May 23 2011
Jeff Uurtamo just announced the start of a new blog community for RPG-related blogs and podcasts. For quite a while now Jeff and I have been more or less secretly working on our vision of a blog community and now we can finally share this vision with the RPG blogosphere.
So what sets the RPGBA apart from similar services? Check out the full text of the official announcement after the break…
Greetings Fellow Bloggers and Podcasters,
I’m happy to announce the official opening of the RPG Blog Alliance. The RPGBA is the start of new Blog Community for RPG related Blogs and Podcasts. Like many such communities, at it’s core it provides an RSS Aggregation Feed. So what set’s the RPGBA apart from other such services you may ask? I think the following are some things that set us apart from other services.
- User Profile, which can be updated by user
- Ability for Users to Hide Posts From being shown in Feed
- Email Verification of New Users
- New Blogger and Podcaster Help via Wiki
Even with these features, some will ask why this even required, as there are similar sites out there. To which we say, Yes there are. The issue for me has always been that they just didn’t seem like a community. We wanted to start a community. I wanted something that users could edit their own profile information without an administrator. I wanted simple to use administrator functions. We think we done that. We should note that we do not believe that the RPGBA is a replacement for any such site. For us, it is just simply a new community that we would like you to join.
We want you to help the community grow. We want the RPG Blog Alliance to be thriving thing. We want to hear your comments, we want to try to create new features based on user feedback. Basically, we want you involved. We look forward to seeing you join our community.
To join simply to go to RPG Blog Alliance, and click join us.
Any tabletop RPG-related blogs and podcasts are welcome! If you have any questions regarding the RPGBA don’t hesitate to ask!