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In the main lesson, you created a blog in Google Sites.

You also learned that ghostwriting is writing in the voice of another person.

When you ghostwrite, you write in the first person and use the pronouns I and me.

In this extension, you will ghostwrite the first blog post for the blogger you chose.

You will add a new page to your website, choose a topic from the blogger’s portfolio to write about, and write the first paragraph of the blog.

To begin, open your website, and add a new page.

Pages organize your website and help your audience navigate it, so they can find information and enjoy using your site.

Name your page.

Next, choose a topic for the blog post.

For example, find an interesting personal or professional detail from your blogger’s portfolio to write more about.

Title your post with your chosen topic.

Add a text box in the space below your title.

Click in the text box.

The first paragraph of the blog should include the purpose of the blog, the target audience, and the topic of the first blog post.

Describe the purpose of your blog.

The purpose is the main thing the blog is about.

If you want, review the information that you highlighted in the Blog section of the blogger’s portfolio.

Next, describe the target audience.The target audience is the group of people your blogger hopes will read the blog.

For example, the target audience of a blog about the basics of computer programming would be people who want to learn how to write code.

To help determine your target audience, review the information that you highlighted in the Blog section of the blogger’s portfolio.

Finally, mention the topic that you chose for the blog post.

Write at least three sentences.

Proofread your writing.

When you proofread, you look for errors in grammar, spelling, and punctuation.

It’s important to proofread because your writing introduces the blogger to a large audience, so your writing should be correct and professional.

Make sure everything you’ve written is safe to share online and doesn’t contain any PII.

Great job starting to blog!

If you want to write more than three sentences, feel free to make a longer post.

Now, it’s your turn.

Add a new page to your site, use the notes in your blogger’s portfolio to choose a topic for your first blog post, title your blog post, and write at least three sentences in the first paragraph of the blog.

Choose an Extension
Write a Blog Post

Students write and proofread the first paragraph of a blog post.

Add Hyperlinks to Your Blog

Students learn about hyperlinks and key words, search online for websites to link, and add hyperlinks to their blog.

Insert Maps in Your Blog

Students insert maps and write captions in their blog.

Insert an Image in Your Blog

Students insert an image in their blog and learn about online safety and security for images.

Customize Your Website

Students customize their website by changing its formatting features.

Publish Your Website

Students preview, publish and unpublish their website.

Instructions

Choose one of the extensions to continue learning safe skills for building, organizing, and personalizing a blog and a website.