Be sure to check out the ring's most recent posts (scrolling on the left) and take your time to look around!
Things may look a bit different here at the network. No more buttons and genres. Why you may ask? Well, glad you asked. :0)
One reason is because of my time. I don't have much of it. (Does anybody?!?) Each time I would add a blog to the network it would require 15-30 minutes of my time. That is just the initial blog addition. Anytime a blog changes a name, address, etc. that would require even more time. As the network continued to grow, I found I couldn't keep up.
Another reason is that it is duplication. (Adding a blog to two or more genres is duplicating work!) I'm sorry if this is a big disappointment for anyone! But I have enough work without creating it or duplicating it! LOL
Weighing the traffic, traffic sources & patterns to time spent on the network, I realized the network wasn't being used and utilized to it's full potential. I had to weigh this with my time.
I considered getting 'rid' of this network site, and simply keeping the ring. However, my heart couldn't do it. So I thought "what can I do that could keep the network 'fresh' but require less work and time on my part?"
That is how and why I came up with this compromise. When a new blog joins the network I will grab their blog's RSS feed, and add that to the scrolling sidebar. I will also add them to a post to feature the new addition. This will be posted for an unspecified amount of time, for a minimum of a week. Bottom line...This will save me a lot of work, and less headache trying to keep everyone's blogs organized in several different ways.
I hope you understand, and I would LOVE for the network to take off, and be utilized to it's full potential.
Questions? Comments? Concerns? Please feel free to comment or send me an email.
Creator/Owner of the Assembly of God Blogs network and ring.