Blog and E-mail: A Review of Functions

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Some of you have seen a version of this post before, but since I wrote it, we have added cover 150 new members to the LYS Nation. Therefore, I thought a refresher might be in order. The following is my attempt to explain the features that are embedded in the blog site and the e-mail updates. Note: This section relates to the blog site (not the e-mail updates).

  • On the left side of the page, E-Mail Updates: If you enter your e-mail address in the subscribe box, you will get a daily e-mail update of all the postings within the last 24 hours, after you respond to the confirmation e-mail (a spam preventative).
  • On the left side of the page, under the E-Mail Updates area: UpTweet – If you like a post, click UpTweet and it takes you to your twitter account so you can post a link on your timeline.
  • On the left side of the page, under the UpTweet area: Lead Your School Resources and Tools – Links to the Lead Your School campus support site; the PowerWalks site; the Amazon.com page for “The Fundamental Five: The Formula for Quality Instruction”; and the Amazon.com page for “Jump Start Your School”.
  • On the left side of the page, under the Lead Your School Resources and Tools area: Twitter Updates – A running list of the last ten posts to the LYS Nation Twitter account.
  • On the left side of the page, under the Twitter Updates area: Current School News – Click on any of the four key words and the most current news stories that relate to that key word will be displayed.
  • On the left side of the page, under the Current School News area: Popular Posts – Shows the three most viewed blog posts from the last thirty days.
  • On the left side of the page, under the Popular Post area: RSS Subscriptions
  • On the left side of the page, under RSS Feeds: RSS Followers
  • At the bottom of the blog page, under the last post of the week: Blog Archives – Click on a week, and all the posts from that week will be displayed.

Note: This section relates to the actual posts (on the blog site).

  • If you click on a post title, it will pull up a comment box at the end of the post. Just type in your comment and click the “post comment” button.
  • At the bottom of each post, click “comment” and you can leave a comment or read comments others have left. However, the majority of the comments, I post under the heading, “A Reader Writes.”
  • At the bottom of each post, click the envelope if you want to e-mail that post to another person.
  • At the bottom of each post, if you click a “Label” word, it will pull up all the other posts that have the same label words.
  • At the bottom of the post, there are reaction boxes. You get to rate the post.

Note: This section relates to the E-mail updates.

  • If you click on “Lead Your School”, it will take you to the blog site.
  • If you click on a post title, it will take you to the post and there will be a comment box at the bottom of the screen. Just type in your comment and click the “post comment” button.

Note: This section relates to Reader Comments.This is how all comments are handled:

  • Your comments, opinions and question are welcomed and encouraged. Keep them coming.
  • All comments opinions and questions are reviewed by me.
  • Comments, opinions and questions, where it is asked that the information not be shared, receive a private response from me.
  • One liners and comments that do not require a response are just posted as a comment. Do note that the LYS Nation does not send in many one-liners.
  • Comments, opinions and questions of merit are posted as, “A Reader Writes…” They are posted in a first come, first serve fashion. So sometimes it takes a while to get to yours.
  • I don’t know if it is proper blog etiquette or not, but I spell and grammar check comments before I post them.
  • Comments are handled with a modified FERPA procedure. I will and do mask the identities of some writers, their schools and their districts. I do this to protect the writer and who or what they are writing about.

Post format.

  • Text in italics is the comment of the reader.
  • Your turn… This is your invitation to weigh in and join the conversation.

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