There's a lot going on and many opportunities for you to get connected. Most of your posts can be done directly through your own personal profile. So if you want to post photos or videos, announce an event, or share your thoughts in a blog, log into the site and then click on your own name. Use the menu right below your name to post - just click on the type of item you want to post and then follow the directions. Experiment! You can't break anything here (and if something gets a little messed up, just email us at ABCDinAction@gmail.com to get it fixed).
One exception: You might want to join or start a conversation. All conversations take place in our Forum. Click on a post to read and respond to it. Or click on the + sign in any of the forum categories to add a new question or start a new conversation. Again we encourage you to try posting. It's a great way to make a new connection!
To join a group, go to the Groups page. Click on the group you are interested in joining. This will take you to the group, which is found on the profile page of group's moderator.
Find the button that says Join Group and click on that. If the group requires approval, the group moderator will review your request. If it does not require approval, you will automatically be approved to join the group.
Once you find a category, you can either respond to a current conversation (Try clicking on one of the conversations in Getting Started/Challenges) or you can start your own new conversation.
To start a new conversation in that category, click on the plus sign to the right of the category's name.
A template will open. You can give your post a title (a Question is always good!) and then type your question or requests in the text box. Be sure to click on "Post New Discussion" to save your post.
To respond to a current conversation, click on it within the category you've opened. When it opens, read through the conversation and scroll down to the bottom where you can add your ideas. Be sure to click on "Post Response" after you've typed in the box.
An alternative way to check out the latest posts is to go to the Community Forum page and click on "Newest Posts". This is a great way to see what the most recent posts have been.