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Blogging Project: Full Details



Both text-based and video posts will be marked based on the same rubric. The categories for marking are:

The elements included in each of these categories are outlined below. For quick reference, you can also view the rubric for the post: Blog Post Rubric.

Topic's Importance to History

Key Idea [REVISED]

For your blog post, answer the question: Why is this topic important?

You may answer this question with reference to why the topic was important in the original time and place OR you may choose to argue for it's importance based on personal connection or present relevance.

A topic's importance to history first and foremost deals with the role of the topic in its own time and place.

You may still use the information below if you are defining your topic's importance based on it's importance to the original time and place.

 Decorative Image to display the text, "Importance to History." Created by Heather Bennett with  Canva .

Decorative Image to display the text, "Importance to History." Created by Heather Bennett with Canva.

Why is this important?

It is important to focus on the past before we discuss present relevance because:

  1. Focusing on the past builds empathy by helping us understand the lives and actions of people very different from ourselves.
  2. Looking at the role of a place, person, event, or idea in the past helps us deepen our knowledge and understand the complexity of a situation.
  3. A lot of time has passed since the civilizations we study! It’s incredibly difficult to determine the impact of something on the present!
  4. Not everything is about us. Focusing on the importance of something in the past provides the opportunity to de-center ourselves. This can help us build empathy and understanding.

How can we judge a topic’s importance to history?

There are lots of ways to judge a subject’s historical significance, but the following questions should help you get started:

  • What caused an event, a person’s actions, or the development of an idea? (Previous events, gender, class, race, politics, religion, economics, and personal relationships could all be factors.)
  • What impact did an event, person’s actions, or idea have on a specific time and place? (What changed during or after the event, person’s life, or advent of the idea? What stayed the same?)
  • Did the person, event, idea, place, or artifact have a symbolic role in society? What function did that symbolism serve? (This is a good one for thinking about religious and political sites, rituals and rites in society, or revolutionary leaders.)
  • How is the trend, person, event, idea, place or artifact typical of daily life in a society? (This lets you speak to common experience in society.)
  • How is the trend, person, event, idea, place, or artifact unusual for a particular society? (There are always outliers and extraordinary people in society - what makes them unusual?)

A topic’s relevance to the present is, of course, an element to consider. Athenian democracy is important partly because it laid the foundation for contemporary democracies. Confucius’s teachings are important partly because they are still followed by so many people. 

Clear Thesis Statement

 Decorative image with text, "Thesis Statement." Created by Heather Bennett with  Canva .

Decorative image with text, "Thesis Statement." Created by Heather Bennett with Canva.

A thesis is a clear, straightforward statement of what you want your readers to takeaway from the blog post. It should be included in the introductory paragraph.

Your thesis should begin to answer the question: “Why is this topic important to history?”

Your answer to this question should be a single, focused point. Again, don’t tell us everything. Tell us the most important and interesting (to you) thing.

Specific Evidence/Examples

 Decorative Image with text "Evidence." Created by Heather Bennett with  Canva .

Decorative Image with text "Evidence." Created by Heather Bennett with Canva.

It's important to use specific examples to support each claim you make within the post.

This may seem obvious, but it can take some trial and error to figure out how to use your evidence well. (Especially since we live in a world where information is often simply asserted without supporting information.)

By way of example, let's say my topic for the Blog Post was Hatshepsut, an Egyptian ruler. One of my topic sentences could be something like this:

Hatshepsut was an excellent leader for Egypt because she served as a religious leader and administrator before she became co-king with Thutmose III.  

To support this claim, I would want to add at least a couple of examples of her leadership and administrative abilities. So I might spend part of my post describing:

  1. Her role as the God’s Wife of Amun, an influential priestess position, during her father’s and brother’s reigns. 
  2. The possible evidence that she co-ruled with her mother during the short period of her young brother’s reign.

I would cite where I found these pieces of evidence (Kara Cooney's The Woman Who Would Be King) to further support my claim.

Descriptive Material

 Decorative image with text, "Describing Your Topic." Created by Heather Bennett with  Canva .

Decorative image with text, "Describing Your Topic." Created by Heather Bennett with Canva.

Descriptive material should be found throughout the post and should be used to support your overall argument.

Don’t tell us everything. 

Tell us the most important and interesting things.

Be specific.

Content is Within the Course Time Period

This is a simple one, but easy to overlook. 

Regardless of your topic, please ensure that your content stays within the time period of the course. As a quick reminder, this time period is: 3500 BCE to 1500 CE.

