Hey everyone. First of all, a big thank you to those of you who have kept up the requirements of the Indianapolis Bloggers, despite the lack of oversight and non-contact. You're the best.
This blog started as a way to use a "blogging ring" for people to easily browse through various blogs in the Indianapolis area. Unfortunately, the site used to support that ring has changed dramatically and basically has become a huge advertisement. In short, it is no longer ideal as a means to meet our objectives.
So, there's going to be a few changes around here. Obviously, the template has been modified. There are also new requirements to become a member of the Indianapolis Bloggers. If you're interested in reading those, you can check it out and feel free to suggest any further requirements you think we should have.
As for you existing members, consider yourselves a part of the clan as of today. Once you are a member of the Indianapolis Bloggers, a link to your blog will be forever immortalized on the list at the bottom of this site. Consider this our "thank you" for joining so early. If you want to add a picture to go along with your link, click here for more info. If your blog is missing from that list, let us know and we'll get that fixed for you.
Although we will always consider you a part of us, in order get the full benefit of being an Indianapolis Blogger, you must become an Active Member. Don't worry, it's super easy.
First off, no more junky ring HTML necessary on your homepage. Yay! All you have to do is publish a new post about Indianapolis Bloggers. Nothing fancy is required, just a quick blurb with a link to let your readers know we exist. Then send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with a link to your post. That's it! (Of course, we'd be extra appreciative of any additional links you add to any of your blogrolls, homepage, etc. etc. :)
If you're unsure whether you care enough to be an Active Member, click here to find out why we think you should.
Also remember that if you ever catch wind of some type of event that you think we should know about, give us a heads up and we'll help promote it. Click here for details.
Lastly, if for some reason you decide not to mess with all of this, it would be a huge help if you could take the time to let us know why. Just visit our suggestions page. Thanks!