Newbie's Guide to Commaful
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The ultimate guide to Commaful for Newbies.

Newbie's Guide to Commaful

Welcome to Commaful, a writing paradise for everyone!

Welcome to Commaful, a writing paradise for everyone! Newbie Services is here to introduce you and set you up to get started!

Welcome to Commaful, a writing paradise for everyone! Newbie Services is here to introduce you and set you up to get started! Note that we ARE NOT an official affiliation with Commaful.

Welcome to Commaful, a writing paradise for everyone! Newbie Services is here to introduce you and set you up to get started! Note that we ARE NOT an official affiliation with Commaful. Let's get started!

Setting up a profile

Setting up your profile is something that can help you stand out in the community!

Go to your profile by clicking the round icon at the top right corner of your screen.

Go to your profile by clicking the round icon at the top right corner of your screen. It should be a default wolf icon (sometimes and owl or cat).

Go to your profile by clicking the round icon at the top right corner of your screen. It should be a default wolf icon (sometimes and owl or cat). When you're at your profile, click the edit button.

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Go to your profile by clicking the round icon at the top right corner of your screen. It should be a default wolf icon (sometimes and owl or cat). When you're at your profile, click the edit button. Then, the white box should pop up!

You can edit your display name,

'Newbie Services' is our display name!

You can edit your display name, bio (description that shows up under your profile),

You can edit your display name, bio (description that shows up under your profile), icon

You can edit your display name, bio (description that shows up under your profile), icon, and background photo (often called banner).

You can edit your display name, bio (description that shows up under your profile), icon, and background photo (often called banner). Go ahead and play with that for a bit!

Writing your first post

To create a post, go to the button that says "Create" on the top part of Commaful.

To create a post, go to the button that says "Create" on the top part of Commaful. You should see a white screen that says 'Type Title Here' and the little text.

To create a post, go to the button that says "Create" on the top part of Commaful. You should see a white screen that says 'Type Title Here' and the little text. You can go ahead and type a title, then click the turquoise button labeled 'Continue'.

To create a post, go to the button that says "Create" on the top part of Commaful. You should see a white screen that says 'Type Title Here' and the little text. You can go ahead and type a title, then click the turquoise button labeled 'Continue'. You will see a screen that looks something like this.

Do you see that bar on the left?

Do you see that bar on the left? That is the Commaful Image Search Bar.

Do you see that bar on the left? That is the Commaful Image Search Bar. Type in something, and images will show up to match what you searched for!

Do you see that bar on the left? That is the Commaful Image Search Bar. Type in something, and images will show up to match what you searched for! Just click on the image you want, and it'll show up in your creating square!

Do you see that bar on the left? That is the Commaful Image Search Bar. Type in something, and images will show up to match what you searched for! Just click on the image you want, and it'll show up in your creating square! There will be a plus sign on the very bottom of your screen.

Click that to add more pages!

Click that to add more pages! Try playing with that a little bit.

Click that to add more pages! Try playing with that a little bit. When you're ready, just click the turquoise 'Publish' button to publish it!

Click that to add more pages! Try playing with that a little bit. When you're ready, just click the turquoise 'Publish' button to publish it! For the description, just describe your post briefly!

Click that to add more pages! Try playing with that a little bit. When you're ready, just click the turquoise 'Publish' button to publish it! For the description, just describe your post briefly! You don't have to choose a category, but feel free to add tags!

Some examples of tags could be:

Some examples of tags could be: 'my first post'

Some examples of tags could be: 'my first post' 'funny'

Some examples of tags could be: 'my first post' 'funny' 'poetry'

Some examples of tags could be: 'my first post' 'funny' 'poetry' But add tags that match your post!

Some examples of tags could be: 'my first post' 'funny' 'poetry' But add tags that match your post! Using tags that are unrelated can be a problem in the community.

Likes, Shoutouts, Comments

When you're reading a post, you can see three different little icons on the bottom.

When you're reading a post, you can see three different little icons on the bottom. The thumbs up icon is a like.

