How to Submit a Blog Post Directly to Talk of the Sound Using Your Web Browser

The best way to publish an article to the site ("post" to the site) is to use a blog editor but you can add content directly through a browser if you wish.

To do that, login using the User ID and Password you received when you registered (click "Login" in the upper right corner of the home page).

In the far-right column (the "right rail") you will see a block of text entitled "Your Admin Menu". You will have a number of options there, depending on your permission status, among them "Create Content".

Click "Create Content".

Click "Blog entry"

A form appears entitled "Submit Blog entry".

Fill in both REQUIRED fields (red asterisks): Title (headline) and Body (your article). The rest you can skip.

Keep in mind, the headline is the primary means of "advertising" you are article so spend time thinking carefully about what you want to say. You may not use ALL CAPS in the headline. The format should be to capitalize the first letter of each word except consonants (of, on, etc.).

We have some excellent suggestions on how to write a good headline.

Always tried to add one photo to illustrate the topic. If you do not have a photo of the subject of the article you can check Google or Flickr for royalty-free or creative commons photos that permit use. Be sure to understand the terms under which the photos are made available for your use. Do not use copyrighted images, especially news images from sources like the Journal News, AP or New York Times. They are watching!

We have a detailed description of
how to add photos to your article
.

At the bottom of the form click "Submit".

In a moment you will see your article appear on the list of "Last 10 Articles". Your article will appear on that list until it is pushed down the list and then off as new articles are submitted.

Articles appear in the featured "Left Rail" as the discretion of Talk of the Sound editors. Articles that are well-written, topical, break news, contain interesting photos or are otherwise deemed to be likely to interest readers will be promoted to our left rail "front page".

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