IFB has been going through some growing pains these past few weeks. We've had to move servers, we have a few new interns. We have plans to grow. Last week I was ill for most of the week, so that didn't help with getting back on track. To tell the truth, it's been hard managing IFB by myself these past few years, and getting help has helped in so many ways, it's just taking a few weeks before you start to see it.
Links à la Mode
After a year and a half of our current editors, Ashe Mischief, Retro Chick, Sandra, Fashion Pulse Daily, it's time to make a rotation. I've asked Thom from The Sunday Best to step in for our new rotation, but I'm looking for three more. Ashe will stay in as the alternate, but if you know of someone you would like to see as an editor, please let me know in the comments. I would like to get a diverse spectrum of editors to help represent the community.
NOTE: Links à la Mode takes about 1 or 2 hours a month, the process of selecting isn't easy, nor is training people to do it (which is why I was so reluctant to rotate editors more often). Selected editors will be members that have been around for a while, active in the community, and have a good eye for posts.
We have skipped the last two weeks of Links à la Mode, so this week we will be starting it up again. Submit your links for Thursday 6/10 here.
Blogger Spotlight has been a lot of fun, there is nothing more gratifying than shining the light on our community members. However, there are a lot of bloggers out there that may not be have blog d'jour, either because they are really new, or whatever… IFB would like to show you who else is out there to. So the Blogger Spotlight will be selected by the community one week and by IFB the next. That way we can have a more rounded selection of bloggers in the spotlight.
We have a few blogger spotlights to catch up on, so hold on… we'll start the voting soon!
Here is the meat of where the changes that will be happening. I set the community up myself a year ago, and well, it was a big challenge to set up a social network with no real programming experience. Over the year, the community worked…ok enough. But there are a lot of things that need to be fixed, to change, etc. Just so you know, we know. We're also working on a site redesign that should be happening by the end of the summer. So please bear with us while we make the changes.
We now have a IFB Help form you can fill out if you run into problems. Please use the form so we can address the issue in a timely fashion. Either our summer intern Kiri or me will get back to you as soon as possible.
We're starting the IFB Newsletter up again next week, stay tuned!
Well, we're really working hard right now to provide you with a great resource for your blog. Luckily, we now have two lovely interns, Christina and Hillary monitoring the forums and reviewing new member applications. They'll also be helping with Twitter, keeping you updated.
We're already planning something nice for New York Fashion Week this September. There will be more resources for you because that's what IFB is here for.
Your voice is important, if there's anything you'd like to see happen in IFB then, please let us know!