Getting Started: Creating a new blog using an existing QWriting Account

If you have blogged previously on QWriting or created a blog for another class, you will already have a QWriting account.  Once you have an account you can create as many blogs as you wish on the QWriting server.

To create a new blog, first you must sign in to Qwriting.org using your existing account.  Then you can create a new blog by following this link.

  1. You will be asked to enter a Domain Name.  The URL for your blog will be based on the Domain Name that you choose; visitors will access it by typing in http://domainname.qwriting.qc.cuny.edu.  By default, QWriting enters your Username as the Domain Name of your blog, but you are free to change this to anything you like.  However, once the blog is created, your Domain Name cannot be changed, so be sure to choose a Domain Name you feel is appropriate to publicly represent your blog.  The best Domain Names are also short, simple, and easy to remember.
  2. The Site Title will appear across the top of your home page.  This can be changed at any time, and can be longer and more descriptive than your Domain Name.
  3. A radio button at the bottom of the page will allow you to designate the privacy settings for your site.  It is entirely up to you whether you’d like your blog to appear in public listings and search results.  Some professors prefer to maintain a more private discussion amongst their students, and some prefer to engage a wider internet community, so if you are a student you may want to check with your professor about which settings to use.
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