TUTORIAL

A MEMORABLE VISUAL LESSON

TUTORIAL

This tutorial was recorded on the posting of content in the “Auburn Family Blog.” Creating and posting blog entries is an exciting task. The activity of posting different articles about topics that members of the Auburn family can benefit from, is where I consider exciting.
Posting is simple and anyone in the Auburn family that has an account to the auburn social networking database, can do it. Simply visit family.auburn.edu , login, and click the menu option that says “Blogs” and choose the option to “Add a new Blog Post.” A new window opens up and the areas to plug in the content for your blog post will appear.
First on the page is the area for the “Post Title,” this is where you type in what the title of your blog post is going to be. Titles need to be catchy and all have a goal to make people want to click and read what you have chosen to write about. Think about titles of magazine headliners that catch your eye in line at the grocery store, book titles that make you turn to read the back summary,etc. and try to craft a post title that will do the same.
Next you will see a much larger text box titled “Entry.” Here is where you will type the content of the blog post. You see you can choose to type in a “Visual Mode” or a “HTML Editor.” Basic english is you can type using the english language and sentences, using Visual Mode. Or you can type in the code language of HTML and it will convert once the post is published, using HTML Editor.
Here I chose to type in the Visual Mode. Now you can begin writing the post that you have been itching to type for the Auburn Family and Social Community to see.
Below your story, you can add in “Tags” that will make your story easier and faster to find. Something to think about here is creating key phrases/tags/etc. that you would type into the Google search engine when searching for a specific article or company.
Once the steps above are complete, the publishing point is just a couple more clicks away. Now you will need to choose a date and time that you would like for your story to be published. This allows you to specifically and strategically plan when you want the community to see your post.
When your story is published who would you like to see it? Also, who you would like to have the ability to comment about your post? These are the final questions you will need to answer before “saving the draft” and being complete with your blog post.

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