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Websites can feature a lot of resources, not just text and images.

You could include a survey for your audience to take, a video you posted online, or a map to your favorite coffee shop.

Extra resources and documents make the site more useful and interesting for your blogger’s audience.

In this extension, you will add a map to your blog to help your audience find your blogger’s favorite places.

To do this, you will review your blogger’s notes to find a favorite place to share, check to make sure it’s safe to share the location, add a new page to your website, insert two maps, and write captions for the maps.

A caption is a brief description of a picture or an image.

To begin, open your blogger’s portfolio.

First, look through the favorite places section of your blogger’s portfolio to find their favorite places.

Choose which locations you’d like to include on the blog.

You will use the blogger’s notes about each location for your caption.

Make sure the information is safe to share online.

Strikethrough any information that should not be shared.

The blogger’s first favorite place is his apartment.

A person’s home address is PII, and should not be shared online, especially on a map.

This blogger's second favorite place is the Museum of Modern Art.

This is a public place that is open to everyone, so it's okay to share on a map.

It isn't telling anyone PII about the blogger.

However, the blogger’s notes contain details about his daily schedule.

A person’s daily schedule is PII.

It reveals their location and lets strangers know when their home is unoccupied.

This information should not be part of the caption.

Make sure the information about the blogger’s third favorite place is safe to share online.

Now, open your website to insert the maps.

Add a new page to your site.

Name your page.

Add a layout below the title for your maps and captions.

You can insert data from different apps, such as an event from Google Calendar, or a video from YouTube, directly into the image box.

This example shows you how to insert maps from Google Maps.

Insert your first map.

Enter the place name or address.

Include the place name in the text box below your map.

Write your caption in the text box below your place name.

Copy and paste your caption from your blogger’s notes, or write something new.

Then, follow the steps to insert a second map and caption.

Nice work!

You inserted maps and wrote captions for your blog.

Now, it’s your turn.

Look at your blogger’s notes and decide what information is not safe to share online, Add a new page to your website, insert maps, and write brief captions for the maps.

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