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For those needing a little more help, here is a basic guide to getting to the content of the articles. I have added a little guide at the top of the category pages, and although this text does not show there, this is also true for the Blog Page, which I will also explain below.
If you click the image to the left it will expand to make it easier to see, and you will notice an arrow pointing to a circled group of text, THIS IS THE ANSWER, on all category pages, only an excerpt shows, this is because there are so many photos, it takes a very long time to load, and for those with slow or limited Internet connections, slow is not good.CLICK ON TITLE to see the article (Underlined in RED).
What having only the excerpt showing does not do, is where the questions come from. As the content on the site grows, this is a problem that will not be as big of an issue, also, those using the site will become familiar with how things work. So, it is very simple, if you do not see any pictures, CLICK THE TITLE and that article/post, will open up. What this does do, is help those looking for a specific show, or date, to find it more quickly without having to scroll through dozens of pictures. Simply look for the article you are interested in and CLICK THAT TITLE.
What is a Blog?
This is a question I had honestly never thought much about, let me see if I can clear this up.
Generally speaking, a Blog, short for WebLog, is a chronologically ordered list of articles/posts, in short, they are logged in order of occurrence, and some websites are called Blogs, because at one time, this was all they had to offer. In some circles, the term Blog has a derogatory reference built-in, because they are, just as this site is, what can be called a part of the “New” media, one that interacts with the “Social Networks” like facebook and twitter, and the “Old Media” that has not embraced it, either hates or fears it. So, with all of that said, and opinions aside, for the purposes of this site, our Blog Page, is a chronological list of all of the articles from every category. What does this do? It offers visitors to the site that want to quickly see everything that is happening here, in one place, to do so.
What is a Category?
Now that we better understand what a blog is, a list of all categories, an individual category is a way of breaking things down in a more searchable way, this is good for the reader because if an article in category a was written some time ago, it will be covered up in the Blog Page by the newer articles.
To over-simplify this, lets say we have a main Category called Dogs, a sub-category would be German Shepard, Rottweiler, Beagle, and so on and articles/posts would fall into each accordingly. At this time, we don’t quite have enough different topics to require many categories, but as this develops, the need will arise and be taken care of.
What is an Article or Post?
I am on a roll here, so let me break this on down even further. When a story about an event is written, it is done as a post or article, one for the news of the upcoming event, which tells all about said event or show who will be there and so on. At the time of the show, or shortly thereafter, another one is written, currently being prefixed “From the show” and placed in the “On the scene” Category. This will further break down later once the “Quilting” stuff gets going, or anything else, and is being reported here. That way, an article say “From the class” referring to a quilting class, would also be under the same “On the scene” category. Remember, all of these “names” are subject to change, but we needed a starting place.
What is a Page?
Unlike the article, or post, a page is put in one spot and stays there, like a “Contact Us” page, and does not show up in the Blog page hierarchy which is where the older gets covered by the newer. Pages are not for reporting events, these are more permanent.
I hope this clarifies things a bit, and yes, this very article could have been a page, so in some cases the line does get a little blurred, but the functions are almost the same. If anyone gets lost, needs a little help, or has suggestions, feel free to use the Contact Us form and send me a note.