How to create and manage blogs

While blogs facilitate peer-to-peer engagement, it is also encouraged for admins to write posts & interact with members.

If accessing blogs via the link in the navigation bar you see the blogs as a user would.

Blog Participant View

From here you can:

  • Read and respond to blogs from users
  • Start a new blog ('Create a new blog post')
  • You can view and filter other user’s blogs using the tabs under ‘Other users’ blogs’ – this allows you to view blogs by: 
  • Post date (newest or oldest first)
  • By comment date
  • By categories
  • By likes
  • By users you are following
  • By users with blogs
  • You can also search the blogs by typing into the search box then clicking submit – you can search for a keyword or for a user’s screen name

    Blog posts

    Within an individual blog you have some moderation controls shown at the top of the blog. You can: download a blog(Download Icon), mark a blog as read (Tick Icon), make a blog private (Lock Icon) or delete a blog(Delete Icon). 

    Should you need to re-categorise a blog, you can do so from this page (Settings Cogs). 

    You can reply to a blog post (using the main comment box), contact the user (Black Email Icon) or add a private reply to a blog (Speech Icon). Users can also report posts (Warning Icon) that they find abusive - this will send an email to the system administrator. 

    Blog Moderation

    Blog comments

    For each comment added to a blog you can, reply publicly to the comment (Reply Icon), reply privately to the comment (Speech Icon), contact the user (Email Icon) or delete the comment (Delete Icon). Users can publicly reply to comments but they aren't able to privately reply. 

    Blog Comments