We have hit the mid-point for DJ's birthday blogging extravaganza, and i could not have wished for better writers, better articles, and better feedback from our readers. The biggest compliment for a blogger is to have readers who are willing to put the time and effort into writing their own articles for me. So i thank both the guest bloggers, and the readers who have given such great feedback. I hope you all enjoy the next 4 guest bloggers.
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I don't intend to launch the new site for some time, but have chosen to share it with you now in the hope that a few of you will be willing to cast your eye over it and help me create something that we can all enjoy. I want the new DJ to be much more reflective of the people who have made it a success, the readers. You will have heard me refer to the 'DJ Family' a lot since i started blogging, and this new blog will be our new home.
When you look at the new site you will see that it currently consists of 4 parts. The Blog will continue as it always has, but there are 3 other features that i think we can have a lot of fun with.
- The Blog...as always the DJ Family surrounds the blog, and i don't intend to change that. What will be new is the ability for certain members to submit their own articles without having to send it through to me first. I don't intend for it to become a free-for-all, but it will allow guest bloggers to format their own articles, and therefore make them much more personal to them.
- The Members...This is something very new to DJ, and i take a tentative approach to it. I really want to build on the community we have already created, but i realise that going from 'reader' to 'member' is a big step. For the new 'community' features to be a success i need your help, and the first thing you can do to kick start this is to register as a member. In return, i promise to give you the chance to share your own blogs or websites, and share your opinions and thoughts if you wish to, and meet like minded people. I can't compete with twitter, but i have no doubt that the DJ family can build something equally as unique and enjoyable.
- The Forum...A few times a week i will identify a current affairs topic that i think appeal to you guys, and provide a platform for us to discuss it. There will also be opportunities to become 'forum owners'. You pick a topic, i create a sub forum for it, and we see how much interest we can generate in it.
- The Links...If you have a blog, a website, or want to share a site you find interesting, you will be able to submit it to the links section. I have already transferred over the 'Blog Roll' from this version of DJ, along with a selection of links that i visit regularly.