Thursday, June 19, 2008

Weblog Launch

As a companion to the Club's new website and Club Runner program, a weblog or "blog" as some folks call it can serve a unique and valuable service in communicating ideas, activities, and news.

All committee chairpersons and other assigned volunteers are able to contribute postings as they desire. The latest posting is always on top.

Within the postings, they may include photos, drawings, sound clips, and videos. The blog is immediately updated with each new posting or other feature that is added to the blog site.

Feeds can be created so that an individual can be alerted to any updates.

Although you may read and contribute, I believe a review of how to post and do many other things can help make this a powerful program in informing and energizing the club.

Before I go, at the bottom of each post, you will see the word "comments". When someone wants to comment on that particular posting, all they have to do is click on that word and they will be able to write in their comment. Writing a new posting in response to a previous post is discouraged. Use the comment section for that.

And one more thing. As one is writing their post, they will see at the bottom of the window, "Labels for this post:" Labeling helps index and makes it easy to find when doing a search for an older posting.

Your ideas and comments are welcome.

That's it for now.

1 comment:

Mark Martel said...

Paul, Great work so far. It would be useful to have a permanent link near the top of the blog with something line "Join the Conversation" or "Add your Thoughts"and have that connect to instructions. I'd be glad to help there, make the text easy to scan so people can use it more easily. IF you make it easy, they will come!