A little wiggle room is possible. Just come chat with me. 

Respect for Other Creators

Important Note

Here's the deal: All elements of respect for other creators must be present for the post to receive credit. 

Before turning in your final publication, please ensure that each of the following is present: 

  • All Material Paraphrased/Quoted
  • In-text Citations
  • References List
  • Image Use
  • Image Captions
  • Scholarly/Expert Sources

The 20 points allotted to this category on the rubric only apply if the post contains all elements. The points are then awarded based on the quality of each element.


What is Respect for Other Creators?

The point of a project like this is to connect readers with great information about interesting topics. The best way to do that is to let your own writing shine - and credit the people who made your work possible. To make this happen:

  1. All words must be your own (really, every single one). In other words, all of your material must be thoroughly paraphrased. Please note:
    • Paraphrasing takes practice. Even if you're comfortable paraphrasing, it's good to review helpful resources like the CBB Plagiarism Quiz and the Purdue OWL resources listed above.
    • Paraphrasing takes time. Be sure to give yourself plenty of time to write and revise the blog posts.
  2. Use quotations marks whenever you use another author's words (a "unique term or phraseology," as OWL Purdue puts it).
  3. Cite everything. All ideas, words, and media that are not your own must be acknowledged as the product of another author/creator. (That will be pretty much everything for these projects.) See Citing on the Blog for the Blogging Project style guide.
  4. Don’t count on plagiarism-checking programs. I’ve seen everything from SafeAssign to the free online checkers straight up miss material copied directly from Wikipedia. You are your own best plagiarism checker.

Again - accomplishing all of this takes time and practice. That's why we're doing a first draft and a final copy of each post.

Helpful Resources:


Materials to Use from Other Creators

Here's the basics:

  1. Plan to use at least 10-15 sources of information for your blog post.
  2. At least half of your sources should be scholarly sources.
  3. Any popular sources used MUST be credible sources. A credible source is written by a person who possesses expertise about a topic AND uses reliable sources of information for their writing or presentation.
    • Examples could include history podcasts and videos, museum websites, articles from cultural organizations, blogs from amateur historians, and the writings of fellow undergraduate students.

For more about scholarly sources, please see Researching the Post. For more about credible popular sources, please see Evaluating the Credibility of Popular Sources.


What is Web Accessibility?

Web accessibility means that people with disabilities can use the Web. More specifically, Web accessibility means that people with disabilities can perceive, understand, navigate, and interact with the Web, and that they can contribute to the Web. Web accessibility also benefits others, including older people with changing abilities due to aging.

Definition from W3 (Web Accessibility Initiative) 

Why is Accessibility Important?

Accessibility is important because it ensures that our content on this website is available and useable to everyone who visits the site. It means no one needs to do the extra work of asking for special accommodations. The content is already useable by people who use technologies like screen-readers or visitors who require clear, understandable language and layouts to read the content.

Specific Practices for This Project

We'll talk in class about how best to implement web accessibility in our blog posts, but here are the main practices we'll be using:

  1. Alternative text for all images. (Squarespace has an easy way to do this: Alt Text on Squarespace)
  2. Transcripts and subtitles for all videos (those we create AND those we use).
  3. Hierarchical headings (i.e., Heading 1, Heading 2, Heading 3).
  4. Descriptive link text.
  5. Language is clear and understandable.
  6. Audio and images in videos are understandable and clear.

Additional Resources

If you'd like to know more about web accessibility or you have a question about how best to make your group's content accessible, I highly recommend Web AIM (Web Accessibility in Mind).


 Decorative Image with text "Write in an Engaging Way." Created by Heather Bennett with  Canva .

Decorative Image with text "Write in an Engaging Way." Created by Heather Bennett with Canva.

A few tips to write in an engaging way: 

Think about your audience. You’re writing for your peers and, potentially, a wider public. That means you want your writing to be clear and fun to read. Avoid academic lingo; feel free to be playful.

Organize your post well. Engaging writing is well-structured and easy to follow. I highly recommend creating an outline that includes your thesis statement, topic sentences, and specific evidence before writing.

Use media to emphasize your points. Images and videos are a great way to keep your audience's attention. It's also a great way to foster accessibility for people who are visual learners or find it difficult to digest large amounts of text.

Grammar and spelling count. While typos and wonky sentences can distract from your points, well-written sentences and attention to details help your audience better understand your most important points.

Introduction & Conclusion

An introduction should hook your reader, provide a clear thesis statement, and outline what you hope to accomplish in the post.

