Friday, April 2, 2010

ON BLOGGING ~ Bumble Town...

BlogAnon: Joy of Confession

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Welcome to our weekly BlogAnon meeting where we confess a particular blogging sin and turn to you for support, suggestions and that blogging bond so we know we're not all alone. Don't be shy. Read along and let us know if you identify with us this week.

We are all about blogging on Fridays here at The Bumbles Blog.  We love how many comments and back and forth our BlogAnon and Tech Tips posts create.  We get lots of ideas out of them from all of you contributing to the conversation.  And in our real world, we like to talk.  We don't just ramble on here in the blogosphere.  We chatter away face to face too.  So it has always been a bit frustrating in this blogging experience, trying to capture that same conversational setting in our online extension of our home that you would experience in our living room.

Enter Bumble Town!  Bumble Town is our new forum right here on The Bumbles Blog.  You can either click the page link above referencing our **Forum** or hop right on in by scrolling to the bottom of our page.  Bumble Town is a live forum housed here on our blog available to you at any time to create and comment in any variety of topics within categories designed to encourage, assist and bring together bloggers.

A forum is only as valuable as its community allows it to be.  So feel free to interact with each other on your time, on whatever suits your needs or interests.  Start any type of discussion that you would like.  There are four general categories:
  • HOW DO YOU DO THAT? = The place for questions, tips and general discussion on all those behind the scene tech issues that all bloggers face
  • AROUND THE WRITERS' BLOCK = The place for discussions, tips and encouragement about writing techniques, posting habits, and concept ideas
  • WHO AM I AND WHY AM I HERE? = The place to reach out and meet other bloggers, share ideas, concepts and create collaborations
  • HIDDEN TALENT = The place to promote your products and services, or to seek out someone who just may have what you need
You don't need to register to participate in Bumble Town.  You will need to do a word verification when posting a topic or reply if you are not registered.  If you register - which means you create a user name, type in an e-mail address and create a password - then you won't have to do word verifications once you sign in.

I've started a few sample topics in each category to give you an idea of how it works.  Feel free to reply to them or create your own topic for discussion.  We'll be hopping in and out of Bumble Town on a regular basis - maybe we'll even be there the same time as you and we can hang out exchanging ideas for a while together.  Maybe some of your fellow bloggers will be passing through when you are there and you can meet a new collaborator, learn something new or just meet a cool person.  Because when you think about it, that really is the key to successful online communities - cool people building relationships with each other.  That's what we hope Bumble Town will be all about.  Join in our community today.

7 comments:

Susan said...

Very COOL! I love forums! Going to take a look right now!

Sandy Nawrot said...

You are so enterprising! I can't come over and talk right now because I'm chasing my tail, but I promise I will! I love to talk!

kaye said...

I've been browsing your tabs this morning--I like the way the Bumble Blog is organized. I'll have to visit Bumble town as well. How did you do that tab thing?

otin said...

Bumbletown does not have a baseball team with a B on the cap, does it? LOL

Margot at Joyfully Retired said...

I love your new Bumble Town. Very easy to comment and I'm looking forward to great conversations in the future. It should greatly expand the Bloggers Anonymous meeting concept.

I am in awe of your technical ability to pull it off.

Staci said...

The forum at the bottom of your page is awesome!! Love it!

Ashley Ladd said...

Cool idea. How'd you set it up?