Creating the blog was not very difficult. The directions from the 11 tools site and information from this morning's inservice were helpful. I will consider creating another blog to use for communication with my classes.
I personalized my blog with an avatar. I found the animated avatars from Voki distracting, so I used a picture that I found on the Internet. I also find background music for text distracting. I think I will prefer a minimalist style for my blogs.