How to Create a Blog
What is a blog?
A blog is a journal in which you can post an entry and in which other people can post comments about your entry. As the blog author, your entries will appear as the main text, while comments will appear in boxes underneath each entry. You also can control who can read or access your blog and who can post comments.
How do I create a blog on BCshare?
Go to the "Blog" drop-down menu on the left side, scroll down to "Create Blog," and click on it.
This brings up the "Submit Blog" page. There are two required fields, "Title" and "Body."
The Body is a text box for entering and formatting your information. If you need to make the text box bigger, simply drag on the right-hand corner.
In the "Tags" field, you can add keywords, or "tags," that help describe your blog and its content. You can add the same tags to different blogs with similar content. When a user clicks on a tag, all the blogs tagged with that keyword will appear. This will help the user follow a thread of blog entries.
You can control the Sharing Status of your blog and also save it in Draft mode:
Here's how the Blog looks after it's been created. Note that tags have been added at the right side, and there is also a "Comment" section. Also note the "Recent Blog Posts" field on the left, with the question mark icon. This functionality allows you to control the display of blog posts by archiving them after 10 posts have been created.
When you mouse over the question mark icon, you get an explanation of how this works:
When you mouse over the red Blog post title, you get detailed information about the Blog post itself.
If you'd like to share a link to your main Blog with a colleague, you can do so. Unfortunately, it's not intuitive. The link you should use is https://share.bc.edu/list/123/blog, where "123" is replaced with your user number. Your user number can be found by viewing any content you've created. The user number is in the URL, directly after "share.bc.edu". If you'd like assistance with this, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information and help tips, please go to the BCshare "FAQ and Getting Help" page.