When you would like to share a new topic with other parents, you have two options for posting it: your personal TRACKS blog or a TRACKS forum.
Blogs are typically more personal and a bit longer than forum posts. You might offer your opinions on certain subjects or post a photo that goes along with the topic of your blog. Also, it will hopefully generate a discussion thread, and you can ask TRACKS to alert you via email whenever someone replies to your blog. To post a blog, there are a couple of access points:
• Click on the "+ Add" button in the upper right hand corner of this page (or any blog post page).
• Click on "Quick Add" in the upper right hand corner of the home page and select "Blog Post."
To access your very own TRACKS blog, just click on "My Page" and then "Blog Posts." It's easy to do. Often, I will feature a TRACKS member's blog, which puts it on the home page for all to see!
Forum discussions, on the other hand, are great for posting a quick news item or asking questions to generate input from others. To post a topic on the forum, use the same access points (use the "+ Add" button in the upper right hand corner of any forum page, or use the "Quick Add" button on the home page). There are quite a few forum categories, so be sure to choose the subject you want to post your topic under. You can also ask TRACKS to alert you when new forum topics are posted. Just click on "Notify" at the bottom of the Forum page.
Updated: Jan. 23, 2011 at 9:42 a.m.