Blogging on MyNHCG
One of the nicest feature of our new community site is the ability to share your stories, tips, techniques, opinions and questions using the Naturally Speaking, blog feature. Here is a how-to guide to getting the most out of it.
Creating a new entry
Here is how you create an entry in the Naturally Speaking section
1. Log in .
2. Look for the "User Menu" that appears once you are logged in.
3. Find and click on the menu item "My Blog Dashboard".
4. You should be taken to your MyBlog dashboard. Look for a button labeled "Write New Entry". Click on the button.
5. The blog editor should now pop up and you can go ahead and write your new entry.
Editing or deleting an existing entry
To edit an existing entry, simply go to your blog dashboard and you shall see by default the list of entries written by you. Next to each article is an "edit" and a "delete" button. Clicking on the "edit" button will call up the blog editor with the corresponding article in it for you to edit. The "delete" button will of course delete the entry.
How To Add Images
You can add images to your blog entry from the editor. Simply click to open the "Images and document" tab and then upload the picture. After uploading, simply click on the thumbnail of the picture you wanted and the picture will be automatically added to the post. To resize the image simple drag its corners at the squares. To configure how and where the image appears, simply select the image and click the image settings icon on the toolbar. The one with the image of a tree.
Managing Image Storage
BlogImage Browser and Upload Tool
Your blog has an image browser built into the editor as well as an upload tool. Both can be found in the "Images and document" tab.
How To Add Videos
To add videos to your blog post, simply click on the "Embed Videos" tab and there you can set its width, height and then simply enter the URL of the video. Click enter and you are set.
Supported Video Formats
* Youtube, YouTube LLC
* Google Video, Google Inc
* Vimeo, Connected Ventures
* MetaCafe, Metacafe Inc
* Jumpcut, Yahoo Inc
* Vidiac, Vidiac Inc
* StreetFire, StreetFire.Net
* Stickam, Advanced Video Communications Inc
Naturally Speaking Tags
Naturally speaking organizes post by the use of Tags. Keywords that you can assign as reference for each post. Afterwards, you can use the tags to organize your posts.
Tagging Your Post
To tag your post, simply look at the "Tags" tab in your editor. Click on it and you will get to the Tags interface where you will see a list of available tags with a tickbox next to each. Simple tick the box next to the tag you want to tag your article with and you are done. There is also an input field and an "Add" button to add new tags. Type the tag in the field and press "Add" to add it in.
RSS in MyBlog
Naturally Speaking supports RSS feeds for its content. Simply click on the "Feed" link in blog toolbar to get the RSS link for the page you are viewing.
Naturally Speaking supports social bookmarking. Allowing you to share your blog with
friends in your social network.
* digg this
* furl this
Technorati And Trackbacks
Your blog can be set to automatically ping Technorati every time you posts a
new article. Your blog will picked up by Technorati.
Your blog allows trackbacks both incoming and outgoing, allowing you to link
your article to outside posts and vice-versa.