The assignment for Things 3 & 4 is to set up one's own Blog and register it. I just decided to use the one I already had. I've been very lax about posting to it so the last thing I need is two neglected blogs. One is plenty.
I created an Avatar - she's over on the left. That was rather fun! Now I"m going to have to keep her updated. Setting her into my sidebar was rather interesting since I don't use one of the standard blogger templates. I had mine "skinned" a couple of years ago- I never do like being like everybody else. Julie, whom I meet in the blogsphere did as one of her first commissions.
I think I'm going to teach blogging to some of our 4th and 5th graders and I'm going to use the blogging PowerPoint as my introduction. No reason to remake a new wheel! I think they will love creating their own Avatars. Chances are they will teach me a thing or two along the way.