When you're reading a post, you can see three different little icons on the bottom. The thumbs up icon is a like. When you like a post, it'll show up on your profile's like page.

When you're reading a post, you can see three different little icons on the bottom. The thumbs up icon is a like. When you like a post, it'll show up on your profile's like page. That way you can always revisit pieces you like!

When you're reading a post, you can see three different little icons on the bottom. The thumbs up icon is a like. When you like a post, it'll show up on your profile's like page. That way you can always revisit pieces you like! The one in the middle is a shoutout.

It shouts the post out so that all of your followers can see it!

It shouts the post out so that all of your followers can see it! Here is an example:

The last is a comment!

The last is a comment! It's not an icon, exactly, but it says '[number] comments'.

The last is a comment! It's not an icon, exactly, but it says '[number] comments'. You can click the comments and comment something!

Other Commaful Features

Commaful is ful (get it?) of many amazing features!

Commaful is ful (get it?) of many amazing features! The first one we are going to talk about is the notification button.

It's the white bell next to your icon.

It's the white bell next to your icon. When you click it, it shows you notifications.

It's the white bell next to your icon. When you click it, it shows you notifications. You will be notified when someone likes, shouts out, or comments on your post.

It's the white bell next to your icon. When you click it, it shows you notifications. You will be notified when someone likes, shouts out, or comments on your post. You will also be notified when someone follows you.

It's the white bell next to your icon. When you click it, it shows you notifications. You will be notified when someone likes, shouts out, or comments on your post. You will also be notified when someone follows you. Sometimes the notifications might deliver, but it's useful!

Commaful's notifications doesn't tell you WHO liked your post, but it will show an icon.

The next special feature we will be talking about is the Trending page!

The Trending Page is the page where you can view pieces that are trending

The Trending Page is the page where you can view pieces that are trending (as the name suggests).

The Trending Page is the page where you can view pieces that are trending (as the name suggests). You can find it next to your Personal page, which is the page you see when you click the home screen.

To get on the Trending Page, your piece must have many likes, shoutouts, and/or comments.

To get on the Trending Page, your piece must have many likes, shoutouts, and/or comments. It is considered a great accomplishment to reach the Trending Page!

The next special feature we will be talking about is the DM feature!

The DMs button is located next to the notifications button!

The DMs button is located next to the notifications button! It's the envelope!

The DMs button is located next to the notifications button! It's the envelope! You can DM anyone on Commaful using that feature.

The DMs button is located next to the notifications button! It's the envelope! You can DM anyone on Commaful using that feature. As a Newbie, you've most likely been DMed by @newbieservices to introduce and welcome you to Commaful.

By clicking 'New Chat' and typing the recipient's Commaful username, you can DM them!

By clicking 'New Chat' and typing the recipient's Commaful username, you can DM them! If you ever get DMed by someone who makes you uncomfortable, block them.

By clicking 'New Chat' and typing the recipient's Commaful username, you can DM them! If you ever get DMed by someone who makes you uncomfortable, block them. Click the 'Go to chat' button on the bottom of the DM pop-up.

By clicking 'New Chat' and typing the recipient's Commaful username, you can DM them! If you ever get DMed by someone who makes you uncomfortable, block them. Click the 'Go to chat' button on the bottom of the DM pop-up. Click on your DM with them, and click the red block button.

That way, the user's messages won't reach you.

The next special feature we will be talking about is the tags feature!

Tags are to help people find your post with a certain tag.

Tags are to help people find your post with a certain tag. By clicking a tag on the bottom of a post, you are taken to a page that lists all of the posts that has that tag.

Just click the box under 'Tags' when you're making a post.

Just click the box under 'Tags' when you're making a post. Add key words or main ideas as tags.

Just click the box under 'Tags' when you're making a post. Add key words or main ideas as tags. Tags can help you find posts you want to see!

Just click the box under 'Tags' when you're making a post. Add key words or main ideas as tags. Tags can help you find posts you want to see! For example, if you click the tag 'adventure', you'll find a bunch of posts on adventure.

Daily Prompt and Showcase

The Daily Prompt is a daily challenge or a prompt to help you write!

