Thursday, February 5, 2004

New name revealed

BN members,
OK, so this took a little longer than a few days. We wanted to have a logo ready before we revealed the name change that's being planned over the next two weeks. The new name for Blogging Network is:
The website will be at
We hope you like the new name as much as we do! It is a more active name, much more memorable, and lends itself nicely to marketing efforts to attract new members for Blogging Network.
We'll let you know once we have an exact date for the name change. There are dozens of things we need to get done before this change can occur. All links to Blogging Network will continue to work but you will need to sign back into the new site.
Let us know if you have any questions. Thanks!
Blogging Network Team

Monday, January 26, 2004

Vancouver Sun covers Blogging Network extensively!

As Blogging Network continues to thrive, it is getting some great press coverage! The Vancouver Sun covered the Blogging Network extensively in Gillian Shaw's article called "Life is but a blog". Here's an excerpt:
...And so when I started following the phenomenon of blogging, where people post their thoughts, the deep and the drivel alike, in online journals, it was difficult to understand why millions of people are signing on. Who could possibly care to read what is often intensely personal information and who has the time to write it?

Lots of people, millions in fact, according to the statistics. Jupiter Research estimates about two per cent of people who are online have created a blog (short for Web log) and four per cent are reading them.

...At the Blogging Network that drive could be monetary. At, bloggers, readers and creators alike, pay a flat monthly fee of $5.95 US or $49.95 a year to use the site. Fifty per cent of that fee goes towards the people whose blogs you read. The system sets up intense competition for bloggers to top the most read list.

"What we were trying to do was come up with a venue for blogging where there would be a ready audience of readers, where there would be an incredible community and there would also be an economic incentive," said Lari, who has his own blog, readyfireaim, a twist on the dot-com days when Lari said the idea was to fire and figure out the target afterwards.

"If you wanted to blog regularly, there would be some way you would be rewarded for it."

...Lari echoed Berk's view that blogs are creating the new communities on the Web.

"There's a woman whose blog's name is Army Wife and she is dealing with life while her husband is fighting in Iraq," he said. "She has an amazing virtual support network now."

Monday, January 5, 2004

New Year, new name

Hope all of you are having a great new year! We're planning exciting new things for the Blogging Network community in 2004 including a new name for this site.

While all of us have gotten used to the name Blogging Network, it has always been a mouthful. This meant it was often abbreviated to BN. But is Barnes & Noble which this site is definitely not!

We felt it was time to find a better name. A name that was short, memorable and available. A name that captured the excitement, the drama, the competition of BN. A name that captured the incredible sense of community. A name that simply blew you away...OK, so maybe the name won't do all of this. But we do think we've found a wonderful new name.

We'll be sharing it with you in the next few days!

Brian / Blogging Network Team

P.S. What? You want to know it right now? You don't like this teaser? Hmm...uhhh, well, how about this, we promise not to make you wait too long.

Wednesday, December 31, 2003

Happy New Year from BNStaff!

All of us at Blogging Network wanted to wish all BN members a very happy New Year!
Thank you for making BN a success in 2003 -- with thousands of blogs, thousands of dollars paid out and almost two hundred thousand posts and comments, BN is the only community of its kind.
Here's to an even bigger 2004!

Best wishes,
The Blogging Network Team

Wednesday, December 24, 2003

New and improved About Me pages -- Check them out!

We've added a fun, new step in the About Me page creation process.
This means you can now easily build a profile of yourself. Questions include Favorite Books, Favorite Music, Political affiliation, Hometown etc. Feel free to answer all or only some of these questions.
The purpose of the new About Me page creation process is to allow you to share the information you want to share with other BN members, and to help you find other people who share your interests.
Add to your new and improved About Me page today! And Happy Holidays!
Blogging Network Team

Thursday, December 4, 2003

Referral Bonus doubled to $10!

BN will now pay $10 to you for each referral, effective immediately. This increase applies to all bonuses that will be awarded in the future, even if the referral has already subscribed.

We wanted to make sure we adequately reward the members who promote Blogging Network to their friends, family and colleagues.

So Refer a Friend today and start earning those ten dollar bills! Thank you!


Monday, December 1, 2003

New Testimonials

Thank you for continuing to submit your testimonials about Blogging Network.

We're currently featuring over 50 testimonials from you that describe why Blogging Network is such a unique venue for bloggers and blogs.

Blogging Network is compelling
Blogging Network is entertainment
Blogging Network is community
Blogging Network is addictive
Blogging Network is the place to write

Thursday, November 20, 2003

New categories

BN has added new categories and modified the names of a few. The new categories are:
Lists & Information
Please take this opportunity to confirm that your blogs are in an appropriate category. To change a blog's category, go to the blog editing page and choose "Change name and description".
Blogging Network Team

Tuesday, November 4, 2003

Blogging Network Conduct Policy draft posted

We've posted a draft of the BN Conduct Policy based on member requests to better illustrate and clarify the BN Terms and Conditions of Use. We've also drafted what we believe to be very important BN Community Values. As always, BN member feedback is welcomed.


Please note that we'll be issuing the final Conduct Policy a week from today.


Thank you.



Blogging Network Team

Blogging Network in USA WEEKEND!

Blogging Network is featured prominently in the latest issue of USA WEEKEND! Available in print in 600 newspapers across the country reaching up to 49 million readers, you can find the complete "What's your blog?" story in your local Sunday local or here.
"Blogging Network ( is one of the few sites that actually pay their members...And because drawing an audience pays at Blogging Network, the competition is fierce." --USA WEEKEND 11/02/03

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