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Sunday, May 27, 2012

Membership Primer

Joining up with the Spanking Bloggers Network may seem like jumping through hoops, but the end result is worth the effort. By sharing readers, we increase traffic and activity on our respective blogs.

Normally, the first step in joining would be to request membership to the Spanking Bloggers Network forum or group. Currently, though, we do not have an active forum site, and are not immediately sure when or if another will be created. Previous issues with such forums (as well as the difficulty involved with trying to get all of our members to join any new site that we start), makes it unlikely that we'll return to that anytime in the near future.

Without that initial step, though, the next step will be to place one or more links to the Network on your home blog or blogs. The preferred method is to place an image link prominently on your sidebar, using the button image below, which may change periodically. If you are using Blogger, as many of our members do, this is best accomplished by using the “Add HTML” gadget. Title the section “A Proud Member Of….” and then add the below image with an HTML link to this site.

If your blog also features a blogroll or spanking site link list, then it is also asked that a text link be placed in that section, as well. There’s no such thing as too much publicity. It's also asked that you add yourself as a Follower to the Network blog.

Once the required link or links have been added to your blog, send a quick email to the management (at to introduce yourself and inform us that you’re ready to get started. Remember to include a link to your blog or blogs, so that administrators can verify that the Network link has been added. Your blog or blogs will then be linked into the Network. If you have any problems with or questions about getting started, you can also email us at the above address for answers.

After that, your work is done here. Each time that you post to your own blog, your feed will update the information for your own blog, moving it to the top of the list and posting a small snippet of your most recent entry. This is a change from how the Network originally worked, but this method should be easier and more acceptable to all concerned.

**WARNING** If your blog doesn’t feed properly to our blogroll, then new posts won’t register and you won’t be moved to the top of the list when you post. If possible, repair any such feed malfunctions when they are found.

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