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FAQ - Journals


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What is a Journal Post?
A Post is a single entry in your Journal (blog). All the Posts are kept in the Story of My Life database.

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How do I create a draft Post?
When you create a new Journal post, you may select “Yes” or “No [Save as Draft]” in the Publish drop down menu. A “Save as Draft” post is not yet ready for publishing, and will not be accessible to the public.



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What is the difference between "Draft" and "Publish"?
Click Publish > “No [Save as Draft]” when your post is still in progress, or not yet ready for publishing. You may also use this menu to un-publish an already-published post.

Click Publish > “Yes” when you are ready to publish your post to your Journal, for others to read.

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How do I Edit what I've written?
Editing an existing Journal post is easy. Open the Journal post, and then click on the Edit icon and the post will open for you to Edit. Then save your changes and Publish, or save as a Draft.



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How do I Delete a post?
Deleting an existing Journal post is easy. Open the Journal post, and then click on the Delete icon and the post will open for you to Edit and then save your changes and publish or save as a Draft.



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How do I add pictures to my Journal post?
When you are either adding, viewing or editing a Journal post, you may click on the Add a Media File to this Journal to this Journal and follow the instructions for adding files (photos, music, video etc) to this post.



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Where can I see my old Journals posts?
Underneath the Calendar in the Left Menu you will see a link that says “View Archived Journals.” If you click on this link you will be taken to a page that lists all of your previous Journal entries sorted into chronological groups. You can also use the “Find” to search for your posting.

In addition, the Calendar will show you a different color and underline the day if there is a Journal post made on that day. In the example below, the current date is January 26, 2005 as per the bright, highlighted date, and there are Journal posts on January 5th and January 17th. You can click on the date and it will take you directly to that Journal post.



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How do I manage Comments on My Journal?
When you are looking at any Post inside your Journal, any Comments left by readers will be listed at the bottom for you to manage. Using the Edit and Delete icons you may Delete a Comment and it will not appear to you or viewable by anyone on your Story, or you may choose not to publish a particular Comment, where it will still be on your site and you can see it, but no one else can see it.



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