A SoapBlox Politics Blog
[Mobile Edition]
- About Us
- Email Us (news/tips)
- Editorial Policy
- Posting Guidelines
- Advertise Here

Subscribe to Michlib daily email summary. (Preview)
Enter address:

Michigan Political Blog Ad Network

Advertise Liberally

50 State Ad Network

Posting Guidelines

by: lpackard

Tue Dec 06, 2005 at 12:19:07 PM EST

Welcome to Michlib!

Please be sure to review our Editorial Policy as well before posting. Remember: Michigan First!, keep it clean, and no one-line diaries.

New Diaries

When you're creating a new diary, please choose an appropriate diary topic (use drop-down menu) to file it under. This makes it easier for people to find diaries again later on. Diary topics and tags are interchangeable, but the menu may be helpful to get the name exactly right. When items can be filed under more than one place, use your best judgement as to where it fits, or add multiple tags.

When making a diary, please use both the main and extended text boxes when appropriate. If you load too much text into the main box, it makes it harder for people to scroll through the site - if it's a really long post, give people a taste in the main box and then lure them in to read more.

If you don't know HTML, we have a new option available for you when you comment or write a diary. Go to the 'Formatting' drop down menu and choose 'WYSIWYG'. (Stands for what-you-see-is-what-you-get.) Much like Blogger, it will let you add images and links, and style your text without HTML. You can just highlight portions and click on the 'bold' button etc.


To link to another website (Google in this example) in your post with HTML, use this code,

<a href="http://www.google.com/">Click For Link</a>

It will appear as Click For Link.

You can also just paste the link as normal text and let SoapBlox figure it out, like http://www.google.com/.



To embed a YouTube video, copy and paste the code on its YouTube video page (next to Embed).


To embed an image, use this code,

<img src="url of image">


Use an HTML cheat sheet as needed.  If you use Firefox, here's an extension called BBCodeXtra to cheat for you.

Always use the Preview option before posting, to make sure your post looks exactly how you want and that any links in the text are working. Maybe someday we'll offer spell checking! In the meantime, the latest version of the (free) Firefox web browser has spell-check built in.

Copyright/Fair Use

Please keep in mind copyright and fair use laws when posting an article written by somebody else. We don't want to get sued! What is fair use? It's generally OK to summarize, including copying portions of the text verbatim. But don't copy an entire article here unless you have permission from the author(s). Also always link to the original article whenever possible. Read the EFF Bloggers' FAQ for more.

If you cite text from another site, use a blockquote to make it clear that it's not your original writing.

It can be done with this code,

<blockquote> This text will be in the block </blockquote>


If you have suggestions for our blogroll, please speak up. We're looking for good Michigan political content. P.S. don't be afraid to suggest to other sites that they link to us when appropriate. Help getting the word out is always appreciated.

With that said, welcome to Michigan Liberal and please join the conversation!

-- Laura, Matt and Jon

lpackard :: Posting Guidelines
Tags: , (All Tags)
Print Friendly View Send As Email

Progressive Blogroll
For MI Bloggers:
- MI Bloggers Facebook
- MI Bloggers Myspace
- MI Bloggers PartyBuilder
- MI Bloggers Wiki

- Blogging for Michigan
- Call of the Senate Dems
- [Con]serving Michigan (Michigan LCV)
- DailyKos (Michigan tag)
- Enviro-Mich List Serve archives
- Democratic Underground, Michigan Forum
- Jack Lessenberry
- JenniferGranholm.com
- LeftyBlogs (Michigan)
- MI Eye on Bishop
- Michigan Coalition for Progress
- Michigan Messenger
- MI Idea (Michigan Equality)
- Planned Parenthood Advocates of Michigan
- Rainbow Mittens
- The Upper Hand (Progress Michigan)

Upper Peninsula:
- Keweenaw Now
- Lift Bridges and Mine Shafts
- Save the Wild UP

Western Michigan:
- Great Lakes Guy
- Great Lakes, Great Times, Great Scott
- Mostly Sunny with a Chance of Gay
- Public Pulse
- West Michigan Politics
- West Michigan Rising
- Windmillin'

- Among the Trees
- Blue Chips (CMU College Democrats Blog)
- Christine Barry
- Conservative Media
- Far Left Field
- Graham Davis
- Honest Errors
- ICDP:Dispatch (Isabella County Democratic Party Blog)
- Liberal, Loud and Proud
- Livingston County Democratic Party Blog
- MI Blog
- Mid-Michigan DFA
- Pohlitics
- Random Ramblings of a Somewhat Common Man
- Waffles of Compromise
- YAF Watch

Flint/Bay Area/Thumb:
- Bay County Democratic Party
- Blue November
- East Michigan Blue
- Genesee County Young Democrats
- Greed, Eggs, and Ham
- Jim Stamas Watch
- Meddling Outsider
- Saginaw County Democratic Party Blog
- Stone Soup Musings
- Voice of Mordor

Southeast Michigan:
- A2Politico
- arblogger
- Arbor Update
- Congressman John Conyers (CD14)
- Mayor Craig Covey
- Councilman Ron Suarez
- Democracy for Metro Detroit
- Detroit Skeptic
- Detroit Uncovered (formerly "Fire Jerry Oliver")
- Grosse Pointe Democrats
- I Wish This Blog Was Louder
- Kicking Ass Ann Arbor (UM College Democrats Blog)
- LJ's Blogorific
- Mark Maynard
- Michigan Progress
- Motor City Liberal
- North Oakland Dems
- Oakland Democratic Politics
- Our Michigan
- Peters for Congress (CD09)
- PhiKapBlog
- Polygon, the Dancing Bear
- Rust Belt Blues
- Third City
- Thunder Down Country
- Trusty Getto
- Unhinged

MI Congressional
District Watch Blogs:
- Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood (CD08)

MI Campaigns:
MI Democratic Orgs:
MI Progressive Orgs:
MI Misc.:
National Alternative Media:
National Blogs:
Powered by: SoapBlox