Blogs

Here are some quick links to demo some blogs I created and maintain for Dean’s Coffee on 11/15/16 at UNT Willis Library.

Projects

Blog/webpage/e-portfolio: https://lillylibrarian.wordpress.com/
Reel to Real Classics (Classic Film Group): https://reeltorealclassics.wordpress.com
Beta Phi Mu Beta Lambda Chapter (Honor Society) : https://bpmbetalambda.wordpress.com/
Denton Inquiry For Lifelong Learning (Product as Grant PI): https://dentoninquiry.wordpress.com/

UNT  Libraries Template:

Serving Student Blog (Maintain & create posts as of August 2016): http://blogs.library.unt.edu/serving-students

Guest post for UNT Media Library
Tiny URL: http://tinyurl.com/jn5msl5
Tiny URL with preview: http://preview.tinyurl.com/jn5msl5
“Enter the Webb: The Actor in Fox Film Noir classics Laura, and The Dark Corner” (2015)
http://blogs.library.unt.edu/media/2015/11/05/enter-the-webb-the-actor-in-fox-film-noir-classics-laura-and-the-dark-corner/   (Yeah, too long!)

Steps:
1. Consider a platform/tool to host site
2. Blog site name (potential domain name)
3. themes (browse/consider custom headers and other features)
4. Create Pages
5. Create Posts
6. Add Media (upload images, videos, etc) which you can insert into posts. Visuals are important!
7. Add categories and tags to organize posts
8.Admin pages (i.e. WPAdmin) to add widgets and make changes
9. Share the blog / Collaborate (add others to blog if you want)
10. Make edits, change themes – on-going.
Plus a lot more things you can do! 

DOMAIN
Ask the question: do I need a custom domain name  or advanced features available with other platforms? Note costs and services.

HASHTAGS AND HANDLES
“Microblogging” tools such as Twitter may be incorporated as a widget especially if you do not blog as frequently as others (I am one of these people @lillylibrarian ).
Your @username is your “handle” and “hastags” organize posts by topic.

  • To add available widgets

Tools > Widgets> Select and add (such as Twitter to Sidebar)

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