About Me

Your About Me Page….is all about you.  As you get more comfortable with it, it is an opportunity to express who you are, and share the things you like to do. But more so, this is where you can share your growth and experiences at Riverside. 

About Me Page

You are going to work through the different steps on your About Me Page, and become more comfortable working with your blog and learning some important skills. Take some risks:) You wont break anything.

Step 1) To begin editing your About Me Page, click Edit Page, located at the top of the screen. 

Step 2) Familiarize yourself with all of the features on your page, when you are done editing your page, simply press Update on the far right side of the page. You have the ability to add pictures and videos, change fonts, hyperlink etc. 

Step 3) Create a heading on your About Me Page for each of the tasks below. Try each task at your own pace and build your page. 

About Me Page – Tasks

1) Add a Quote: Find your favorite quote, or one that is meaningful to you. Copy and paste it, or type it into your page. Explain why you chose it, and remember to record who said it! Use different fonts and sizes to become comfortable with the tool bar.

2) Add a Video: Find your favorite YouTube clip, add it to your blog.  Explain why you chose it. Add any clips that show some of the amazing things you’ve done. The easiest way to place a YouTube clip on your blog is to find a video you like, copy the URL of the video, and paste the URL exactly where you want it on your page.  

For more detailed information about how to embed click here

3) Add a Picture: Find a picture that you like, dislike, has inspired you or is meaningful to you for some reason. Find a picture that is powerful to you. Insert the picture into your page, and explain why you chose this picture. If you have a picture saved on your computer already, simply go to the Add Media button located on the top of the page, and follow the steps to upload your picture. If you have Googled an image, click on the image, then click the View Image  button, then copy the URL, and either add the URL in the Add Media button or paste it into you blog.

For more detailed information how to insert images click here

4) Add a Hyperlink: Create a hyperlink to a website that is meaningful to you.  Explain why you chose this site. To hyperlink text or pictures to a website, simply high-light the word or select the picture you would like to hyperlink to, then look for the chain link button located in tool bar and click it, then paste the URL in the website area and click Apply.

For more detailed information how to create a hyperlink click here

Customize – Tasks

1) Blog Theme: You are going to personalize your blog. From your Dashboard -> Appearance -> Themes, located on the left hand side of the screen. Choose a theme that is mobile friendly, and apply it. 

For more detailed information how to customize your blog’s Appearance and Theme click here.

2) Blog Appearance: You are going to personalize the appearance of your blog. From your Dashboard -> Appearance -> Customize, located on the left hand side of the screen. 

a) Site Identity – This is where you can edit the title of your blog. Please choose an appropriate title, that does not have both your first and last name in it. You can also edit your tagline. Your tagline is a very short sentence that gives the viewer a snapshot b) Colors – Edit the color scheme of your blog.

c) Header Image – This is where you can add and change the picture that is being used in your header.

d) Background Image – This is where you can adjust your background image.

e) Menus – You can create multiple menu structures. For simplicity, lets stick to 1. Make sure you select Menu Location -> Primary Menu -> About Me. Then click Save. This will ensure your menu stays the same, even after adjusting the theme.

f) Widgets – Locate and see all the widgets on your blog.

g) Static Front Page – Front Home Page Display is set to -> Static Page and Front Page is set to -> About Me

Optional – Your First Post: You are now going to create your very first post. At the top of the Dashboard -> New -> Posts.

1) Title – Create a title for your blog post. Your title will be: Things I am Excited About this Year.

2) Body – This is where you place your content of the post – text, videos, pictures, etc. Write a short paragraph about what you are excited about for this upcoming year at Riverside. What are some things you want to get involved with? How will you become a part of the Rapid Nation?

3) Tool Bar – In your toolbar you can Add Media and Add Documents into your posts, this is the best way to create visual representations. You can also change fonts, hyperlink, etc.

4) Publish – Here is where you control what items are public and private. You can also control when they are published to your website.

5) Categories – Here is where you choose where you want your post to go. This is your digital binder with all of your subjects. Categorize -> Portfolio.

6) Tags –  Here is where you create tags, these tags can help you find things quicker on your blog and help you stay organised. Tag -> Portfolio.

7) Publish – When you are done! Publish it.


Recent Posts

Myths about Caffeine

I am not a very coffee drinker, I don’t really like its flavor, and also my family it is not a very coffee consumer so it is not very common to have a conversation about coffee at home that’s because I didn’t heart before about this myths before.

I decided to work on the 3rd myth which is a about caffeine dehydrates you

1st fount:http://time.com/5192272/coffee-tea-dehydrating/

Caffeine is a mild diuretic, which means that it causes your kidneys to flush extra sodium and water from the body through urine. It’s logical to think you could become dehydrated, if you have an increasement of the times you need to go to the washroom, but this is not exactly how it works.

Dr. Daniel Vigil from , an associate clinical professor of family medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California Los Angeles contradicts this myth by the explanation that when drink a cup of coffee (40mg of caffeine per 100g) or iced tea (11g caffeine per 100g) you are also taking a volume of liquid with the caffeine. The caffeine is also a mild diuretic as I said before, but this doesn’t mean that you will expel more fluid by urine because your is able to absorb as much as you need and expel the rest.

In my opinion this article has a very clear and easy explanation for understanding and the Doctor is a qualified person.

Fountain 2:https://nationalpost.com/health/nutrition-fact-or-fallacy-does-coffee-dehydrate-you

It start explaining an urban legend that says you have to drink and extra glass of water for every cup of coffee. The origin of that myth is cause by a study in 1928 suggesting that giving people a small dose of caffeine can induce to a small increase in urine output what can be understand that dehydrates you.

This fountain didn’t convince me it explanation because the study has a very little population just 56 men so I decided to search on other studies.

Fountain 3: https://www.livescience.com/55479-does-caffeine-cause-dehydration.html

A part of the article was very interesting, when Lawrence Armstrong a professor in an university that has other articles about hydration, explain that your urine expulsion will increase by the quantity you drink so if you drink a cup of coffee you are increasing your volume of fluid consume. He did a study, with a small population but more convincing for me than fountain 2 because they use more variants (20 different hydrating biomarkers) and more time (11 days). They found that the results were very similar between the population with not a big variation

In conclusion I didn’t know about this myth before but now I dont’t think it has a solid base and the explanation of fountain number 1 convinced me and fountain number 3 had a more objective base that helped me to understand



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