|Instructions and Details
||[Nov. 22nd, 2004|08:05 pm]
OSU based Writing Community
If you're interested in participating in the online portion of the writing community, and don't know how to join, hopefully this entry will help.
If you don't have a livejournal, go to the creation page and create one. (It will require an email address, but don't worry. livejournal does not send spam.)
Now that you have an account, or if you already had one, log in, come back to this page, and click here to join. (Or go to our user-info and follow the instructions at the top of the page like normal)
Congratulations. You're a member.
Posting to the community:
(If you want details about how to maintain your own livejournal, see this quick-answer FAQ or check out the rest of the FAQ pages.)
Log in and go to livejournal.com/update.bml, and at the bottom of that page there will be a drop-down box that says "Post To: [yourusername]". choose 'wewrite' instead of your own username and type us all a message, and hit submit. You can ignore all the other settings for now unless you want to play with them. If you forget to change the "Post To:" box, the entry will be posted to your regular journal account, not this community.
Sharing work with the community:
There are a couple of ways you can post work. You can link to files sitting elsewhere on the internet (such as on onid) with regular html or by just sharing the url. You can also paste the complete text of what you want to share into the entry box. If your piece is long, Livejournal has "lj-cut" tags that let you hide large amounts of text behind a link so that it isn't immediately visible until someone clicks on that link. you use them like this:
<lj-cut text="Title or Short Description?">(This is where you type in/paste text you don't want immediately visible to people scrolling up and down the community page)</lj-cut> Here's what that looks like:
(This is where you type in/paste text you don't want immediately visible to people scrolling up and down the community page)
Ok, that's it! That's all you need in order to participate. Read this next step if you're interested in only sharing your work with members of this group:
At the Update.bml page, there is a drop-down box labeled "Security". "Public" means anyone visiting the community can see your entry. "Private" means that your account, and only your account has access to that entry (including you if you aren't logged in!). "Friends" is the security level that allows only members of this community (when they are logged in!) to view or comment on that entry. This is the level I think would be most helpful to us. I personally plan to post things publicly, but not everyone has to do that.
Leaving comments is pretty self-explanatory. Also, I think that keeping a journal (like the one you just created) to keep track of ideas or drafts is really helpful, so I hope no one thinks that their livejournal account is useless outside of this community.
Cami will (hopefully?) be posting meeting days/times and assignments here so that we can have a long of them. Anyone else with announcements, or who wants to say they can't come to the meetings, or whatever, is welcome to post about that.
If anyone has questions, reply to this entry, email me at starladear6 at hotmail dot com, or get in touch with me through my journal.