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Getting Started with WordPress :: Summer 2010

May 11, 2010

Strobe? by danielmking.So, you signed up for an account at WordPress, and you added an About page. Now what’s next?

FIRST: Let me know your blog address by completing this Google Form.

NEXT: How do you go about learning more to create a blog that reflects your personality and style?

Fortunately, WordPress offers many FAQ screencasts to help you with the step-by-step instructions. Here are a few of the best ones to help you get started on the right foot:

Also, check out this WordPress 101 Workshop I created for you. If you haven’t done so yet, be sure to log into GeorgiaVIEW, click the link for Office Hours for Prof. Nixon, and then view the archived presentation — about an hour of audio to accompany these slides. (NOTE: The info about required categories and blog comments is specific to my PR classes; they are not a requirement in FYE 1220.)

And though you may have a good handle on the technical aspects of blogging, remember that the technical side is only part of the blogging equation. Corinne Weisgerber, a professor at St. Edward’s University and fellow PROpenMic member, created this presentation for her Social Media for PR class. The emphasis? How blogging can help you create your personal brand online. Take a look. It’s worth the time.

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