Wednesday, June 21, 2006
Blogging Lesson #1
There are many different types of blogs. The ones you hear about most are the personal journals and the "news" blogs. But in between are the team blogs and at the other end of the spectrum you'll find the wild, wild west of open blogs where just about anyone can post.
What you have is a Team blog, that allows any blog member to comment on the posts.
Obviously, in order to actually post you must be a member. To request an invitation, ask for it in the Comments section. You'll receive it in 24 - 48 hours, unless we are REALLY busy. The invitation will come from Blogger Invites
Here are the easy directions to sign up for the blog:
Click on the link in the invitation. Your browser will open to go to a page titled Join a Blog Click on the Blue button near the bottom left labeled Create an Account (unless you already have a blogger account you want to use). On the Create an Account page enter a User name (this is not published, but Team Members can view it), Password (totally private), Display name (this shows on your profile and your posts), Email address and read and accept the Terms of Service. Click on the orange Continue button/arrow at the bottom right.
This will take you to the Dashboard where the blog(s) you join will be listed.
For security reasons the invitation link is only good once. If you have any problems or if the registration doesn't go through, let us know and we will send another invitation or answer any questions.
Coming next: How to Post