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add a post: You logged yourself in, right? You should find yourself in the “Dashboard” and looking at a menu down the left hand side. “Posts” is near the top. Clicking it will give you the option to edit a post OR add a new one.

So go for it! Add a post. Give it a title, and then start writing. That’s it, you’re blogging! I’ll ask you to add a POST every week to respond to questions that will get us talking about the politics of food and health.

identify a post as yours by using a tag, and putting your post in a category: you’ll find both “Categories” and “Post tags” up under “Posts.” Clicking on them will let you add a new one or choose one that’s already there!

See how? Take a look at this picture: GrabHowtoAddTagsCategoriespdf

be SURE you have a tag: look at your post after you’ve published it. Do you see Tagged at the bottom, with at least your username after that? Yes? Good job! No? go back in to edit your post, look to the right and add a tag.

be SURE you have a category: look at your post after you’ve published it. Do you see Posted in at the bottom, with at least the category I asked you to use? Yes? Good job! No? go back in to edit your post, look to the right and add a category.

take away the “Uncategorized” label: While you’re editing your post and adding a category, UNcheck the “Uncategorized” category… Nobody wants to see that!

by the way . . . the more you post and use your user name as a “tag,” the BIGGER your user name will be in the Tag Cloud. You KNOW you want it!

When you add your Glossary Building posts, for example, put your user name in the title: “cwpearson’s Glossary Building Post 1” But also give it a tag of your username and use “Glossary Building” as the category.

add a comment: See where it says “Leave a comment” on a post? Click there and see what happens. Comment any time you want, to anyone you want, as thoughtfully or simply as you want, because it will build our consumer health learning/discussion community! For your graded comment, remember to follow the guidelines set out in the “Guidelines and Deadlines” page.