Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Coming Down the Blog Pike


Folks, just wanted to give y'all a couple of heads up regarding some bloggy goodness coming soon.
First, the 2008 BlogAsheville Award party poster submission party was a huge success! Hoorah, we win! =) With that in mind, I'd like to open up submissions for the new BlogAsheville header. You can post them here if you have the privileges, or email them to me, and I'll get em up for you (please note: they need to be a minimum of 1000pixels in width)! Let the games begin!

Second, and I will actually start a thread for this later in the week, i would like to have a Suggested Eats list on the Blogasheville sidebar, this will be limited to a certain number of suggestions, say 20 at anytime, and the stipulations are that the food has to be good and they will need to have a website, or a link to a food review (say a xpress one!)

Third, Gordon Smith and I were tossing around the idea of actually having paid advertisements on BlogAsheville, now before you run screaming out of the room, to run us out of town, hear me out! The idea is to pick a local charity - MANNA food bank or the like - and sponsor them for say six months, any local business who would make a donation to that charity would get front advertisement space on BlogAsheville for the donated period, say 1 month or 2. In this way, we can continue our community building, help out our fellow Ashevillians, and provide a unique opportunity for some local businesses to advertise by donating.

Love to hear what you think about these ideas, please leave comments below.

I remain, as ever, as before, yours in Blogdom

Uptown

14 comments:

Uptown Ruler said...

Fourth: I'm considering getting rid of the Blogger Nav bar at the top of the page? Yes, No, Maybe so?

Jennifer Saylor said...

LOVING the changes. What's the height of the header?

Gordon Smith said...

To clarify Uptown's #3:

Advertising on BlogAsheville has always been free. If you asked, we put your info up. We're suggesting changing that system.

If you'd like to advertise at BlogAsheville, you'll make a donation to one of a few selected charities in town. Then we'll get your info up.

This keeps BlogAsheville from having to handle any money, form a business, etc. while utilizing the site for the public good.

What do y'all say?

Uptown Ruler said...

id like to keep the height between say 120-220 pixels

Beth said...

Hi, this is a small thing, but you left a "g" out of my blog name on the sidebar. It's Blue Ridge Blue Collar Girl, not Blue Ride Blue Collar Girl. Even though I DO drive a blue car, so I guess you could say my ride is blue. :-)

J & G said...

It is a great idea to encourage donations to local charities for an ad on the site. I like to new layout.

Uptown Ruler said...

heya blue!
got it fixed.
=)

ash said...

Gordon, will we have a way to verify if/when someone donates to a charity?

Is there a way to highlight blogger videos? A widget?

Uptown Ruler said...

we'll figure out a way w/ the charity to know who is donating, perhaps they donate in the name of blogasheville?

or something like that...

ill look for a widget!

Beth said...

Thanks for the fix, Uptown Ruler. It's so nice to have my "g" back! :-)

Will of the Hill said...

And the next Blog Roll Call is ???

Edgy Mama said...

Love the Asheville News Feeds. Nice work, Uptown!

Uptown Ruler said...

ill try to get it done this thanksgiving weekend! the new bloggers welcome roll call thingy

Will of the Hill said...

Thanx Uptown and Happy TDay 2 all!