A conclusion should summarize your main points and/or suggest additional questions or ideas for research. What does the topic leave you wondering about?

Topic Sentences

A topic sentence is sort of a mini-intro to each paragraph. It is a statement that relates back to your thesis and helps expand your overarching point.

For example, let’s say my subject was Hatshepsut and my thesis statement about her importance to history was:

“Hatshepsut is important to our understanding of the history of Egypt because she exemplified the qualities of a good Egyptian ruler.”

My topic statements would each make a more specific point that supported that claim:

  1. “Hatshepsut possessed experience as an administrator and religious leader that translated into knowledge and wisdom as a ruler."
  2. “Hatshepsut ensured the stability of her kingdom through attention to and expansion of religious structures and rituals.”
  3. “Hatshepsut upheld maat, the divine order of the universe, by expanding the wealth and prosperity of Egypt through trade.”

I would then back up each of my topic sentences with specific evidence.

Post Is Easy to Follow

A few quick tips for making sure your post is easy to follow:

  1. Use transition sentences (the last or first sentence of a paragraph) to connect your previous paragraph to the new one.
  2. Strive for a clear flow of ideas.
  3. Define complex terms and terms in other languages.
  4. Keep paragraphs and sentences short.
  5. Use headings to introduce new sections.

Attention to Details

This isn't a huge part of the blogging project, but it's an easy way to bolster your points.

  • Word count satisfied (2000 words)
  • Font matches formatting for HWC
  • Layout is clean for both mobile and desktop reading
  • Proper formatting of titles, names, etc.
    • Italics esp - for book, journal, or film titles; for non-English words
  • Blog category ("Blog Post") added
  • Tags added (at least name of civ)
  • Use of BCE/CE (not BC/AD)
  • Use of inclusive language when appropriate ("humankind/humanity/humans" rather than "mankind/man/men")

Blogging Project Topics (S18)

Consultation Sign-Ups

Let's make this a little easier. 

  1. Have one group member fill out the form below. The form will open on Monday, 5 February at 8:00 am and will close Friday, 9 February at 9:00 pm.
  2. In the form, list three times your group would be available to meet. I will do my best to give you your first preference.
  3. The windows for consultation are: 
    • Monday, 12 February from 1:50 pm to 6:30 pm
    • Tuesday, 13 February from 10:30 am to 3:30 pm
    • Wednesday, 14 February from 1:50 pm to 6:30 pm
  4. Consultations happen in 10 minute intervals (so, 1:50, 2:00, 2:10, etc.)

Instructions for Topic Selection

  1. Peruse the database, "Daily Life Through History":
  2. Select at least two Societies (Column A) and two Topics (Column 2) that catch your interest. (In case your first choice is not available.)
    • For Societies where multiple options are listed, you may narrow to a specific civilization. This can also be done in consultation with Prof. Bennett
  3. You may choose a sub-topic or two (Column C) that catches your eye OR feel free to wait to narrow things down in consultation with Prof. Bennett.
  4. Once your topic is selected, begin your preliminary research. You may choose to further narrow your topic depending on the group members' interests.


  • If the group is having trouble deciding what Societies or Topics look interesting, feel free to just bring some general ideas to your consultation.
    • What are you curious about?
    • What might you like to learn this semester?
  • If you’d like to suggest a society or topic not on the list, you may do so.
    • Approval depends on how it fits with the broader goals of the project.

Blogging Topics

You can also view the full spreadsheet as a Google Sheet:

Suggested Formats for Videos

The final publication of the blog post can be a text-based post OR a video post - or some combination of the two.

If you plan to include a video, there are a few formats you might consider.

For a full 2000-word script + video:

  1. Mimic a Crash Course
  2. Create a dramatic rendition of a historical event or events
    • You could potentially write a play, do a historical re-enactment with commentary, or create a short film where modern-situations parallel and help illuminate past events
  3. Former students have had success with shadow puppets or similar creations

For a combination of text and video:

  1. The most successful forms of these posts in the past have been songs
  2. Cooking or travel videos are an option too.

Please keep in mind...

That the above suggestions and examples are just options. You're welcome to try a different format or different combination of formats. If in doubt, just check in with me (your prof) to see if your idea meets the design and spirit of the blogging project.


Finding Images For Blog Posts

A guide for finding Public Domain and Creative Commons images for your blog posts.

All images on the blog must have a Creative Commons license, a Public Domain designation, or be useable under the laws of fair use. If you aren't sure whether or not an image meets these criteria - do ask.

