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.

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

Task 1 – What is Your Favorite Quote: “All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.” – Edgar Allen Poe. I like this quote because it is very nice.

Task 2 – What is Your Favorite YouTube Clip:

I chose this video because I enjoy watching and playing baseball.

Task 3 – Find a Picture that has Impacted You: 

 

Task 4 – What is Your Favorite Website: My favourite website is Reddit because I spend a lot of my free time on it.

Task 5 –  The History of Your Birthday: Click on this link, click here, enter your birthday…then be amazed by all the cool things that have happened in history on your day! Write about a couple of events you found out about, that took place on your birthday.

Blog – Tasks

Task 1 – Customize Your 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.

Task 2 – Customize Your 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.

1 ) 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 about you and your blog.

2) Colors – Edit the color scheme of your blog.

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

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

5) 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.

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

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

Task 3 – 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.

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