Hey, all you Blue Jerseyans out there! Want to make Blue Jersey all the better, more responsive and interactive? Think that an active blog community would be frickin’ awesome?
Then do three things at least once a week and help us build the community:
- Post a diary. See a news article that pisses you off? Heard a rumor that sounds credible? Have an opinion you want to share? Write two, three, five or 20 paragraphs in a diary just once a week. The more people who write diaries, the more conversations we cna have about making Jersey a better state. And, if you are really good, you may get invited to post on the front page!
- Recommend diaries. Diaries that are not on the home page have a “recommend” button on the right column. Diaries that have been recommended by a few people get special recognition on the home page, and may get the attention of a front page blogger and get promoted to the home page. If you like a diary, recommend it to others so they can see the good stuff going on here.
- Rate Comments. When reading comments we all think, “What a crock!” or “That’s dead on!” or “TROLL!” A the bottom of each comment is a little drop down number field that you can use to rate the comments. People who get a lot of high ratings get noticed by the front page bloggers, and comments that get low rating get deleted by the software. That should only be done for Trolls and not for honest comments you just disagree with.
Blue Jersey is set up as a meritocracy, but we need the users here to tell the software that runs our blog what merits promotion, and what merits a sharp carrot in the eye.
If everyone did these three things just once a week, and encouraged others to join in, Blue Jersey would become even awesomer than it already is.