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
July 22, 2018
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July 8, 2018
Recently, when 28-year-old Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, an obscure, upfront democratic socialist from the Bronx, easily defeated one of the most powerful... Read more →
June 23, 2018
If only it was somebody’s job to scrutinize claims made by officialdom and other partisan actors. We could call the... Read more →
June 20, 2018
You have to love this headline. The “missing opposition figure” isn’t missing! Ex-Ecuador leader sought in case of missing opposition... Read more →
June 8, 2018
Kath Viner became the Guardian’s editor–in-chief in 2015. She reminds me of OAS chief Luis Almagro and Ecuador’s President Lenin... Read more →
May 24, 2018
Images and statistics regarding Venezuela’s economic crisis are relentlessly aimed a demonizing President Maduro’s government and absolving Trump for what... Read more →
April 24, 2018
One of the most important achievements of former Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa’s ten years in office was the vast improvements... Read more →
April 19, 2018
It’s not every day that an insider tells us how preparations for nuclear war have been proceeding. So, when one... Read more →
April 13, 2018
Anyone who has been following the career of Jeremy Corbyn, leader of the British Labour party since 2015, knows that... Read more →
April 2, 2018
Go to source Is it war yet? Yes, in too many respects. It’s a relentless economic, diplomatic, and ideological war,... Read more →
March 29, 2018
I sent this note to the Guardian’s readers editor today about a Nick Cohen article that was both libelous and... Read more →
March 25, 2018
The late Philip Agee, a former CIA officer who blew the whistle on its dirty dealings, was the Edward Snowden... Read more →
March 12, 2018
Early this February, the Republican-controlled Congress passed and President Donald Trump signed new federal budget legislation that increased U.S. military... Read more →
March 2, 2018
An extremely long article in the New York Times today has the headline “Can Venezuela Be Saved?” The subhead reads... Read more →
February 27, 2018
An article by Julia Symmes Cobb and Anggy Polanco ran with the headline ‘Migrate or die’: Venezuelans flood into Colombia... Read more →
February 24, 2018
This piece, a work in progress, was collectively conceived, but written up by the five of us. We believe the... Read more →
February 24, 2018
ME: What is Amnesty’s position on the economic sanctions the Trump Administration has implemented against Venezuela? AMNESTY: Amnesty International monitors... Read more →
February 19, 2018
When Donald Trump was running for the presidency, he promised that, if he was elected, “American worker[s] will finally have... Read more →
February 6, 2018
FAIR posted a piece of mine the other day (very proud of that as a long time fan) providing extremely... 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...