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How to get your posts on ResearchBlogging.org

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QUICK START

    1. Write your post
    2. Login and click "create citation"
    3. Search for the article you'd like to cite
    4. Select your tags, and click "generate citation code"
    5. Copy and paste the citation code into your post
    6. Publish your post. It will appear on our site within an hour.

DETAILED INSTRUCTIONS

    1. Write a post on your blog, but don't publish.
    2. Visit researchblogging.org in a new window or tab
    3. Log in. If you want to use the ResearchBlogging icon, you can specify the particular icon from the "Edit Blog Settings" control panel found by clicking on your blog name under "My Blogs". You'll only need to do this once.
    4. Click on the "Create Citation" link in the "MY BLOGS" box of the right sidebar.
    5. Search for the article you want to cite by entering the title or unique identifier for the article in the space provided. Select your article from the list of results provided. If your article doesn't appear, you can search again or choose to enter the citation manually.
    6. You will be taken to a screen with all the information about the article you're citing. Verify that the Tags are correct for this post, and modify as needed. They should accurately describe the content of the INDIVIDUAL POST you are writing, not the entire scope of your blog. Use the suggested tags when possible, but feel free to add your own if the suggested tags don't accurately describe your post. (You may change the default tags that appear here from the "Edit Blog Settings" control panel found by clicking on your blog name under "My Blogs".)
    7. Click "Generate Citation Code". Then a window will appear with the code you need to copy and paste. This information is not collected by our database at this point -- the database will read it directly from your blog
    8. Copy and paste the code into your post as instructed. Using the icon is optional -- the key to the system is the citation itself. (Make sure you're not using a "visual editor" -- you'll need to enter the code into the "html" or "code" view on your blogging platform [WordPress users: do not go back into visual mode before publishing!]). Publish your post.
    9. Once an hour, our indexer will look at your RSS feed to find any updates. If it finds a new post, it visits your site and looks for the citation code from our citation generator. This means you can take as long as you need to create your post after generating the citation -- we'll pick it up as soon as it's ready.

    10. IMPORTANT: Only cite articles that you discuss thoughtfully, in accordance with our guidelines. If you're just creating a list of references or don't discuss the article thoughtfully, you may use our citation generator to create your citation. Just make sure you DESELECT the "include this citation" checkbox at the top of the Edit Citation page. This will notify our aggregator to omit the post (if you have a post with multiple citations, but only discuss a subset of them thoroughly, you can use this feature to indicate which citations will be listed on our site).

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