This summer I'm measuring my blogging knowledge, adding in some new ingredients -- such as creating a network of bloggers using InoReader.
My mentor teacher is Laura Gibbs and our learning course is online: Summer2020 Blogging Fest.
I'm restarting this blog for this purpose, and hopefully for a continued idea about a community of bloggers. More on that later.
I'm excited to learn more about blogger-- I've had experience with many blogging platforms: Wordpress, Blogger, Edublogs, Kidblogs, Tumblr, Posterous [expired]. However, I'm really still a beginner with making the platform be what I want, and that is not always an easy thing-- many platforms dictate the format, but Blogger offers some choices.
There will be some thorns in the process of planting ideas, but step by step, I'll be able to mix new ideas with old and develop a plan for a project.
Today I tried a few themes -- the thing about Blogger and Wordpress, is that there are choices to play with, and that is creative fun! Laura saw this one, so I kept returned to it for now:
another blog for #Summer2020BlogFest ... the way @grammasheri set this one up with her domain name is really cool: https://t.co/vG3mtJpkGb ... and such a nifty use of the Blogger "dynamic" template as a website with pages/links as a top menu bar. ... I've added it to the network! pic.twitter.com/phgo6ZvryX— Laura Gibbs (@OnlineCrsLady) May 12, 2020
Let's get started, and follow us on Twitter at #Summer2020BlogFest
Background Art by Sheri42 -- see it on Red Bubble
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Hi Sheri! It is fun to have this other space where we can interact (blogs are so different than Twitter that way)... and I had totally forgotten about Posterous! I knew some people who used that for a class blogging system, so it was a sad day when it went away. Tumblr is such a great system also. My students sometimes use Tumblr to design their project website! It's kind of weird how it does comments which is why Tumblr doesn't work as a blog for my classes, but when students are familiar with Tumblr (some art!), they can easily design really nice websites with it. Anyway, I'm so glad you've joined in here. It's really nice to have an example of a blog like this that is happening with a Blogger blog mapped to a domain like this. :-)ReplyDelete
I know-- but the good lesson learned from Posterous is to make sure the platform lets you take your data out in a readable format! I just transferred my Posterous into a WordPress. Google Takeout is great for that.Delete
I'm not a fan of Tumblr, but my granddaughter used to blog there so I started one there as well. I tweet and IG to Tumblr; I like it for photos and art.
I'm glad you created this for others to learn the versatility of blogging! Thanks!
so true about portability: the Blogger backup is super easy... and you know if/when the Google taketh away Blogger, there will be plenty of services, including WordPress, who will want to welcome all the Blogger refugees seeking new homes. :-)Delete
I'm excited for you, Sheri! I love having multiple blogs for different purposes. Enjoy Blogger!ReplyDelete
Hi Joy! I saw you here and just had to say HI! It's fun to meet up with people in different spaces. :-)Delete
Hi Joy! I’ve had this blog for a while but WordPress is much easier for embedding tweets and videos. Or else there is a trick I don’t know yet. :) I’m researching those tomorrow. Thanks for popping in!Delete
Embedding Google Apps would be important to know. I also use Thinglink, Easel.ly, and others. There are so many apps and data that we use, that could be embedded as we blog. I'm just going to need to rethink my embed knowledge -- WordPress has let me be lazy!Delete