Tuesday, June 29, 2010

The Basics

With a new semester starting, we may have some new names and faces joining our little blog family. Welcome, welcome! I just wanted to give you "The Basics" to help you get started.

#1- Become a follower. To the left is a list of current followers. Click on the "follow" box with the Google "g". If you have a gmail (Google email), Yahoo or Twitter account, becoming a follower is easy- you just sign in with your username and password and your info is transferred over.

It's a little harder if you don't have one of these accounts. Click on the "create a new Google account" link. What you are actually doing is creating a gmail account so don't forget your username and password. You'll need to know them to sign back in later. You'll also get the chance to add a pic. I'm sorry for all the trouble but this is a Google site and my blog is free so I bow to the wisdom of Google.

Regardless of which path you have to take to become a follower, be sure to "follow publicly" so you show up on the list.

#2- Read, comment, start a discussion with other followers/commenters, suggest ideas for future posts. I'm always looking for new ideas to discuss. Also, if you have books/movies/etc that you want to recommend to fellow followers, let me know. You can do a guest post telling us all why you like it. The only thing that I ask is that you keep all comments PG-13. We have a few youngsters in our blog family.

#3- Pass the site to others. Please share the site with friends, family, co-workers, Facebook/Myspace friends, anybody and everybody. Let them know that we discuss all kinds of stuff (and yes, I do slip in a little history here and there. My dream is to see the number of followers skyrocket. More people= more ideas. Let's make our little blog family get big!

Thanks for being here! Enjoy!

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