Dear SFN members,
I was recently asked what the guidelines are for blogging on SFN, ie whether one should write a blog post or a discussion thread. So I will attempt to lay down some guidelines for that here.
Roughly speaking use a discussion to ask a question and a blog post to express your point of view or share your thoughts on something.
Blog posts will be automatically sent to the SFN Facebook page, and as such they are moderated, ie they require approval from an administrator before they will go live.
If they appear to be more suited to a discussion thread they probably won't be approved. For example. If you write a blog post entitled 'What are the dates of public holidays in France this year'. It would be more suited to the discussion threads. Whereas, if you wrote a post entitled 'I love how many public holidays there are in France this year' it would be fine as a blog post.
A blog post will also need some content, a single line or two and a link to somewhere else won't do it.
As always applies, commercial links to your own enterprises within any of your posts will also be declined.
Lastly if your blog post contravenes Facebook terms and conditions it won't fly either, due to them being automatically syndicated there.
Here is good example of a discussion thread http://www.survivefrance.com/forum/topics/english-speaking-lawyer
and a blog post http://www.survivefrance.com/profiles/blogs/taxing-times
There are exemptions to these guidelines and sometimes your blog post might get approved when it should have been a discussion if an administrator deems it to be of sufficient interest to the community as a whole.
Thanks, hope that helps!
Get blogging, or discussing!