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Start a New Blog

Posted By Verletta S. Kern, Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Committees, Round Tables, Task Forces, and System User Groups may create blogs for their homepages using the new website.  To create a blog, you must be a committee or task force chair or round table or system user group coordinator.  Follow these simple steps:

  1. Begin by logging into the MLA website with your MLA username and password.  If you don't remember you password, click the "forgot password" link below the sign in box.  If you don't remember your username and password, please contact the MLA Business Office.
  2. Go to your committee, task force, round table, or system user group homepage.  You may find these by clicking on the Our Organization menu and then Organizational Structure.
  3. On your homepage, click the link for "Group Admin Options," "Blog Management," and "Start a New Blog" 
  4. Select a title for your blog and your blog settings:
    • Ability to Post:  This is where you’ll select if you would like posting limited to you as the 
      Group Administrator or if you would like anyone in your group to have the ability to post 
      to your blog.  Keep in mind that if you’re a Round Table or System User Group 
      coordinator, any MLA member could join your group and begin posting to your blog. 
    • Auto­ Approve Posts:  Selecting Yes means that posts to your blog will show up immediately.  Selecting No means that you as the group administrator will have the chance to review potential posts and approve them prior to them going live on the site. 
    • Ability to Comment:  Selecting Locked means that only you as the group administrator will be able to comment on blog posts.  Selecting Unlocked will allow anyone within your group to comment on a blog post.
    • Voting and Score Posts/Comments:  This field determine whether users of your blog will be able to rate posts/comments thumbs up or down.  This will translate into a star rating for your post
  5. Once you have selected your blog title and settings, click the submit button.
  6. Click on the title of your blog to add your first blog post. 
  7. Use the "Add New Post" link to add your first blog post. 
  8. Once you have added your first post, let your committee, round table, task force, or system user group members know about the blog.  They may add the RSS feed to their RSS reader or subscribe to blog to receive automatic updates via email each time a new post is added to the blog. 
Still have questions?  Ask the Web Committee!



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