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Creating your Blog: First, go to the course menu -- below is an image of a sample course menu, but yours will look much the same:
- {img src="img/wiki_up/menu_contracted.gif" }
+ {img src="img/wiki_up/menu_contracted.gif"}

Here is the same or a similar menu fully extended so you can see its links:
- {img src="img/wiki_up/menu_full.gif" }
+ {img src="img/wiki_up/menu_full.gif"}
- The main sections you will be using from the menu are __Requirements__ and __Resources.__ Click on the "+" sign so you can see the __Requirements__ links. Then left-click on __Blogging__. When you do that, the central page containing the links you need to work with and view blogs will appear. Notice that several links are near the top, as follows:
+ The main sections you will be using from the menu are __Requirements__ and __Resources.__ Click on the appropriate folder so you can see the __Requirements__ links. Then left-click on __Blogging__. When you do that, the central page containing the links you need to work with and view blogs will appear. Notice that several links are near the top, as follows:

Before you begin, review these __Instructions__.

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Now left-click on the __Create__ link, which will bring up the following screen:
- {picture file=img/wiki_up//blog_create_empty.gif}
+ {img src="img/wiki_up/blog_create_empty.gif"}
- Now, as in the sample below, input a __Title__ and a short __Description__. (Note: this area is ''not'' where your full entries will go!) The title should start with the course number, then your last and first names separated by a comma. The description should begin with your name and then give the last names of the authors on whom you will be presenting (when you know that information): as in, "Jane Doe on Blake, Shelley, Joyce." After having filled in the title and description boxes, click __Save__.
+ Now, as in the sample below, input a __Title__ and a short __Description__. (Note: this area is ''not'' where your full entries will go!) The title should start with the course number, then your last and first names separated by a comma. The description should begin with your name and then give the last names of the authors on whom you will be presenting (when you know that information): as in, "Jane Doe on Blake, Shelley, Joyce." After having filled in the title and description boxes, click __Save__.
- Notice the options boxes -- I've set options to allow for entry titles, searchability, and comments by other users, but __I've left unchecked the option that would allow others to post their own entries to my blog.__ Please be sure to leave this option unchecked, or others may accidentally post to your blog since the option, if checked, makes your blog appear in the list of blogs to which a given user may post. (Each person should have only one blog and be able to post only to that blog.) I have left the number of posts to show on a page at "10," and have left the "blog heading" code as-is. Here's a sample:
+ Notice the options boxes -- I've set options to allow for entry titles, searchability, and comments by other users, but __I've left unchecked the option that would allow others to post their own entries to my blog.__ Please be sure to leave this option unchecked, or others may accidentally post to your blog since the option, if checked, makes your blog appear in the list of blogs to which a given user may post. (Each person should have only one blog and be able to post only to that blog.) I have left the number of posts to show on a page at 10, and have left the "blog heading" code as-is. Here's a sample:
- {picture file=img/wiki_up//blog_create_named.gif}
+ {img src="img/wiki_up/blog_create_named.gif"}
- Now that you have created your blog, you can start posting individual entries to it. To do that -- provided that you're logged in as usual -- you need only go to the __Requirements/Blogging__ page of your course menu, and then left-click on the link __Post__. When you do that, you'll see a new page with a place to type or -- much better -- ''paste'' your text. (It's better to compose your text in your own word processor into a saved file, and then just copy-and-paste it into your blog text area. That way, you're much less likely to lose your work.) Below is an example of an entry (along with an appropriate title) that's ready to be previewed and saved. Please note that when you use this method of posting entries, ''you may need to click on "Preview" first to see the title bar'' that allows you to give your entry a title.
+ Now that you have created your blog, you can start posting individual entries to it. To do that -- provided that you're logged in as usual -- you need only go to the __Requirements/Blogging__ page of your course menu, and then left-click on the link __Post__. When you do that, you'll see a new page with a place to type or -- much better -- ''paste'' your text. (It's better to compose your text in your own word processor into a saved file, and then just copy-and-paste it into your blog text area. That way, you're much less likely to lose your work.) Below is an example of an entry (along with an appropriate title) that's ready to be previewed and saved. Please note that when you use this method of posting entries, ''you may need to click on "Preview" first to see the title bar'' that allows you to give your entry a title.
- {picture file=img/wiki_up//blog_entry_in_edit.gif}
+ {img src="img/wiki_up/blog_entry_in_edit.gif" }
- Notice above that to save space, I've used the text area to include some formatting tips when you're typing up or pasting a blog entry -- these tips include advice on how to "copy and paste" text from your word processor into the blog's text area. Please read the tips before you move on. Tiki's editor is simple like MS Notepad, so ''avoid indenting and sophisticated formatting.''
+ Notice above that to save space, I've used the text area to include some formatting tips when you're typing up or pasting a blog entry -- these tips include advice on how to copy and paste text from your word processor into the blog's text area. Please read the tips before you move on. Tiki's editor is simple like MS Notepad, so ''avoid indenting and sophisticated formatting.''

Once you click on __Save and Exit__, you'll have your first entry, to be followed eventually by further entries. Below is the entry as it looks after it has been posted. Please notice the small __text-and-pencil icons__ both near the top of the blog page and inside the individual entry that's been posted. The one at the top can be used to post a brand new entry (which would be the second entry), and the one inside the already posted entry can be used to edit the page if you want to make some changes and re-save it.

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Although you don't see it in the screen-shot below, at the bottom of the page there's an __add comments__ link. While other users can't change your actual entry, they can add comments that will later appear underneath it. Perhaps others will want to offer you feedback on your thoughts, or pose a question. At bottom right you can see icons for __printing__ and for __emailing__ the entry; at the top of individual entries are icons for saving a copy and for eliminating the entry.
- {picture file=img/wiki_up//blog_entry_posted.gif}
+ {img src="img/wiki_up/blog_entry_posted.gif" }

You can visit your blog by going to the course menu and left-clicking on __Blogging__ in the __Requirements__ section and then left-clicking on __View List__. That will bring up the database table containing every blog on the site, and you can page through the table to find your blog. Below is a partial image of the database table:
- {picture file=img/wiki_up//blog_database.gif}
+ {img src="img/wiki_up/blog_database.gif"}

__One further note:__ while you're viewing this database, you can post an entry simply by locating your blog and clicking on the __text-and-pencil icon__ towards the right end of your listing. And clicking on the __wrench-and-screwdriver icon__ will allow you to change your blog title and blog description if neccessary:

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