The bigger picture on the changes we’ve made to the forums is that we are attempting to make this place more personal, friendly and more of a community.
One of the new features is Blogs. Blogs are a new and innovative feature of the forums and any member is welcome and encouraged to create a blog of their own. A blog can be about anything personal or business or a mixture of the two.
As administrator of the forums I’m using this blog to uncover and expand on various features of the forums to help members improve their experience.
If you are passionate or extremely knowledgeable about a particular subject why not start a blog of your own.
For example your blog could be about skiing, stamp collecting, science, fishing or whatever. On the business side it could be a blog about continuous improvement tools, microsoft excel, pest control, HACCP, auditing, microbiology, ISO 22000 etc. or it could just be a personal online diary of random thoughts or events.
The ability of readers to leave comments in an interactive feature and will add further value and blogs having a prominent position on the forums home page.
If you have a business and are a regular poster here I don’t mind if you have a bit of free advertising such as your logo and link to your website on your blog.
If you need further information please read this: A guide to viewing the community blogs and creating your own blog.
Lastly I’d like to say do not be afraid to give it a try. You cannot break anything, blogs can be deleted if you don’t like it; mistakes can be rectified. Go ahead and create a test blog to see how it works…