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Do I own the Copyright to my blog?

What, if you voluntarily guest blog for a big website to improve your career? Do you own the copyright to those blogs? Hopefully this article will point you in the right direction in under 3 minutes. You think I can do it. My name is Katrina and I’m from new media rights, we’re a non-profit legal clinic that helps consumers, entrepreneurs and other creative people understand legal issues.

If you’re an employee with a salary and a desk at an office and all that stuff, then you most likely don’t own the copyright to the blog’s that you write, especially if you are hired specifically to write blogs for them. If you’re a freelancer who works at home on your own time, who gets paid per article you’re, probably an independent contractor, this means you probably own, the blog’s you write, but not so fast.

You might be under contract that limits or completely removes your copyright interest to the blog posts you write practically. This means that if you sign a contract like this, you couldn’t just compile all of your posts into a book one day and sell it without everyone. Else’s permission: let’s assume that you signed in an agreement in order to figure out, if you own your posts or not, you should figure out what type of agreement it is.

Generally, it’s one of three number one: it could be an assignment agreement. An assignment agreement usually means you give up all of your rights to the work forever and ever and ever and number two. It could be a license agreement. A license agreement limits your rights, but doesn’t take them all away. For example, your employer could be allowed to republish your work, but you can publish it in other places.

Number three: it could be an employment agreement. An employment agreement dictates the terms of your employment. Sometimes, in addition to telling you all the things you can and can’t do, while at work, they contain assignment clauses or license clauses that you should look for also if it is a valid employment agreement that means you’re most likely an employee. Therefore you probably don’t own. Your blogs, anyway, this is all a simplification.

So if you have a contract in place, you may want to see a lawyer who can figure out just what rights you do have to work. We can do that for you for free at new media rights, but for us to help people like you and keep making these informative articles. We need donations, you can donate on our YouTube blog or at new media rights org. If you’d, like whitshire, like you to happy blogging,


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Getting Started With Edublogs

You sign up for a blog with edgy blogs and then help you learn how you can access your blog and your dashboard. We’ll take a look at how to write posts and pages and how to approve your comments and we’ll also look at how you can change the theme of your blog and change your settings.

Finally, I’ll, let you know where you can find all the extra help you’ll need to keep going with blogging, let’s get started so you’re ready to start blogging. The first thing you’ll need to do, of course, is get yourself a blog. All you need to do is go to our Joe Bloggs org, unless, of course, your school or district has their own campus press subscription on the edge of blogs. Homepage you’ll see a box that says get a free blog.

You just need to enter a username and password, and then click on sign up on the next page, you’ll be prompted to add a little bit more information like your email address. You’ll also be asked to choose your blog URL. It’s important to remember that you can’t change your blog URL, so think carefully about choosing something that will last. You might not want to call your blog grade 3 2018, because in 2019 you might be teaching grade 5 and you might have to start a new blog which can be frustrating once you’ve signed up for a blog you’ll get an email that reminds you off.

Your blog URL and your login details you’ll be able to click on a link in your email to get to your blog dashboard. The dashboard is the backend of your blog. This is a part of your blog that only you can access unless you had other people, and this is where you can change the look and feel of your blog, as well as publish new content like posts and pages and see if anyone’s commented on your blog And approved a comment approve your comments or reply to them.

So if we want to have a look at the front end of our blog, you just type the URL into your address bar my URL, for my new blog here is mrs. Kay MERIS edgy blogs org. I can see that my brand new blog has a simple post and a few things on the sidebar here, but that’s all just there by default and I’ll be able to change all of that to do that. I’ll have to go back to the dashboard. So how do I get into the dashboard? There are a couple of ways: you’ll see, there’s an edgy blogs toolbar at the top here.

If I’m not logged in you’ll see the words login and if you are logged in like I am here, there’s a few shortcuts to get to your dashboard. You can click on you and go to a new post, for example, or if you hover over your name. You’ll be able to go straight into your dashboard there and if you want to know the address to get to your dashboard, you can just do a slash at the end of your blog URL and then WP for WordPress.