The Daily Prompt is a daily challenge or a prompt to help you write! You are to tag the Daily Prompt in your post to be entered into a mini contest!

The Daily Prompt is a daily challenge or a prompt to help you write! You are to tag the Daily Prompt in your post to be entered into a mini contest! If you get chosen, your piece will be on the bar under the Daily Prompt!

The Daily Prompt is a daily challenge or a prompt to help you write! You are to tag the Daily Prompt in your post to be entered into a mini contest! If you get chosen, your piece will be on the bar under the Daily Prompt! That's the Showcase that displays the chosen pieces!

Showcase pieces may be judged based on likes, so it may be hard to wish for a Showcase on your first try.

Showcase pieces may be judged based on likes, so it may be hard to wish for a Showcase on your first try. But don't give up hope and keep trying!

Showcase pieces may be judged based on likes, so it may be hard to wish for a Showcase on your first try. But don't give up hope and keep trying! If you get Showcased, it will help you gain more exposure and help your about of viewers grow!

Gaining Followers & Views

It is natural to want many followers and people to read your work.

It is natural to want many followers and people to read your work. Here are some ways to get that to happen!

It is natural to want many followers and people to read your work. Here are some ways to get that to happen! - Participate in contests

It is natural to want many followers and people to read your work. Here are some ways to get that to happen! - Participate in contests Look out for contests and participate!

It is natural to want many followers and people to read your work. Here are some ways to get that to happen! - Participate in contests Look out for contests and participate! Contests will be tagged under a specific tag, monthyearcontest.

It is natural to want many followers and people to read your work. Here are some ways to get that to happen! - Participate in contests Look out for contests and participate! Contests will be tagged under a specific tag, monthyearcontest. So for example, april2021contest.

Each month, the contest tag changes.

Each month, the contest tag changes. You can participate in contests and gain more exposure!

Each month, the contest tag changes. You can participate in contests and gain more exposure! - Participate in collabs!

Each month, the contest tag changes. You can participate in contests and gain more exposure! - Participate in collabs! 'Collab' is short for 'collaboration'.

Each month, the contest tag changes. You can participate in contests and gain more exposure! - Participate in collabs! 'Collab' is short for 'collaboration'. Participate in open collaborations by leaving your part in the comments or however the host desires.

Your name should be mentioned in the final product, so you will gain more exposure that way.

Your name should be mentioned in the final product, so you will gain more exposure that way. - Follow and read!

Your name should be mentioned in the final product, so you will gain more exposure that way. - Follow and read! By reading other peoples' pieces and commenting, you may make a new friend!

Your name should be mentioned in the final product, so you will gain more exposure that way. - Follow and read! By reading other peoples' pieces and commenting, you may make a new friend! Being an active supporter may lead to them following you in gratitude!

Following other people can help your numbers rise because people often follow their followers.

Following other people can help your numbers rise because people often follow their followers. But that does not mean following everyone just for the followers you get is okay.

Following other people can help your numbers rise because people often follow their followers. But that does not mean following everyone just for the followers you get is okay. - Write to the Daily Prompt

Following other people can help your numbers rise because people often follow their followers. But that does not mean following everyone just for the followers you get is okay. - Write to the Daily Prompt Write something for the Daily Prompt every day to higher your chance of getting featured!

Being on the Showcase (like mentioned before) will help you gain exposure.

Being on the Showcase (like mentioned before) will help you gain exposure. - DM and make friends

Being on the Showcase (like mentioned before) will help you gain exposure. - DM and make friends Be friendly and DM other big creators!

Being on the Showcase (like mentioned before) will help you gain exposure. - DM and make friends Be friendly and DM other big creators! By being their friend, you may earn their support!

Being on the Showcase (like mentioned before) will help you gain exposure. - DM and make friends Be friendly and DM other big creators! By being their friend, you may earn their support! Never be afraid to count on your close friends for help!

Though it may be awkward to straight out ask for a shoutout, like, or read, a good friend will accept!

