Friday, May 30, 2008

Updates and FAQ

Well, we're coming up on almost two years since our first few members started the Indianapolis Bloggers. The numbers are quickly and steadily climbing, which is great. There are a few things to remember and a few things you may not know if you're new, so I thought it would be a good time to share.

If you would like to join the Indianapolis Bloggers, please click any of the "join" links on the right-hand side bar. Then follow the instructions. It's really easy. If you ever have any questions, just email me and I'll help (art3dp at yahoo dot com).

If you have already followed those steps and have not received your membership, make sure that you have the proper links set up on your homepage. Also, make sure you have been blogging frequently for the past few months. We've had to tighten up our requirements, due to the large number of bloggers wanting to join.

If you've done that and you still think you deserve your membership, email me and we will look into it and let you know what the delay is. Remember that we are looking for quality blogs and we reserve the right to deny your blog for whatever reason we pull out of our... heads.

Current Members
Ringsurf (which powers the actual ring portion of Indianapolis Bloggers) has gone through a massive overhaul. They've made a lot of changes, which means you can too. I believe you no longer need to have links to the "Prev, Next, Join, etc." As long as there is a link to this webpage and to Ringsurf, you should be okay. You can also delete the text that currently shows up next to "Powered by Ringsurf." If you ever have any questions about this, just let me know.

Also remember that if you want a small picture to be posted next to your blog's link (left hand side bar), you need to email the url to me and we'll get that set up. If you have no idea what I mean by that, but you're still interested, email me and we can walk you through it.

If I've forgotten anything, feel free to ask. Thanks for being a part of the Indianapolis Bloggers and be sure to spread the word.

Another Mass Joining!

Due to the increase in requests for blogs to join our little community, it's become much easier to accept people in large groups. So, please join me in welcoming our four newest members:

First up is Karissa, who has the blog alphabet by design. Karissa says the blog is, "my thoughts on some words and some words on my thoughts." Here's a bit more about the blog, taken from her about page:

hi. i'm karissa. a twenty-something living in my adopted hometown of indy. i work in communications and my job happens to be to promote the city. my job is pretty fun, but this blog is all my own.

Next is Brian, who is determined to become Indy's Biggest Loser. About the blog:

The journey to being healthier, fitter and leaner by an Indy resident. I share recipes, tips, hints, exercises and my journey!

Next we have the blogging duo of Greg and Allison, who bring us everything nagel. Here's a bit about them and the blog:

We are Gregg & Allison. We met in 1998 when Gregg's band was playing in a little bar called Dad's in the Chicago suburb of Geneva, IL. Gregg dropped his guitar pick and Allison jumped up to get it for him. We were married in Las Vegas in 2001 and celebrated our 7th anniversay this year, and a decade of being together. Needless to say, we're the bestest of friends. We are now living and working in Indianapolis.

Next up is King Tiger, the blogger behind The Tiger's Eye. This pretty much says it all:

One man's view from the heart of the Midwest. Kind of like watching a ballgame thru a knothole in the left field fence.

Last but not least is Carol with Juggling Plates. About her blog:

Perspectives of a feminist mom after leaving a career in IT to stay at home with her kids.

Thanks to everyone for joining! Be sure to check out all the other bloggers in your area and keep up the blogging!