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Guide To Blogging

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Blogs are a new feature that many won't be familiar with but we're going to make it easy. In this blog entry I'll cover blog creation and manipulation from A-Z in short but comprehensive pages to help anyone navigate this new feature.

At first you might not know why you would even need a blog or maybe you're a new grower thinking about making a journal but you don't know where, why or how. This may all feel intimidating but I promise the time is worth the effort with all the possibilities and benefits to blogging.

Blogs
  • Create a streamlined environment for perpetual grow journals without navigating pages on pages of talk that might not be relevant to the grow or what you are looking for
  • Unique space to showcase your interest and hobbies
  • Powerful features to make your journals or topics feel clean and presentable
  • One place for all your content
There's a lot you can do with blogs and hopefully with this guide you'll unleash the potential of all the features this ecosystem has to offer.

Click NEXT below to continue to Creating a Blog

This guide wasn't possible without the feedback and assistance of @baked in the bluegrass @Steviestash @Stooby snacks @Lilly_of_the_Zoo @Dudeski @Waira @RivetGrrl @Mañ'O'Green

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I started this: The Pickled Jar
My first page, I put a link to my first grow journal. Was kind of hoping that instead of it just being a link, the journal would show up in its entirety. Probably wishful thinking.
Not sure I'm on the right wavelength with this thing. My thinking is that this would work like a ebook. You have your cover that you click on. It opens to your intro page and then there is an "index" that would have "chapters"--in my case grow journals. You could then either click on the chapter to go to the beginning of the journal or there is a "button" that expands to show the "pages" in that chapter. Pages being my journal updates.
 
I started this: The Pickled Jar
My first page, I put a link to my first grow journal. Was kind of hoping that instead of it just being a link, the journal would show up in its entirety. Probably wishful thinking.
Not sure I'm on the right wavelength with this thing. My thinking is that this would work like a ebook. You have your cover that you click on. It opens to your intro page and then there is an "index" that would have "chapters"--in my case grow journals. You could then either click on the chapter to go to the beginning of the journal or there is a "button" that expands to show the "pages" in that chapter. Pages being my journal updates.
So the below is your Blog and it's subsequent entry

The Pickled Jar

The Pickled Jar

A place to put my grow journals future and (past?).

First Grow- in 40 years

First Grow- in 40 years

Journal Link

Check out Part 3 of the guide to make additional pages for your Blog Entry.

Think of your blog as a book, each blog entry is a chapter, and you can make specialized pages unique to each chapter.

Your link isn't working.
 
New blogging features have been added. Short summary of the changes.

  • You no longer have to go to Manage Pages to edit or add Pages. Feature to Add Pages is beside the Overview/Pages/Watch buttons above the blog entry
  • Pages can be edited directly without navigating to Manage Pages now.
  • Individual Pages can be liked
  • In the Edit Blog entry function you may rename the Overview Page. Use the second text entry space.
  • Polls can be added to each Page at any time now.
  • Blogs Entries can be saved as drafts
  • Cover Images can be set for each Page
  • Display cover image above blog entry page. When enabled, will display the blog entry page cover image (if set), above the blog entry page.
  • Display page byline. When enabled, will display the blog entry page Username/Author name and Create date below the Blog Entry Page Title. Note: Should only be used in cases where the page author is not the blog entry author.
@Admin @Gladiators A poll has been added above. Leave comments or suggestions here.
 
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@damien50, a quick question...

If I add pages to an existing blog, does the new content show up anywhere? I did this a couple days ago on my current grow blog, and have seen zero response to anything in either of the two new pages. Just curious whether this is due to lack of interest, in which case maybe I should be doing something else with my time, or lack of exposure, in which case, maybe back to regular threads.
 
@damien50, a quick question...

If I add pages to an existing blog, does the new content show up anywhere? I did this a couple days ago on my current grow blog, and have seen zero response to anything in either of the two new pages. Just curious whether this is due to lack of interest, in which case maybe I should be doing something else with my time, or lack of exposure, in which case, maybe back to regular threads.
Where's the "me too" smilie?
 
@damien50, a quick question...

If I add pages to an existing blog, does the new content show up anywhere? I did this a couple days ago on my current grow blog, and have seen zero response to anything in either of the two new pages. Just curious whether this is due to lack of interest, in which case maybe I should be doing something else with my time, or lack of exposure, in which case, maybe back to regular threads.
There aren't any notifications usually when you add pages. Sometimes there are but I haven't figured out what makes it happen. The best option is going and updating the blog entry.

It's also a lack of exposure, regular threads can be thread marked and are the norm for everyone. That's subjective depending on where your journal is as well though
 
It is very useful in order to be tidy and create a nice showcase pool :cheers: Huge thanks for this detailed how to.

Just thinking on the last question and your answer:
If members and guests set "filters: by last update" in grow journals and related sublists, new pages also work as updates. I wish that comes by default. Just my two cents.
 

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