And then you can write in admin all login works as well when I press ENTER. This will take me straight to my dashboard. Some people like to have both their dashboard and their blog URL bookmarked, because when you’re working on your blog, you sometimes want to switch between your dashboard and your blog to see what it looks like when you publish something. Let’s take a look around your dashboard when you land on your dashboard.

The first thing you’ll see is your reader. This is where you can read and comment on other blocks. By default. You should see all the posts we’ve written recently on the edge’ blocker, the edgy blogger comm is just edublogs blog about blogging. You can also add other blogs that you’re interested in to your reader and, if you end up having student blogs, you’ll be able to see them there as well. On the left hand, side you’ll be able to see lots of options if you’re totally new to blogging.

You won’t need to use all these options to start with, but there are a couple that you’ll use a lot. One of these is posts. When you have hover over posts, you’ll see the options, all posts add new and categories and tags. If we click on all posts, we’ll be able to see that there’s one post here and it’s called hello world, that’s the one we looked at that was on our blog by default. When you hover over the title, hello world, you’ll, see that you can edit it or you can trash it.

If you don’t want it or you can have a look at it as well. Let’s click on edit and then we can make this post our own at the top is where you write the title of your post. You can leave it as hello world or you can make it something else. Now in this box you can highlight all the text and then just press Delete. Now I can write my own text. Welcome to my blog, it’s just like typing in a word processor, like Microsoft Word, although it’s important to remember not to actually type your process.

In word, and then copy and paste them into your blog that can cause problems with bad codes, so just always type your post directly into your blog. One thing you might want to do is sometimes link to other websites. If I write check about petty blogger, I might want to link to the edge of lager for other people to visit. All I need to do is get the URL of the site. I want to link to I’m just going to copy that.

Then you highlight the words you want to be linked: click on the link icon here and just type or paste in the URL and click on the arrow. Then, when people are reading, your post they’ll be able to click on those words to get to the site. Another thing you’ll probably want to do is add images to your blog posts. This is really simple. You just click on, add media. Then you can upload your files, just select them from wherever they’re located on your computer.

I’r going to insert this picture on the right. You’ll see, you can add a few options like a title and a caption alt text is a really good idea to add. This is just a description of what the image looks like, which can help your visually impaired readers. You can also change your alignment and size. Then, when you’re ready click on insert into post – and you should see it appear there now – there’s lots of options up the top here.

You can highlight your text and change your size. It will be paragraph size for your regular writing that you can also have headings you can highlight and then make your text bold or italics those bullet points and numbered lists, and so on. When you hover over all these icons, it tells you what it is, and the last icon here is the toolbar toggle, which will show you some other options that you might like to use like changing your text color.

When your post is ready, you can click on preview changes at the top here and it will open your post in a new tab. So you can see what it looks like on your blog and when you’re happy to publish it, you can just click on update. If this was a brand new post, this button would just say, publish you might want to add some pages to your blog as well, with some more static information like your class timetable or your commenting guidelines to do this you’ll find pages on the left-hand side here, When you hover over the word pages, you’ll see all pages and had new when you click on add new you’ll, see that adding a page is just like writing a post up the top.

You enter your title and then in the box here you just write whatever you like. You can add links and images just the same as if you’re writing a post when you’re ready, you can click on preview to see what your page is looking like and when you’re happy with the way it looks. All you need to do is hit publish. Another thing you might want to know about is comments so over on the left hand, side you’ll, see the comments option and you can look at all your comments by default.

There should be one comment here which was automatically written for your hello world post and it’s already been approved, but if you’re not happy with it, you can uh approve it or you can reply to it. If I click on reply, I’ll see a box here where I can write back and say, thank you for the comment. Then I just press reply and your other options to edit it. So if it was students work and you wanted to edit it before it was published, you can do that if it’s spam, just click on spam or put it in the bin.

