Just a reminder that the best way to make sure that your favorite club or campaign’s events are posted to the BlueBroward.org Calendar is to do it yourself. I’m strongly encouraging self-service because as the election gets closer, it’s tough for me to keep up with all the requests for listings coming via email.
Any registered member of the website can post events, and they will appear immediately on the Calendar. I reserve the right to edit or delete listings that are not appropriate (we don’t need to be promoting meetings of the George W. Bush Fan Club), but this has rarely been a problem.
Timing is important. This 2-week snapshot of events goes out by email every Sunday morning, so if you wait until Sunday afternoon to post an event that’s happening on Tuesday, you’ve missed out. Between now and the election, I’m also sending out a weekend roundup for which the deadline is noon on Friday.
If you registered some time ago but have forgotten your password, there’s an “Email My Password” option on the Login page. Your “user name” is the email address you used when registering with the web site.
Posting events is supposed to be easy. If you find that it’s not, let me know so I can make it easier. After you enter your password, you should see a list of options that includes “Add event to events calendar.” You can navigate to this menu by clicking the “MyPage Menu” button on the left hand side of the screen (only appears after you have entered your password).
If you are authorized to edit listings for a Democratic group that holds regular meetings, you will also see a link to “Confirm/correct calendar listings for [Group Name].” If you are authorized to edit listings for a campaign, you will see a link to “Post a Campaign Event for [Campaign Name].”
After posting your event, check to make sure it is displayed properly. If there’s a problem, and you can’t figure out how to fix it, feel free to ask for help. Sometimes I can help you make it look prettier or add a link to an online mapping service for directions.
I will continue to post relevant events that I pick up on myself, as time permits, but there’s a lot of truth in the old saying that “if you want a job done right, do it yourself.”
– David Carr, webmaster, firstname.lastname@example.org