July 16, 2008
Creating New Entries
In order to create a new entry, you need to become an Author of the ISR Reads blog. To do that, go to http://mblog.lib.umich.edu/ and Log In. Then send an e-mail to ISRreads@isr.umich.edu to let the blog administrators know that you have logged into the mBlog system and one of us will add you to the list of authors, at which time you can create an entry.
Further instructions in the extended entry.
This blogging software is easy to use, but if you would like someone to walk you through your first entry, please see Lee in the PSC Library and she can get you started (e-mail her to make sure she is there!). We don’t want technology to hold back anyone’s participation.
To create an entry:
Go to http://mblog.lib.umich.edu/ and log in. You will see your own blog space and the ISR Reads blog. Click on the title of the blog (the address will just take you to the blog).
1. Click on New Entry. The title should be something short, but descriptive.
2. Choose a Primary Category. In most cases the category will be the book you wish to discuss. Multiple categories may be used, but they are added after the entry is saved.
3. Type your entry in the Entry Body. If it is especially long, you might choose to use the Extended Entry. If you like, you can create your entry in a separate document (MS Word, for example) and copy it over, but font styles (bold, italics, underscore, etc.) will not come over and need to be added.
4. The blogging system will not automatically create links. If you want to link to a website, highlight the text and click on button between the underscore and envelope (which is used for creating an e-mail hyperlink) and paste the URL in the pop-up box.
5. When you are done with your entry, click Preview to make sure it looks ok. Then either re-edit to make changes or save to publish your entry.
6. To add another category to your entry, click on Assign Multiple Categories, which will have magically appeared under the Category menu. Click on the category you want to add, then assign, then save. You will need to save the entry again.
7. If you like, you can save your entry as a draft to post at a later time, or you can schedule the entry to publish at a later time or date by changing the Authored On date and time.
Posted by ljridley at July 16, 2008 09:58 AM