Get Your Blog On!

Did you know that all STAR DEN members have a blog hosted by Discovery? After presenting an entirely too brief tutorial at the Regional Conference about our blogs, I’ve realized that many STARS don’t realize they have one. I decided to put together a little video tutorial about how to start using your blog. (If you are not yet a STAR, click on the ribbon in the top right corner of this blog!)

As I prepared this, I realized I can’t possibly go into every aspect of maintaining your blog. The tutorial is meant to be a brief introduction so that you’ll know where to go to get started. I encourage you to explore and try out all the features until you get your blog the way you’d like it.

To see examples of other DEN STAR blogs, visit the Directory of STARS which can be accessed from the National DEN Blog (or by clicking the link above). This directory is constantly updated and shows the most recent activity on DEN STAR blogs as well as on Leadership Council blogs.


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  1. Linda Epps said:

    Hello Elaine,
    I followed the directions on the tutorial and did not see the Blog dashboard when I selected the Blog tab. I am not sure what I am doing wrong.

  2. Elaine Plybon said:


    I’ll email you this as well, but thought it might be of interest to others. One thing to check is to see if your account says “STAR Discovery Educator” once you’ve logged on and visited the Discovery Educator Network. If you do not see a star and those words at the top of your left-hand navigation bar, then the system doesn’t recognize you as a star and won’t have a blog for you. If this is the case, let me know and I’ll follow up on it.

  3. Karen Law said:

    Your video is terrific! I got a lot of good tips from the August regional that I already shared with people at my school. I just wish the August event was earlier in the summer so I could play with the ideas some more.

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