How do I make sure I don't miss anything?
There are a variety of ways to stay on top of things and/or to catch up:
Use the Home Page
On the home page you will find the most recent projects, blog entries, videos, and forum discussions. Simply click on an image/text and you will be taken directly to the corresponding page. You will also see the work of an individual LumberJock highlighted. This is really exciting as it reminds us of the amazing work our members do. For even more excitement click on the "Roll the dice" button and other LumberJocks and their work will magically appear!
All important website announcements and news are published on the official LumberJocks Blog.
The Pulse is a favorite way to stay up to date on things. Click on the "PULSE" button at the top of the page and you will see a list of postings with the most recently active ones at the top. You can personalize your Pulse View to meet your needs and have a customized view of recent LJ entries, which will be updated every time you click on an entry or change your view options. You can also hit "refresh" to check for even more recent entries. It just never ends! Pretty exciting.
Oh - and a mini view of the Pulse is located at the bottom of every page so you can keep on PULSING after you post comments or finish reading the great information that you find. SO easy!
Ah yes, the fun of clicking on the Shuffle button - again, and again, and again! The Shuffle button is located in the top toolbar.
A quick click and you will be presented with random projects, blog entries, and forum discussions! It's a great way to find posts from the past that you have never seen as well as remind of the great things you've seen already but still enjoy.
To check on discussions about projects, blogs (etc) that you have already commented on, go to MY LUMBERJOCKS -> MY HOME and on the right-hand-side you will see a list of your recent activity.
As you get to know the LumberJocks and their work you may find that you are particularly interested in the postings and creations of specific LumberJocks. To avoid missing any of their work you can identify them as a "Buddy" and you will receive an email whenever they post a project, blog entry or start a forum discussion.
To make a new "Buddy" go to their profile page and click on "Make your Woodworking Buddy".
Note: you may want to make Cricket your buddy to make sure you don't miss any of the special events and updates at LumberJocks.com
Besides notifications of postings by "Buddies" (see above) you can also receive a variety of other emails. You can customize your email notification settings by clicking on MY LUMBERJOCKS -> MY HOME -> EDIT EMAIL NOTIFICATIONS link.
LumberJocks Downloadable Toolbar
Yet another time-saver, LumberJocks.com has its own browser toolbar for quick references and easy updates. Check it out for more information.
The LumberJocks eMag
On a monthly basis you will receive, via email, a copy of the latest LJ eMag. In it you will find lots of projects and discussions highlighted from the previous month - plus a whole lot more. Here are the eMag archives.
You can also use our RSS Feeds to keep up to date - check out the following page for more information.