Using our blog: Site layout and comments

I wanted to post a quick overview for those who stumble upon the NDN blog:

  1. Blocks to the right - there are a number of "blocks" to the right that have different sets of content in them. At the top is the Search block, where you can check our posts which date back to June, 2006. (We have posts from before then that we're hoping to backfill.) Then you have our Upcoming Events block, which just highlights upcoming NDN events. Below that is where you can subscribe to our RSS feed, and below that are links to our Senior Bloggers' blogs. This is useful if you want to read one person's commentary and are looking for it fast. (You can also access these blogs by clicking on the user's picture, then clicking "View recent blog entries" or you can click "[User name]'s blog" at the bottom of each post. Then there's our Popular Content block, which updates automatically due to which posts you find most interesting. Below that is our Rock the Vote voter registration widget, our "Places We Go" block, and the YouTube video block, which gives you a sampling of our videos on YouTube.
  2. Comments - We love hearing what you think, so if you want to leave a comment, just create an account, log in and you'll be ready to go! If you have any troubles with this, I'd be glad to help you out. Just write me an e-mail at

That's all for today, but I'll be back to post more on this in the days ahead.