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Tee2072 Sun 19-Jun-11 13:32:19

particularly the Bloggers Network come answer this thread?

We are all a bit confused as to what exactly is happening with the network, if anything!

Thanks

CatherineMumsnet (MNHQ) Sun 19-Jun-11 15:41:48

Hi - thanks for starting this here. We have had a few emails this weekend regarding this so we think it's a tech problem. We'll ask the tech team to take a look tomorrow.

Tee2072 Sun 19-Jun-11 16:16:12

Thanks Catherine.

But I don't think the real issue is people not coming up on some list at MN, I think the real issue is what is the MN Bloggers network actually for/doing?

Is it for promotion of our blogs?

MN?

Something else?

I think we need that clarified more than anything else.

Also, people have posted that they have applied to join and have not had a response. So are there terms & conditions about when you'll hear along with T&Cs you have to follow to be approved?

MmeLindor. Sun 19-Jun-11 17:10:04

I asked some questions on this thread that may need to be thought about again.

The big thing is what we are allowed to do and not allowed to do. Linking to blog in the blogger network is ok - does that mean that anyone who is accepted to the BN is allowed to link to her/his blog in an attempt to gain readers? Which ties in with Tee's question about what the BN is for, if not to help us bloggers gain readers.

I can understand not being allowed to link to blog all over MN as that would be annoying for other posters, and obviously blog posts that are basically advertising a product should not be allowed either.

It really needs a bit of thought. Are we allowed to post something like this in the BN topic:

Hi. My name is MmeLindor and I have a blog [[ with link ]] where I blather on about various things and share recipes and tips for holidays in Switzerland. Come and have a look at my blog.

If posters do not like this, then they can hide the BN topic.

MmeLindor. Sun 19-Jun-11 17:13:05

Oh, and if we are allowed to advertise our blogs on here, why was the foodie guy's thread deleted?

thefoodschool Sun 19-Jun-11 19:53:10

because i patronised everyone?

JustineMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 20-Jun-11 10:04:14

Hi all
The idea of the bloggers' network is to promote great writing and yes to promote your blogs to the MN audience and to each other and give a space for bloggers to chat with eachother. We're not quite ready to launch properly yet - there is a small amount of Tech banging to be done in the shed first, so at this stage we are just collecting interested bloggers. But in a few weeks we hope to be ready to go properly and we (ie Elinor - who's in charge of it) will be sending out the full plans and rules of engagement very soon.

ShirleyKnot Mon 20-Jun-11 13:01:30

Ah. Interesting, I got accepted into the network, but haven't added a button onto my blog yet as I must admit to being a bit confused about it all.

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