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Forum topic by Jim55 posted 10-12-2012 02:29 AM 786 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-12-2012 02:29 AM

I am not overly computer literate, I have never made a “blog” before, barely know what one is. Well, since one came with registration I thought I’d give it a whirl to record the process of building up my shop largely from the floor up. So I made my first entry.

I’ve made some progress and thought to add to it. It seems to me such should be made as a “new entry.” The only thing is, I cannot find anything remotely resembling a “new entry” key, link, whatever. All I can find is an “edit” to access it and it doesn’t strike me as the way this should be done, or is it?

Some advice and “how to” would be most appreciated.

PS. Oh. While I’m at it, what’s this about “tags.” Is there a real need to enter such? What real purpose does it serve?

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#1 posted 10-12-2012 02:42 AM

Assuming you are signed in to Lumberjocks, you should see something near the upper right side of your screen that says “My Lumberjocks.” If you click that, you should see a drop down list with several choices. Near the bottom is one that says “New Blog Entry.”

The tags are just a way to make things more searchable, or to allow someone to see all items tagged a certain way. So if I wanted to see all the blogs about jigs, I could search for the “jig” tag. Not really necessary, but with all the content now on LJ’s it can make finding a specific type of entry easier.

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#2 posted 10-12-2012 02:46 AM

the edit is for changing something later
(be it misspelled words or layout)
when you do blogs (not the forums)
a header will come up
that lets you do a sequential blog (ad-infinitum by numbers)

tags are so that someone looking for a special something
(table box cutting board etc.)
can do a search (in the little window top right
and in projects too)
and eliminate scrolling forever to find some thing
all the things with the ‘tag’ words come up
in their search

i’m not to swift on allot of this either
but by trial and error
have found some of this out

there are sure to be better qualified here to give more detail

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#3 posted 10-12-2012 02:49 AM


If you want to add to a blog that you’ve already started, click on the button to the top right of your screen that says “my LumberJocks”. Then click on “new blog entry”. You’ll then see a drop down list that lists the blogs you’ve already started. In your case, you’ll only have one choice. You’ll have a series name – in your case something like “Building My Shop”. Each new entry gets a new subtitle – like a new chapter in the book you’ve just started.

So you’ll have “Building My Shop” Part 1 – the Plan then something like Building My shop Part 2 – Change of Plans.

I hope this makes sense.

If you start a new blog altogether (think new book) you can add to that as well. Sooooooo you could have one blog called “Building my new Shop” with many entries and at the same time start another blog called “Projects I’ve never completed”.

Ask away.


Oh, and as far as tags, they wouldn’t be necessary technically, but they help the website file your posts away in all the right drawers. Pardon the corny analogies.

-- No, I don't want to buy the pink hammer.

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#4 posted 10-12-2012 02:56 AM

aHA! “New Blog Entry” in the drop down list. GOT it!

I never thought to look for it there (and obviously never bothered to read the whole list (blush). I just expected a new entry link to be on the blog page.

Thanks again.

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