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You might have read about the benefits of blogging, or admired what others are doing with their class blogs, but have no idea where to start?

If you’re brand new to blogging, this guide is for you.

What Is A Blog?

First, if you’re very new to blogging, you might want to check out this video that describes what exactly a blog is and how it works.

Tip: This can be handy to show students too.

Permission

The next step if you’re blogging with students is to make sure you have all the permission you need. This post will help. It outlines a three step process we recommend and includes sample notes you can use too.

Starting Your Blog

This 15 minute video tutorial walks you through setting up your blog. It’s like a quick start guide to get you going if you’re totally new to blogging.

Tip: If you’ve already signed up and want to know what to do next, you can start at the 1 minute 40 mark, or click here to go straight to that point.

Want to go over some of the topics covered in this video again, or in more depth?

Here are the links to the specific written tutorials.

Note About CampusPress

Before signing up with Edublogs, you might want to check if your district or state already has a CampusPress subscription. This is Edublogs with your school’s own branding and some premium features.

If your school or district does have a CampusPress subscription, instead of going to edublogs.org to get your blog, head straight to your CampusPress site.

Help And Support

Now it’s time to explore our help and support site further. This is the place where you can find everything you need to know about setting up and customizing your blog.

Make yourself familiar with the search function and the user guides.

Image of user guideNote: All the Edublogs help resources also apply to CampusPress blogs.

Further Reading

Learn More: Teacher Challenge Course

Want to learn more about blogging step-by-step in your own time? We have a series of free self-paced courses for students and teachers that help you learn to blog.

Teacher Challenge Courses Edublogs

You might be particularly interested in:

Blogging With Students (For Teachers — this shows you how to set up a class blog)

Blogging Bootcamp (For Students — feel free to assign this to your students)

Personal Blogging (For Educators — learn how to create your own personal blog)

Contact Us

Need more help? You can email our support team any time. 

Conclusion

It can sometimes feel overwhelming to look at established blogs with lots of content and attractive features. Comparison paralysis or fear of imperfection is common when starting something new. Please don’t worry!

At the end of the day, the best way to learn is to start. Your first blog posts probably won’t be perfect but that doesn’t matter. Demonstrating to your students that you too are a learner and willing to give new things a go is an excellent trait.

So it’s time to jump in and start blogging. Have fun!

Please comment and let us know if you found these resources helpful or if there is anything else that would be beneficial to help you start blogging.

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  1. Thank you Kathleen, you tips were quite helpful.

  2. Thank you for the helpful tips!. I’m a new blogger and this post has helped me very much.

    • 4thgradefam11
    • So glad to hear. Remember to reach out to our team if you need any more help setting up your blog 🙂

      • Kathleen Morris
  3. I’m new to blogging as well. Thank you for all the tips! They will come in handy!

    • frenziedhomeschool
    • So glad to hear this! 🙂

      • Kathleen Morris
  4. nice video

  5. Hi,
    Your post was very helpful. Thank you for making this post, and for adding the video. I was feeling overwhelmed, but your post help me. Thank you!

    • That’s great to hear! Just start small. Before long you’ll be amazed at how much you’ve learnt.

      • Kathleen Morris
  6. Kathleen, my blogs get no comments. It would be an honor if you could comment or get other people to go to my blogs. Thank you.

    • scienceprojects
    • Hi there,
      Unfortunately your blog won’t load for me. Is the address still https://elementarysciencefair.com/?
      The Student Blogging Challenge begins in about 6 weeks! If you have permission from your parents/teacher be sure to sign up. It’s a great way to find a community of student bloggers to connect with. This is the website address and you’ll be able to sign up next month. 🙂
      https://studentchallenge.edublogs.org/

      • Kathleen Morris