Getting More Out of Blogs

Use blog posts to express ideas or opinions and get community feedback. If you've got something to say, get your blog going!

Use your blog to express opinions, call attention to noteworthy items you've seen (such as an article on the Internet), or make proposals. Because other people can comment on your blog posts, they are a great way to pitch ideas that could impact the team or the organization. Of course, you can comment on other people's blog posts, too.

Your community might include several blogs, each allowing posts from specific people. For example, you might see "Bill's Blog" (with posts from Bill) or "The Human Resources Blog" (with posts from people in the HR department). Your administrator creates personal blogs and associates them with particular people or teams. If you want to see some of the blogs in your community, click Your Content in the menu under your avatar, make sure All is selected on the left, and then click the Blog Posts button to limit the results to blogs only. You'll see the latest blog posts from around the community.

To start a new blog post, click Pencil icon > Blog post. If you haven't created a blog before, you'll get a choice between setting up your own personal blog and posting in a blog belonging to a particular place. Place blogs typically relate to the subject matter of a group or space.

Manage Your Blog

To manage your blog, go to your blog (click your user name in the upper right, then Content; you'll see your blog listed at the bottom left). From your blog's home page, click Manage in the Actions list on the right. From here you can create new posts, view and post comments, import content from an external blog, subscribe to your blog's comments, and set other options. To import content from an external blog into your Jive blog, click Import from the Actions list. From there you'll be able to upload the external blog content into your Jive blog.