Let’s Get Blogging!

Another Snow Day!

UPDATE: We will have some time in class to review the information below, but for those of you curious, feel free to get a head start. What else are you doing on this beautiful snow day?! 🙂

For the rest of the year, we’ll be taking some of our writing into the online world through blogging! Blogging will be your opportunity to share your thoughts and ideas with each other outside of class. As an added benefit, blogging will also give you the opportunity to improve your writing (and thinking) skills. Even though you’ve heard the word blog before, here’s a great 3-minute overview from Common Craft videos:

Before you can begin blogging, you’ll need to sign up for our blogsite, which will be housed on WordPress at aplang1516.wordpress.com. You can also find the link to your blogsite anytime by using the dropdown menu above.

FIRST, you will need a WordPress username. To get a WordPress username, click here to sign up. Once you have done that, you will receive a confirmation email. Be sure to activate your account.

SECOND, send me your username by filling out this form. I will invite you to our blogsite using the information you provide.

THIRD, check your email for your invitation to our blogsite. Accept the invitation. When you click “accept,” you may receive another invitation that says something to the effect of “You’ve been added!” with a “view blog” link.

IMPORTANT: You can’t get started until you receive an e-mail invitation from me. If you do not get an e-mail invitation, let me know.

FOURTH, now that you’ve been added to the site, learn how to log in and take a quick tour with the video below. Just note that I made this video for last year’s students, so some things may be slightly different, but essentially it’s all the same. 🙂

IMPORTANT: Some students have reported that the drop-down menu in the tutorials is not working/appearing. To get to the “Dashboard” found in the tutorials, add /wp-admin to the end of the web address, as such:


Once you’ve watched the intro, continue by heading over to our blog site, reading the overview, and following the tutorials there!