Thursday, September 8, 2011

Revised Research Post: A Blogger Set-Up Tutorial

In this post, I want to help my readers set up a blog from Step 1 (setting up that pesky Google Account) to that First Post and then on to a bit about Design.  Since this post is meant to be user-friendly, I'll use clean formatting and carefully worded links to outside URL's.  I'm also going to imbed some helpful YouTube videos - they do, after all, tend to hold the reader's attention better than actual reading.
Clean formatting, Helpful Links
Let's start from the beginning: how to set up your Blogger Account.  I'm going to recommend that you Visit Blogger to set up your account.  If you have any trouble with this step, then I recommend following video - it will guide you step-by-step in creating your blog:

Notice how I've imbedded the video in the blog itself - this way, visitors can stay on the blog rather than head over to YouTube.  And this is important - we all know what happens to people who go to YouTube.  (Hint: coming back to your website usually isn't it.)
Want to go back and review?  Or are you ready for the next lesson?  Here's are links so you can do that:

<--Rough Draft Research Post - Rough Draft Document (coming soon!)-->

Since I ran out of time before having to go to sleep, I haven't finished this post.  This happens sometimes.  You'll want to avoid this mistake by planning ahead.


  1. Hi Claudia - Thanks for the question. To imbed a video, you'll want to first click on the video icon in the toolbar (see

    From there, you'll have the choice to either search for YouTube videos or to upload one of your own.

    Also, one of the YouTube videos I found gives another method for adding video. I've posted the link at

    I hope this helps you find what you're looking for. Please let me know if I can provide more information.