Scribd for Posthaven

Scribd is an amazing platform for posting and sharing documents - and now books too. Anyone can create a free account and build their own library of documents and other original works. As a family historian, I've found it a great way to share family stories with my digitally-challenged family. And, because it's both public and very search-friendly, it also attracts relatives I haven't met yet. I like that!

When you upload a document to be included in a post on your Posthaven blog, it is automatically sent to Scribd, processed and then embedded on your post. All you have to do is upload the document or include it as an attachment in an email post. That's the good news. The bad news is that your documents are getting posted into a Scribd account associated with Posthaven. You'll never know how many people read your documents and won't "meet" the people who discover your documents through Scribd.  

It only takes a few minutes to set up an account on Scribd. Yes, it will take a few more minutes to upload and label each document, then copy the link and paste it into your post. But if you want to control your documents and keep track of the viewers who visit it at Scribd, then it's worth that extra effort.

Oh, and did I mention you can sell your own original works at Scribd? Here's the details

Posthaven Primer