How do I create a new blog?

Signing up for a new blog at http://blogs.cas.suffolk.edu for the first time.  In these steps, you will create a username, blog title, and a new password to access your blog.

Go to http://blogs.cas.suffolk.edu and click Sign Up Here

Enter a username and your Suffolk email address and click Next

Enter a username and your Suffolk email address and click Next

Usernames will display with your posts (first initial, last name is a good convention).  Be sure to enter the verification code as well.

Enter your Blog Name and Blog Title

Enter your Blog Name and Blog Title

Blog Names cannot have spaces or symbols.  By default, it will be your username, but you may go change that to your actual blog name.

Choose your Privacy level and click the Signup button.

Choose your Privacy level and click the Signup button.

Choose whether or not your blog is public or private.  You can modify this later under the Privacy settings.  Often, people will start private until they set up the blog the way they want, they then change the setting to public.

View the confirmation screen and check your Suffolk email inbox.

View the confirmation screen and check your Suffolk email inbox.

Log in to your Suffolk email and click the link generated for you.

Log in to your Suffolk email and click the link generated for you.

Copy the password generated for you, and click Login

Copy the password generated for you, and click Login

You will also receive and email with this password

At the Login screen, enter your Username, Password, and the code, and click Login

At the Login screen, enter your Username, Password, and the code, and click Login

Next, you will change your password to something you will remember.  Don't click Remember Me until you have changed your password in the next few steps.  Otherwise, you will have to go in and delete your browser's cookies.

Click your name on the upper right corner to go to your Profile page

Click your name on the upper right corner to go to your Profile page

Be sure the Visual Editor is checked (unless you know HTML and prefer to write that way)

Be sure the Visual Editor is checked (unless you know HTML and prefer to write that way)

Scroll to the BOTTOM of the page, enter your New Password and click Update Profile

Scroll to the BOTTOM of the page, enter your New Password and click Update Profile

Feel free to add other profile information along the way to the bottom of this page.

Congratulations!  Your new Blog, Usernmae and New Password are set!

Congratulations!  Your new Blog, Usernmae and New Password are set!

For now on, you will access your blog with the username you created and your new custom password through the "Login" option on the home page.

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