Use the Lacu Blog



Video Part 1: Subscribers only that are at level 1: Good or Level 2: Better.

The following will detail out the process for using the Blog.

Subscriber Usage (Good, Better and Best Levels)

Subscribers will use the Blog by responding to comments left by the owner of the group whom will be responsible for writing a blog entry that will be relevant to the individual that is using the group. The owner will have the responsibility to set expectations around what kind of blogs are created and what entries are useful to the group subscribers and what is not useful. Subscribers will use blogs as follows:

1) From your account page, select the group in which you are a subscriber.

2) From the group page, select the Lacu Blog link. (On the left side of the page.)

3) From the Lacu Blog Link, select Blog Category if one exists, then select the Blog that is of interest to you.

4) Read the blog, determine if you want to respond.

5) If you want to respond, select the comments link and type into the comments block then select "Add Comment".

6) Users will have the option to Like it or say that it is Important.

NOTE: Doing Likes and Important indicators will help people manage their time since they will have notification thresholds setup. This allows them to see items that have a level of likes and importants. At this time we are NOT providing comments to comments in the blog.

You're Done!


Video Part 2: Subscriber Level 3: Best Blog Submittal

Subscriber Blog Entry Usage (Best Level ONLY)

Subscribers that have the Best Level for their subscription will also have the ability to submit a Blog to the owner. The owner will have the ability to review this Blog and determine if additional edits are required or if they want to not approve the Blog. The suscriber should be expected to be able to do the following:

1) From your account page, select the group that you are a Subscriber with a Best Level.

2) From the group page, select the button "Blog". (On the left side of the page.)

3) From the Blog Page, Select the button "Add a Blog Post".

4) From the Add/Edit Blog Post Page, enter the Blog's title, introduction and body of the content.

5) Select the Category that you want your blog to be posted under, or type in a new category that you might want to create.

NOTE: The new category will show up on the left menu under the Blog Title and will show up on the right side of the page to give users the ability to navigate in different areas.

6) Add Pictures by pasting a link from an online photo, enter your caption and description. (See the How Do I? for obtaining pictures.)

7) Add Videos by pasting a link from YouTube or Vimeo.

8) Manage the location of your photo or video in the text with the placement of the tags {VIDEO} and {PICTURE}.

9) Select the button "Apply Changes" at the bottom of the page, and your blog post has been created and submitted to the owner of the group.

10) The owner of the Group will then see a banner on their home page that says  "You have X unpublished Blog post. Click Here to review." The owners of the group will then select the "Click Here" hot link and review your post.

11) If they like the post as is, they can just select "Publish" to push the content to the Group for all group members to view. Or they may decide to delete the blog by selecting delete. Or they may decide to edit the blog post to improve it's content.

NOTE: Please note that once you send the Blog Post, the content no longer is considered your Intellectual Property. If you include intellectual property in the form of pictures and video, it is upto you the owner to identify that product with a copyright ON THE CONTENT as we cannot guarantee that the Owner of the Group will remember to state proper copyrights to your work. If this is an issue, please refrain from sending a blog post to an Owner.

12) Finally, as long as the Blog post is still in review, you as the owner of the blog will be able to edit it until which time it becomes a post.
 
13) Once the owner of the Blog determines that they like your post, they can then publish your post. Congratulations! You have made an important contribution to the group.

You're Done!



Video Part 3: Group Owner Approval and Creation of Blog Entries
Owner Usage

Owners use the Blog by creating content that is interesting to the subscribers of the group. The owner of the group will need to provide some information or content that keep their subscribers engaged and interested to continue the efforts to pay for their subscribers.

1) From your account page, select the group, that you are an owner of, to which you want to post a blog entry.

2) From the group page, select the button "Blog". (On the left side of the page.)

3) From the Blog Page, Select the button "Add a Blog Post".

4) From the Add/Edit Blog Post Page, enter the Blog's title, introduction and body of the content.

5) Select the Category that you want your blog to be posted under, or type in a new category that you might want to create.

NOTE: The new category will show up on the left menu under the Blog Title and will show up on the right side of the page to give users the ability to navigate in different areas.

6) Add Pictures by pasting a link from an online photo, enter your caption and description. (See the How Do I? for obtaining pictures.)

7) Add Videos by pasting a link from YouTube or Vimeo.

8) Manage the location of your photo or video in the text with the placement of the tags {VIDEO} and {PICTURE}.

9) Select the button "Apply Changes" at the bottom of the page, and your blog post has been created.

10) On the Blog Page, you will see a banner that says something like "You have X unpublished Blog post. Click Here to review." Select the "Click Here" hot link.

NOTE: Your list of Blog Posts can also contain suggested postings by other subscribers that are at a level Best, please be considerate in editing and recognizing those that contribute. Determine if the user would like to be recognized or not for the suggested posting. [At this time that will have to be done through a direct message to them.] Also, work with your subscriber if you choose to substantially change the content of the posting they have submitted. One of the most important goals for your group is to ensure that your group members are participating at a level that gives them reason to stay with you.

11) From the Blog Post Review Page you then have to select "Publish" to push the content to the Group. Or you can delete the blog by selecting delete.

NOTE: You can also choose to edit it again by selecting the Title of the Blog post and then edit.

12) You can also publish or delete multiple posts that come through your Lacu Blog Review page. Or you can select the ones that you want to publish or delete.
 
NOTE: By selecting the check boxes the buttons will change to say publish or delete the Blogs selected.

13) At this time, your blog is live and running.

NOTE: You can, from the Blog Post Listing, also edit and delete the posting as needed.

You're Done!

NOTE: By the use of the Trade Marked term Lacu, the MiTu Community Service is inferring a kind of Blog as defined by the Web-Logs at different web sites, but the MiTu Community Service implementation does more than just provide a place to impart words that may or may not be meaningful to the user as what can happen in a Web-Log. Where the owner of the group will have an incentive to utilize the MiTu Community Service Blog as an area to impart their knowledge in a concise and straight forward prose. In short to be Laconic in their prose in service to the rest of their subscribers to ensure that the subscriber's time is not wasted. Where the most closely tuned word to this activity would be Laconic. As such, to be Laconic is to "use few words; expressing much in few words; concise"; or a Lacu if we shorten the term Laconic in the same way that the MiTu Community Service was converted from "mitosis" and finally to "MiTu".