. There were several resources I relied heavely on and as promised I will share them with those of you wanting to start a blog but have no clue where to begin (like me).
There are several choices when it comes to templates. I decided to go with a free template but will be upgrading to a custom design in the near future. Here are just a few...
- Leelou Blogs (free templates and easy to follow tutorials)
- Blog Designs by Dani (free templates and easy to follow tutorials),
- Dreamlike Magic (pre-made and custom templates),
- Custom Blog Designs (Pre-made and costum templates)
One of the reasons I was able to launch my blog so quickly is credited to the countless blog tutorials out there. Here are a few of the ones I used to get launched.
- Ms Jessica at A Turn to Learn has several tutorials on just about everything blog related under the technology Tuesday tab. I have a list of about 10 that I want to look at this summer.
- Jessica at Mrs Stanford's Class has youtube video tutorials found under the Techy Things tab.
Grab My Button
Since I used a free template I had to create my own grab button. There is a great video tutorial at Step Into Second Grade that walks you through creating a document using power point. This is how I created my grab button. Then I had to add the code so that others can link it to their blog. I found an easy to follow tutorial at Code It Pretty.
Now for my question...
Something else I needed to create since I used a free template is a signature. You're probably wondering why mine is at the top of the page? Well, I am wondering the same thing! I followed a tutorial on how to add a signature to your post and I was sooo excited that it was actually transparent. Yeah!!! But look where it keeps showing up. Anyone know how I get it to show up at the end of my post?
Hope this was of some help to someone.