Register Your Blog to be Part of ds106 cc licensed (BY-SA) flickr photo by cogdogblog Here is where you tell us about the blog you are using for DS106. If you have been part of DS106 in the past, first check our list of all blogs and if any changes need to be made (e.g. to add to a new section) use our contact form to tell us what to change. Are you adding a new blog? Great. See more details on setting up a blog. Before you start filling out the form below, make sure that (a) You have a created or already use a twitter account; (b) You have created or have available a blog where you will publish your work. (c) Make sure you have published at least one post to your blog or in the category/tag you will use for ds106. Your Name*We will not publish your name, and feel free to enter a nickname, pseudonym. If we have to contact you, we prefer to greet you by name. First Last Twitter Name (not the URL!)*If you are not on twitter create an account now. If you prefer not to make a twitter account, please enter a unique username for this site to track your blog.Your Email Address*Used only if we need to confirm or clarify any information provided here. Affiliation*Choose your course affiliation for ds106 (this will group your posts with other participants)CPSC106 at UMW - Summer Session 1 (Pollock)Open ds106 (Ongoing Open Course)Your DS106 BlogThis is where we get the information about the blog you will use for DS106. You can use any platform as long as it provides an RSS feed. Your blog must also be publicly viewableWe suggest Wordpress, Blogger, or tumblr. Make sure you have published at least one post. You can either (a) create a blog devoted entirely to this work (this is the Easy Path), (b) Use a category or tag within an existing blog or (c) Let us figure it out. We will ask you for two different web addresses. One is the main place to see ALL of your DS106 blog posts; this is either the URL for your entire blog or the one that shows all the posts within a specific tag or category. The second address is the RSS Feed for your work- this is how we can subscribe to your site's DS106 posts. Is your blog devoted to DS106 work?*Yes, everything published there is related to DS106 (the easiest to find a blog feed)No, I am using a blog where I write about other topics too (this will take a bit of detective work to find your blog feed)I'm not quite sure, please figure this out for me!Using a Blog Devoted Entirely to DS106*This should be the main or home address that shows all of your posts, like http://ds106.mycooldomain.org/ http://iamsods106.tumblr.com or http://ds106tothemax.wordpress.com/ Please check that this links to he main entrance to your blog If you get an error message that this exists, please contact us so we can manually check or make a change to your blog URL. RSS Feed for a DS106 Devoted Blog*Enter that web address for your blog into the Feed Finder Magic Box (this link will open in a new window so you will not lose your form entries). Copy the RSS Feed URL that comes out of Magic Box and enter it below. It should be different from the URL you entered above. Please make sure opening this URL in a browser produces something-- it may look like code gibberish... If the Magic Box has no magic for you, please contact us, it will do you no good to continue with this form. Using a Blog Where You Write About Other Topics Too*You are more then welcome to use an existing blog to feed into DS106. Make sure you use a category/tag/label for your DS106 posts AND that you have published at least one post using that category/tag/label. Enter the address that lists ALL posts with that designation, such as http://mygroovingdomain.com/category/ds106 http://gumbo-soup.tumblr.com/tagged/ds106 or http://flyingsquirrel.wordpress.com/category/ds106Please make sure this URL works and links to the place to the place that shows your tagged/categorized blog posts. If you get an error message that this exists, please contact us so we can manually check or make a change to your category/tag/label URL. RSS Feed Address for a Tag/Category/Label Within a ds106 Blog*Sadly our Magic Box is not magical enough to find the address for these kinds of RSS feeds, you will have to do some detective work. Just make triple sure that the URL works and that it generates something that represents the content of your posts (it might look a bunch of code, but you should see the title and content of your posts in it) This should be a DIFFERENT URL than the one above.Wordpress Blogs (self hosted or Wordpress.com)Most Wordpress blog feeds are found just by attaching /feed to the url above, e.g. http://iamsocool.wordpress.com/category/ds106/feed or http://iamsocool.wordpress.com/tag/ds106/feed Some self hosted Wordpress blogs have addresses such as http://myselfhostedcoolblog.org/?cat=23 or http://myselfhostedcoolblog.org/?tag=122 in which case you should just add &feed=rss2 Blogger If you are using a label "ds106" on your Blogger site, the RSS Feed address will look like http://hippytrippyds10er.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default/-/ds106 tumblr If you use a "ds106" tag in your tumblr site to indicated which posts are related to DS106, your RSS Feed will look like http://moretolifethangifs.tumblr.com/tagged/ds106/rss SquareSpaceIf you are using a category "ds106" you need to append &format=RSS to the URL that shows all the posts in your category, e.g. http:/burnttoast.squarespace.com/butterblog/?category=ds106&format=RSS Help! Figure out this RSS Stuff for Me!*That's a lot of mumbo jumbo with the other options. If you just enter the web address for your site, we will set our gophers loose to find the information we need to add it to DS106. It may take a day, and we will contact you by email when the gophers report success (or we may need to ask for some more information). Anything Else? Comments? Concerns? Feedback?Hey! One last time to make sure you entered the correct URLs in the previous section AND that you have at least published ONE thing to your blog!!! Whew, you made it to the bottom of this long form. Do you have any questions or things we should know?