Adding Blog Entries
What is a Blog?
According to Wikipedia, a blog (a portmanteau of the term web log) is a personal journal published on the World Wide Web consisting of discrete entries ("posts") typically displayed in reverse chronological order so the most recent post appears first. Blogs are usually the work of a single individual, occasionally of a small group, and often are themed on a single subject. Blog can also be used as a verb, meaning to maintain or add content to a blog.
At KBOO, blog entries are generally posts that are directly associated with the author. Unlike a typical page, a blog entry gets linked with your username. The exception to this rule is board members, committees, and staff members.
You'll find the link to create an blog entry in the Control Panel sidebar, under Create Content -> Blog Entry.
Parts of a Blog
Blog Entries have the following fields:
Title - This field is mandatory, and should just be a simple description. Since your username, post date and KBOO program may be entered separately, it is not necessary to enter this in every title.
Vocabularies - In normal people speak, this would be categories. We have three different types:
- Public Affairs Topics
- Musical Genres
Select the appropriate categories to ensure that your entry will appear in the appropriate lists throughout the site. Generally, there is no reason to use more than three categories at a time. Please do not use Blogs categories unless you are writing in your capacity as a Board Member, Committee Member, or Staff Person.
Short Description - This field is mandatory. Please give a summary of your blog post. It should be under 100 characters. Just beneath the text box is a bolded number of how many characters you have left.
Image - If you have an image on your computer, you can upload it using the Image form.
Body - The main part of the post. If the entry is long, this field will only show the first paragraph in the teaser view; readers can click on the title or "read more" to see the entire post.
When you are done with your blog entry, please be sure to click Save to save the entry.
How can people find my blog post?
People can find your blog post either:
- from your user page, or
- from the Recent Blogs tab on the righthand side of the front page.
- by Searching for it