 Image from  Wikimedia Commons . Fair Use.

Image from Wikimedia Commons. Fair Use.

Google Images

Google Images is familiar and easy to search - and they make it relatively easy to find images you can use fairly.

To sort for usable (Public Domain & CC) images, run your search term. Then choose the "Search Tools" button from the toolbar. Select "Usage Rights" and then "Labeled for Reuse" or "Reuse with modification."

 Image from  Wikimedia Commons.  Fair Use.

Image from Wikimedia Commons. Fair Use.

Wikimedia Commons

Wikimedia Commons does a lovely job of making clear which images are usable - and which aren't. You can also browse by region, quality, and type of image.

Most images in Wikipedia pages are part of Wikimedia Commons. On any Wikipedia page, click on an image and select "more details" to make sure.

 Image from Wikimedia Commons. Fair Use.

Image from Wikimedia Commons. Fair Use.


Flickr is another site that works hard to provide transparency about which images you can use and which are copyrighted or "rights reserved."

After you run your search, look for the dropdown box in the upper left labeled "Any License." Switch to "Creative Commons" or one of the other options that allows for modification or reuse

 Logo from  Wikimedia Commons . Fair Use. Image altered with  Canva .

Logo from Wikimedia Commons. Fair Use. Image altered with Canva.

Getty Images

Getty Images usually requires a subscription BUT they've made 66 million images available, free of charge and free/fair access, for embedding in websites and blogs. Click on the image to search and use images from Getty.

Alternatively, you have the option to search directly through our Squarespace website. When you add an image to a page or post, you can click the option to search Getty Images instead of uploading a file.

The only downside to searching on HWC is the ugly watermark that stays on the image. You can avoid the watermark by embedding the picture instead.

  The Destruction of Jerusalem , created ca. 1415 (J. Paul Getty Museum). Available through Getty's  Open Content Program.

The Destruction of Jerusalem, created ca. 1415 (J. Paul Getty Museum). Available through Getty's Open Content Program.

Google Arts & Culture

The Google Arts & Culture is a database for images from museums, fine art galleries, and cultural institutions. They have an extensive collection of high quality images and a related YouTube channel with thoughtful videos and tips for how to use the Cultural Institute.

The only tricky thing with this one is that the images aren't easy to download. In most cases, you'll need to check what museum provides an image and then head for the museum's website to download.

 Created with  Canva . (Not the Canva logo...)

Created with Canva. (Not the Canva logo...)


If you're a DIY person, you can create your own images with Canva or edit fair use images with Pixlr or PicMonkey.

Researching the Post: Scholarly Sources


At least half of your sources should be scholarly sources. The other half may be credible popular sources.

Scholarly sources = academic articles, books, and websites + media created by experts in the field

  • Sources should have been written within the last 40-50 years
  • Ideally, you'll use a mix of older sources (1960s-1980s) and newer sources (1990s-present) to get a sense of how the interpretations & information have changed over time.

Research Tips

  1. Use the librarians. You have access to an incredible resource in the UB Librarians. Live Chat or Email them for advice about sources relevant to your topic. This can save you time and provide you with quality sources.
  2. Follow the footnotes. If you find a good source, look at the list of references, notes, or bibliography for additional sources related to your topic.
  3. If a source is mentioned frequently in your articles or books, go read it. If an author’s name or a specific article/book/website keep coming up, that means its important.
  4. Hurrah for electronic sources! You can request an electronic copy of a chapter from a book in the UB and get ahold of articles and book chapters from other libraries through interlibrary loan.

Where to find your sources

  • See “Potential Sources” (Google Spreadsheet)
    • Search or filter by civilization name
  • World History Resources from UB Libraries
    • WorldCat
    • Journal Databases from UB Libraries:
      • Project Muse
      • JSTOR
      • Google Scholar
    • Reference Databases from UB Libraries
      • Blackwell Reference Online
      • Cambridge Histories Online
      • Gale Virtual Reference Library
      • New Dictionary of the History of Ideas
      • Daily Life through History
      • Encyclopaedia Judaica
    • E-Books from UB Libraries
      • Google Books
      • ebrary Complete
      • E-Book Library
      • ACLS Humanities Database
    • Primary sources (written in the time and place you’re studying):
      • Internet History Sourcebooks
      • Hathi Trust
      • Europeana
      • Google Books
    • Google Advanced Search
    • Wikipedia footnotes
      • Very useful IF AND ONLY IF there isn't a box at the top of the article telling you the page is missing citations or sources, has a biased POV, or contains some other substantial error.



