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
October 12, 2017
Reuters used to occasionally push back – albeit timidly – against what other corporate outlets reported about Venezuela. Now it appears... Read more →
October 9, 2017
In recent months, advances in the North Korean government’s nuclear weapons program have led to a sharp confrontation between the... Read more →
September 29, 2017
A weird Guardian editorial seems very much to worry that Central Bank independence “will not survive” It is 20 years since... Read more →
September 29, 2017
This BBC article by Katy Watson states Official figures put the number of Venezuelans who have left their homeland for... Read more →
September 25, 2017
At the UK Labour party conference, Emily Thornberry, who I continue to like and believe to be well-intentioned, said the... Read more →
September 23, 2017
Just kidding. Of course they didn’t. The question of legality does not even come up in these Reuters articles (here... Read more →
September 23, 2017
I never identified myself with leftwing politics until, sometime in the 1990’s, I read Noam Chomsky, and a short time after... Read more →
September 21, 2017
Has nationalism captured the hearts and minds of the world’s people? It certainly seems to have emerged as a powerful... Read more →
September 20, 2017
The North Korean government’s progress toward developing a long-range nuclear weapons capability, accompanied by bellicose pronouncements, has been alarming enough... Read more →
September 14, 2017
The mocking headline to this Reuters article reads Venezuela’s new plan to beat hunger: Breed rabbits Mockery of the Maduro... Read more →
September 14, 2017
Lilian Tintori is the wife of Leopoldo Lopez – a Venezuelan politician whom the western establishment has quite absurdly hailed... Read more →
September 13, 2017
In this op-ed from today in El Universal, a newspaper the international corporate media and NGOs like the Committee to... Read more →
September 10, 2017
Some whoppers were slipped into this transcript of an interview between Aljazeera’s Lucia Newman and the president of Venezuela’s Constituent... Read more →
September 6, 2017
Alleged Venezuelan political prisoner (more on that below), Yon Goicoechea, had an op-ed published in the New York Times that... Read more →
September 5, 2017
RE Venezuela bars opposition activist from traveling to Europe An AP article reported the following today about the wife of... Read more →
September 3, 2017
Nasir Khan, September 3, 2017 For many historians of the Indian subcontinent Mr Jinnah’s role both as a leader and... Read more →
September 1, 2017
Nasir Khan, The message of Jesus of Nazareth (c. 7-2 BC – c. 30-33 AD) was viewed as a challenge... Read more →
August 31, 2017
The OHCHR put out a press release a few weeks ago about violent protests in Venezuela in which the following words... Read more →
August 28, 2017
As I did near the end of May, I’ve taken detailed notes (see below) on an hour long newscast by... Read more →
August 27, 2017
Phoney “anti-Trump” hero Vicente Fox eagerly does Trump’s dirty work against Venezuela. In this video Fox says of President Maduro... Read more →
August 22, 2017
RE: President Maduro strips Venezuela’s parliament of power Legislative powers taken from opposition-led parliament, as country’s fugitive attorney general alleges... Read more →
August 11, 2017
Excerpts below from a Spectator editorial entitled “Jeremy Corbyn still cannot bear to condemn his fallen idols in Venezuela “... Read more →
August 9, 2017
According to a UN statement that was widely reported by the media today, it is “unclear” if opposition rioters in... Read more →
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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...