Friday, September 21, 2012

Setting up a Blogger Account

This blog is being made into an iBook for download in the iTunes Store.

The first thing you need to do is get yourself a Google Gmail Account. This is a really handy on line email account that you can access anywhere in the world from any computer in the world. It has a ton of storage space and you can use it to chat to others who also have gmail accounts.

Some people like to have a separate Gmail addresses or use their School email account to separate your private log in from your school one. There are reasons for and against both ways of setting up a blog log in.

The big thing to remember with this one is you HAVE TO WRITE DOWN YOUR USERNAME AND PASSWORD as you go because you may have to change it and you don't want to forget what you have decided on.

One you have a Google log in go to

Then go to Blogger and make yourself a blog. It is quite straight forward but again write down your username and password.

Here is a download printout that are much more detailed that hopefully will spell it out more clearly if you are stuck...

It may be useful to print it off and have it sitting next to you as you begin.

Click the orange download button to download the instructions to your desktop.

If you like this clever way to embed a document in a blog John Sutton explains how to with a great video in this blog post.


Warren Purdy said...

Thanks - I saw the column in Interface and used the clock and weather pixie. Cool little bling although I had to use Ohakea rather than my local New Plymouth airport as it wasn't giving data. Feel free to check me out at

Katie said...

Hi - I'm updating my list of good websites for blogs for the teachers at our school (Plimmerton School - 30 mins north of Wellington) and was wanting to put a link to this blog - with all its great ideas! Is this OK? Here's my syndicate blog:

Mrs Paton said...

Thanks for this great step by step process - I would like to use it for any new staff or children to our school in future. We have just begun our Blogging journey this year and this will certainly be useful to get the new users started in future! Thanks for sharing it with us.

Dwijayasblog said...

As far as I know, you don't need a Gmail account to make a blog in, use your existence email account such as Hotmail or Yahoo account, with 'em you can access all Google account, try it.

Allanah King said...

I think you're right about the different email address but I thought if I encourage people to make a Google account they all the other fabulous things that Google gives like Google Docs and Google Reader which can really add to the experience.

Thanks for your feedback.



Mrs Lyttle said...

Thank you so much for this Blog. I am new to using a blog and am finding your info really helpful. I teach in Putaruru in the South Waikato.

Ludmila Smirnova said...

Thank you Allanah for the post and the supporting materials in your blog posts! I am a professor at Mount Saint Mary College, Newburgh, NY. I have been using blogging in every teacher training course I teach. I strongly believe in the power of blogging for developing reflective practitioner's skills of the future teachers. If you still have classrooms to connect with I would love to get in touch and engage my teacher candidates in global interaction.

AliciaNT said...

The iBook is fab-thanks Allanah. I'll be helping teachers @Ponsonby Primary to start using Blogger in their classrooms and your blog will be our go to guide! Tau kē!

AliciaNT said...

The iBook is fab-thanks Allanah. I'll be helping teachers @Ponsonby Primary to start using Blogger in their classrooms and your blog will be our go to guide! Tau kē!