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Day Two – Grand Pronouncements

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Wow! What a first day. Sometimes things just fall into place, and Blogcritics just fell with a cheerfully resounding thud. We had ove 7000 unique visitors in our first 24 hours – tremendous. Thanks for all of your links, attention, comments, opinions, suggestions.

Thanks again to Cary Sherman, who stood in the line of fire and did a fine job of stating his industry’s positions. We can agree or disagree with any/all individual points he made, but he did present them well.

I have privately heard from a number of people who were anywhere from mildly surprised to astonished that Mr. Sherman was willing to stick his neck out in such a manner. The guy has balls and we admire balls around here. Keep coming back to the site because we will have more special interviews very soon!

Remember, we are collecting questions and comments for a future interview, your 2 cents are greatly appreciated. Speaking of 2 cents, we also encourage you to give us your thoughts on the site in general or in particular – we are brand new and flexible, making changes as we go and flowing like a freaking river – kumbaya, baby.

Our blogcritics rule with an iron fist. What an impressive initial batch of posts we have received – we thank you all.

Observations for writers: we are streamlining the system. Soon you will receive codes that enable you to enter your own posts on this site, make changes and edit your own work. With this autonomy comes responsibility, though. I have received many questions about what form we want reviews in, and concerns about style and “fitting in.”

HERE’S THE RULE: we don’t want you to fit in, we want you to be as eccentric, personal, free, weird, freakish, bizarre, etc., etc., as you would like. We want you to treat this LIKE A BLOG.

As many have said, there are a million review sites, BFD, but there aren’t any other review/commentary sites that feature the individuality and eccentricity of blogs. So go crazy, write whatever you want however you want, just find some way to tie it into an available CD or book. We will be adding DVDs and other pop culture products shortly.

While we want you to be yourselves with a vengeance, we also need to meet a few standards: please be very careful with your spelling, make a resonable attempt at coherent sentence structure, and please note the Amazon info at the bottom of each post. When you start inputting your own posts, you wil need to add the Amazon code yourself. That’s all we ask, the rest is up to you.

We encourage all of you to use your material on your own sites and link to your work here – the more exposure, the more traffic, the better for us all. Your writing here will always be linked back to your site, let’s make the links go both ways to our collective benefit.

New writers: we have plenty of room for new writers. Simply send me an email with your name, blog name and general description of your site, a brief listing of your writing interests, and your first post. NO NEED TO SEND ME ANYTHING UNTIL YOU HAVE SOMETHING WRITTEN FOR THE SITE.

Let’s use Blogcritics as an opportunity to show off our best work and send people scurrying back to our own sites for more. Thanks again, I’m very excited.

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  • http://glennfrazier.com/ Mac

    I’ll just add to that:

    Have no fear regarding the Amazon code. We’ve built this site so it’s dead easy. Paste in Amazon’s ASIN for the product being reviewed into a field in our site’s admin screen, and everything else is taken care of for you.

    As user logins and passwords go out, you’ll get a chance to see how this works for yourselves.

  • http://www.craigschamp.org/ Craig Schamp

    Shweet. Nice work, Eric and Mac. I especially like the Amazon autolink feature.

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