Make Connections! Personal blogs are an underutilized and under appreciated feature of many Communities. This is why I4A-Communities integrated blogs into each individual's personal feed, into the details on any given individual and into the welcome page.
Blogs are fun as well as informative, allowing individuals to express themselves personally. So we included within Blogs likes and comments. Click on the like icon to see who or click on the comments icon to see the actual comments.
Likes and comments on blogs are included in notifications to draw attention to activity in blogs.
Blogs can also be tagged with key words so members can follow like minded posts regardless of the author or blog.
Members will connect with individuals whose story they find compelling. Those posts are included in the their immediate feed alerting them anytime a connection blogs.