Your first task in this course is to set up a WordPress blog. To begin to do so, go to the Duke WordPress site and log on using your Duke ID. From that point on, setting up a site is a point-and-click process.
What will be more interesting—and hard—is figuring out what idea or theme you want to center your blog on. By next week, I’d like you to have set up:
- A title and tagline for your blog;
- An “About” page (or post) that describes your aims and focus in writing;
- Another “About” page that tells your readers who you are;
- A WordPress that you’ve customized with your own header and widgets.
We will workshop these materials in class next week and you will be free to add to and revise what you’ve done throughout the semester. But I’d like you to make a serious start in the coming week. Please email me the URL of your site by 9:00 am on Tues, 1/24.
I encourage you to consider working with others in this course on a group blog. If you do so, you should list each person involved as an “Administrator” under Users.
I’ll start reading the blogs for this course on Fri, 1/27.I look forward to following your work!