TMoM Tips for Using Our Website

By Rachel Hoeing

Our readership and fan base at TMoM continues to increase, so we thought a mini-tutoring session might be worth running today. If you are new to our website, or just need a refresher, read over the info below so that we can help you stay in the know with all things parent-related in the Triad!

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Areas of interest:

1. Site Info – Important links for our website are found across the very top any TMoM page you visit. You will see links across the teal bar for Advertising, Team Member Bios, and more. Here you will also find our links to Social Media as well as a search bar that will come in handy as you look for specific topics on our site. Make sure to follow us on our new Instagram page!

2. Daily Blogs – The the main content of our site can be found by using the long grey bar that runs across the page. Take some time to click on each category. You will see sub-cats under each one that will house all of our archived daily blogs. Also, when you visit our home page, you will notice one large photo with a blog title and six smaller ones. These are the current day’s blog, and the previous six. These will rotate daily as new blogs are added. Once you do not see a blog anymore, don’t worry – it can always be found on an archived category, by entering the key words in the search bar or by clicking the Blog Roll page.

3. Five Most Visited Pages –
When you visit our home page, scroll down past the daily blog photos and you will see five square boxes with photos across the page. These are the five places our readers seem to visit the most, so we keep them on the home page for easy access.
Blog Roll” will host the past month’s worth of blogs.
Giveaways” will lead you to a giveaway page where you will ALWAYS find one or two giveaways running on our website. Take a chance and enter! There are no strings attached!
Newsletter” will take you to the most recent newsletter that was emailed to our subscribers. You can sign up to have this delivered right into your email box every Wednesday by entering your address in the sign-up box.
Local Events” will take you to the events page, which hosts a local calendar of family-friendly events and date night ideas. Next to the calendar will be featured events that you will definitely want to check out! If you want your event added to our calendar, email us at any time!
Directories” will lead you to a list of helpful local directories compiled by our team. These include Kids Eat Free, Child Care, Schools, Consignment Sales, Camps, and more. Click on any topic to visit that directory, and take note of the featured ones below the main list. We will keep this section populated with the most visited directories at that time of year.

4. Comments – Our bloggers LOVE to see your comments! Once you comment on a blog, your info will be stored and you will no longer have to fill it in every time. If you wish to comment anonymously, simply log out, and leave the boxes blank. It may take a few hours for your comment to be approved, but as long as it does not contain slander, it will be posted. Your comments tell us what you might like to see more of on the site, they offer ideas and hope to other readers, and best of all, they make our bloggers feel terrific! So please keep those comments coming!

5. Home Page – Any time you want to get back to the home page, just click on our logo at the top of the screen.

6. Side Bar – Aside from the home page, on almost every page you visit, you will see the same sidebar along the right side of your screen. This includes a box to sign up for the newsletter, a link to visit the most recent blogs, a link to visit the most popular blogs, a link to see recent comments, and banner ads from our wonderful sponsors! Please click on the ads and show some love to those who keep TMoM going strong by sponsoring ads on our website. They are all family-related businesses who would love your patronage.

7. Social Media – Aside from the weekly newsletter, social media is the best way to keep up with TMoM and all our directories, giveaways, blogs, and events. Follow us below!

Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/triadmomsonmain/
Twitter – https://twitter.com/TriadMomsOnMain
Facebook Fan Page – https://www.facebook.com/MomsOnMain/
TMoM Community Chat Page – https://www.facebook.com/groups/1521733928080242/
Pinterest – https://www.pinterest.com/triadmoms/

Thanks for following our site and please email us at any time if you have ideas to share!


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