A guide to writing a microBEnet post

Generally we avoid redundancy here.  But I decided to make a mini post about how to make a post at microBEnet.  This is in essence a follow up on David Coil’s post from 11/2014.  See Tutorial video on making a microBEnet blog post and his youtube video:

For a non video based guide and one with a couple of differences see below:


This is just a simple guide to writing a post.

Step 1. Login

Step 2. Go to the Dashboard or from the menu bar select “New post”

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Step 3: Enter a title

  • good to keep it short
  • think about how this might get viewed on social media such as Twitter (e.g., you can include Twitter handles or hashtags)

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  • the title determines what the Permalink will be (well, the title the 1st time you make the post)

Step 4. Write the post.

  • Include some pictures (you can drag and drop image files or link from other places)
  • Include some web links.
  • Include some opinions.
  • Use the Visual vs. Text modes depending on your needs
  • Proofread
  • If writing about scientific papers include the link to the paper and a DOI if possible.
  • Remember not everyone reading an article will have access to every site you have access to (really important for journal articles and also for some news sites).
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Text Mode

 

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Visual Mode

Step 5. Save the post. Save drafts along the way if it is a long post.

 

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This is under the Publish options.

Step 6. Assign Categories.

 

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Step 7. Assign tags.

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(Just type words into the box, basically).

Step 8. Set a featured image (not necessary but useful)

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Step 9. Choose other Publish and Publish …

 

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