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This change is good!

Koriani, didn't mean to confuse you.

1. The URL for Blogit will be www.blogit.com. The same way the logo is spelt! I was only addressing someone's comment that it should be spelt Bloggit...or that people might spell it that way. And if they do, we'll make sure that even those people misspelling it will end up on our home page.

But our official URL is www.blogit.com.

2. Change can cause stress but we're positive that this change is a good one.

As for whether our logo is serious enough? It resembles both Google and eBay's logos. Both sites that are very serious in the services they provide. Thousands of people have built serious and significant businesses on eBay, and everyone doing research even at the highest levels now uses Google for search. They take their work very seriously but still use these two sites.

We think the Blogit logo is welcoming but not childlike. And this logo will ably represent the quality of the bloggers and the blogging!

Thanks!!

Brian

Blogging Network Team

posted by BlogitStaff on February 18, 2004 at 12:22 AM | link to this | reply

We'll let you know a day or two in advance

Decshak, we'll post an announcement here a day or two before we change the official URL. Most probably, we'll have everything lined up by early next week. But again, we'll notify all members via the News blog ahead of time.

And your old bloggingnetwork.com URLs will still work so don't worry about old links too much! Hope that helps!

Brian

Blogging Network Team

posted by BlogitStaff on February 18, 2004 at 12:10 AM | link to this | reply

One would think being an Aries, I would welcome change...

but I'm just an old fogey (at 31) who likes things the way they are.  Change causes stress.

Oh well.  I do like the new logo.  I just wonder if more serious writers will be discouraged by the "not so serious" look of it.

I'll still be here no matter what.  (I know...it brings a tear of thankfullness to your eye.)

One question: If the new name is Blogit why is the web address www.bloggit.com?  Won't that be rather confusing?  (I guess that's two questions....)

posted by koriani on February 15, 2004 at 8:56 AM | link to this | reply

When?
When are you changing all the referral addresses to blogit.com?

posted by WindTapper on February 13, 2004 at 12:05 PM | link to this | reply

Blogit
My psyche keeps putting Blogit on an upward slant with an exclamation point at the end of it.  And I fixate on the phrase "Blogitall!"  There's the results of my little seance on this topic.  Unfortunately, I just gave the old url to a Yahoo chatgroup, which has a membership of exactly two persons.  Maybe when the referral address gets changed, I can ask the Moderator to delete what I just posted there.  I had posted it because he said to be sure and let him know how to get a copy of my book when it's finished.  I, on the other hand, wish to solicit feedback before I go to paper printing.... It's just so convenient this way as self-publishing a kind of periodical...

posted by WindTapper on February 13, 2004 at 11:59 AM | link to this | reply

Well, I think it's just adorable, and the colors remind me of the colors
in my 9 year old son's room.  They're cheerful and energetic.

posted by TARZANA on February 12, 2004 at 7:18 AM | link to this | reply

Re: All your comments

To respond to several comments.

We'll see what can be done with the "g" in a future version of the logo. Hopefully, the issue some of you have the "g" will be mitigated in the smaller version to be used on the website.

FYI, we tried capitalizing the "i" in Blogit. But that unfortunately started looking like an "L"...as in BlogIt.

Also, we have bought the Bloggit.com URL so that www.bloggit.com will also take you to the BN home page.

Finally, as for Blogging Network vs Blogit. We realize that many of us (including some of us on BNStaff) like Blogging Network as is. But it is not the most inspiring or memorable of names. We're very optimistic this change will be a good thing!

Thank you for all your comments and suggestions. Much appreciated!

Brian

Blogging Network Team

posted by BlogitStaff on February 11, 2004 at 11:48 PM | link to this | reply

Re: New Logo/Nane

Mysteria, where we come from the rainbow colors (especially in a flag) mean the same. I believe in the LGBT community the colors are supposed to convey the diversity within the community.

We believe that Blogging Network also has an incredible diversity of people and views. And that this can be a place where we can agree to disagree. As well as find like-minded people!

So the multi-colored logo -- which actually is more like Google or eBay's logo rather than a rainbow flag -- hopefully suggests such a place. Note, for example, how two colors are repeated.

We wanted to come up with a name that's easier to remember. Something short and memorable. The name will hopefully read as well as the talent it represents!

