Can A Stake Have a Blog?

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Can A Stake Have a Blog?

Postby kammeyer4 » Fri Jul 27, 2012 11:03 pm

Our Stake President has asked if we can have a stake blog to use for posting pictures and brief stories about stake events such as service days, 4th of July stake breakfast, YW camp, training events and so forth. Does anyone know what guidelines exist regarding creating a stake blog? If allowed, any recommended method or site such as blogspot.com or other? Any stakes have a successful blog and have tips on how to proceed? Thanks for your help.

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Postby Mikerowaved » Fri Jul 27, 2012 11:24 pm

So we can better help you, please edit your Profile to include your general location.

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Postby marianomarini » Sat Jul 28, 2012 6:06 am

But it's not a blog.
Leaders can publish news and anouncements but there's no way to post a reply or a comment or a question.
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Postby aebrown » Sat Jul 28, 2012 6:25 am

marianomarini wrote:But it's not a blog.
Leaders can publish news and anouncements but there's no way to post a reply or a comment or a question.


No one said a blog has to allow comments. There are many, many blogs on the Internet that don't allow comments. The Newsletter is most certainly a blog.

Note also that the original post said nothing about comments -- the Newsletter feature meets the requirements that were stated, and it has the great added advantage of being secured and within policy.
Questions that can benefit the larger community should be asked in a public forum, not a private message.

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Postby gregwanderson » Sat Jul 28, 2012 9:48 am

Bottom line: Please use the Newsletter tool on LDS.org and avoid using other outside services like blogspot. Always use the church-provided services for anything tied to a church unit.

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Postby russellhltn » Sat Jul 28, 2012 12:39 pm

kammeyer4 wrote:Our Stake President has asked if we can have a stake blog to use for posting pictures and brief stories about stake events such as service days, 4th of July stake breakfast, YW camp, training events and so forth. Does anyone know what guidelines exist regarding creating a stake blog? If allowed, any recommended method or site such as blogspot.com or other? Any stakes have a successful blog and have tips on how to proceed? Thanks for your help.


Please point your Stake President to Handbook 2:21.1.22

Stake and ward Web sites may be created only by using the official Church Internet resources. Stakes and wards are not authorized to create other Web sites or blogs or otherwise have a Church-sponsored presence on the Internet.


That section does detail exceptions and how personal blogs should be handled.
Have you searched the Wiki?
Try using a Google search by adding "site:tech.lds.org/wiki" to the search criteria.

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Postby marianomarini » Sat Jul 28, 2012 12:57 pm

I agree that Newsletter meet the requirement of kammeyer4 post.
I was distracted by a request of our RS Stake President that ask for a blog for sharing idea and comments.
Maybe a forum will be more worth for that.
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Postby kammeyer4 » Sat Jul 28, 2012 2:19 pm

Great comments and information - thanks to each of you for your replies. I'll do these things:
-Check out the new tool mentioned in Post #2
-Review Handbook 2 21.1.22
-Search the wiki for more info
-Use the newsletter tool on lds.org rather than having a blog at blogspot or similar.

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Postby gregwanderson » Sun Jul 29, 2012 8:49 am

Another great advantage of the newsletter tool is that nobody will ever have trouble remembering where to find it. Anyone who signs in at LDS.org will easily stumble across it, whether local leaders have told them about it or not.

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Forum's vs. blogs

Postby marcenerainey » Sun Oct 28, 2012 9:39 am

1. What is the difference between a forum and a blog?
2. Does the church allow for a stake to make a forum where comments can be made?
3. What if non-members would like to see and learn from comments posted on a stake blog through LDS.org? Can someone grant them access or would they have to be a member of the church?


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