Today I cleaned up my blogger dashboard. For those of you that have blogs already you know what I am talking about. I have over 30 of them so I need to clean up my dashboard. This means that all old blogs get "hidden".
When you click the hide button only the blogs you want on your dashboard will be visible. All others will be available to you if you click on view all at the bottom of your dashboard.
Now that my dashboard is clean I choose
- Blog Title. Keep this simple. I just call mine 817 Math (2010) This is just a room number and a year. The title for the student zones does not need to be fancy (but it can be if you like)
- Blog Address. It took a while for me to figure out a few tricks here. I always changed the names of my addresses and forgot what they were called. Now I use a simple url and change the last 2 digits to show the year. spmath81710. spmath817 is the room and 10 is the calender year. Next year it would be spmath81711 and so on. It is a nice way to organize your blogs.
The new blogger offers new templates for beginners. This is a nice touch. I chose a template from the start menu but in the near future will change that design. But for today the generic template will do.
You need to go back to your dashboard and click settings
Click save setting on the bottom and voila you have set up your blog. Now for the hard part but.......
that is a different post for a different day.