Brian

Blogging Network Team

posted by BlogitStaff on February 11, 2004 at 11:36 PM | link to this | reply

New Logo/Nane

Where I come from, rainbow colors and just rainbows in general are associated with and represent our gay and lesbian community.  I thought that maybe this was where you were all coming from at first.  After a few days I realized the rainbow colors here are just that..colors.  Anyway. the new name logo does seem a bit sophmoric and I think it understates the talent here.

But who am I to say...you guys are the experts

posted by mysteria on February 11, 2004 at 6:47 PM | link to this | reply

Alter the current look of the
g so that it looks less child-like with the two circles.  That also might help with spacing problems between the g and i.  Also, perhaps capitalize the I so that it reads BlogIt.

posted by green_hazel on February 11, 2004 at 12:31 PM | link to this | reply

I Have to Say...
...as a Blogging Network Elder, that I'm not keen.

Feels a bit like 'dumbing down' to me.

Hey-Ho.

D

posted by DamonLeigh on February 11, 2004 at 10:05 AM | link to this | reply

Blogit - my thoughts on the name & logo.

I think the I should be capitalized, to distinguish WHICH syllable gets the "g" sound.  Otherwise, make it two G's, since (in English) that's what makes the short 'o' instead of a long one.

The colors are good, but could be brighter.   And make an animated version if possible for ads.

It needs an exclamation point or a spiffy underline or something.  Possible a spiffy underline that ends with a computer mouse as the "dot" in the exclamation point.  Or have the cross of the T swirl under the whole word as an underline.  

The thing with the G & I touching bugs me, too.  It's like kids in the backseat of the car - either every letter needs to be scrunched together or the standard rule applies - nobody touches anybody.

"The Blogging Network" sounded more professional.   "Blogit" is going to attract a whole different crowd.  Any reason we can't have both?

 

 

 

posted by Tamara99 on February 11, 2004 at 8:33 AM | link to this | reply

Beware the Blogit!!!

In the middle of the night, I thought

I was hearing something squirm.

It came from my computer!

Was it virus? Was it worm?

So I logged on and my sleepy eyes

Did see what did portend

To be the end of what I always

termed as "Camp BN."

They're going to call it "Blogit!" and

I guess that will be fine,

The change from noun to verbish sound

Appeals to my mind.

So those of you who disagree

And those of you who pout,

The Blogit! just might gitcha

If you don't watch out!!!

posted by daBobber on February 10, 2004 at 5:36 PM | link to this | reply

good one, inkling
hehe

posted by ricebird on February 9, 2004 at 11:07 PM | link to this | reply

Ah, so you're the ones who took that domain name

At least it's right here in my backyard.  I looked that one up, among hundreds of other possibilities, I was on my mad search for the perfect web address for my free blog...which, btw, I never have time for thanks to the BN...I mean the Blogit?  Hmm, this name doesn't seem to lend itself to being a noun, at least not a place.  "I'm chancellor of the the Blogit"  ...no, that's just wrong.  Blogit sounds more like a creature, but it needs another "g" to work properly.  "We bloggits inhabit the shire of Shaycom, here in middle cyberspace."

posted by Inkling on February 9, 2004 at 3:03 PM | link to this | reply

I Hate Change

But that's just me.

I think the colors are too...boring.  They don't say "This is a hip place to be!"  I think if the colors were more vivid, more bright they might attract even more folks (though the folks would probably be younger--which would open up a whole new can of worms).

posted by Jemmie211 on February 9, 2004 at 10:32 AM | link to this | reply

Blogalicious -- wow, I like that! :-)

posted by Ariala on February 8, 2004 at 4:08 PM | link to this | reply

Camp Blogit

Has a nice ring to it too!

Thank you everyone for all the Blogalicious comments of support.

Brian

Blogging Network Team

posted by BlogitStaff on February 8, 2004 at 4:00 PM | link to this | reply

Shucks And Darn It!
This will mean I can no longer refer to our little community as Camp BN! Though a name like "Blogit!" (which, to be honest, sounds like one of the fake profanities Ralphie's Dad used while working on the furnance in the movie "A Christmas Story",) does open itself up for other uses. I could say, "We here in the Blogitarium," or "We really need to make a Blogittment to our writing," or "I am in an extreme state of Bloggitation..." and I'm going to just shut up now...

posted by daBobber on February 8, 2004 at 10:47 AM | link to this | reply

Blogit
Why not?

