I know this format is a bit different that you guys are used to from all the social media outlets and individual blogs. But it is really easy to use. Think of it as being 1 big blog community that anyone from anywhere can contribute to. Once we get more content and more posts it will be very easy for you to find what you are interested in VERY quickly.
So how do you START A NEW TOPIC ??
Click into the forum you would like to post in. There is a black button that says START NEW TOPIC on the top right of the forum listings ---> click that
Fill in your Topic Title -- this is where you describe in a few words what you will be posting about
Fill in Topic Tags -- this is where you tag your post. (“Tags” are single words that describe your post or picture) Although its not mandatory you to tag your Topic, it is highly recommended that you do. Doing this will make your post come up when someone searches the site for that word.
Write your Post in the big blue outlined box. Have fun with it - There are smilies you can use , bold, underline, indents, etc. Remember you want other members to be engaged by your post and comment.
Do you want to add a picture to your post?? Click ---> Choose Files A secondary box will pop up --- Find the picture on your computer - highlight it and the click OPEN -- Your file will then show up above the word “Attach Files” as a thumbnail for the moment.
If you want to see what your post will look like for real before you actually post it -- click the greyed out button PREVIEW POST -- The page will refresh and if you scroll up just a tad, that is what your post will look like. If you want to make changes to it, scroll back down to the editing box you used before and make you edits.
Once you are happy with your post, Click the black box - POST NEW TOPIC -- you’re done