Why I Joined BlogBourne
BlogBourne is the second site I joined this week after promising myself I’d never write for a site I don’t own again. Here are the reasons why I broke my promise to myself and joined this site — a site that doesn’t have much of a history yet. Here are my first impressions of BlogBourne
- I am used to working with an editor similar to the one in BlogBourne
- BlogBourne is easy to navigate
- BlogBourne has many ways to earn money
- Other writers I already know are already on BlogBourne
- Blogbourne has a variety of ways to interact
The BlogBourne Editor
The editor in BlogBourne looks a lot like the editor in WordPress, even though it’s missing a few features the WordPress editor has, such as headline formatting. I can choose different fonts and text sizes to make up for that. It’s also missing the the ability to paste as plain text if I want to write my post in a word processor and paste it in. It’s also missing a word count at the bottom that is included in WordPress. Other common formatting buttons are here, though. I can make words bold, put them in italics, or underline them. I can insert block quotes, make lists, link, and change alignment or text color. I also have access to the coding in the text tab. These are all important features if one is to write a a grammatically correct and easy-to-read blog post.
It is really easy to navigate the BlogBourne site. A handy menu on the left side of the page has links to everything important on the site. Notifications can be accessed from the bell at the top right, as can your cart for ordering payment. To see how much you are earning and for what, just mouse over your name at the top right next to your photo. The drop-down menu tells you how many coins you earned and how you earned them. You can also access everything else important to you from that menu.
This is very different from some sites where you have to almost hire a detective to find what you’re looking for. Anything you want to know is within easy reach of your mouse.
Earning Money at BlogBourne
An earning table you can access on the left sidebar of any page lists all the way you can earn money at BlogBourne. I won’t repeat the list here. To sum it up, you get paid for almost any kind of interaction on the site. You also earn coins for writing a blog post or referring visitors to the site.
It’s important to note that you earn coins here — not dollar amounts — for your work. The value of the coins changes according to how much money the site is actually making. The value of the coins is posted every month.
I Already Know People on BlogBourne
Let’s face it. When how much you earn depends largely upon interaction with other members, how many people you know makes a difference. If you’ve ever been on Bubblews, Persona Paper, BlogJob, myLot, or Literacy Base, you will probably see many people you’ve been writing along side for a long time. You will feel right at home and be making new connections as soon as you make your debut.
You Don’t Always Have to Write a Post to Interact
One thing I loved about BlogJob (before they suspended payments) was the variety of ways one could interact and earn. Here at BlogBourne you can still earn by starting or participating in groups and forums. Let’s face it. You aren’t always in the mood to write or read blog posts. Sometimes you just want to talk to people about common interests. You can do that at BlogBourne and get paid for it.
What Are You Waiting For?
If you like social blogging and you haven’t signed up for BlogBourne yet, why are you hesitating? Are you still nursing wounds inflicted by events on other sites that burned you. I understand. I can’t promise that this site will be different. But I’m a pioneering type. I don’t mind taking an occasional gamble. My first impression of this site is that it won’t crash and burn. Posts only need to be 200 words long, and a wisely placed affiliate link is allowed. (Just don’t overdo it.) What have you got to lose except, in the worst case, a bit of time. Why not join BlogBourne now? Do it before you comment on this post, and you will earn your first coin.