Citing on the blog

Here's a link to the plagiarism quiz mentioned during the first class:

Even if you're confident in your paraphrasing and citing abilities, it's well worth taking a few minutes to complete the quiz. (I, your prof, actually got a couple of the the questions wrong and learned something new!)

On this page

 Don McCrady,  At the Temple of Hatshepsut  (10 Feb 2012). CC BY-NC-ND 2.0.

Don McCrady, At the Temple of Hatshepsut (10 Feb 2012). CC BY-NC-ND 2.0.

Citing Images

All images on the blog must have a Creative Commons license, a Public Domain designation, or be useable under the laws of fair use. If you aren't sure whether or not an image meets these criteria - do ask.

The citation for your image should appear in the image caption.
  • Format: Creator/Photographer, Hyperlinked Title, Date, Licensing Info
    • Licensing Info = “Public Domain” or a Creative Commons License (e.g., the license for Hello World Civ in the footer or anything that starts with a "CC")
    • If you’re unsure what the license is or how to locate that information, come chat with me (Prof. Bennett)

The example provided here includes a properly formatted image citation for an image located on Wikimedia Commons.

Related Link:  Finding Images for Blog Posts


In-Text Citations

Think about citations as a way to connect readers with more information.

  • Highlight a relevant word/phrase, such as a key idea, part of a direct quote, or an author's name.
  • Add your hyperlink to that word or phrase.
  • At the end of the sentence, add any additional information - page number, chapter title, etc. - that will help readers locate the information on the webpage. [See various formats below]
  • Each paragraph should include at least one hyperlinked citation.

[Want to do the yellow bubble things like the primary sources instead? See “How to make the yellow bubble things” in Blogging Project Resources]


Reference List

  • Should be located at the bottom of the post
  • References should be in alphabetical order
  • Use permalinks or stable URLs when possible for e-books and articles.
  • Use the formats modeled below for various types of sources.
The basic information included in all citations, regardless of media form, will be:

Author/Creator. Hyperlinked Title. (Date of Publication or Release) Licensing or Publication Info.



In-Text Citation: Hyperlinked words/phrase + Chapter or section title + page or location #
  • Example: In Smarter Than You Think, Clive Thompson tackles the question of how best to define the genre of YouTube videos. He points to the example of MadV's "The Message," a compilation of videos showing people with short messages written on their hands. Thompson reflects on how this form might be classified: "A conversation? A documentary? Some new type of poetry?" ("The New Literacies," loc. 1476-1477)

Reference List: Author Name (Last, First). Hyperlinked Book Title. (Date of Publication) Name of Electronic Database or Service.

Electronic Articles

In-text Citation: Hyperlinked words/phrase + page #'s
  • Example: Christian Lae's compilation of Greek inscriptions mentioning midwives in the Roman Empire’s eastern territories undoubtedly shed light on the the practices and potions associated with midwifery as well as the respect accorded to midwives in Roman society (p 154). The inscriptions are, however, only just so useful to a lay reader; Laes does not offer translations of any of the inscriptions (pp 158-162).

Reference List: Author Name (Last, First). "Hyperlinked Article Title" (use stable URL or permalink) (Date of Publication) Publication Title, Volume/Issue: Page Numbers.


In-Text Citation: Hyperlinked word or phrase

  • Example: Many elite women (the wives of priests, political leaders, scribes, and military officials) served as singers, dancers, and musicians in Egyptian temples during the New Kingdom period of ancient Egypt.

Reference List:

  1. Check first to see if the website includes a request to use a particular format when citing. If the website lists a preferred reference format, please include that format in your references list.
  2. Otherwise provide as much information as possible: Webpage Author. Hyperlinked Webpage Title. (Publication Date) From Website Title. Website Author/Creator/Institution. (Creation Date of Website) Date of Access.

Online Videos

If embedded in the blog post, the video should be Fair Use, Public Domain, or Creative Commons.

In-Text Citation: Hyperlinked word or phrase

  • Example: Michael Wesch is a Digital Anthropologist who studies the way the web revolutionizes the flow of media and knowledge from creators to users. His video The Machine is Us/ing Us (Final Version) is an insightful, creative breakdown of how hyperlinks have changed the way we connect information.

Reference List: Creator Username. Hyperlinked Video Title. Series or Full Video Title. (Date of Upload) Database/Source. Licensing Info.

Audio Files (Songs, Podcasts, etc.)

