Setting up your blog

 

Follow these simple steps to set up your new blog on blogs.ed.ac.uk.

1.  Go to the blogs.ed.ac.uk homepage.

2.  Click on the Create a blog button. You will be asked to register for your own blogging site.

3. Click Next. This will give you a list of existing blogs you’ve already created (if any).  Underneath this list is a form that will allow you to create a new blog. Fill in the fields as follows.

3.  Blog Address – This is the URL or web address for your blog. Your blog address will start blogs.ed.ac.uk/ followed by what ever name you choose after the /  Keep the address short, memorable and without capital letters or symbol, e.g. blogs.ed.ac.uk/academicreflections. Note Once you choose your blog address you can not change it.  If you want a new address, you’ll need to set up a new blog.  All the other fields below can be changed as often as you like.

4.  Blog Title – this is the title that will appear in your blog’s banner once it is created.

5.  Blog Description – this is the sub-title that appears under your blog’s banner.

6.  Blog Category – choose the category that fits your blog most closely.

7.  Make sure you read the Terms and Conditions of Use and check the box underneath, once you have.

8.  Pick a Template for your new site – there is only one template currently available, more will be available in the future.

9.  Once you are happy, click on the Create Blog button. It should only take a few seconds to create your new blog.

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