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
November 25, 2015
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November 21, 2015
In the early twentieth century, roughly a century before Bernie Sanders’s long-shot run for the White House, another prominent democratic... Read more →
November 14, 2015
Nobody in the world, aside from Venezuelan government officials, thinks that U.S. prosecutors are engaged in politically motivated targeting of... Read more →
November 12, 2015
RE Venezuela leader condemns ‘imperialist’ attacks after drug arrests Dear Reuters: I am so relieved you guys included a few... Read more →
November 11, 2015
HRW just put out a report entitled “Ecuador: Crackdown on Protesters” about violent protests that took place in August. HRW... Read more →
November 6, 2015
“As a 44-year-old man, making $8.25, living paycheck to paycheck and barely being able to survive just isn’t right. I... Read more →
November 2, 2015
The shock and disbelief with which many political pundits have responded to Bernie Sanders’ description of himself as a “democratic... Read more →
October 31, 2015
The Human Development Index (HDI) developed in 1990 by Mahbub-ul-Haq added two dimensions, life expectancy and education, to income to... Read more →
October 26, 2015
It was an unseasonably warm late October afternoon in the Austin neighborhood of West Side Chicago. A steady stream of... Read more →
October 24, 2015
The exchange I had with Chris Elliott (below) illustrates how the liberal end of the establishment media reinforces what comes... Read more →
October 22, 2015
Here’s some stuff about the ballot. Most of it comes from my own and Jim’s knowledge of these people. Fortunately... Read more →
October 12, 2015
In the corporate media the fiscal deficit (or budget deficit) is talked of like a cancer that must annihilated at... Read more →
October 10, 2015
Green Time TV: Health People, Healthy Environment by Don Fitz Tar sands, hyper-expensive medical insurance, wasting energy... Read more →
October 6, 2015
(This is an excerpt from: Brad Wilson, “Smashing the Illusion ‘Farmer Clout:’ A White Paper, ZSpace, Jan 08, 2013. The link... Read more →
October 5, 2015
Anti Upside Down Austerity? Stoics can endure austerity & hardship for a cause worth fighting. Austerity can be a heroic... Read more →
October 5, 2015
Connecting the $15 an Hour Movement to the Movement for Racial Justice and other Social Movements! by Peter Bohmer At... Read more →
September 30, 2015
Green Time TV Overcoming Environmental Obstacles by Don Fitz Many environmental problems seem impossible to cope with.... Read more →
September 29, 2015
This article by Alexandra Ulmer of Reuters says Venezuela will allow 1500 recently deported Colombians to return and legalize their... Read more →
September 25, 2015
“And this hunger strike has taught people that we don’t have to fight by other peoples’ rules. And we can... Read more →
September 23, 2015
Authors Note: This is an open letter of feedback to Julie Guthman, who is an academic who writes on food... Read more →
September 22, 2015
When all is said and done, what the recently-approved Iran nuclear agreement is all about is ensuring that Iran honors... Read more →
September 22, 2015
Subtitle: The Views of La Via Campesina and U.S. Family Farmers Dominant Interpretations of Food Sovereignty I find that, in... Read more →
September 18, 2015
A piece that Raul Zibechi wrote about Ecuador early this year has been circulating on Twitter recently as leftists around the world... Read more →
September 18, 2015
What follows are my answers to a written interview with me from Kourosh Ziabari, a writer and reporter for the... Read more →
September 1, 2015
Daniel Wilkinson – managing director of the Americas Division of Human Rights Watch (HRW) – wrote a piece entitled “Environmentalists... Read more →
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...