What’s a dashboard?
Everyone using this site has a personal dashboard. It’s your one-stop shop for:
- writing posts
- creating blogs
- reading blogs and bookish news
- finding out who has liked your posts or followed your blogs
- managing your account details (like your password)
- finding out about new comments and likes.
It looks like this:
And you get to it here in the dropdown menu:
You can get to this menu from the banner that appears at the top of every page on this site. It looks like this.
So what can you do from the dashboard?
Write a post
Everyone who joins the site gets a blog called, unsurprisingly, My first blog – feel free to change the name! When you go to your dashboard, you’ll see a button marked Write a post. Click on this and you’ll see a list of all your blogs. Choose which blog you’d like to write on and go for it. If you only have one blog, all you need to do is click on Write a post and you’ll go straight there.
You can have as many blogs as you like and contribute to other people’s blogs too. (Find out more about blogging on this help page.) As you create and contribute to new blogs, they’ll appear here in the dropdown menu when you’re next at your dashboard. (You can find out all about how to add contributors and be a contributor on the contributors help page.)
Manage your blogs
To manage your blogs , click on the Go to blogs button. This takes you to the Manage my blogs page where you can look at all your blogs at once, choose one to write on, change blog settings and see all the posts on a blog.
Read blogs and see activity
To see new posts on blogs you follow, click on the See new posts button. This will take you to your feed. To see who has commented on your posts and comments, liked your posts and followed your blogs, click on See notifications. This will take you to your notifications page.
Manage your account (including your profile)
To edit your profile, click on the Edit my profile button. To change your password or other account details, click on Edit my details.
Now you know how to manage your dashboard, you can start exploring the site:
Help is always in there when you need it, at the top of every page on the site.