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As a computer instructor at a large suburban library, I enjoy helping people of all ages improve their computer skills. I find a large part of the task is simply helping folks get a handle on the lingo.  And blogging introduces a whole new language that can be rather mystifying even to those with an extensive computer experience.

So I highly recommend to my students — and anyone new to blogging  — the excellent glossary I discovered today over at the WordPress.org Codex site.  It is not overwhelmingly huge, and defines many important terms related to blogging in very simple language.  You can find this great resource here:  http://codex.wordpress.org/Glossary

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I like to use the short video “Blogs in Plain English” from Commoncraft in my beginning blogging classes.  I find it helps those new to blogging quickly gain a better idea of what it’s all about.

The video is embedded below, but I urge you to visit the Commoncraft website, where you will find more great beginner videos on topics like photo sharing, and social networking:  www.commoncraft.com

 

 

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