If you don’t want it to be published so you’ll see next to pending there’s a zero. That means I’ve got no comments waiting for me to approve, but once you start getting comments on your blog you’ll see a little icon next to comments. That will tell you the number of comments you need to check and up here next to pending, you’ll see the number as well and if you click on the word pending you’ll be able to go straight to all the comments that you need to moderate so that You can go through them and approve them or not.

You may have noticed that when you first set up a blog, it looks pretty bland to begin with, but you can change the look and feel of your blog and really personalize it to make it your own and the way you do this is through themes. Let’s go back into our dashboard and if we click on appearance and themes be able to see that there are hundreds of themes available to really make our blog alone there’s options up the top for different categories of themes.

If I click on popular, I can see what other people have liked using for their blogs. You’ll see that some of the themes like this one here color has a header image, so you might want to see them like that. If you want to put a picture of your class or school in there, if there’s a theme that you think might work for you, you can hover over it and click on live preview. When you do that, you’ll be able to see what your blog would look like with this with this theme without actually committing to it.

So when it loads here I’ll be able to see that my blog title is up here, Kathleen Morris and here’s the post I’ve just written my sidebar now on the right-hand side, because that’s the way this theme works. If I want to, I can play around with the options here, like the color scheme, the background image and so on, and if I’m happy with it, I just click on save and activate. Now, if I go back to my blog and refresh that will click on the title of my blog I’ll be able to see what it looks like if I’m not happy with it.

Of course, I can go and keep playing around with themes, but otherwise it’s fun to have a new look to your blog. The final thing we’ll take a look at for now is some settings. Let’s click on settings over on the left-hand side here and we’ll. First go into our general settings here you can change the site title now. You might remember that I said you can’t change the URL of your blog, but you can change the site title so, instead of calling my blog Kathleen Morris, I might want to call it mrs.

Morris’s us. The tagline is what shows up under your site title just here by default, it will say just another edgy blog site, so you might want to change its up to something that suits you. I might write here a a great wall class from Australia. You can change your email address your language and your time zone if you want to and your date as well when you’re happy with that click on Save Changes.

If you look in your reading, settings you’ll be able to see that this is where you can change your site. Visibility. If you want to make your blog private or have it so only logged in edgy blogs, users can access your site or you can have your blog totally password protected. If you click on discussions, this is where you can change your commenting settings. One of the options you might want to take a look at is you might want to tick that all your comments have to be manually approved, and you can also change your settings of whether you get an email.

When you get new comments, it can feel really overwhelming when you first get started with blogging and you’re just working out how to navigate your dashboard, it might feel like there are so many options and you can’t keep track of what all these tools are. Try not to worry because, as long as you know how to do a few basics like adding posts and checking your comments, you’ll pick up the other things over time.

You don’t need to know everything at once. Also, remember if you go to help add your blog’s org. This is where you can find all our user guides. You can type in the search bar to find what you’re after or you can browse through some of the guides, and if you get stuck, and you can’t figure it out, you can always email the support team. Just email support at edublogs, org


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Creating a Class Blog in Seesaw

In this article I’ll show you how to set up your class blog, how to add posts of the teacher and as a student, let’s get started. First, you have to enable your blog in the class settings menu so tap on the wrench in the top right corner and scroll down to class blog hit the enable class blog button – and here you can create your blog tap, create your blog and, let’s name our Blog second-grade Superstars is a great name for my blog and let’s add that at the end of the URL as well.

Here I’m going to pick a web address, so people can access my blog on the internet, tap the green check to save your URL, and here I’ll choose my blog settings. You can enable comments on your class blog by default. See-Saw blogs are public on the internet. Anyone who visits your URL will be able to view your blog content. If you want to restrict access to your blog, you can password protect it. If your blog is password protected, users must enter in the password you’ve, given them to access your blog.

You can change your blog settings any time by tapping the wrench icon to access your class settings menu. Let’s tap the green check to publish your blog well, hero your blog is created. Now is the fun part, let’s customize our blog with a header and description to customize, your blog tap the gear icon right next to the green plus, you can add a description or so an image to use as a header tap the green checkmark and there’s our Blog header image tap the X to save as a reminder, it’s very simple to switch from the journal view to the blog view of your C cell class.

