About Z Blogs
Blogs are a familiar feature on the internet - where users post content in an accumulating manner, with comments beneath and search options, etc. Blogs facilitate expression and exploration, and via attached comments, also debate and synthesis.
Creating Blog Posts
You can click here to create a new post.
Or, here is the whole procedure...
- Log into ZNet. Use your email and password. The system can send you a new password if you need one. If you haven't logged in at all, as yet, to start you need to request a new password.
- After loging in, on the left side of the admin bar at the very top of the page, you will see a plus symbol with the word New next to it, that looks like "+ New". Role your mouse over the symbol and click "ZBlog". This will take you to the admin page to upload a new blog. This is the most convenient access, as you can do it from anywhere on the site, anytime. You can also click this link: add a blog post.
- Add a blog title, fill the body content area (you can edit the source code/html by clicking the Text option on the Visual/Text tab in the editor). You can choose from among many formatting options, and embedding media.
- Once done editing your blog, in the top right "Publish" box, you can choose to save your blog as a draft or you can publish it immediately.
- After saving your blog as either Published or Draft, you can choose to view your post by selecting the "View post" link above the title or "Preview Changes" in the "Publish" box.
- You can edit your published blog either from your admin dashboard by clicking "ZBlogs" in the left side menu, or by viewing your blog and clicking the "Edit ZBlog" from the top admin bar.
Navigating and Using Blogs
Each Z author can post. Z Sustainers can also post. All Blogs appear in the blog system, and sometimes also in content boxes the top page of ZNet and can be found via searches, etc.
Comments on blogs follow the blogs, attached at the bottom, and blog comments, like all others, are also visible in many places that show comments. In addition, the entire blog system gathers content from everyone - but one can look at the accumulating content in many ways.
For example one can look at one writer's efforts - so one is seeing what is effectively a blog system for that one writer, or Sustainer.
One can also look at the content by topic, seeing blogs that are tagged as being about a certain topic - or place. When doing that, it is a blog system about a topic, or a place, with many contributors.
One can look at only writer blogs, or only sustainer blogs, as well.
Searches allow even more variables and refinements.
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All Z Blogs
August 2, 2015
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July 28, 2015
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July 23, 2015
Last Friday during an MSNBC interview retired General Wesley Clark called for “disloyal” Americans to be put into internment camps... Read more →
July 18, 2015
Should farm subsidies be capped in the 2012 farm bill at $250,000, at $25,000, or at $0? For many reform-minded... Read more →
July 17, 2015
The recent announcement of a nuclear deal between the governments of Iran and other major nations, including the United States,... Read more →
July 14, 2015
As the world’s citizens have seen in the Greek’s referenda, the voice of the people, even against the bitter wind... Read more →
July 12, 2015
Green Time TV: Environment for the Next Generation by Don Fitz August Green Time episodes explore the... Read more →
July 6, 2015
Are Americans disturbed about growing economic inequality in the United States? Numerous opinion surveys in recent years indicate that substantial... Read more →
July 5, 2015
Tsipras is on the floor with EU representatives discussing an agreement, possibly to be signed within a few days. He... Read more →
July 4, 2015
OXI !! I think Austerity is a good thing for the rich profits of corporations to pay because they have... Read more →
July 3, 2015
This WAPO article by Michael Birnbaum and Anthony Faiola said “But Argentina differs from Greece in deep ways. Argentina is one... Read more →
June 29, 2015
EU Commission chief, Jean-Claude Junker, held a press conference today in which he claimed that Greece’s vicious EU overlords never... Read more →
June 28, 2015
The following line stands out, in a bad way, in Alexandra Ulmer’s report on the ruling party’s internal elections. “The... Read more →
June 28, 2015
Argentina defaulted on its foreign debt in December 2001. Its example (along with Iceland’s and Ecuador’s) offer important lessons for... Read more →
June 27, 2015
Nasir Khan, June 27, 2015 Those who commit such crimes have no concern for humans and humanity. They think what... Read more →
June 25, 2015
Nasir Khan, June 25, 2015 In a comment on a short article of mine, Comrade Bill Benfield raises an important... Read more →
June 24, 2015
The shootings in Charleston have captured a nation’s attention. There have been some pretty laudable discussions emerging from this tragedy.... Read more →
June 24, 2015
Nearly four months ago I said, at the end of this blog post, that Venezuela’s parliamentary elections would be held... Read more →
June 23, 2015
At the very end of this blog post, from almost four months ago, I said that Venezuela’s legislative elections “will... Read more →
June 20, 2015
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June 13, 2015
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Become a Sustainer
Z Communications operates largely - indeed mostly - in fact, overwhelmingly - based on periodic donations from Z Sustainers. Everything you see in the site is here because Sustainers pay they bills. It really is that simple.
So we need users to become Sustainers. And what does this have to do with Blogs?
Well, it is a perk of helping us by being a Sustainer that you can comment on materials throughout the site, and that you can post blogs.
Another way to help, if you are a Sustainer, is by raising your periodic donation. Or, if you don't want to become a regular donor, you can donate one time. Though that approach doesn't get the blogging permission. Here are links for all three ways of helping...