Lets look at all of the following as a brain storm, okay? Please give additional suggestions as you think of them…. GingerV
It seems to me that we have developed two groups within our members, those that love posting photos and dialog within our standard process [post on Friday, spotlight your town with photos, post at least once every 3 weeks, but more it better, post a “I’m not here” post, etc.] and those that love the idea, but find it difficult to participate within our ‘guidelines’ [have time constraints, travel for work, have illnesses within their families, are just plain tired, don’t take their cameras in their back pockets everywhere they go, etc.]. I really don’t see why we can’t have it both ways. We can have a list of gang members on this site for group #1, and MrLinky for group #2.
Right away I ran into problems with this…
I went to the MrLinky site and didn’t understand one word of it. Is there anyone who understands how to set us up an account? Is there anyone willing to set this up for the TownBloggerTeam web site? AND explain to us all how it works, very clearly so even oldies like me can understand!
I see this solving several problems. No one has to ‘monitor’ everyone’s participation, if you want on list #1 you say, “put me on #1” (and by being on list #1 agree to full participation?) and when you want off you say, ‘take me off’ and can still participate by way of MrLinky when you want, if you want. ANYONE who wants to post via MrLinky can - no waiting list. (?) [ChefE may need to add something here because there may be reasons we want an informal list / limitations being maintained and this is outside of my knowledge of the process, and we don’t want sites that advertise – commercial or private, do we?]
I don’t know if we are still having Spotlighted Photos – there hasn’t been any for several weeks, but if that continues, the person doing that task could decide how many of group #1 & and how many of group #2 would be included…. it is there time after all – looking at as many blogs as they have time for.
Anyone from either group can visit and comment on all posts.
While I am at it, I had one more thought – what if we expanded to poetry / short stories / and or Photos still focused on our towns and the people in them. (short stories, 500 words or less? This is now at 478 words as an example.)
Any comments are going to be copied an inserted into ‘Discussion part 2’
Talk to me!