I wanted to check in and see how we're doing. Please feel free to answer any or all of the following questions that I've been pondering lately:
Is Alabama Bloggers working?
Are you connecting? Are you meeting people? Are you getting more traffic to your blog from being listed/participating here?
Do you have any ideas on how to improve the site? What would you find a valuable service/column?
Would you like to contribute on a one time or recurring basis?
One column that I would like to add is an "Upcoming Alabama Events" column - please let me know if you'd be interested in writing it!
Also - the meet-ups we've been having in Birmingham have been a huge success, a lot of fun, and people have been eager to meet up again. I would really like to expand this so that we have meet-ups in other areas of the state. I've been thinking that what might help that process and help new members to get connected is to have Area Ambassadors.
An Area Ambassador would organize periodic meet-ups (which simply just means picking a place and time and committing to being there, and I will publicize/blog/tweet about it), and also would visit new Alabama Blogger members' blogs in their area to welcome them and help them get connected.
Does that sound like a decent idea? Would any of you be interested in being an Alabama Blogger Ambassador for your area? I would be sure to list your name and blog on the sidebar.
So - give me some feedback!! Let me know what you like, what you don't like, and your suggestions for making this site better! Also let me know if there are any ways that you would like to get more involved here at Alabama Bloggers!