Though it may be awkward to straight out ask for a shoutout, like, or read, a good friend will accept! - Look for opportunities

Though it may be awkward to straight out ask for a shoutout, like, or read, a good friend will accept! - Look for opportunities Some services will offer a chance for you to be interviewed!

Though it may be awkward to straight out ask for a shoutout, like, or read, a good friend will accept! - Look for opportunities Some services will offer a chance for you to be interviewed! That is a perfect way to get noticed!

The News Network offers interviews!

The News Network offers interviews! Check the tag 'newsnet' to find the members and feel free to ask for interviews!

The News Network offers interviews! Check the tag 'newsnet' to find the members and feel free to ask for interviews! - Write constantly

The News Network offers interviews! Check the tag 'newsnet' to find the members and feel free to ask for interviews! - Write constantly The way to be noticed is to keep writing!

The News Network offers interviews! Check the tag 'newsnet' to find the members and feel free to ask for interviews! - Write constantly The way to be noticed is to keep writing! Try challenging a piece a day to keep readers reading!

- Use good images

- Use good images Make sure to pick images that fit your piece and won't cut of text etc.

- Use good images Make sure to pick images that fit your piece and won't cut of text etc. You can always look for beautiful images online and upload it!

- Use good images Make sure to pick images that fit your piece and won't cut of text etc. You can always look for beautiful images online and upload it!

Tips & Tricks

On your post, there are multiple ways to play with the Commaful format.

On your post, there are multiple ways to play with the Commaful format. The most basic one is just one line per page, which looks like:

A newbie am I

Time to stretch wings and fly

It's more of a slippery flow, but not as stable and solid.

It's more of a slippery flow, but not as stable and solid. Look at this way of formatting text.

It's more of a slippery flow, but not as stable and solid. Look at this way of formatting text. It's more stable and you can take it slowly while it still flows well.

It's more of a slippery flow, but not as stable and solid. Look at this way of formatting text. It's more stable and you can take it slowly while it still flows well. You don't read the previous lines all over again, just read the added line.

You can do this by typing something,

You can do this by typing something, Copying it, and pasting on the next page.

You can do this by typing something, Copying it, and pasting on the next page. After you're familiar with that, you can do all kinds of tricks!

A newbie am I

A newbie am I Time to stretch wings

A newbie am I Time to stretch wings and fly

A newbie am I Time to stretch wings and fly~ "Inexperienced"

A newbie am I Time to stretch wings and fly~ "Inexperienced" can't

A newbie am I Time to stretch wings and fly~ "Inexperienced" can't define

A newbie am I Time to stretch wings and fly~ "Inexperienced" can't define me

A newbie am I Time to stretch wings and fly~ "Inexperienced" can't define me I have the power in my hands

A newbie am I Time to stretch wings and fly~ "Inexperienced" can't define me I have the power in my hands |

A newbie am I Time to stretch wings and fly~ "Inexperienced" can't define me I have the power in my hands

A newbie am I Time to stretch wings and fly~ "Inexperienced" can't define me I have the power in my hands |

A newbie am I Time to stretch wings and fly~ "Inexperienced" can't define me I have the power in my hands

A newbie am I Time to stretch wings and fly~ "Inexperienced" can't define me I have the power in my hands you see?

Commaful Badges

Badges are these little icons that show up beside your username.

You earn badges based on the amount of comments you post, the amount of reads, and sometimes, amount of likes on your post.

You earn badges based on the amount of comments you post, the amount of reads, and sometimes, amount of likes on your post. Farming points on purpose (e.g. spamming comments) is not okay.

You earn badges based on the amount of comments you post, the amount of reads, and sometimes, amount of likes on your post. Farming points on purpose (e.g. spamming comments) is not okay. But eventually you will get the badges!

Bronze, Silver, and Gold Comma are for commenting.

Bronze, Silver, and Gold Comma are for commenting. Frequent, Power, and Avid Reader are for reading.

Bronze, Silver, and Gold Comma are for commenting. Frequent, Power, and Avid Reader are for reading. Gifted Writer and Commaful Star are for the amount of likes you get.

