It is important to always remember that getting people involved is far more important than the digital technologies, so feel very welcome to share stories about how you have connected online and how it has worked for you.

Watch to learn how to add content to masonsConnect.

The purpose of this article is to describe how to add various types of content to masonsConnect. These can include a notification of an online events, stories and helpful articles about the different aspects of sharing information with social media, websites, email or in an online meeting.

It is important that everyone is involved and contributing, because with all our help we are all awesome.

Prerequisites

  1. Become a contributor - if you are not already a contributor, first subscribe and then contact [email protected] requesting that you would like to become a contributor.

Adding content

As a contributor you can add content to the masonsConnect website.

It is easy to add content and there is a process in place to ensure that you cannot accidentally publish something that should not be published.

For any type of content follow these steps:

  1. Login - navigate to https://www.masonsconnect.com/ghost/, if required login.
  2. Create post - navigate to https://www.masonsconnect.com/ghost/#/editor/post
  3. Email for review - email [email protected] advising that your post is ready for review and then once reviewed your public online event will be shared on masonsConnect.

Adding a blog or an article

  1. Title - create an engaging title in as few as words as possible.
  2. Settings - on the right side of the screen open up the post settings.
  3. Tags section - in tags section select the best tags to describe your post, for example help with online meetings, help with social media, help with website content or help with emails.
  4. Excerpt section - in the excerpt section introduce your blog post or article with 2 short compelling reasons for reading
  5. Body - in the body update with blog post or article content.
  6. Save - when you change the body your post with automatically be saved as a draft.

Adding an public online event

  1. Title - in title add the name of the event.
  2. Settings - on the right side of the screen open up the post settings.
  3. Published date - in the published date section set the date to 2 weeks before the event. The reason that we set dates 2 weeks before is so that they list in the correct sequence.
  4. Tags section - in tags section select the following two tags public online event and  #future.
  5. Excerpt section - in the excerpt section introduce the event start with On MONTH, DD YYYY at TIME AEST hear from ... - replace MONTH, DD, YYYY and ... as required.
  6. Body - in the body of the post paste the public URL where people can find more information for the event (e.g. the perm URL link from the post on Facebook or your website).
  7. Save - when you change the body your post with automatically be saved as a draft.

If your event is private email [email protected] with details and it will be added to the online spreadsheet.

If you need further help, contact [email protected] and we will organise a one-on-one session to help you understand how it all works.

Can you suggest how these notes can be improved, comment or email [email protected] with thoughts and suggestions.