Tuesday, November 23, 2004
Thursday, November 11, 2004
how to participate in the compost blog
Welcome to Compost!
If you made it to this blog, it's probably because you received an invitation in the mail offering a working group for writers and artists at First Baptist Church. This blog will be an arena to post work, written and visual, that you want comments on. It will also be where Hilja and I post information that all of Compost needs access to, like the instructions below.
Many of you may be very blog-savvy, but if you are a newbie like me, you will find the following instructions helpful. Once you have decided that you want to be a part of Compost and emailed me, this is how you will be able to participate in this blog:
1. Create a username and password at www.blogger.com. If you already have one, you don’t need to create a new one.
2. When I know that you're interested in Compost, you will receive an email from www.blogger.com inviting you to join the Compost blog. Click the link within the email and use your username and password to join. You will have only one chance to register with our blog after you have clicked that link, so make sure you have a username and password first! If it gets messed up somehow, email me so that I can invite you again.
3. To post any time after this initial sign-up, you will go to www.blogger.com and sign in. After signing in, you will go to the “Dashboard.” The first thing listed on this page is our blog. It says “compost” and has a green plus sign which you can click to make a post.
(There are also links to other blogs, Blogger information, and stuff like that on this page. You can ignore them or navigate around and see what other blogs have to say.)
4. When you click the green plus, you will go to a screen that looks a lot like an email program. You can do all the normal text-editing stuff, as well as editing the HTML if you’re really savvy.
5. When you have finished composing, click the orange “publish post” button. This is how your post becomes visible at compostgroup.blogspot.com. Make sure that you select the option to allow comments, as this is how we will be able to respond to each other’s work.
I'm looking forward to our first meeting...more on that to come!