Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Blog 101

Since many of our blog readers may not be as familiar with how the bloggosphere works, for today's post, I'd like to offer a little tutorial on how to make the best of your blogging experience.

Right-side navigation
  • Contributors - this section includes links to pictures and short profiles (where available) of all the contributors to the Earth Ministry blog. Contributors include staff members and interns.
  • Receive Earth Ministry's Blog in Your Email Inbox! - by submitting your email address in this box, you can receive the newest blog as an email at the end of the day on which the blog was posted. This is a great feature if you don't want to keep checking the blog manually but want to keep up to date on the latest reflections at Earth Ministry!
  • Blog Archive - I'm sure most of you know that the newest posts are at the top of the page with older posts below it in order of appearance. But what you may not know is that you can view all of our older posts, organized by date, in this section.
  • Labels - The Earth Ministry bloggers all make painstaking efforts to label our posts with keywords so that if you can read by subject matter or author. Want to see all the blogs on the topic of climate change? Click on that keyword "climate change" and you'll see all of them in one place. Or want to read all the blogs by Beth Anderson? Click on "Beth" and there they will be. Now isn't that a great feature?!

Inside the Post

At the bottom of every blog post, there are a series of buttons. Let's get to know them now.

Comments! - The ability to post comments and interact with the thoughts and ideas of bloggers is what makes the blogosphere go round. We would love to hear more from our readers. Tell us what you like. Tell us what you think. Do our blog posts move you or cause you to reminisce? If so, let us know!

Email Post to a Friend - Ever feel so inspired by a blog post that you want to share it with your friends? All you have to do is click the envelope icon.

That concludes our tutorial, Blog 101. Please let us know if there is a topic you'd like addressed in the blog or just let us know what you think at all. Happy blog reading!

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