Initiating a new blogsite within blogs.oregonstate.edu is very easy. In fact, you can do it in less than five minutes by doing the following:
Go to blogs.oregonstate.edu.
Once at blogs.oregonstate.edu, click the Create a new blog link.
If you're not already logged into OSU's Central Authentication Service, you will be provided a dialog box to do so.
After successfully logging in, you'll be redirected to a registration form.
Site Name: This is will create your URL path. It needs to be all lowercase, alphanumeric characters with no spaces, dashes, or underscores
Site Title: This is the text that will appear at the top of your site.
Privacy: If you want Google to index your site, leave this as is. If you want to hide your site from search engines, click the "No" option.
Blog Category: Select what category this blog best fits in.
Once all of your data has been successfully submitted, you'll receive a confirmation screen.
Click the dashboard link to go to the dashboard of your new blog site.
Your new dashboard will have quite a bit happening on it. You'll want to familiarize yourself with it.