A name is everything: concept and site in one two vowels. It's right.

How do you say that in Spanish, "Blogelo"?



posted by Soundbite_Sam on February 7, 2004 at 2:02 PM | link to this | reply

From Bunny

I guess I'm boring, too, because I also like Blogging Network better. That said, I like the new logo. I like the colors, and the logo fits the new name.

I'm glad you're not changing the site layout. One of the reasons I like being on B... um.... Blogit... say....

Should the name come with a permanent exclaimation mark? Like this:

Blogit!

"Join Blogit! and be part of our great community. With Blogit!, you can easily format your posts. Blogit! members earn pennies.... er.... dollars! We mean dollars! (each decade.)

Anyway, one of the reasons I like being on Blogit[!] is because it's easy to read and navigate.

posted by Bunny on February 7, 2004 at 8:32 AM | link to this | reply

call me boring...
but i like the blogging network name! but, given the pace and style of writing in the BN, I guess blogit pretty much sums it up!

posted by littlemspickles on February 7, 2004 at 3:12 AM | link to this | reply

I LOVE IT! How come we don't know more about you?

posted by mrsillinois96 on February 7, 2004 at 2:45 AM | link to this | reply

Thank God!
The other logo was so dreary and common!

posted by missyjblog on February 6, 2004 at 2:10 PM | link to this | reply

Hey, Brian...how about a trendy picture of you for my Photo Page? Ariala
awaits...

posted by Ariala on February 6, 2004 at 1:08 PM | link to this | reply

Re: oh, how incredibly trendy... will the website grahics be updated to mat

Dreah, we hope you mean trendy in a good way. And that you like the logo very, very, very much!

The website graphics are not being updated at this time.

posted by BlogitStaff on February 6, 2004 at 1:06 PM | link to this | reply

Thanks!

Celeste632, thank you! Glad you like the new logo.

Brian

Blogging Network Team

posted by BlogitStaff on February 6, 2004 at 1:01 PM | link to this | reply

oh, how incredibly trendy... will the website grahics be updated to match?

posted by homegirl on February 5, 2004 at 10:39 PM | link to this | reply

I like it!

posted by Celeste632 on February 5, 2004 at 8:25 PM | link to this | reply

B, you have a position to maintain...I understand and respect.
 Thanks for replying...you passed the test and are now human and not a machine.

posted by Ariala on February 5, 2004 at 11:57 AM | link to this | reply

Am I so predictable?!!!

Brian

posted by BlogitStaff on February 5, 2004 at 11:54 AM | link to this | reply

Hey Brian, that looks great! Nice name, too...As for Chris, he can
have the number one spot if he wants it...but, eh, he'll have to come and get it.   Hey Brian, send your photo in for the Photo Page...yes, yes, I know you'll ignore me now.

posted by Ariala on February 5, 2004 at 11:42 AM | link to this | reply

Chris2303, glad you like it.

1. Shares? What shares?

2. Sure, we'll get started on the Blogit board game right away.

3. And, yes, you can have the number one position. If Ariala will let you have it!! :)

Brian

Blogging Network Team

posted by BlogitStaff on February 5, 2004 at 11:38 AM | link to this | reply

Ricebird, it works well on a smaller scale. Which is how it'll be used on the website most of the time. Hopefully, once you've had a chance to see that version your eyes will no longer twitch!

posted by BlogitStaff on February 5, 2004 at 11:35 AM | link to this | reply

Dear BN Staff

Well, it definitely looks a lot better, and I dare say a lot more enticing for potential members.  However, I have 2 questions.

Question 1:  What will happen with my shares in the "Blogging Network"?

Question c:  Do you plan on making a board game of 'Blogit?  'Cos it sounds like a kind of board game name, which is a good thing, oh BN staff, sir. 

Yeah but it does look a lot better. 

So can you make me the number one blogger now?

posted by chris2303 on February 5, 2004 at 11:03 AM | link to this | reply

Hmmm...
I like the blogit logo except for the way the "G" touches the "I"....it irritates me for some reason. It makes my eyes twitch.

posted by ricebird on February 5, 2004 at 9:08 AM | link to this | reply

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