Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Some Blogging Basics at the AC

This is a brief description of the basics of how to navigate the Atlantic Community .ich will hopefully put you on the right digital path.

The AC is laid out like a traditional blog. That is, it is basically a single page website with all the articles “posts” appearing in reverse chronological order. So the latest post is always at the top. At the bottom of each post, you’ll find a “bookmark” button. You can click it and add any article you like to your favorite social bookmarking sites. Digg and Stumbleupon have been our most useful thus far.

Underneath that you’ll find the following information;

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Labels: 2008 Race, Politics

· person who posted the article

· time stamp

· comments (where you too can leave a comment). Blogging is as much about the comments as it is about the original post.

· Links to this post (which gives you the permanent URL of the article

· Labels: these are rough categories chosen by the writer and editor to signify where the article is archived.

When reading an article on its own URL, you can find the homepage by clicking “home” which is an obscure little link all the way at the bottom of the page.

On the top right column, you’ll find “Labels.” Here you can search for past articles and posts under any given label “category.” This is not exact and many posts have multiple labels. We do not yet categorize our articles by writer but this is in the works.

The rest is self-explanatory. Let us know if you have a link or a webpage that you think we should feature. The links to various websites have thus far been chosen by me and mostly represent some of my personal favorites. This may change later to better reflect our community of bloggers as a whole.

Under the “About Us” on the left side column you’ll find “Contributors” where you can find more information about/contact each writer. Also, you can send me an email if you are interested in contributing at the AC or if you have any questions, concerns, suggestions.

We hope you like what you see so far. Leave a comment, send us an email, or just some digital good vibrations. We keep blogging on.