AAM 2012: Blogging Basics 101

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Welcome to AAM’s Blogging Workshop

Posted by Paula Carlson on May 12, 2011

Welcome to the Blogging 101 AAM workshop, being held on Sunday, April 29, 2012 at 4pm in Minneapolis, MN. This is a step-by-step tutorial on how to set up a WordPress blog.

Today we will be learning:

  • how to create a blog;
  • what you can control from the Dashboard;
  • the differences between posts and pages, and categories and tags;
  • how to include media with your posts;
  • how to publish your posts;
  • how to change what appears in the sidebars;
  • how to change the appearance of your blog; and
  • how to open your doors to the public by waving a flag at the search engines.

If you’re more interested in how to attract an audience to your blog, try Focus on the Visitor, Network Your Networks, and Put Yourself Out There from last year’s Blogging 201 session.

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