Blogs are a stream of consciousness. My blog now has around 2,000 posts, and other than the occasional link between articles to build on topics, it’s just a reverse chronology of technical exploits and the occasional banter about football or some other random topic. Blogs aren’t usually meant to guide users to content. Instead, they’re meant to simply be user-generated content. Blog articles can certainly be referenced in wikis, where a wiki guides users to content.

Blog articles can also dynamically appear in a wiki. Blog articles are not meant to be collaborative. Once an article is published, it’s meant to stay fairly static. Multiple users do not have access to edit one another’s blog entries. Before creating entries though, first to set up the first user blog.

Creating a User Blog

Each user in a Lion Server environment can have a blog. The ability to enable and use the blog is then up to each user. To enable a user’s blog, open the My Page site that is listed on the main site. Once open, click on the cogwheel icon to bring up a menu and click on Settings.

At the Settings page, click on Services. At the Services screen, click the checkbox to enable the user blog and then click on the Save button to create the site.

An entry in the Settings sidebar then appears. Click on Blog to see options for defining who can access the blog. Type the name of a user or group in the provided field. Then select the level of permissions that the users or groups selected should have (read only, ...

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