• Computer Audiophile Personal Blogs

    Have you ever wanted to try your hand at writing product reviews or give out your own best of show awards at RMAF? How about taking the CA readers along on your journey from absolute beginner to confident computer audiophile? Want to share your system setup and help readers from all over the world experience what high quality computer audio is all about? Now is your chance to light up the Internet with your audio intellect or ignorance. Today CA announces personal blog pages for all registered readers!

    Everybody has something to offer whether it's a wealth of knowledge or stories about fumbling through this wonderful hobby of ours. Personal blog pages are only limited by a user's imagination (within reason of course). Some readers are experts on portable audio, linux based audio, or car computer audio while others are full of sage advice accumulated over several decades. All of this can currently be shared in the forums, but will be much more personal, easier to follow, easier to find, and a more enjoyable read when written in your own CA Blog.


    Helpful Information

    CA Personal Blogs are for non-commercial use only and are governed by the same Terms of Use as all other content on Computer Audiophile. Manufacturers, dealers, distributors, record labels, etc… are not allowed to create a Personal Blog on Computer Audiophile. Sponsored Blogs are currently under consideration. If interested please Contact Us.

    Reading Blogs

    NOTE: USER BLOGS NOW LOCATED HERE -> http://cavb.computeraudiophile.com/blog.php

    Reading All Personal Blogs:
    1. Select the BLOGS icon near the top of every page.


    Reading Specific Personal Blogs:
    1. Select a user's name anywhere on the site to view basic account information including a link to "View recent blog entries". See image below.

    2. Select the user's Blog link below each of his/her blog articles to display only his/her blog entries.


    Accessing Your Own Blog Page:
    1. Select the BLOGS link from the left side navigation menu, then My Blog from the expanded menu.

    2. Select My Account from the left side navigation menu, then ""View recent blog entries" from the main account page. See image below.


    Creating Blogs

    The Personal Blog infrastructure is already setup. User simply need to create Blog entries.
    1. Select the BLOGS link from the left side navigation menu, then select "Create new blog entry" from the top of the main Blog page.

    2. Select any user's Personal Blog, then select "Post new blog entry" from the top of the page. This will create an entry in your own Blog despite the link from another's Blog.


    Embedding Images In Blogs

    Computer Audiophile uses standard HTML syntax. For 99.999% of the Earth's population HTML is a four letter word with the connotation of those "other" four letter words. Here are some helpful tips.

    You must either attach images using the Attachment feature available on each article, Blog Entry, and comment or host the images elsewhere such as any popular image hosting site of your choice. After attaching an image to your Blog Entry the URL of the image will be displayed directly below the attachment description.


    To embed an image and place text to the right of the image use the following bold syntax that's next to the dummy text.

    Final result will look like this:

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    To embed an image in an article use the following syntax.

    Final result will look like this:



    CA Personal Blog Launch

    This is the launch of CA Personal Blogs version 1.0. As the Blogs develop more features may be added based on user input. I can't wait to see what the CA readers have in store for their own Personal Blogs.


    Comments 11 Comments
    1. The Computer Audiophile's Avatar
      The Computer Audiophile -
      Hi Jud - I look forward to it as well :~)<br />
      <br />
      It will take time, but in the long run we could have quite a collection of valuable Blogs here on CA.<br />
      <br />
    1. AudioDoctor's Avatar
      AudioDoctor -
      now I have two ways to bore readers to tears... ;-)<br />
      <br />
      Thanks Chris!<br />
      <br />
      Kidding, I see this as becoming quite entertaining reading after some time has passed to allow the content to mature.
    1. bachrocks's Avatar
      bachrocks -
      I love the idea Chris!
    1. Paul R's Avatar
      Paul R -
      Wow! Totally cool Chris! <br />
      <br />
      -Paul<br />
    1. AudioDoctor's Avatar
      AudioDoctor -
      If I were to do the writing in MS Word, or some other application, and paste the result into the Blog for posting, would the formatting carry over?
    1. amendaa's Avatar
      amendaa -
      This is a very interesting article on the different types of skills required in the IT Industry. They range from programming to networks.<br />
      <a href="http://linuxtraining.blogspot.com">www.linuxtraining.blog spot.com</a><br />
      <a href="http://industrainingchd.blogspot.com">www.industrainingch d.blogspot.com</a><br />
    1. The Computer Audiophile's Avatar
      The Computer Audiophile -
      Hi AudioDoctor - Unfortunately applications use their own formatting that's never compatible with anything online. It's possible to export or save as HTML document then paste into a Blog, but the results will vary. <br />
      <br />
    1. AudioDoctor's Avatar
      AudioDoctor -
      Thanks for the reply Chris.
    1. baxtus's Avatar
      baxtus -
      Like "Jud", I look forward to some very entertaining and enlightening blogs from some of the "thinkers" on this forum. (Hopefully you know who you are so we don't have to be embarrassingly specific. .)<br />
      <br />
      Great idea Chris!
    1. Jay192's Avatar
      Jay192 -
      They're awesome.<br />
      <br />
      Is there a way to subscribe to a particular person's blogs (rather than their individual articles)?<br />
      <br />
      [it's easy to miss an update when it split into parts and where part 2 isn't an update on part 1]
    1. The Computer Audiophile's Avatar
      The Computer Audiophile -
      Hi Jay - You can subscribe to a persons' blog and view their own blog page. <br />
      <br />
      Subscribe -> At the bottom of one of their blog entries you can click Subscribe. This will give you the desired options.