How To Blog

Our blog Women at Crossroads has been up and running for a while now and many of you are checking us out, however few are participating. 

It occurred to me that some of you may be clueless about what blogging is or not know how to comment on a blog.  So, in the name of interaction and fellowship, I have written out some basics to help you get started.  Please take a risk and contribute to this blog because it is the only way we will get this online community up and started!

What is a Blog?

A blog (a contraction of the term “Web log“) is a web site, usually maintained by an individual, with regular entries of commentary, descriptions of events, or other material such as graphics or video. Entries are commonly displayed in reverse-chronological order.
The term “blog” can also be used as a verb, meaning to maintain or add content to a blogMany blogs provide commentary or news on a particular subject; others function as more personal online diaries. A typical blog combines text, images, and links to other blogs, Web pages, and other media related to its topic. The ability for readers to leave comments in an interactive format is an important part of many blogs. (from Blogs, at

How to Interact or Comment on Our Blog

You can leave a reply or comment to a particular post on a blog by clicking on the title and then going to the reply/comment box at the end of the thread (a thread refers to a post and the replies following the post) and type in your own comment. 

You will be required to leave a name and an e-mail address (the e-mail address will not be made public and will only be viewed by the blog moderator, Maryellen Stipe)  Keep in mind that the name can be your real name, a nickname, a screen name or pseudonym.

The Women at Crossroads Blog Interaction and Comment Policy.

I will enjoy interacting with you and gladly welcome your comments. To ensure that comments enhance and do not detract from this blog, and because so many of us are beginning bloggers I’ve created the following comment policy.

A Word About Blog Comment Moderation.

In order to maintain the integrity of the blog and its content all comments on Women at Crossroads will be moderated. “Comment moderation” means all comments will be read and reviewed before they appear on the blog.  I will work hard to review and approve comments as quickly as possible, but please realize that it may take some time to review all comments and do not resubmit your comment if it does not appear right away.

The Language, Length, and Format of Blog Comments.

This blog has a unique audience with morally conservative sensibilities and opinions. That said, please avoid harsh language and any use of profanity and keep in mind that threatening language is not allowed nor will it be tolerated.

Ideally, your comment should be under 200 well chosen words with paragraphs as necessary; remember as you are writing your comments that whitespace makes the content easier to read on a computer screen.

If you have any questions about blogging or protocol for participating here at Women at Crossroads, please include your questions through utilizing the reply or comment box at the end of this page.

For Further Information 

Also further answers to frequently asked questions about blogging can be obtained at our page entitled FAQ’s.  Go to the top of the blog and click on the tab labeled FAQ’s.  You can also Google terms like “blogging basics” and be connected with appropriate online resources.

Happy Blogging,

Maryellen Stipe

















One response to “How To Blog

  1. Cherie Lewis

    Maryellen, THANK YOU for reminding us that this is here! I have been reading here for just a few minutes this afternoon, and how very encouraging it is!

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