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What Type of Post Works Well at Virily

First of all, welcome to all the new members I see on the site lately. It is great to see new members joining. I am sure a lot of you have questions. We all do actually. And we usually come together and ask each other when a question or problem arises.

When it comes to the type of post you create, it is a personal choice actually. And it depends on what you are posting. For example, this post is a “Poll”. I am able to write a paragraph or two. Add a photo above. And ask questions below. You can also add photos to your questions below. When you are creating a poll, simply click on the little camera icon below your question and you can add a photo. And you can add one question or several, your choice.

The “Trivia Quiz” is preferred by many as well. They usually do great here, keep it interesting and try to make the subject about something we would all enjoy perhaps. And remember there are members from all over the world here at Virily.

Another favorite is the “Classic List”. If you are telling a story, like Kim Johnson does about her famous hikes with her dogs, this is a great way to present your story. I also think Doc Anderson uses this format to share his father and grandfather memories. And our resident artist, Alex probably uses the same as well when he shares his famous art creations. I also see Alex using the “Hot or Not” format, when he is asking our opinion about his creations.

The “Embed” format is useful if you are trying to post a video. It works well. I have never used it but one of the new members asked about it recently and she enjoys it. 

There are other formats as you can see from the “Create” page. I suggest trying out a few of these to see which works best for what your are posting. As I said, it is a personal choice. Just trying to share what works for a few of us here.

Enjoy the community and feel free to ask questions. We may not know the answers, but together we can figure out a solution hopefully. There is also a PM (Messages) option on your profile page you can use as well.

I am sure I have left out many questions you all might have. Feel free to share below in the comments if you have questions, or something you would like to add to the conversation.

  • Do you have a favorite format you use on Virily?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Would you like to share you favorite and why in the comments?

    • Yes
    • No
  • If you are new, did this post answer some of your questions?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Now, let’s all try to be Friends and enjoy the community, agreed?

    • Yes
    • No

What do you think?

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Written by Carol DM

Enjoy nature photography. Amateur self-taught photographer and love every minute of the photos from my yard and Dustin's garden. Sunset views from my deck are very peaceful to watch, capture and share. I have two cats, Brendel and the Dude. I share both special and funny moments I capture of them with you.

Also enjoy seeing and reading your posts from all over the world.

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  1. First off, thank you for the mention. When I first started on Virily I tried out all the posting options, except Personality Quizzes. I still haven’t tried one of those. Not sure I ever will.
    When I post about hiking, I like to take the reader with me on the hike. So I do prefer the Classic List option, because people can respond to each individual photograph, and it is like you are walking with me.
    I also like quizzes, I use this option for my search games and find the difference games.
    Thanks for posting this for the new members. Welcome all!

  2. I have studied various forms of education and teaching and I like to create quizzes from all the courses I have taken from high school through graduate school. I also like the story format where I share my children’s stories that I write as well as my wordplay poems. I really like this site.

  3. Thank you for explaining different types of posts. I was confused which type to choose, and a friend suggested me to try out Poll. I like it as I am used to write blog post with an image on top, then perhaps one or two questions at the end of the post. I haven’t really try out the other types yet. Perhaps I should as there are so many possibilities here. πŸ™‚

    • Yes and I was wrong about what Doc uses for his posts. The Gallery is his choice. I have used this format as well. Just depends on your choice and what you are posting. You can also add many photos to a poll, like I did on this one. Good to have you hear!

  4. I said no as I am still at stories and slowly going elsewhere. I posted a poll and another listing. Waiting for approval.

    If there are typos in our comments and we see them after the post comment button is clicked can it be edited?

  5. Polls!!
    It Used to be quizzes until I can’t really come up with something “new”…
    I like Polls … hmm … I think its habit…
    Whenever I post something, I’ll instinctively click that … haha

  6. The good thing about using polls is that you get 30 virils on publication, as opposed to 15 for stories, and 5 (as opposed to 3) when other people read them. I have tended to go for the poll format if I can think of a decent question or two to go with what would otherwise be a story!

  7. I prefer and only use the story creation. As my posts are rather long and I think it is the most convenient one. I did not know what the embed format was about. Thanks for explaining it here and that goes to show I am useless when it comes to technology except when it comes to writing and translating. And even with translation I do not use any CAT tools except for Microsoft Word as I find SDL very confusing and I do not know how to work with MemoQ and a lot of other CAT tools on the market. You are also absolutely right about all the newcomers here on Virily. A lot of friendly competition now…

    • You are so welcome and there is so much more to talk. I could not fit it into one post. Glad it helped you some my friend. I always enjoy your posts. Always good to see you. I hope all is good in your world.

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