Our blog is like a diary. But instead of being kept in a drawer, it is stored here on this website, and is updated every day by an author, just like any other diary. The good thing about this is that it's public – you can not only read it, you can reply to it too. If you want to type a response to any particular entry (known as a 'post'), simply go to the bottom of the post, click 'comment' and type your response in the box provided.
When you land on our blog page, you will notice that all of our current 'posts' are arranged down the left hand side of the page. The posts you see are the 5 most recent posts – all other posts (including these most recent ones) are kept in our Archive. To get to out archived posts, click the calendar dropdown list under 'Archives'.
Each post is written in full, and at the bottom of each post you will see the date it was published, and then two links – 'Permalink' and 'Comments'. 'Permalink' means 'permanent link', and this is simply a way of being able to return to the post time and again, even if the post is moved or deleted from the Thomson blog. This is useful, for example, if you want to send the URL of this post to a friend. When you click on 'Comments', it leads you to a page with a box where you can leave your name, and write a comment in response to the post. You can also click 'comments' to view all comments left by other people. There will be a number in brackets next to the word 'comments', and this simply means the number of comments that have already been left for this particular post. For example, Comments (5) means that 5 comments have been left by readers of this post.
On the right hand side of the page, you will see that we have stored our posts and your comments under different headings. 'Recent Posts' lists our 5 most recent posts, while 'Recent Comments' lists our 5 most recent comments.
Under 'Archives', you can use the drop-down list to select a month, and in each month you can see the posts that were written then. Below this dropdown list are several links to the Thomson.co.uk site (such as links to our videos and podcasting downloads), and you can use these links to explore our website content.
Something else you might have noticed is the link for 'Register for Thomson blog by RSS' and 'Register for Thomson Offers'. The latter is self-explanatory - this allows you to sign up and receive our latest offers by e-mail. RSS is something different, but this still allows you to keep up to date with our latest blog updates. By signing up for our blog by RSS, you will be notified of any new posts which may interest you, so you can visit the blog, read the latest post and leave a comment.