Winning Wednesday: Introducing New Team and Individual Blogs

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Even though it's Wednesday, I can't keep quiet. I have a confession – we've been working on more than fixing bugs for the past few weeks! I'm delighted to announce the immediate availability of our new Team and Individual Blogs. These replace the antiquated (and hilariously dilapidated) Outside Blogs.

Eh?! What's this! What happened to my old Outside Blog? Nothing! Your existing Outside Blogs will continue to function normally. If you'd like to upgrade an old Outside Blog to a new Team or Individual Blog, just click on the "Upgrade" link.

Grrr. Why would I want to upgrade? We've put a lot of effort into making this new platform the best (and easiest) way to supercharge your blogging efforts. A few delicious highlights include:

  • Gorgeous new themes: Find 15 new ways to play dress-up with your blog. And this is just the beginning – we've got a stack of themes waiting in the wings!
  • SEO-Optimized: We've been around the block a few times when it comes to playing nicely with search engines. You could read books and blogs for hours trying to optimize your site… or you could let us take care of the difficult bits while you concentrate on blogging and making connections.
  • Hyper-local: Remember the grueling work you did to prepare your posts for Localism? Watch it pay off in spades – your posts are automatically categorized by location, all the way down to the community level. Without being too much of a tease, this is just the beginning; we have several exciting features planned in this space!
  • Custom Domains: Wave goodbye to DNS servers, registrars, and hours of confusion. The process for adding a custom domain couldn't be simpler – just provide the domain name you want, and we take care of the rest! Absolutely no technical skill is required.

Amazing! Unprecedented! I'm willing to pay $96,543 per month. But how much does it really cost? Individual Blogs are $19/mo., and Team Blogs are $79/mo.

Pictures, please. 

Choosing a theme

Claiming a custom domain… it couldn't be any easier!

A view of contributors to a Team Blog

Your posts… categorized by location! Google will eat this up

Enjoy! I've already upgraded to an Individual Blog (minormissives.com) and can't wait to see how you utilize this new platform!

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Moriah Martin
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Keller Williams Real Estate

Hello Jorgen!  Thank you for explaining the differences between the basic Outside Blog and the Upgraded ActiveBlog.  I will be upgrading myself within about 60 days.

Thanks Again for your help!

February 25, 2009 10:18 AM
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Jeffrey J. Katz
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Jorgen,

I have a suggestion. 

I just signed up for a new outside blog.  During the process I was given a web address I can use to view/edit my new outside blog until such time that the Internet propagates my custom domain name.  I did not write the name down and I am not yet able to access my outside blog.  I know I will not have a problem once the Internet propagates my domain name.

The suggestion: As part of your sign up process, send an email to those that choose a custom domain name, with the directions for accessing the outside blog until such time that the Internet propagates the web address. 

Thanks!
Jeff

March 03, 2009 03:00 PM
Rainer
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Team Pulsifer
Coldwell Banker Shield Heritage

I am looking for the basic differences that would warrant me paying 19 dollars a month for an Active Blog vs the free one and how it works with the localism sponsorship I just bought for a small town in north georgia

March 18, 2009 09:36 AM
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Maureen McCabe
Columbus Ohio Real Estate
HER Realtors

How could I forget this post!  I remember the line "These replace the antiquated (and hilariously dilapidated) Outside Blogs." and used that line over and over and over....

Looking for help for a new Rainmaker re: using a Domain he owns.  I know I own the Domain DiscoverColumbusOH.com but I guess I was already using that with my "antiquated (and hilariously dilapidated) Outside Blogs"

August 01, 2009 10:55 AM
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Mike Leibel
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CIR Realty - Calgary, Chestermere, Balzac & Airdrie

Does the outside blog offer integration with wordpress, twitter, linked in and facebook like my free  wordpress blog does? 

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