I am excited to announce that we are now providing all eCrossfit members with their own personal blogs! We hope you use this blog to keep track of all things fitness related -
your mood during a workout, the food you eat,
challenges, and everything else you can think of! Also, you can comment on each other's blogs to answer questions, provide moral support, etc..
With a few exceptions, your blog url is: http://www.ecrossfit.com/(your first name here)/ For example, Eric's blog is: http://www.ecrossfit.com/eric/
If you had an account to post comments on this blog before we changed
over to the new comment system, you already have access to post on your
blog. If not, follow the directions below in Step #1! If it still
doesn't work, let me know. Yes, to make entries on this blog requires a
different log-in than to comment, sorry. This might seem like a lot of
instructions, but once you've done it once or twice it's really easy!
1.Click here to sign in
Everyone should have access to their blog. If you had an account that worked to post comments way back when, use that user name. If you did not, use your account name from the MindBody Online Scheduling program BUT
use the password I posted on the white board in the gym (if you're still having problems logging in, email me).
2.In the top right corner you should see a link called "System Overview" In the drop down list, choose "Blogs". THEN
click on the name of your blog in the list. (ex: Debbie's blog is called "Debbie")
- If you do not have this option, you are probably already on your blog's
page. You can tell what blog you are on by the tab in the top right
hand corner, underneath the "movable type" logo. If you are not on the correct blog, click the arrow to the right of the blog title and choose either the blog name you want, or if it's not listed, choose "Select another blog."
You should see a big red button somewhere near the top left corner that says "Write Entry." Click this! If you do not see it, you can try looking In the top left of the page where you should see a picture of a house. Just
to the right of it you should see "Create." Click that and then choose
"Entry" from the drop down list.
4. A screen that looks similar to an email screen shows up where you can write your blog entry.
When you've finished typing out your entry, please also add any tag
words in the "tags" field directly under your entry. Tag words are
helpful to find a group of posts that all have similar content, for
example you could use the tag "Fran" for each entry that has to do with Fran.
6. Next, just to the right of your entry you should see
a section called "Publishing" Make sure that your status is set to
"Published" (from the drop down menu). If it says "unpublished" then
you will need to chose "published" from the drop down menu before your
recipe will show up on the site.
7. You are also welcome to create categories for your posts. They are not necessary but provide yet another level of organization for your posts. I think of categories almost like folders. They are generally large groupings, but you can add sub-categories as well as have a post that fits into multiple categories. For instance, you might have the following categories: work outs, mood, food, motivation, set-backs (sub category: injuries, vacation).
8. Hit the blue "Save" button at the bottom and your entry will be published!
9. To view your new entry, there is a button in the white menu bar (same line as the "house" icon and the "create" menu we talked about earlier) that looks like a browser window (if you hover over it, it says "view site"). Click on that and a new window will pop up and show your site. You might need to refresh/reload the page if your new entry is not showing up. If refreshing doesn't work, you might need to republish your site (which is the circly arrows icon just to the left of the browser/view site icon). When viewing a newly published site, you may need to refresh/reload the page a few times before can see changes. If that still doesn't work, please email me!PS
- Some of the newer eCrossfit members will not have comments enabled on their blogs yet. For some reason, I cannot make changes to my comments account but as soon as I can I will update your blog to have comments enabled.PPS
- Everyone has access to "contribute" to everyone else's blog. What this means is that technically Debbie can write a post on Eric's blog but she can't publish it. Eric would then have the option to either publish Debbie's post or not. So, just make sure you are writing on your own blog if you want control over whether or not it gets published!