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Creating a blog and choosing a title and url for the blog is a single time task accomplished by the blogger (the title and the url can be changed).
In relation to a blog, the task that is performed repeatedly and regularly is what we call posting. Posting can be understood as adding content to your blog. Whenever we add content to the blog we are said to be making a post or posting.
A blog post may contain anything from text, images, audio, video etc. We Compose the post before posting it. A typical post with textual content is shown above.
|Creating and Composing a New Post|
The various services offered by blogger.com are made available to the user through various web pages. The web page that contains the program code relating to creating a post within a blog is "post-create.g". You will be taken to this page whenever you choose to create a new post.
• Start Creating a new Post
You can start creating a new post within a blog either at the time of creating your blog or any time afterwards (from the dashboard or from any page relating to the blog).
• Compose the Post Title and Body
On the web page for creating or editing a post, you can find text boxes for entering text for the post title, a URL for making the title work as a link and a text area to enter the content for the post body.
• Add labels to your post
Just below the text area, to the right end, you will find a text box to enter labels for the post. You can also display the labels in use for other posts in the blog and add them as labels for the current post.
• Choose options for Comments, Back Links
Just below the text area, to the left end, you will find a link to show up options for choosing whether or not to allow comments and back links for the post. These options are applicable only for the post in consideration. These options may not be visible if they have been switched off for the total blog.
• Set Date and Time
Towards the right end you will find text boxes with date and time in display. Just before publishing the post ensure that they are set to the current date and time.
Just like each blog having a unique Id, each post within a blog also has a unique Id. The blogger program identifies the post with the help of this Id and not with any other content which you write in the post like the post title.
When you start creating a post, the web page used is "create-post.g" and you will find only the blogId in the address bar. The first time you save the post as a draft or publish it, the post id is created. From there on whenever you open the post for editing, the web page used is "edit-post.g" and both the blogId and the post id would be visible in the address bar.
• Isn't it Blogspot.com and not Blogger.com!
Yes, your blog URL ends with blogspot.com and not blogger.com.
The web pages containing the programs that would enable you to create a blog, create/edit posts within the blog, change blog settings etc., are all hosted on beta.blogger.com. After the completing creating your blog/post, blogger.com would save the pages to blogspot.com or to any other web site that you may choose from the advanced options.
As long as you are making changes in relation to your blog you are using blogger.com. When you are reading your blog, you are using the services of blogspot.com
|Publishing the Post|
The URL displayed in the address bar would be similar to the one given below
|Saving the Post as a Draft|
The page displaying the list of posts would be displayed after saving the post as a draft. The post thus saved would be present at the top of the list. You have to open this subsequently and publish it for it to appear in your blog.
|List of all posts in your blog|
The "Dashboard" displays a list of existing blogs within a user account. Within a bog listing you can find a link to the web page (posts) that displays the list of all posts within that page.
The "Edit Posts" sub group page (posts.g) within the "Posting" group displays the list of all the posts.
|Filtering/Searching the Posts list|
The list of posts can be filtered to display only some of the posts within your blog This filtering can be done based on the words present in the title and post body text.
The list can also be filtered based on the labels applied for the posts.
|Opening a Post for Editing|
The post that has been saved as a draft as well as a published post can be opened for editing. A post that has been opened for editing can be saved as a draft or published to the blog. Saving a published post opened for editing as a draft amounts to stopping the post from being displayed on the blog
If you are editing an existing post, you will have an additional option to choose relating to comments and back links. If there are comments made and back links created already for the post, you can choose to show/hide the existing ones while choosing to disallow further comments and back links.
Except for this, there is virtually no difference in the process of creating a post for the first time and editing an existing post. A post being created for the first time does not have a post id attached to it and the web page used for it is post-create.g. A post being edited has a post id and the web page used for editing is post-edit.g
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