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Old 10-15-13, 12:12 AM   #1
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Default How to Control Your Wild Blog

Let's commence to figgerin' out jes' 'zackly how to assemble an' post your blog here since the issue has been mentioned on the Facebook page.

I'll try an' put a few lessons on here with illustrations to walk you through it. It ain't the mostest difficult thing in the entire world to figger out, but it can git to be a bit frustratin' if you're jes' havin' to muddle through it an' figger it out as you go.

So, with that innerduction outta the way, lets commence to commencin'!

I reckon that the easiest way to commence figgerin' out this blog feature is to commence a-bloggin' an' stagger an' stumble our way through it 'til it makes sense.

Let's begin by findin' the place to click on when we want to start a blog topic.

First of all, you wanna go to your profile page. You do that by clickin' on the "Blogs" word in the green line at the top of the page. I have it high-lighted here in the picture below:



After you've gone an' clicked there, you should see a column on the left side of your page that has all kinds strange, new options. Under the part that says "Options" click on "Blog Control Panel" - look at the picture below and spot where it's high-lighted again and click on the correspondin' words to the left:



In the new page that opens up, look at the column on the left side in the same place as the former page and you'll see that it has changed slightly. Click on the "Blog Categories" link shown highlighted in the next illustration:


And finally, you'll see a menu like the illustration below. It won't be exact an account of this is mine and I already have it somewhat set up. But you should click the high-lighted link an' then create the category fer your firstest blog. It should be somethin' simple, like the subject matter of the blogs that you'll be filin' anunderneath of this heading. (An' keep in mind that if'n you don't put your blogs in a category, they'll default to "uncategorized" an' it'll be a pain in the patoot to keep up with 'em later.)


Now, this consarned blog doo-hickey limits us to jes' only FOUR pictures allowed per post, so I'm gonna stop lesson one here an' go take a bathroom break an' then refill my glass of Merlot.

We'll pick it up from here in lesson 1a. . .
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Old 10-15-13, 12:15 AM   #2
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Default Lesson 1a "How to Control Your Wild Blog"

Alrighty now, I'm back. Bladder feels better, glass is full of that deeee-lishus red liquid, dogs are jes' a-snorin' at my feet, so I reckon it's time to pick up where we left off. . .

Once you're done piddlin' around here an' have your category (or categories) set up, go back to the menu on the left side of your screen and click on "Your Blog" (shown high-lighted in the picture below):


This should carry you back to your starin' point and make it so as you're 'most nigh ready to commence typin' the important stuff that makes up your blog. Only jes' one more step afore we git to writin' our story. . .

So, lookit that dad-blamed "Options" section in the column on the left-hand side of your screen again an' click on "Post to your blog" (Again, high-lighted in the picture below:


You should now have somethin' akin to this picture on the screen of your computational device:


You're prolly purty familiar with a screen that looks a lot like this, so I'm certain that you know what to do fer the nextest little bit. Have at it an' type away to your heart's content, but remember that you can only post jes' four pictures per blog session.



NOW HOLD ON THERE! Don't hit "POST" jes' yet! Look anunderneath of where you've been a-typin
away an' you'll see another menu to choose from.

Be sure to check the box by the category that you want to include your blog in or it'll be left uncategorized an' will be sent to languish eternally in Limbo.



Notice the circled area. This is the mostest importantest part of this page. If you look, you'll see that I have already checked of the box associated with the category "Blog Controls. . ."

Click the correlatin' category that you have created fer your blog an' then you may click on "Post Now" if you have previewed your blog an' are satisfied with it.


I shall try to bring lesson two out shortly. Let me see what some of the biggest problems are with creatin' your blog an' we'll try to address those as needed. Y'know, sorta like a help desk (with possibly the same amount of time "on hold"). If you're havin' enny difficulties in a pertickler area gimme a holler or post your questions up here an' we'll see if we can figger 'em out an' git a solution perscribed.
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If you have difficulty understanding the post above, read it out loud and it should make sense. This NGTO member is known for his poor hill-billy upbringing and his affinity for all things from Louisiana (particularly if it relates to LSU). It makes for a poor mix of accents and much difficulty in translation. He was doing well for so long, but now seems to have regressed.

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Old 10-15-13, 01:45 AM   #3
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Marc,

Thank you for putting together a great tutorial on how to use the Blog feature on NGTO. After seeing @fly having issues getting his great Blog idea launched today I was going to sit down and figure it out and put something together. After seeing your post, I don't think I could have done a better job.

Thank You !

I'm going to turn it into a Sticky.
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Old 10-15-13, 06:51 AM   #4
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Nice job Swampy. Looking forward to some more NGTO magazine covers
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Old 10-15-13, 12:06 PM   #5
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Sam beat me to it. Yes....sticky! Who would have thunk the Cajun is so computer savvy?
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He's a "Cajun Coon arse"
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