A blog is an online journal. You can think of it as a combination of a mini message board and a diary. Blogs are a great way to define your own space, as long as the entries and photos follow the guidelines listed below. Some suggestions are a seasonal diary, ballet memories, essays, a year of ballet side trips, great stages, competitions, festivals are just some of the possibilities, and a single blog can span different "categories." Blogs are self-moderating as well as being moderated by the Ballet Alert! board moderators, and you can decide whether or not you want others to comment on your blog itself, or to comment on Ballet Talk.
On Ballet Alert!, blogs are in a separate "module" that in many ways works like the board itself, and there is a link to them at the top left of each Ballet Alert! page, under the logo.
Before you blog, here are a list of
Rules and Policies:
1. Blogs topics are limited to ballet and other arts. That doesn't mean that you can't mention that the day you saw La Bayadere in Paris you visited Notre Dame, or that you saw a wonderful production of The Tempest at the new Opera House in Copenhagen, where the Royal Danish will perform large productions. But a blog shouldn't be a travel log or a cooking blog with a little ballet on the side.
2. All of the board policies -- including our policy that all news must be in print or announced officially -- are in force for hosted blogs, which will be moderated.
3. You must be a Senior Member in good standing to create a blog on ballet and other arts from the audience point of view. Any other ballet-related topic (teaching, technique) must be pre-approved by a member of the Administrator team. You must be a Member in good standing to comment on the blog itself (where the blogger allows comments) or on the Board.
4. All blogs are self moderating, as well as being moderated by Ballet Alert! moderators. That means that the blog owner may edit any comment made by another poster on his/her blog, may refuse any comment up front, or may delete any comment from the blog retroactively.
- >Bloggers may choose to refuse all comments or any comment for any reason, except where a moderator comments on policy.
Please click any of the following links to go to the instructions:
How to Set Up and Configure a Blog
After First-time Set-up
How To Manage Your Hosted Blog (includes posting entries and moderating)
How to Notify People of a New Blog Entry
How to Goto a Blog
To Comment on a Blog (on the blog or board)