Newbie: How on earth do you add a blog post on this site????

by minnellium   January 13, 2010  

Been all thru the menus lots of times... how do I add a blog post??

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ah, are you referring to the 'blog' tab in your user profile? Don't know where that popped up from, it's not supposed to be there. Confusing I know, but to get a user blog you normally have to be a regular contributor to the site joining in the conversation on the forum or commenting around the place on news stories and reviews. Oh, and you have to promise to keep at it.

Of course there's nothing to stop you posting your thoughts in the forum right now and inviting people to comment.

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posted by Tony Farrelly [4135 posts]
13th January 2010 - 23:55

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Hmmm - okay - let's knock that one on the head then - I'd have thought that in this age of SEO and advert-funded sites, people would have been bending over backwards to have user-contributed keyword-rich articles. Confused

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posted by minnellium [78 posts]
14th January 2010 - 13:09

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minnellium wrote:
Hmmm - okay - let's knock that one on the head then - I'd have thought that in this age of SEO and advert-funded sites, people would have been bending over backwards to have user-contributed keyword-rich articles. Confused

yeah but if they gave everyone a blog, imagine the kind of crap *i'd* write Big Grin

like your blog btw. why do you need another one?

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posted by Barry Fry-up [187 posts]
14th January 2010 - 13:26

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There has to be some level of commitment to the site before a blog can be given out. I just beat the screening process Big Grin

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posted by jimmythecuckoo [1240 posts]
14th January 2010 - 17:59

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I like your blog too, and we would like more bloggers. What would you put in another one on here? And how often would you put it in? I'm interested - what beach was that in Cumbria btw?

Barry's right the reason we've got a quality/commitment threshold is that we want to give our users good quality content they want to read rather than simply more content.

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posted by Tony Farrelly [4135 posts]
14th January 2010 - 18:20

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Minnellium -

"SEO" and "keyword-rich" always makes me think about that theory on how long it would take a monkey randomly punching keys on a typewriter to write the works of Shakespeare. Or something.

I'm already bored with how much there is out there because 99.9% of it is awful. I would quite like to spend less time at my computer finding a few good short things written (or whatever) from the heart by someone like Jo Burt.

The wretched technology is just the means of delivery. The words, music and pictures are what we come for and from your own beautiful blog you obviously get that. You just need to go out of the room with your work hat and come back in with your cycling cap on.

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posted by NickInBath [41 posts]
14th January 2010 - 22:36

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hear hear!

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posted by Tony Farrelly [4135 posts]
14th January 2010 - 22:47

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"we want to give our users good quality content they want to read rather than simply more content."

THAT is the main reason I this site is the first place I look for news and reviews before than any other now. Dull "user-generated content" (a euphemism for cheap crap) will send me somewhere else.

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posted by Simon E [1941 posts]
14th January 2010 - 23:13

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As the newbie come to play in your sandpit, I would appreciate some of you visiting www.parrabuddy.blogspot.com and follow www.twitter.com/skippydetour to judge whether my blog helping “Disabled Sport” qualifies as a regular contribution to your “blog list”.

Many of you will know others that you can recommend visit and perhaps participate in my “2010 project” either as “athlete or volunteer”.

Recently I wander a little off message with my commentary on the “Haiti” disaster but as that unfolds it is becoming obvious that there is something seriously wrong with the planning and lack of delivery of Aid to the Victims!

People are dying as those responsible debate instead of Act!

Skippy(advocate for "Disabled / Para Sport")@skippydetour. blogging as skippi-cyclist.blogspot & Parrabuddy.blogspot currently on the road with ProTour Grand Tour Events .

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posted by skippy [383 posts]
19th January 2010 - 20:46

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posted by minnellium [78 posts]
22nd January 2010 - 16:39

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A good site and a worthy cause Skippy.

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posted by jimmythecuckoo [1240 posts]
22nd January 2010 - 17:02

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