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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 Terry Fox Secondary.

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” button 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

Quote:

“Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations.” – Zig Ziglar

I chose this quote because I can relate to it so much and its really inspirational. I have had many things happen in my life that were really hard, but good things came out of it. And now I know to never give up no matter how hard it gets because anything is possible.

 

2) Add a Video:
Find your favourite 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

Hyperlink:

https://www.crohnsandcolitis.com/living-with-crohns-uc/crohns/daily-life 

I chose this website/hyperlink because I have been living with crohn’s disease since I was 9 years old. I’ve learned to make life changes in order to keep myself healthy and enjoy life to the fullest.

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.

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

2) Colours – Edit the colour 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

 

Your First Reflection Post – Task

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:  My  First Reflection:  (Course Name)

2) Body

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 – Put it under the “English 9” category

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

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

 

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