WHAT IS A BLOG?
Quite simply, a blog is a type of website that allows like-minded people to share news and discuss various topics. This is done in the form of an online journal or diary arranged in chronological order with the most recent “post” at the top of the main page and older posts further down or categorized under various subjects. A Blog is updated regularly and allows readers to leave comments on Posts.
WHY A BLOG?
Blogs are written on virtually any subject from travel, food, photography to personal diaries, you name it, it’s out there. Usually (but not always), Blogs are written on one topic. Whole communities can spring up around a particular subject.
Stonehurst Mountain Estate has a whole host of community topics that we, as residents are interested in. Our Blog will reflect these topics and in doing so, put people in contact with each other where they can be kept informed, share ideas, learn, make friends and have fun.
The Stonehurst Post is a newsy, light-hearted internal communication vehicle to inform, engage and energise the Stonehurst Community. Residents can leave comments, and even share the posts on their facebook profiles.
THE NUTS AND BOLTS
In order to get the most out of this Blog, here are a couple of features which will assist you in getting to know your way around the website.
■ There is a Main Header at the top of the page with various self-explanatory buttons
■ Below this is the content or Posts in chronological order.
■ On the right are various “blocks” ie there is one where you will see what is happening on our Facebook page, another where new readers can Subscribe to receive the Blog and a very important block listing our Categories.
■ No matter which page you click onto, the main header and left side blocks will remain the same so that they are always easily accessible.
■ The most recent Post will appear first on the Home page.
■ Just under the title of the Post, you will see the date as well as the author of the Post.
■ Next to this, it says “Comment”. If you click on the “comment” link, it will take you to a page where only that particular post is found. As you scroll down the post on that page you will see a little form where you can leave a comment, feedback, critique, question, what you thought about the post etc. We really value these comments so please do take the time to give us feedback.
■ At the bottom of each Post, you will see a LIKE button, if you have a Facebook profile, click on this to show that you have enjoyed the post.
■ You will also find a Share button here – clicking here will allow you to share this post on your own Facebook profile, a great easy way to share what is happening on the Estate.
■ If reading the Post on the Home page, another Comment link is also found at the bottom of that post …… just in case you missed the top one and as another reminder that we really do want to hear from you!
■ Categories – looking at the front page of this Blog, you might think that there is not much to it (taking into account that it is new…and actually there is not that much to it YET). However, there is usually a lot more going on than what initially meets the eye.
■ As more and more posts are written, the older posts begin the journey down the page until they disappear from it. Where do they go???
■ Look to the right under Categories. Each category is like a filing cabinet. So, if you click onto “Fun at the Lifestyle Centre” you will see older posts on that topic with the most recent at the top and the oldest at the bottom.
■ We have uploaded some info into a few of the Categories to get things going. So take a chance, click and see what you can find!
■ At the very bottom of the page you will the word “Disclaimer” – kindly click on this to read the Disclaimer.
So there you have it, our very own Blog! We hope you find it informative and that it helps you to stay in touch with everything that is happening on the Estate.
Get those fingers ticking, we want to hear from you! What do you think? Do you like it? Will this be helpful? Click on comments, let’s communicate!
PS Please do go and LIKE our Facebook page and feel free to share any content on your personal profiles