Sunday, March 16, 2008

Blogs and kids

The girls have been busy lately, not only are their grandparents here, they have also finished school. This week is Setmana Santa..Easter week and they have it off! YipEE!! ME TOOOOO!!!

One of the things they wanted to do this week was to set up a blog of their own. Well that is not quite accurate, they have several private ones that only they can get into, but this is their first public blog. It is, I believe, a creative fiction based effort, and consists of a single overarching meta-blog that you can reach here. This is the main blog, but there are three other blogs that reach out from this one, each one password protected, with the password posted on this main blog.

They are really hoping that people will swing over there and have a look at what they have put up, then...like most of us, they are hoping that you will leave a comment. Please.

Their blog is over at wordpress, which I have been toying with moving to...they have several features I like, and they are not insisting that I sign in with my google account all the time, making me go around in strange circles to get in. However they will not let me put up my lovely blue background which I kind of like without some fancy editing of the template, which I am not sure I need to learn.

For backup purposes though they do have one FANTASTIC feature. You can import your entire blog to a blog there, for free and in very little time with very little effort! Then if blogger dies for some reason, your whole blog, photos comments and all are stored in a seperate place. You can also export the entire blog as a whole from wordpress, which is very handy if you ever want to use your blog as the basis for a book or whatever...To save your blog over there you need to import it in...first you have to make a blog, of course, then go to your dashboard. Click the manage button, and then the import button. Follow the steps from there.

So that's all folks, a tip for backing up your blog, and an invitation to go check out my kids' blog at http://grimm2.wordpress.com

Cheers, and have a great weekend.

8 comments:

Theresa said...

I checked it out and left them a comment on the main blog. That's too cute! I wish my three would get together to do something like this. I couldn't find the password to visit the other blogs though.

Anonymous said...

Theresa: this is eldist[i.e. BigGrimm]to get to the other blogs you have to roll over the blog title. a little tan box will come up telling you about the blog.The password is 'figpie'for miss Akwateeks,'ritma'for the poems,and'slushball'for the one with the realy exessive title.

oreneta said...

She has also posted the password with the link, so it should work now....

dawn said...

I went for a visit and commented on the first 2 but not the main one. The one with the excessive title (as called above), went to my dashboard when I hit the link.

Beth said...

I checked out the blog and was very impressed. I love the name "The Sisters Grimm."
I'm going to have to go back - missed all those clues as to going to the other sites!

elPadawan said...

Heading over there :). What's the point of password protecting a blog if you publish the password on a non-password protected blog?

Jocelyn said...

Great tip on Wordpress. I should do that, as I suffer agonies whenever I think about my blog suddenly, mysteriously, dying.

Great job your girls are doing!

oreneta said...

Theresa, it is kind of cool though sometimes I have my doubts about the amount of time they spend at it...it is a learning curve though.

Dawn, I dont know what to do, and thanks for visiting them...I'll pop up a note if they update it.

Beth, glad you liked it, they are pretty excited about it all.

elPadawan, I have no idea. I'm just the Mom.

Jocelyn, it is super easy to use wordpress for a back-up, you can import on a weekly basis as well, and they will only import what you have published since...