Unfortunately for the last few days, writer’s block has managed to nestle itself between my ears and so I’ve been a bit short of things to say. That should change a bit as I’ve got a few guest posts lined up for the coming week. Speaking of guest posting, if you want to write a little piece for Blogtrepreneur in exchange for a link then please don’t hesitate to contact me!
Whilst the procrastination lingered I thought it would be more helpful if I did a little bit of maintenance and spring cleaning work (well global warming means its basically spring time here in the UK). As a result I’ve become a member of Commission Junction which deserves a post on its own for the time being. You can see the banner ad in the left sidebar.
On top of this (and as a result of my lingering at YGG) I decided to see if a revamp of the forums could be on the cards. I’d often seen the Vanilla software being put to good use, and I had always liked its clean and easy to understand appearance.
So at the weekend, I decided to download a copy and upload it to the forum directory, deleting phpBB and all the spammified posts along the way. This unfortunately means that any conversations that had been struck up were washed away down the drain, but there weren’t too many to have a song and dance about.
So without further ado, I bring to you: Blogtrepreneur Forums (part 2 – the rebirth).
As a result, I’ve got a newsletter mailer, different skins, a “digg” extension, Account Pictures and quite a few more which generally enhance the usability of the forum. Also one of the best features is the ability to ban a member from the Admin interface without having to journey into the depths of MySQL which was a big bummer.
Finally, I would like to introduce the first Forum moderator in the form of Nick James who has a lot of experience in racking up huge amounts of posts at YE.com. Hopefully as this forum grows I can get a bit of help from you guys as moderators and make this a community thing!
In the mean time, please take a few seconds to register, and then I will have to manually approve you (yet another cool anti-spam measure) which may take upto 24 hours – but trust me – its worth the wait! Please check it out and get posting once you’re memberified.