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What are blogs?

Blog is short for web log. It is an online site that displays postings in chronological order. A typical blog combines text, images, links to other blogs and web pages, and other media related to its topic. Blogs are easy to create and require no specialized knowledge of web programming. The ability for readers to leave comments in an interactive format is an important part of many blogs. Examples of some common blog services include:

How do I start a blog?

There are a number of free blog services including BloggerWordPress and LiveJournal.

How can I learn more about blogs?

Educause's 7 Things You Should Know About Blogs is an excellent resource. In addition, many of the blog services provide training material. Blogger provides a Help Center and Video Tutorials. Wordpress outlines their Features and has a Support section. LiveJournal also has a Support section.

How can I get more help?

If you have questions, please contact the Faculty Technology Center.

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