My Account Link on The Menu Bar-What’s There?

If you have done your homework you have clicked on the arrow pointing down next to the Account Link on the Menu Bar. So, What is there?

  • Global Dashboard

When you click on this option it will take you to the Dashboard panel

  • Tag Surfer

When you click on the Tag Surfer you will find out what people are talking about based on keywords. Note:

What is a keyword?

A keyword is a word or phrase that describes the main concepts of a topic. Before you start searching it is a good idea to brainstorm synonyms and combinations of terms. This will increase your chances of finding information on a topic.

For example, if your topic was capital punishment, other keywords might include death penalty, death sentence, execution, etc..

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The tags are also considered keywords in WordPress.

This powerful feature actually collects all the keywords(Tags) you have placed in the Tag section of your blog when you posted. Ok, I know we did not discuss that yet but don’t worry I will repeat it.

  • My Comments

When you click on this option it will take you to the My Comments section of the WordPress Administration panel. Now, hold on to your hat, you will be able to view all the comments you have left anywhere within the WordPress.com community of blogs.

·         My Blogs

This will take you to a page that says Blogs You’re A Member Of.  On this page you can indicated your primary blog, check the stats for each blog and enable you to post to the blog by email.

  • Stats

When you click on this option you are taken to the Blog Stats for your site. I will discuss this feature in more detail later. Meanwhile take a peek and get excited.

  • Edit Profile

When you click on this option it will take you to the Your Profile section within the Administration panel. Here you can edit your personal user profile. (We will talk about that later).

·         Support

This is where you go for help. Really, this is probably one of the most valuable areas of WordPress.com. Just type in a word or phrase you need help with and it is almost magic.

  • Contact Support

When you click on this option you can connect with the wonderful folks at WordPress.com.

  • WordPress.com

When you click on this option it will simply take you to the WordPress.com main site.

  • Log Out

Yes, you are right, clicking on this option will actually log you out. But you will be back.

HOMEWORK: Now, go and click on each of these options.

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2 responses to “My Account Link on The Menu Bar-What’s There?

  1. Rosie,

    Your advice is simple, straightforward, and incredibly helpful. I’ve been blogging with WordPress for over a year now and still didn’t know about Tag Surfer. I’ll do my homework and check back often to learn more. Thanks so much!

  2. rosie999

    Thanks Eileen! Be sure to go to https://rosiesblogclass.wordpress.com/2008/10/24/visit-each-others-blog-and-make-a-comment/
    key in your url!
    Also, please share your blogging experience whenever you can with those just starting. It will be helpful.

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