Blog posts are both ephemeral and permanent
A blog post will have a brief time on the front page of your website and then it will cycle off the front page as new content pushes it off the main page. Each new post appears at the top of the main page. Do not edit old posts. Just create a new one to update information and link to the old post from it. You can start writing a post by clicking Write in the menubar.
Here is an example blog posting page with numbered steps indicating how you can fill it out.
- Choose a title for your post. This will appear in bold above the post itself. Be brief and descriptive. Do not duplicate the first sentence of your post.
- Write your post. Here are some tips.
- You can use standard editing tools to make text bold or italicized.
- You can create links by selecting text and clicking the link button
- You can include blockquotes or excerpts using the b-quote button
- If you want to add an image to your post, you can use this file uploader. Click Browse to select a file from your computer. Add a title and description. Click Upload. You can then decide how to add the image to your post — as either a full image or just a clickable link to your image. Note: not all sites support uploading images.
- Blog posts should be assigned categories appropriate to their content. Categories can be selected from a list on the right hand side of the page by clicking the checkbox next to the category. You can use more than one category if necessary.
- The Post Slug is automatically filled out for you. It is the information Scriblio uses to create the web address for your post. It is created form your title. If you have a lon title and would like your post to have a shorter web address, you can edit this.
When you are done creating your post, you have two options: Save or Publish. Clicking Publish will make the post go live on the site immediately. Clicking Save will save your post as a draft and you can come back to it later. If you click on Save and Continue Editing, Scriblio will save your draft and you can continue to work on your post. If you want a more in-depth discussion of how to write posts, please see the WordPress page on writing a blog post.
Use a human voice, be a human
The posts are written in the first person and in a conversational tone, with the author’s first name to help stress the people in the library. The staff isn’t afraid to note problems with the new catalog, the web site, or anything else. Full transparency — nice. You can feel the level of trust building online.