Outdoor Blogger Network Upgrade #1: On Tuesday we posted our 100th entry and asked for feedback. Our wish was granted in the 115+ comments we got….Idea’s galore! Yesterday I got to test out #1 upgrade to the OBN system based on a suggestion from Extreme Adventure News in the Photo prompt. Based on it’s looks and positive feedback from Bloggers, it’s staying.
Outdoor Blogger Network Upgrade #2: Today I present OBN Upgrade #2 inspired by the suggestions of many OBN bloggers.
Presenting: The Outdoor Blogger Network Forum
You ask, and you shall receive, umm typically…I’ve been building and tweaking the new forum over the last few days and had a few Beta testers (thank you Betas!) go in yesterday to give it a test run. So far, so good.
I would like to think I’ve provided initial Forum Topics that really encompass what the Outdoor Blogger Network is all about and would be beneficial to those who participate in the forum. There’s room for more topics and I imagine the Forum will evolve as needed. The link is above and there is a permanent Forum Tab in the navigation menu on top of this website.
Guests can read the forum at anytime, but it is an OBN member only site and requires a registration to post and participate. I’ve done that to protect the integrity of it’s purpose. For those of you who are interested, check it out, register and let me know if you find any glitches. It’s brand spankin’ new and testing has been limited. Feedback is again, welcome! Oh….and Clif.….you got your Classified section! Enjoy ~
Blogger Interaction with a bonus of a $50 gift card: It started with a casual comment and a simple word. Toast. Now, I consider myself a huge supporter of Outdoor Bloggers and discouraging another blogger would be, in my opinion, a punishable Blog Sin.
So imagine my shock and surprise when I read this blog post: Elvis has left the Building (check it out for the details)
Kirk Werner announcing his blog retirement AND mentioning my “toast” comment as the reason. Concerned citizens have emailed me and I’ve tried emailing him. Speculation is rising and guesses to his retirement whereabouts are springing up. I was sent this Missing Poster along with reward details—a $50 dollar Cabela’s Gift card— to encourage the Outdoor Blogging Community to spread the word one of our fellow Bloggers is missing and to guess what sort of blissful retirement he’s gone off to.
So here’s the (good) deal everyone. Leave a comment below guessing his retirement whereabouts, feel free to be creative! By next Thursday (Feb. 3rd) the posse who is searching for him will choose one winning comment via Random Number Generator. Speculation is encouraged!
You can help this blog cause by posting the Missing poster in your blog and writing a post with your guess in it. (make sure you come back here to drop your blog link in the comments so they can track down your submission) Winning comment for the $50 reward will be announced next Friday ~ Whether Kirk turns up or not….
(Disclaimer: The OBN is the messenger, we did not provide the $50 reward, we are just letting everyone know about it)
Social Media Follow Prompt: On Twitter: It’s time to add @Funcfish to your must follow Tweet list. Not only does he hold down the fort at his blog The Functioning Fishaholics, he knows how to interact on Twitter in an effective, enjoyable and interactive way. He even offered up some fantastic Twitter tips in our New OBN Forum. Enjoy!
On Facebook Pages: Cameron Mortenson of the blog The Fiberglass Manifesto has a Facebook Page I highly recommend a follow of ~ The Fiberglass Manifesto Facebook Page. I’ve personally followed his FB page for some time now and have no doubt that he has achieved an excellent blend of social media interaction, information, and promotion of his own blog AND promotion of other people. “Like” his page, learn from him and enjoy all that he offers.