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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February 20, 2019
Coming from Serbia, but living in Germany for more than 10 years, it is easy to lose perspective. Every time... Read more →
February 19, 2019
The Trump administration’s campaign to topple the government of Venezuela raises the issue of whether the U.S. government is willing... Read more →
February 8, 2019
Last year, I asked Amnesty International for its position on US economic sanctions against Venezuela. I also asked Amnesty’s position... Read more →
February 7, 2019
At the beginning of February 2019, the two leading nuclear powers took an official step toward resumption of the nuclear... Read more →
January 24, 2019
Use of the term ‘Populism’ is a deliberately vague misdiagnosis of our world’s problems. It lumps all change that might... Read more →
January 24, 2019
Ever since the U.S. atomic bombings of Japanese cities in August 1945, a specter has haunted the world―the specter of... Read more →
January 17, 2019
By Tapani Lausti David Edwards & David Cromwell, Propaganda Blitz: How the Corporate Media Distort Reality. Foreword by John Pilger.... Read more →
January 16, 2019
This Reuters article says “The Maduro regime is illegitimate and the United States will work diligently to restore a real... Read more →
January 12, 2019
Something about the connection among “seats” and “votes” at the Spanish Congress. Scroll to “results” and look at the distribution... Read more →
January 5, 2019
The Social Institutions and Gender index (SIGI) was first launched in 2009, and then updated in 2012 and 2014. The... Read more →
January 2, 2019
I’ve been having a look at the results of these elections as they appear in the Galician Wikipedia, in the... Read more →
December 30, 2018
This is the main part of a mail I sent days ago to The WHO (The World Health Organization, https://www.who.int/home ),... Read more →
December 29, 2018
Maybe those delirious crowds chanting “USA, USA” have got something. When it comes to military power, the United States reigns... Read more →
December 27, 2018
According to the English Wikipedia page about the Galician Parliament https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parliament_of_Galicia, the Parliament of Galicia has amongst its functions... Read more →
December 25, 2018
In April 2001 I was mandatorily retired by the Department of Education of the Galician Administration, (then leaded by... Read more →
Santamaria: About the Environmental Impact Assessment made by the Galician Government (Xunta de Galicia) for the Alcoa Inespal S.A. Plants in Galicia (Environmental Regulations in an autonomous community of the Spanish Kingdom)
December 21, 2018
(Some previous warning: A careful reading should reveal the state of Environmental Law in Galicia, in contrast, for instance, with... Read more →
December 8, 2018
In late November 2018, Noam Chomsky, the world-renowned public intellectual, remarked that “humanity faces two imminent existential threats: environmental catastrophe... Read more →
December 2, 2018
Below is a list of the most blatant pieces of deception concerning George H.W. Bush’s foreign policy record, reported in... Read more →
November 30, 2018
If Bill Gates walks into a room full of factory workers then the average income of everybody in the room skyrockets.... Read more →
November 22, 2018
“CONAIE and CREO direct the new National Electoral Council“ announces a headline yesterday in the rightwing Ecuadorian newspaper El Universo.... Read more →
November 18, 2018
In July 2017, by a vote of 122 to 1, with one abstention, nations from around the world attending a... Read more →
November 14, 2018
Dear Esther: I reply below to your review of my complaint about Evan Dyer’s “analysis” piece about Venezuela. Your review... Read more →
November 12, 2018
And here is my second attempt at bridging the three areas: poems, justice and data visualization. This time, it’s the... Read more →
November 4, 2018
A Question of Style The current events in Istanbul say nothing at all about the medieval regime in Saudi Arabia... Read more →
November 4, 2018
Below is a slightly edited (and rushed) transcript of a talk I was asked to give. It was part of... Read more →
October 24, 2018
The IMF says unemployment in Venezuela is at about 30% It claims it was 27% in 2017and that it will... 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...