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A blog is like an online diary (or web log) which you can
update whenever you want. You can use it to record your fundraising efforts,
treatment, or just how you're feeling.
If you'd like to start a blog on the site, you can create
one from the blogs home page. This will open up a simple form for you to complete.
You'll need a title for your blog (e.g. Rebecca's
fundraising diary) and a short description explaining what your blog is about. To
help others find your blog, you can add relevant key words at the bottom to
summarise the topic(s) your blog will cover e.g. breast cancer, fundraising,
treatment, swimming etc.
Once you've created a blog, you can change the title,
description or add keywords by accessing 'edit my blog' in blog tools.
Now you've created your blog and you want to add to it, you
need to 'write a blog post'. You will need to navigate to your blog and then
click on 'write a blog post' in blog tools.
Then you can write your blog title, e.g. 'Wednesday 15th:
Good day,' and the body of your blog post in the box. Your blog post can be as
long or short as you like, and you can write in your own voice.
Don't forget to include tags (or keywords) at the bottom of
your post so that people can easily find your blog posts if they're looking for
information on a topic you've covered. If your blog post is about radiotherapy
for breast cancer, then tag your post 'breast cancer; treatment; radiotherapy'
and anyone else looking for information on these subjects will find your blog
All your published blog posts can be accessed from your
homepage. Just click on the 'Blog
Posts' tab from your homepage. This will display a list of all the blog
posts you have published.
Yes you can, as long as they are your own pictures, not
copied from elsewhere on the internet, and they comply with our Terms
To add an image to your blog post, select the picture icon:
Then find the photo you'd like to put in your blog post by
choosing 'Browse' and then 'Upload.'
You can move your picture up or down in your blog post by
clicking on it and dragging it. To move it left to right, click on the picture
and select the left and right indent arrows in the tool bar.
If you want to know when someone comments on your blog, you
need to access your blog and click on 'edit this blog' in blog tools. Scroll to
the bottom of the form, where
it says and select 'Notify me of
follow-up comments and feedback via email', please enter your email address.
Alternatively, all of your site activity can be found in My
profile and clicking on Activity.
The Community News Blog tells you everything you need to
know about the Community; our Macmillan news, campaigns which you can get
involved with, members who are doing a great job, or just news that we think
you should know. You can find all of the transcripts from our online Q&A's
there too. If you'd like to suggest a
feature for the news blog, please email email@example.com.
If you come across a blog that you really enjoy reading, you
have a few options to keep up to date with it. You can:
From the blog options menu, choose 'Subscribe via RSS' or
'Email subscribe to this blog.'
Yes. You can have as many blogs as you like on as many
different subjects as you wish. All your blog posts can be accessed from your
homepage by clicking on 'blog posts' tab.
All your previously published blog posts will be listed
here. If you want to see or add to a particular blog, just click on the title
of that blog in the list and you will be taken to that blog homepage.
From the blog homepage you will have access to blog tools.
Just click on the
Yes. If you would like to delete your blog at any time then
please contact us and we'll
remove it for you.
If you have any questions about our organisation our Macmillan team would love to hear from you
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