Hiya! The Project Play team has decided to liven up the PP blog and use it for more than just posts about the Play Dates, so we’ll be making weekly posts from here on out about more cool 2.0 tools to play with or follow-up info on past topics. I’d like to kick things off by talking about WordPress.
If you can stretch your mind way back to Week 2 of Semester 1, you might recall that was the week we learned about blogging and set up our Project Play blogs in Blogger. WordPress is another free blogging site, similar to Blogger. You can have your blog(s) hosted by them for free or you can download WordPress and install it if you want to run it on your own web server.
Why am I telling you about WordPress if you already have a Blogger blog set up? Because I’m a geek, and I think it’s fun to play around with different tools so I can see which ones I prefer. I like WordPress because it has more themes, more extensions, and is constantly being developed by the online community. AND! They recently added WordPress.tv to their arsenal. Need how-to help with getting your WordPress blog started? Take a look at their How To “help and tutorials for beginner and expert alike.”I’m a visual learner, so access to videos on everything from organizing to publishing to set-up to themes and more is fantastic.
Just for fun, take a look at this WordPress.tv video on Gravatars - What are they and why you should get one:
So FWIW, WordPress is a fun blogging tool. Play around with it or stick with Blogger - you’ll find the one that works best for you! Now excuse me, I gotta go make my gravatar…Tags: Blogger, blogging, gravatar, videos, WordPress, WordPress.tv