If you’ve ever watched Project Runway, The Devil Wears Prada, or have been to a Barneys sample sale, you know that for many people around the world, fashion is king. Couple this passion with the dream of getting your 15 minutes of fame, and you’ve got yourself a competition that’s sure to cause a flurry of activity and drive engagement on your Ning Network.
We’re very excited with how smoothly our new plans rolled out this week. A number of you have already purchased a plan. Thank you! Given all of the communication we’ve been putting out in the past few weeks to get everyone prepared, we thought we would wrap up the first week with a summary of all of the new features Network Creators who have chosen a new plan have at their fingertips.
I’ve divided the new features and improvements into categories below.
The most important action a member can take is signing up or signing in. If a member can’t do that, they won’t be able to do anything on your Ning Network.
It’s natural, then, that you should want to help anyone who has run into problems signing up or signing in. Now, you can do just that.
We’ve added a new contact form to the “Problems Signing In” page, as you see can below or here on Creators. Members who are having trouble signing up or signing in can use this form to contact your Ning Network’s administrators to let them know.
Member engagement happens when your members interact with you and with each other. Interaction includes posting or commenting on a blog, forum discussion, photo or video. It may take the form of becoming friends with another member, giving a gift or adding a comment to a profile. It’s all about participation.
Why It Matters
Member engagement is more than just social networking buzzwords. It’s the difference between a successful Ning Network and a stale Web site. It’s what makes your social network, well, social. And it’s about more than simply getting people to sign up.
If you’ve been reading along, you know we’re pretty excited about the ways we’ve integrated with Twitter and Facebook. Both services provide tremendous audiences for sharing and syndicating content from your Ning Network, but we also know they aren’t the only game in town, at least when it comes to social sharing.
From Tallahassee to Orlando, bikers in Florida are an active group. Each region has its own favorite rides, stories and hangouts, so it makes sense for each to have its own online presence as well. BikersPost is the home for eight regional Ning Networks for Florida motorcyclists. Like Neighbors for Neighbors, each Ning Network has its own members, topics and regional issues to discuss, but each also is an integral part of the overall BikersPost website.