Signing up for a new blog is really easy! And there are no limits on the number of blogs you can create.
The best option is to create it attached to your existing username if the blog is for your own use.
This allows you to navigate between the dashboards of your blogs without needing to logging out of one blog to log into the other blog.
Create New Blog
Creating a new blog is as simple as:
1. Log into your blog dashboard.
2. Go to Dashboard > My Sites.
3. Click on Create a New Site.
4. Enter your blog domain, blog title, the human verifcation and then click Start blogging
- Refer to these tips for choosing blog domain and blog title.
5. On the next page your login details are displayed.
6. When you click on Login into your new blog you’re taken to your blog dashboard.
- You see N/A next to your password in your log in email because you have an existing username and password. You log in with your existing username and password.
Blog Domain Tips
Your Blog domain can’t be changed once created. If you want to change it you will need to create a new blog.
During the creation of your blog you’ll have to select a blog domain for it (this is your blog URL). When you want others to visit your blog you give them the URL link of your blog. For example, the URL for the Teacher Challenge blog is http://teacherchallenge.edublogs.org/
Think carefully about your blog URL.
Once your blog has an established audience you’re less likely to want to change your blog URL. Ideally you want to keep your blog URL short, easy to remember and suitable to be reused for several years.
A simple option is to use your name in the blog URL as these educators did:
- Mr. Baldock’s Class blog (http://mrbaldock.edublogs.org)
- Mr. Salsich’s Class blog (http://jmsalsich.edublogs.org/)
Alternatively, use something unique that has meaning like:
Blog Title Tips
Your blog title is one of the first things a reader sees when visiting your blog. Choose a name that reflects the purpose of your class blog and your students can relate to.
But don’t stress too much! You can always change your blog title any time via Settings > General in your dashboard.
Check out the following blog lists for ideas of blog titles other educators have used: