WorldSupporter Toolkit: Blog about how to share knowledge and experiences on the JoHo WorldSupporter platform?

How can I share something on my Profile (Personal magazine)?

Your profile or user page is called a 'Personal Magazine' on the WorldSupporter platform. Your personal magazine is your starting point while roaming through WorldSupporter, it is also the page that other supporters will visit to read more about you and your contributions to WorldSupporter. You can compose your own magazine using the following WorldSupporter tools (contribution types):

  • Stories: Blogs - Bundles - Magazines - Updates - Statements - Media (movies, photos, documents)
  • Suggestions: Tickets (travel, study, jobs) - Events - Recipes
  • Supply & Demand: Supply & Demand for manpower/knowledge/paperwork/(travel) products - or Summaries & study notes

Most Supporters choose a mix of tools to create an attractive Personal magazine.

    What is a Magazine and how can I add one on a specific subject?

    What are WorldSupporter Magazines?

    • In a Magazine you can bring together all your information or items connecting to one subject of your choice.
    • This tool offers the most space for self-determination on what information you want to show in which place.
    • For instance, you can create a Magazine about your trip to Peru in which you bundle all your blogs, media, updates and recipes that relate to your trip.
    • A Magazine will make it easier for visitors to find all your contributions and easier for you to advertise your content and inspire others.

    How to use this tool?

    • Step 1: Log in and Create a new Magazine

      • To start a new magazine you only need to think of a title and some basic category tags.
      • Write an introduction to your magazine in the textfield called 'body', this will provides visitors and search engines some guidance.
      • You can save and edit your magazine whenever you like.
    • Step 2: Start to add content
      • The Magazine tool allows you to write unique content or place pictures in the so called 'creative spaces'. The content you add at those places will only appear on this particular magazine.
      • The second option is to use the so called 'resources' field. These fields allow you to place you earlier WorldSupporter contributions in your magazine.
      • In addition to your own content you can also select contributions by other Supporters. To get those contributions in your 'resources' you need to go to those specific pages and click on the 'Save for later' button at the bottom of each contribution. Return to your magazine and it will appear in your resources list.
    • Step 3: Exposure
      • To attract additional attention to your magazine you can add it to the 'resources' field of all contributions that you wrote and that relate to your magazine.
      • When you have collected information or inspiration shared by other Supporters you can add a comment to their contribution and share your magazine (the author will receive an email as a notification of your comment).

    What is a Bundle and how can I add one?

    What are WorldSupporter Bundles?

    • Bundles function somewhat similar to Magazines but are visually very basic
    • Your collection of content will be shown as a list of links, with only one text field for you to give a short abstract of your bundle
    • Adding a bundle to one of your magazines can be a structured way to list a big amount of pages with a certain subject.
    • A bundle makes it easier for users to navigate from one page to another

    How to use this tool?

    • Create your own Bundle from shared content of others or yourself.
    • This tool offers a basic structured overview of content
    • Step 1: Log in and Create a new Bundle
    • Step 2: Connect your previously added content to your Bundle by typing a key word in the 'resources' field => this content will be shown in centre of the page
    • Alternative to Step 2: When you want to add content by other Supporters to your Bundle you need to go to those specific pages and click on the 'save for later' button at the bottom of each contribution
    • Step 3: add your bundle to the 'resources' field in the pages that you have written and connected in the bundle.

    What is a Blog and how can I add one?

    • Get inspired by others on the Blogs overview page
    • or read Jessica's blog on Why and how to blog
    • WorldSupporter blogs can be created in the format you prefer: interview, teaching material, opinions, reviews, personal stories/diary, case study.
    • Seen enough? Log in to write about your best experiences, your best actions and share your knowledge now

    What is an Update and how can I add one?

    • With Updates you can highlight your latest WorldSupporter activity
    • This activity can be either on the WorldSupporter platform or anywhere else.
    • Have you done something positive to your world? Let others know to inspire them to follow your example

    What is a Tip (Ticket) and how can I add one?

    • With Tips you van make a short tips on job opportunities, exams, packing lists etc
    • This basic tools allows quick additions to your (Personal) Magazine.
    • When your message needs rich editing you can better choose the tools Requests, Blogs or Media
    • Share your Tips now

    What is a Statements and how can I add one?

    • Share your views and opinions or respond to those of others
    • Only registered users can share their opinion
    • Comments and feedback on your statements in monitored by WorldSupporter editors, but feel free to report content you think is not OK on WorldSupporter
    • Create a new statement

    What is an Event and how can I add one?

    • Do you organize an Event? Or you want to promote an Event of an organization you like? Then you create an Event
    • Through the field 'resources' you can add a Media page that you created before (for instance with the banner or logo of the event).
    • Also events that have already taken place can be highlighted, to inspire you - or as a reminder to upload this years event date(s)

    What are Media and how can I add one?

    What are WorldSupporter Media?

    • With the Media tool you can share movies, photos, presentations or documents.
    • Uploaded Media can tell their own story or can be used to strengthen one of your other contributions (such as Blogs, Magazines or Summaries)

    How to use this tool?

    • For movies or presentations (or other media bigger than 2MB):
      • Upload your content to a specialized platform such as YouTube, Vimeo or Pinterest
      • Advertise your presentation or movie by placing a shortcut to your content or upload a picture that summarizes the content
    • For Pictures and documents (smaller than 2MB)
    • For optimal exposure on WorldSupporter always add an accompanying image to your shared movies or documents, this image will be shown on your personal profile and on the profiles of your followers
    • Always make sure that you do not violate copyright if you use material from others and make good use of source listings

    What is a Request and how can I add one?

    What are WorldSupporter Requests & Offers (suoply & demand)

    • This WorldSupporter tool allows you to ask others for help or offer your products en services to others.
    • Requests & Offers (Supply & Demand ) is divided into diferent groups: 'knowledge' 'manpower' 'paperwork' and 'products'
    • Read more on how to use Requests & Offers

    How to use this tool?

    • Log in and add your 'request or offer'
    • Create a title that contains the main message of your request or offer
    • The more information you add to your contribution the more specific people can respond
    • Examples:
      • You can recruit new colleagues here for yourself or an organization that supports you (request 'manpower').
      • Ask fellow users to share specific study materials (request 'knowledge')
      • Ask for help with the paperwork that comes with your trip around Central Asia by horse
      • Call for used travel equipment or supplies for your project (request 'products')

    What is a Summary and how can I add one?

    • This tool allows you to explain a certain subject. This can be based on your own texts or on summarized versions of study material
    • Many Supporters use this tool for university course material, but feel free to use it as a broad tool for knowledge transfer
    • Always make sure that you do not violate copyright if you use material from others and make good use of source listings
    • Start sharing your summaries
      • tip 1: by adding category tags your content will be easier to find by people with similar interests that not yet follow your account
      • tip 2: bring several summaries together with the Magazine or Bundle tool and create easier navigation for yourself and your followers
      • tip 3: add an image in the 'image' field, because it will be used to highlight your contribution on your profile and other spotlight locations on WorldSupporter. Without an image your avatar will be used for these purposes.

    What is a Recipe and how can I add one?

    • Share your world recipe or culinary experience
    • Add your Recipes here 
    • Does your recipe look yummy? Add a picture with the Media tool and connect with the 'resources' field within you recipe page
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