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6 How do I post a blog on my profile page?
To get to your profile page, click on the 'Talk about... Me' button on the menu (right hand side of each page). Once the page has loaded, you will see some information at the top of the page. Under the phrase 'My account', you'll see a silhouette on the left (this is your default profile photo until you load another) and then 'Last online', 'Number of posts', 'current level' and 'next level' descriptors. To the right, you'll see four different options: 'Edit Profile', 'Post a Blog', 'Post an Image' and 'Search Users'. Each of these is explained below.
The silhouette. This is the photo that appears next to everything you post on a forum, as an easy way of identifying you for other users. To change this from a silhouette to a photo of your choosing, see "8 I'm sick of seeing that silhouette - how do I change it?"
'Last online'. This refers to when you logged in last.
'Number of posts'. This displays how many posts you have entered into GoodOldTalk. This number corresponds directly with your Status level, see below.
'Status level'. An indicator of your progress here on GoodOldTalk. Everybody starts on
Mute / Silent reader only (no posts). The levels then progress:
Gurgler / Mumbler (you've posted once)
Murmurer / Whisperer (three posts)
Babbler / Prattler (five posts)
Talker / Chatterbox (ten posts)
Orator / Rhetorician (18 posts)
Teacher / Instructor (25 posts)
Lecturer / Pedagogue (50 posts)
Master / Guru (over 100 posts)
'Edit Profile'. This link takes you to the 'Account Information page, where you can change your password, upload a profile photo, and more.
'Post a Blog'. Clicking on this link takes you to a page called 'Create Blog'. Remember, 'Blog' stands for 'WebLog', and is basically an online diary. As in, a place for you to write the events which are happening in your life. So, like a post in a forum, you will need to write in a title, then the comment (called 'body'). When you have finished, click on 'Post', at the bottom, left hand side.
Congratulations! You have now posted a blog on your Profile Page!
The instructional video demonstrating this process is at: http://www.youtube.com/user/CeridwynBloxham?feature=mhum#p/u/5/ztaJB3eQod8
1. Click on 'Talk about... Me'
2. Click on 'Post a Blog'
3. Fill in the fields then click 'Post'
'Post an image'. See the next Guide for that one! and 'Search Users' takes you to a page listing all the users who have been online most recently. To get to their blog pages, just click on their name.