Written by Richard Mondello
Wednesday, September 02, 2009 03:01 PM
In an effort to constantly improve the site, we've added a few new features that enhance and make it easier to publicize the work of bloggers.
We're added a fairly robust tagging system to our site! Tags are like one or two word topic identifiers that, when used properly, make it easier to browse blog posts on our site. In the post writer, you'll see a new button that says "Tags". Click that to add between 2-5 words or phrases that help to categorize your post. Useful examples of tags are Obama, Health Care Reform, Afghanistan, and Infrastructure. Tagging makes it much easier for readers to see your post.
Anyone who has been blogging at TuftsRoundtable.org for a while is familiar with our comment system, IntenseDebate. Although it has been good to us, we've transitioned to a more dynamic system called Disqus. For you, this means that you can now login to post comments via a Facebook account, a Twitter account, or anonymously. Also, you no longer have to enable comments on your posts; it is now done automatically.
The URL structure of TuftsRoundtable.org has been greatly enhanced. If your blog doesn't have a name other than Your Name's Blog, the URL of your blog is http://tuftsroundtable.org/blog/your-name. If you've submitted a custom name for your blog, the URL of your blog is http://tuftsroundtable.org/blog/your-custom-name.
We're adding a personal touch to the Blogs menu on the site. As such, we ask you to submit a two or three sentence summary of your blog. This is also a convenient time to request a name change for your blog. Please send an email to
with the subject "Blog Description" and include your description in the email body.
Here's an example: Chas is a Junior studying International Relations. He blogs about war, American power and occasionally, basketball.