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<big>'''''If you have a Blogger account you can show volunteers' stories of your favorite country in real-time right on your own blog!'''''</big>
|project=Beaders' Community Workshop
 
|projecttype=PCPP
 
|region=Eastern
 
|country=Ghana
 
|firstname=I
 
|lastname=Shaughnessy
 
|state=California
 
|communityfunds=$3844
 
|communitypercentage=62
 
|requestedfunds=$2326
 
|neededfunds=$2101
 
|projectnumber=641-263
 
|projectyear=2009
 
}}
 
Bead-making is a Krobo cultural tradition that dates back more than one hundred years. Beads are made by men, women, boys and girls. The beads are usually showcased at traditional events such as chieftaincy ceremonies, infant-naming ceremonies, traditional weddings and puberty rites. Beads are also worn at funerals, and can be worn for personal beautification.
 
  
While the tradition is clearly important, the trade is now dominated by wealthy urban merchants, and rural traditionalists are being left behind. Presently, bead-makers in rural areas use mud stoves and work beneath thatched roof structures around their homes. The rainy season often destroys the raw materials and equipment used by these beaders, drastically reducing their productivity. The importance of the tradition and the desire for a better working environment has encouraged bead-making groups in a village in Ghana to seek support. With the construction of a permanent structure for work, bead makers will be able to work together in a centralized, collaborative environment throughout the year. These experience bead-makers will also conduct lessons for youth in the area, ensuring the continuation of the bead-making tradition in this village.
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'''Including:'''
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* '''Currently serving volunteers'''
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* '''Applicants'''
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* '''Peace Corps Projects'''
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''(see [[Blogger#Examples | here]] for examples)''
  
The structure will also contain a storage room that will allow artisans to display their works for visitors to see. Students will be able to display their work as well, and any sales will help them pay their school bills, which is a challenge for many area children.
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Note: This summary was provided by a Peace Corps Volunteer and the community administering this project.
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==Step 1==
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Log into your [http://www.blogger.com/ Blogger.com] account.
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[[Image:BloggerStep1.jpg]]
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==Step 2==
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This will take you to your Blogger Dashboard, which is a list of all of your blogs on the site along with controls for customizing them. Select "Layout" for your desired blog.
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[[Image:BloggerStep2.jpg]]
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==Step 3==
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The "Layout" tab will be displayed, providing a graphical representation of your blog, including the area where blog posts appear and areas where you can add customized elements. Click on 'Add a Gadget'.
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[[Image:BloggerStep3.jpg]]
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==Step 4==
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Another window will open with a list of elements that you can add to your blog. Under "Basic" select the Gadget "Feed".
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[[Image:BloggerStep4.jpg]]
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==Step 5==
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Select your favorite RSS feed, copy/paste the URL into the "Configure Feed" dialog box and click 'Continue'. A shortcut for a list of all RSS feeds available through [http://www.peacecorpsjournals.com/ PeaceCorpsJournals] is available '''[[Follow | here]]'''.
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'''Popular Feeds:'''
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* Individual Countries (see [[Follow | here]] for list of their feeds)
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* [http://peacecorpsjournals.com/rss/applicant/50.xml Applicants]
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* [http://www.rssmix.com/u/288623/rss.xml Peace Corps Projects]
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* [http://www.peacecorpsjournals.com/popular/10.xml Recent Popular Stories (World)]
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* [http://peacecorpsjournals.com/rss/blog/50.xml All stories (World)]
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''(You can always add more feeds or change them later)''
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[[Image:BloggerStep5.jpg]]
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==Step 6==
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Select how you would like the feed to look on your blog and click "Save" when satisfied. ''(You can always change it later)''
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[[Image:BloggerStep6.jpg]]
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==Step 7==
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Left-click, hold, and drag the feed to where you would like it to be place. When satisfied, click on "Save." Then click "Preview" to see how your new feed appears. Use "Clear Edits" to undo the changes and start over.
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[[Image:BloggerStep7.jpg]]
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'''<big>ALL DONE!</big>'''
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==Examples==
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<!--  Just add your link below. Ignore the code for the button -->
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<div style="border-right: 1px solid white; border-bottom: 1px solid white; background: yellow none repeat scroll 0% 0%; width: 20em; text-align: center; margin-right: 1em; -moz-background-clip: -moz-initial; -moz-background-origin: -moz-initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: -moz-initial; font-size: 120%;"><div style="border: 1px solid rgb(170, 170, 170);"><div style="border-top: 1px solid white; border-left: 1px solid white;"><span class="plainlinks"> '''[http://www.peacecorpswiki.org/Blogger?title=Blogger&action=edit&section=8 Add your own!]'''</span></div></div></div>
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[http://mike-testblog1.blogspot.com/  Test Example] <br>
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[http://missanniebopannie.blogspot.com/  Uffda en Español] in [[Peru]] <br>
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[http://inspiredtoretire.blogspot.com/ Retired & Inspired] in [[Azerbaijan]] <br>
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[http://pconstantian.blogspot.com/ Better than Middle Earth] in [[Ecuador]] <br>
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Revision as of 00:11, 4 February 2011

If you have a Blogger account you can show volunteers' stories of your favorite country in real-time right on your own blog!

Including:

  • Currently serving volunteers
  • Applicants
  • Peace Corps Projects

(see here for examples)


Step 1

Log into your Blogger.com account.

File:BloggerStep1.jpg


Step 2

This will take you to your Blogger Dashboard, which is a list of all of your blogs on the site along with controls for customizing them. Select "Layout" for your desired blog.

File:BloggerStep2.jpg

Step 3

The "Layout" tab will be displayed, providing a graphical representation of your blog, including the area where blog posts appear and areas where you can add customized elements. Click on 'Add a Gadget'.

File:BloggerStep3.jpg

Step 4

Another window will open with a list of elements that you can add to your blog. Under "Basic" select the Gadget "Feed".

File:BloggerStep4.jpg

Step 5

Select your favorite RSS feed, copy/paste the URL into the "Configure Feed" dialog box and click 'Continue'. A shortcut for a list of all RSS feeds available through PeaceCorpsJournals is available here.

Popular Feeds:

(You can always add more feeds or change them later)

File:BloggerStep5.jpg

Step 6

Select how you would like the feed to look on your blog and click "Save" when satisfied. (You can always change it later)

File:BloggerStep6.jpg

Step 7

Left-click, hold, and drag the feed to where you would like it to be place. When satisfied, click on "Save." Then click "Preview" to see how your new feed appears. Use "Clear Edits" to undo the changes and start over.

File:BloggerStep7.jpg

ALL DONE!

Examples

Test Example
Uffda en Español in Peru
Retired & Inspired in Azerbaijan
Better than Middle Earth in Ecuador