Now, let’s add items to our seesaw class blog tap the journal and you can add any item to your seesaw class blog by tapping the globe icon underneath the post you want to share, let’s try it tap the globe and choose publish to blog. Now you can see this has been tagged as publish to blog and if I tap on my blog I’ll, see that item right there. Let’s practice how students are able to add items to the class blog students can also post to the blog.

This is a great way to give students additional ownership over their see-saw portfolio and introduce them to blogging and digital citizenship. All items that students post to the blog require teacher approval before they go live on the blog students can post an item to the blogs by tapping the globe icon underneath the item they want to share. As a student, they’ll choose their item and tap the globe, icon, they’ll choose publish to blog and you can see a pending approval has been added to this post.

That means that, from the teacher perspective, the teacher will have to approve this item to go, live on to the blog and now back to the teacher for approval. Back to the teacher view, I have one unapproved item and this is the item. My student wanted to publish to the blog, let’s review it top review, and you can see. My item has a publish to blog header at the top of it. If you don’t approve of this item being added to the blog, you can tap the red trashcan to either delete the item from the class or remove it from the blog.

If you approve that the item can be added to the class blog tap the green check mark now, it’s been added to the blog. If you switch to the blog tab, we can see the item there and any item that we we published. You can delete items off of your blog from the blog view, by tapping the blog icon and choosing remove, and now our items been deleted off of our blog. It’s so easy to publish and remove items from your see-saw class blog.

Your students can also view your blog by clicking on the blog tab in their Asifa app or on the seesaw website. Other visitors can visit your blog on the web by typing, in your blog URL to any browser and don’t forget for each new year. When you create your new class, you need a new blog with a new URL sharing. Your blog URL is a perfect way to share your favorite classroom work with your broader school and other classrooms and learning communities around the world.

If you create a blog, please share it with us through social media. We would love to see your students work. You can find us on twitter, at seesaw, on instagram @ CS, on learning and on facebook.


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Blog writing online course: Why bloggers fail and what to do

There is one reason why hard-working people Like you often fail at generating leads with business blogging, Investing too much time, In what to say, rather than designing what you say to trigger response Now, don’t worry if this sounds like you, Ok, The truth is: we’ve been mislead by self-proclaimed Social media experts about what works. They say what works is being transparent.

Honest showing your personality, giving away tips or free advice, But the truth is you can do all those things, But if you don’t do it in a way that creates Response you’re wasting time. So here’s what to do First.., the only thing Your potential customers care about is their problem or their goal.., not your personality.. Not even how generous you are with offering free advice, For example, as they search Google, All they Care about is solving their problem.

.Or, reaching their goal faster. So first ask yourself these questions. What Pressing problem, can I solve What pain? Can I remove What pleasure can I help create Shift your context to the pain your customers? Need to get rid of.. Or the goals they need to achieve faster And think in terms that do not relate to what You sell ok, Then do these 3 things #. 1 ) Show prospects. Exactly how to achieve a goal or avoid a risk? Do it right in your blog article, Tell them how to do something they really Need done.

., step by step, This will # 2 ), create confidence in them.. And ( in doing so, ) trust in you By helping a prospect, do something you’ll, Give them confidence in themselves That confidence rubs off on you.. The confidence-giver.. As trust Finally #, 3 ) show the prospect a way to get More of that confidence you just gave them Give them a clear way to act on the urge you Just created in them, This is where you get a lead By making a call to action, you give the prospect What they want.

. And you give yourself a lead, So remember if you aren’t saying things in Your blog in ways that creates response, you’re wasting time, Make sure you’re showing customers how to Do something that moves their needle Give them confidence and then a clear way. To get more of it.// Interested in learning more about this technique, Click right here to get a free blog, writing. Online course, where I’ll teach you step-by-step


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