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  1. 1. How to post on the CRRN blogwith BloggerMay 2011Prepared by the Management teamAlessandro Alasia (Network coordinator), Geri Biggs, JeffDixon, Jean-François Frenette, David Hardie, LeanneElliott, Patricia Macklin, Erin McGuigan, Molly Moshofsky,Karin Trounce, and Deatra Walsh.The Canadian Rural Research Network (CRRN) supports information sharingand knowledge dissemination among rural research stakeholders by means ofinnovative networking
  2. 2. How to post on the CRRN blogEach partner organization of the Canadian Rural Research Network (CRRN) canpost content on the CRRN blog, concerning its research outputs, activities orother research material.This document will guide you through how to post on Blogger. Note that Bloggeroffers also an extensive Help menu.Below are the steps to follow to post directly on the Blog (you could post bysending an email, but this is not recommended, as it might require someknowledge of HTML to post using the CRRN format).Important note: Blogger allows you to save your post as a draft (button “Savenow”). If you experience any technical problem in posting you can save a draftand notify crrn@bell.netStep 1. Log in your Blogger account 1. Go to 2. Enter your username and password (must have a Gmail account for this. You can create one for the purpose if you do not have one. Gmail accounts are free). 3. You will be prompted to the following page:Step 2. Create a new post 1
  3. 3. 4. to create a new post click on the “New Post” button - you can also see the list of posts, click on “Edit Posts”5. by clicking on New post you will be prompted to the following screen.6. IMPORTANT: Click on the tab “Edit Html” on the upper-right hand side of the text window.7. The following html code will appear: 2
  4. 4. Now there are seven steps to follow for posting 1. Add the title in the Title bar. Do not forget to add the post category before the specific title (for instance, Studies/Études:…). A simple way to do this is to cut and paste the post category name form the blog text. Try to use one single post category in the title (one that is most relevant for your post). 2. Add the source. In the text window, add the name of the source of the information after the html code “<span style="font-weight: 3
  5. 5. bold;">Source</span>”. For instance, this can be the name of your organization (please add both English and French name, if available).If you have a bilingual post, please add the following HTML code BEFOREthe source line. Cut and paste the following:<span style="color: rgb(153, 51, 0);">Le texte en français suit l’anglais.</span>OR<span style="color: rgb(153, 51, 0);">The text in English follows the French.</span>Note: do not leave any space between lines.3. Add the text that will appear on the main page of the CRRN blog BEFORE the html code “<span class “fullpost”>”. Note: no more than three lines. a. Note: do not leave any space between lines. 4
  6. 6. 4. Add as much text as you like AFTER the html code “<span class “fullpost”>” and before “</span>”. a. Note: do not leave any space a the top of the text. You can have spacing between the lines of the this part of the text.5. Add links to the original material referred to in the post. You can add as many links as you like. For consistency purposes we would suggest that that you add a. a link(s) to the document(s) at the end of the text (example “Download full report”) b. a link to the web site of the source (for instance your organization) (example: ) - To add links, do the following: - Select the text that you want to hyperlink. - Click on the icon “insert link” on the top of the text box.The following box will appear: 5
  7. 7. - Enter the complete URL in this box. - Click “Ok” - You will see the HTML code for the hyperlink appearing around the text that you have selected. To add email links cut and paste the following HTML code and fill in the appropriate information (part in bold). You can insert this code anywhere in the text. <a href="">any text here: e.g. email to us</a>6. Finally, add the labels to your post. To do so: a. click on “Show all/Hide all”, next to the “Labels for this post” box. b. The full list of labels will appear. Click on any of the labels that apply to your post (you will see the label appearing in the box “labels for this post”) c. You can add a maximum of five labels.7. THE POST IS COMPLETE! Click on the “Publish Post” button to publish the post. a. Before posting you can preview the post by clicking on “Preview”, on top right hand side corner of the text box. Then “hide preview” to return to the edits. b. One you click on “Publish Post” the following page will appear 6
  8. 8. c. You should view and check the post by clicking on “view post” d. You can make any changes and corrections to the post by clicking on “edit post” e. IMPORTANT: any post can be edited, corrected and modified once published.Important note: Blogger allows you to save any post as a draft. To do so clickon “Save now” instead of “Publish post”. If you experience any technical problemin posting you can save as a draft and notify 7
  9. 9. The Canadian Rural Research Network (CRRN) supports information sharing and knowledge dissemination among rural research stakeholders by means of innovative networking approaches. The CRRN embraces the principles of participatory, bottom-up networking and the opportunities offered by online networking applications. The CRRN resources are freely available to all users. The resources to operate thePartners network are provided by the voluntary work of a management team and the partner organizations or limited in-kind contributions for specific activities. CRRNAlberta Centre for Sustainable Rural Communities,University of Alberta Augustana Campus; Alberta does not provide nor seek funding for research.Rural Development Network; Atlantic RURAL Centre;BC Regional Innovation Chair in Tourism andSustainable Rural Development, Vancouver IslandUniversity; Canadian Alliance for CommunityService-Learning; Canadian Community Economic Stay connectedDevelopment Network | Réseau canadien dedéveloppement économique communautaire;Canadian Model Forest Network | Réseau Canadiende Forêts Modèles; Canadian Rural Health ResearchSociety - CRHRS; Canadian Rural Revitalization Receive daily posts via any CRRN media on calls for papers, an-Foundation - CRRF; Centre for Innovative and nouncements, events, data, e-books, studies, reports, policies, funding opportu-Entrepreneurial Leadership - CIEL; Centre for Ruraland Northern Health Research, Laurentian nities, positions, presentations, webinars, videos, training, news and much more.University; Chaire Desjardins en développement despetites collectivités, Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue; Coastal Communities Network,Nova Scotia; Community Development Institute, Receive bi-monthly updates by email, which summarize theUniversity of Northern British Columbia; Departmentof Rural Economy, University of Alberta; information posted on the CRRN web page over the previous two months. Sub-Développement régional, social et territorial,Université du Québec à Rimouski; Faculty of scribe at: subscribe.crrn@gmail.comForestry and Environmental Management, University Share your content related to research issues (publications, events,of New Brunswick; Forests and Communities inTransition, University of British Columbia; Groupe derecherche sur la migration ville/campagne et lesnéo-ruraux (INRS); Harris Centre, Memorial data, funding, positions, webinars, etc). Email to: crrn@bell.netUniversity; Region Innovation Chair, Selkirk College;Rural Communities Foundation, Nova Scotia; RuralDevelopment Institute, Brandon University; RuralDevelopment Network (RDN) | Réseau pour le Participate in the discussions and get feedback from the com-développement rural (RDR), Government of Canada| Gouvernement du Canada; Rural Ontario Institute munity of users on topics that are relevant to you, via CRRN social media.- ROI; Rural Planning and Development, University of Share Opinions and Lessons learned,Guelph; Rural Research Centre, Nova ScotiaAgricultural College; Rural Secretariat | Secrétariat two new initiatives ofrural, Government of Canada | Gouvernement duCanada; Rural Women Making Change, University of the CRRN meant to stimulate debate and knowledge mobilization.Guelph; The Monieson Centre, Queens University;The Rural and Small Town Programme, MountAllison University;Outaouais. Université du Québec en Keep up-to-date with the calendar of events, NewsScan, videos on RuralTube, and more.Contact Join the network and be part of one the most innovativeEmail: information sharing and knowledge dissemination platforms.See full contact list on theCRRN web page www.rural-research-network.blogspot.comLast Modified: April 29, 2011