The New IFB is Here!

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Welcome to our new home

A few weeks ago I announced that IFB would go through a transformation of sorts… that we'd go from a blog to a social network with the newly designed blog. While that may not sound like a big step, it's a big step.

So what's new around here?

The IFB Blog

In this new format, you'll have easier access to the different kinds of posts we have. Whether they are blog inspiration or the more technical side you'll have an easier time finding what you're looking for. We now have more options for browsing around the site, either through the tag cloud, through the category sections (BlogLove or ChicGeek)

Contributors will now be given their very own author pages, complete with bio and a selection of the posts they have written.. so if you'd like to become a contributor, please submit your ideas here. Some of our contributors include : reLYME, Style DiscoveryMademoiselle Robot, Ondo Lady, Lauren, Solo Lisa and many more…

In the near future, you'll also have a new research tool that operates like a newswire so you can come here to find more content that hasn't made it to the blog circuit yet.

The IFB Network

Many of  you have had a chance to take a look around, there's a lot you can do in the new network aside from finding other bloggers… you can set up groups with events, polls, videos and discussions (forums)… perfect for topical concerns like blog promotion, fashion week, and business concerns.  Hosting meet ups in your area can now be done through the IFB groups with your event calendar and discussions, you can now keep a record of your meet ups with sharable albums and videos.

In the past we only really had our blog roll for you to browse and find other blogs. The forums were helpful, but it really only relied on how active you were, and we couldn't find blogs based on location or type. Now, in the new network you can fill out your own profile, tag it up, display your RSS feed prominently along with any other tidbit of information you see fit for establishing your online persona. But yeah, filling out profiles, believe me, not the highest on the priority list us jaded social media hags. The upside of it, is that you can now search other bloggers in your location, niche or whatever parameter you find important for establishing your own network of blog friends.

The best part is, IFB is just for fashion bloggers, in order to be a member of IFB you must own a fashion blog. So here you can talk with other bloggers about your questions, concerns or anything else without worrying about your non-blogging readers or without opening yourself to spam or anything else. IFB is here to provide you with a safe place to figure out your blogging path…

Not to mention, it's a great place to share your content with other bloggers.

Questions…

Over the weekend I did the migration, so if you are already a member of IFB, and/or applied between April 20 and May 15 you should have gotten an email from me, but do to some blips in the system, it seems that some of you didn't get your usernames and passwords. No worries, if that happend, just go to the Lost Password page and enter the email you used to apply for IFB membership.

If you are not yet a member… we'd love it if you joined… please register here. Be sure to add your URL because I don't approve people unless they can prove they have a fashion blog.

If you have any other questions, leave a comment or email me at jennine (at) heartifb.com

I'll do my best to help!

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44 Responses

  1. Ashe Mischief

    Can I be the first to say, Jennine you are AMAZING. All of us at IFB are indebted to your technical skills and brilliant thinking. You’ve created a really beautiful place here, and I’m so, so happy to be part of it.

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  2. Sar.

    All I can say – I second AsheMischief here! The new site is great and I’m all excited to have a proper look around later..I like the layout, the various pages and the networking opportunities..Thanks to you Jennine 🙂

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  3. Denise @ Swelle

    Jennine, you are the best. We all know what an effort it is getting a blog designed and keeping it up so I can only imagine the hard work and long hours you’ve put into building this fantastic home and resource for the benefit of us humble fashion bloggers. Thank you so much. xxx

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  4. Meeksy

    I love the new look! It is a lot easier to navigate and easy to find what you are looking for. It is cleaner, simpler, and awesome! Good work!

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  5. Freya

    You rock, Jennine! IFB is great platform for novice bloggers to know about fashion blogging. The new site is great and has a lot more options than other networking sites.

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  6. Stylish Thought

    This is a big deal. IFB has gone from a tight community and is growing leaps and bounds, while still maintaining the closeness and comraderie. I love the changes and can’t wait to continue to contribute and learn from IFB.

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  7. Jennine

    Oh my goodness… thank you all so much for everything! Honestly when I started IFB I didn’t think it would ever get to where it is today, and if it werent for all of your support I would never have wanted to work so much on it. So thank you.
    🙂

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  8. Ondo Lady

    I think you have surpassed yourself Jennine. I really appreciate the time and effort that you put into this. You are one special lady.

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  9. La méchante

    Whaaa Jennine the logo is fantastic, love it !
    If you have sponsorship buttons with that I’ll change it right now 🙂

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  10. Corinna

    Fabulous! Love this new site design, new tools, the whole concept of social networking…just everything. So happy to be a part of it all.

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  11. Ceri

    The new site looks great. An invaluable resource for all of us fashion bloggers – thanks.

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  12. Eileen

    Thank you, Jennine, for creating this blog, and place for bloggers to connect. This is an amazing community space you have created. Good job!

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  13. Tamia

    It looks amazing! I’m so glad you’re continuing to grow and expand IFB…thanks for all you do.

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  14. Sophie

    I never got to experience the other site, but I just have to say this place is wonderful! And I’m so glad I finally got the chance to check it out! =D

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