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As many of my readers know, I’ve been running the BlogJolt project now for several weeks. It’s been quite successful, and we now have nearly 90 members and are “jolting” 2 blogs a week. For those of you who don’t know what the BlogJolt is, in a nutshell we choose a target blog and all group members flood the blog with traffic and inbound links.

The community that is building up around the project is the biggest blessing of all - and they taught me a good lesson today about listening to the needs of your “customers” (they aren’t really customers because the whole thing is free).

Some members were concerned about the large volume of email the group can generate  (myself especially). I didn’t want inboxes getting overwhelmed with hundreds of emails a week from this warm and chatty group. So I discouraged too many communications to keep things at a ‘tolerable level’.

What I found out today is that nearly all of the group members really wanted to talk to each other more.


So I made them all a promise today, and put some leverage in place to make sure I stick to my word. (AND I learned to not make so many ASSumptions in the future about the needs of the communities I am a part of!!)
I’ll be starting a NewbieISH blogging forum on eMoms at Home and I promise to have it up and running by October 31st.  

So what’s my leverage? If I don’t meet my deadline, I will send EACH of the 86 BlogJolt members a $20 Amazon gift card if I don’t deliver. That’s $1720.

I love these ladies, don’t get me wrong - but not enough to shell out $1720! So I can promise with absolute certainty that I’ll have this forum up and running in a timely manner. :)

Any suggestions or moderator volunteers? Let me know!!

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    On September 29th, 2006 at 12:25 pm, Ttiffany said:

    Way to light a fire! Can’t wait to see the the forum. :)

    On September 29th, 2006 at 9:18 pm, cjcm said:

    Try vBulletin. Or the more traditional phpBB.

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