Bronze, Silver, and Gold Comma are for commenting. Frequent, Power, and Avid Reader are for reading. Gifted Writer and Commaful Star are for the amount of likes you get. You get to choose one of your obtained badges to display by your name.

Account Management

Your account is made for you, so you get to customize and update it!

Your account is made for you, so you get to customize and update it! To go to the account page, click on your icon, and pick 'Account'.

Your account is made for you, so you get to customize and update it! To go to the account page, click on your icon, and pick 'Account'. You should see a screen something like this.

You can change the data (Name, email, username, etc.) as you wish.

You can change the data (Name, email, username, etc.) as you wish. You can also connect your social media accounts.

You can change the data (Name, email, username, etc.) as you wish. You can also connect your social media accounts. Below that, there are the sections with emojis.

You can change the data (Name, email, username, etc.) as you wish. You can also connect your social media accounts. Below that, there are the sections with emojis. They are pretty self explanatory.

The phone button will direct you to getting the app.

The phone button will direct you to getting the app. The ghost button will let you update your interests, or genres etc. that Commaful will feed you.

The phone button will direct you to getting the app. The ghost button will let you update your interests, or genres etc. that Commaful will feed you. The envelope button will let you change email notification settings.

The heart eyes button will give you the directions on inviting your friends to Commaful.

The heart eyes button will give you the directions on inviting your friends to Commaful. The gift button will show you special perks.

The heart eyes button will give you the directions on inviting your friends to Commaful. The gift button will show you special perks. The door button logs you out.

The heart eyes button will give you the directions on inviting your friends to Commaful. The gift button will show you special perks. The door button logs you out. At the very bottom of the Account screen, there is small text.

It says 'To delete your account, click here.'

It says 'To delete your account, click here.' So if you ever need to delete your account (which is not recommended), just click there.

Drafts and Unlisted

If you panicking about accidentally exiting out the Commaful page while you're writing a post, don't!

If you panicking about accidentally exiting out the Commaful page while you're writing a post, don't! If your post is saved (as it will show on top, next to the Publish and Make Unlisted buttons),

If you panicking about accidentally exiting out the Commaful page while you're writing a post, don't! If your post is saved (as it will show on top, next to the Publish and Make Unlisted buttons), you can always revisit it!

If you panicking about accidentally exiting out the Commaful page while you're writing a post, don't! If your post is saved (as it will show on top, next to the Publish and Make Unlisted buttons), you can always revisit it! Just go to 'Create', and click 'Drafts' which is next to the 'Continue' button.

You can click your unfinished story and keep writing!

You can click your unfinished story and keep writing! If you want to make a private post for just a group of people to see.

You can click your unfinished story and keep writing! If you want to make a private post for just a group of people to see, the Unlisted feature is just for you!

You can click your unfinished story and keep writing! If you want to make a private post for just a group of people to see, the Unlisted feature is just for you! The button is next to 'Publish'.

You can click your unfinished story and keep writing! If you want to make a private post for just a group of people to see, the Unlisted feature is just for you! The button is next to 'Publish'. Then, it will create your post like it would do if you published it, but it isn't listed on your profile.

You can see your Unlisted posts by going to 'Drafts' and clicking 'Unlisted'.

You can see your Unlisted posts by going to 'Drafts' and clicking 'Unlisted'. To make sure a certain group sees it, you should DM or send them the link.

Learning More

Now that you've learned some of the basics from this post, you know a little bit about Commaful.

Now that you've learned some of the basics from this post, you know a little bit about Commaful. But there is a lot more to explore, so always keep learning!

Now that you've learned some of the basics from this post, you know a little bit about Commaful. But there is a lot more to explore, so always keep learning! Here are some users to follow to keep you updated on important Commaful related things!

- @commafultips

- @commafultips - @sydney

- @commafultips - @sydney - @commaful

- @commafultips - @sydney - @commaful - (members of the newsnet)

Thank you for reading this guide.

Thank you for reading this guide. I hope you adventures on Commaful are full of excitement and joy!

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