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Setting Up Notion/Blog


Blog Rules

Only use your pen name in your blog posts!
Keep your drafts in a separate page from your live blog.
Make the blog yours. Use the template to get started, but customize it how you’d like.
Follow all .

Step 1: Sign up for Notion

Go to this website and sign up using your student email:
1: Type your email. Copy the code they send to your email.
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2: Set your name and password.
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3: Click “For personal use.”
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4: Click “Clear Templates.”
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Step 2: Download our

Watch this Video

Duplicate the Template.

Go to for the template. To duplicate it, either click the word “Duplicate” or click the icon that looks like this:
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Page Descriptions

Blog Stuff
Drafts/Ideas: This is a place where you can draft ideas for you blog. Once a piece is finalized, move it to your blog!
Actual Blog: Within this page is your actual blog. Keep the name of your blog secret from class members.
Inspiration: Use this page to curate all the cool stuff that exists in the world.
Goals, Logs, and Reflections
Goals: Use these goals to figure out what you want to do with class time!
Class Logs: You’ll use this to write down what you learn and do in class each day.
Reflections: Only do these when Mr. Merrill asks you to.

Step 3: Remain Anonymous

Set your “Preferred name” to your pen name.
Settings & members > My account > Preferred name
Set your workspace “Name” to your pen name.
Settings & members > Settings (Under Workspace) > Name
Change your “Domain” to your blog name.
Settings & members > Settings (Under Workspace) > Domain
Don’t set the “Icon” or “Profile Photo” to anything that would allow people to recognize you.

Step 4: Publish your Blog

Watch the video.

Allow Comments:

Allow comments so your classmates can encourage you as you write!

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Step 5: Send Mr. Merrill Your Blog

Share your blog link with Mr. Merrill here:

Step 6: Learn some Notion Basics

Watch some tutorials:


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