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
May 23, 2016
Today’s NYT editorial “The Left on the Run in Latin America” underscores that there never really was a “good left”... Read more →
May 23, 2016
Kurdistan is currently divided between four countries: Iraq, Iran, Syria and Turkey. In each of the parts of Kurdistan, Kurdish... Read more →
May 17, 2016
Green Time TV Tough Environmental Decisions by Don Fitz The survival of humans requires confronting very difficult environmental dilemmas. We... Read more →
May 16, 2016
Barring some unforeseen catastrophes, the well-greased campaign of Hillary Clinton is closing in on the Democratic nomination, while the “insurgent”... Read more →
May 6, 2016
Ever since the foundation of the American Republic, there has been both praise for and suspicion of the role the... Read more →
May 6, 2016
I have posted a visualization of Eqbal Ahmad‘s paper from 1980, “Postcolonial Systems of Power“, as part of my “History... Read more →
April 25, 2016
First published: Mon, 18/04/2016 – 16:05 Lead photo caption: A commune meeting in Amude in Rojava’s Cizîrê canton, November 2015... Read more →
April 19, 2016
What About Classism? is a new UK based pressure group geared towards making rigged economics a human rights issue. Perhaps... Read more →
April 15, 2016
Green Time TV Young Environmental Activists and Ideas by Don Fitz Protection of the environment requires experienced activists forging young... Read more →
April 13, 2016
I had this review posted years ago on Amazon but I no longer post content there since Amazon pulled Wikileaks... Read more →
April 10, 2016
But don’t expect outrage from big “press freedom” advocates By Joe Emersberger (originally for Telesur ) Even before Mauricio Macri’s... Read more →
March 30, 2016
Nasir Khan, March 30, 2016 A suicide bomber belonging to extremist group, Jamaat-ul-Ahrar, associated with the Pakistani Taliban, attacked a... Read more →
March 26, 2016
Re-post from 3-18-2011. [historical info taken from American Experience presentation and poetry from Jonathan Fink] On April 5, 2011, 400,000... Read more →
March 23, 2016
Nasir Khan On 22 March 2016, some suicide bombers carried out their indiscriminate attacks on the innocent people in Brussels.... Read more →
March 22, 2016
The Democratic presidential primaries have been upended by Bernie Sanders’s populist revolution on the “left” tapping into the deep discontent... Read more →
March 14, 2016
According to the Green Party’s 2016 Presidential candidate, Dr. Jill Stein, the Democratic Party cannot be trusted to defend the... Read more →
March 11, 2016
by Dr. Nasir Khan People around the world have become increasingly aware of the blasphemy laws in Pakistan. In fact,... Read more →
February 23, 2016
(This blog is Part 1 of a 2-part article.) Monbiot’s Pro-Corporate Outrage (Authors note: This is a work in progress... Read more →
February 17, 2016
Caught in an undertow of ever-escalating amorality, we, the American people, drift ever farther from the shores of a representative... 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...