If embedded in the blog post, the audio file should be Fair Use, Public Domain, or Creative Commons.

In-Text Citation: Hyperlinked word or phrase.

  • Example: The Women’s March on Washington, scheduled for 21 January 2017, is intended to make a strong statement about the necessity of continued progress in women’s rights to the incoming government. Cristen Conger and Caroline Ervin’s recent podcast, Do Women’s Marches Matter?, takes a closer look at the complicated history and impact of women’s marches.

Reference List: Creator User/name. Hyperlinked title of audio. (Release Date) Overarching organization(s) (if applicable). Licensing Info (if applicable).

  • Example 1: Conger, Cristen and Caroline Ervin. Do Women’s Marches Matter? (26 Dec 2016) Stuff Mom Never Told You and How Stuff Works.
  • Example 2: Thompost. “Good Morning” from Garden. (29 Apr 2012) Internet Archive. CC BY-NC-ND 3.0.

Print Books and Articles

If you physically have the book/article in your hand and have not used an electronic copy at all, this is for you. If you used an electronic copy of the source, head back up to e-books and electronic articles.

In-Text Citation: Parenthetical citation at the end of the sentence (but before the period). Include author last name and page number(s).

  • Example: Joyce Tyldesley notes that female priestesses were far more common in the Old Kingdom, when administrative jobs were cyclical and part-time, than in the New Kingdom, when the bureaucracy was more established and administrative positions required full-time commitments (Tyldesley, 125).

Reference List: Author Name(s). Title of Work. (Date of Publication) Publisher/Publication. Volume/Issue (if article): Page Numbers (if article).

  • Example (Book): Tyldesley, Joyce. Daughters of Isis: Women of Ancient Egypt. (1995) Penguin Books.
  • Example (Book Chapter): Teeter, Emily. “Inside the Temple: The Role and Function of Temple Singers,” from The Life of Meresamun: A Temple Singer in Ancient Egypt. (2009) Edited by Emily Teeter and Janet H. Johnson. Oriental Institute Museum Publications.
  • Example (Article): Same as electronic article, minus the hyperlinked title.

 Created with  Canva .

Created with Canva.

Written Steps for Creating Your Blog Post

Step 1. Navigate to Click the “Esc” button on your keyboard. Login.

Step 2. In the left grey side panel, click Pages -> the dropdown arrow for Blogs -> Current Blog.

Step 3. Hover over page and click “Add Post” or click ‘+’ in the sidebar.

Step 4. Enter your title.

Step 5. Enter your content. Create blocks for different types of content. (Read more on Squarespace Support Pages.)

  • Text1
  • Images2
  • Quotes
  • Videos
  • Galleries
  • GIFs or other embedded material
  • Code or Markdown
  • Spacers or lines to format different elements
Quotes are a good way to highlight important text in your post.
— Prof. Bennett

Step 6. Add tags (at least the name of the civilization you’re discussing) and categories (Blog Posts).

Step 7. Turn comments on.

Step 8. Visit the “Options” tab.

Step 9. Add a thumbnail image to your post.

Step 10. In “Source URL,“ list the title, author, and licensing info as well as link to the original photo.

Step 11. Write your excerpt. This can be the first paragraph of your post or a written description.

Step 12. Optional - customize your link URL.

Step 13. Change the “Author” listing if the listed author will be someone else in your group.

Step 14. Return to the “Content” tab.

Step 15. Choose your storage.

  • Choose “Save” if you want to leave the post as a draft.
  • Click “Draft” and choose “Needs Review” if you want to mark the post for review by your group-mates.
  • Click “Draft” and choose “Schedule” if your post is ready, but your deadline is not that day.
  • Click “Draft” and choose “Save & Publish” if the post is ready to go and your deadline is the same day.

Everything is editable

Your blog posts are editable right up until the final versions are due for Post 1 and Post 2. As you get more comfortable with Squarespace as a platform, feel free to go back and change things around at any time.

To edit your posts:

  1. Login and go to Current Blog
  2. Search for your post.
  3. Choose edit.

Need a visual?

Watch me create a post, start to finish, with images, GIFs, quotes, markdown material, and text. Plus how to open for editing. (I recommend watching full screen if you want to read the text in the video).

Audio: "Antigravity Field (Original)" From Machines Are Talking by DG3K via Internet Archive. CC BY-SA 3.0

  1. Paste & Match Style if you’re copying from another document - that’s Shift+Option+Cmd+V on Mac

  2. Remember to include citations in the captions