When: August 22 and 24, 2016 at 2:00 PM
Where: B Building - Craft Room
Who: Residents interested in being Contributors or Bloggers for The Gardens Gazette
- Invitation to participate as new contributor or blogger
- Q&A and demonstrations
- Schedule individualized training sessions
- Schedule next orientation meeting
Goal: To encourage resident participation in developing The Gardens Gazette into a valued resource that benefits everyone. This will be done through orientation presentations and through face-to-face training in small groups designed for one of three levels: beginner, intermediate, or advance.
We are developing a training program to take people from basics, to intermediate, to advanced. Each person can set their own pace and get individual help.
To schedule individualized training sessions, contact John Walling in person or using the site Contact form and indicate which type of training you are interested in: Beginner Contributor, Intermediate Blogger, or Advance Editor.
Contributor training: (Beginner level)
* How to use the Submission form on the website plus a style guide.
* One 30-minute training session submitting files for test or publication.
* Contributors have approval rights for changes and the editorial team has approval rights for publishing.
* Contributors can contribute to blogs without blogger training. (See blogs directory.)
After your are comfortable as a Contributor, you can advance to Blogger.
Blogger training: (Intermediate level)
* How to keep a dedicated blog up-to-date.
* Two 45-minute training sessions plus recommended reading on Weebly.
* Training will include setting up a Weebly website for blog practice.
* The editorial team reserves approval rights for publishing blog posts.
* Look at blogs directory to see if one of them fits your interest or suggest a different kind of blog.
After you are comfortable as a Blogger, you can advance to a site Editor.
Editor training: (Advanced level)
* How to edit submissions for publication.
* Three 45-minute training sessions plus commitment to attend scheduled editorial meetings.
* Training will include setting up a Weebly website for edit practice plus recommended reading on Weebly.
For those interested in learning advanced topics:
A good place to start learning how to use Weebly as a website blogger or editor are these 3 help sections at https://hc.weebly.com/hc/en-us
* The Essentials
Youtube has these useful tutorials for Weebly
* Introduction tutorial (18m)
* Beginner's Guide (1h3m)
* Layouts, templates, page structure (9m)