DoSplash is my newest baby. It’s been in my mind for quite a while that I should have a community where bloggers can come, participate, share their knowledge, interact and promote each other’s business.
I know there already exists quite some cool communities out there like Blokube and Blog Interact in which I’m part of. But still I wanted to host one myself
That’s not a bad idea, is it?
Now when I told some of my folks about this idea, I immediately got a negative feedback. Everyone suggested that there already exists places like this where bloggers and site owners promote their own stuff, participate, vote, share etc. – so why another?
A very reasonable question indeed!
But then I asked to myself, there was Facebook, then Twitter, then Google Plus – yet another social media platform to go and interact – will people pay attention? And yes people did pay attention!
Every similar project can be different and yes, can be interesting. I’ll do my best to make it different and interesting.
– I told myself and moved on to set up the site.
You can access the site here > head over to Do Splash.
Now I am very used to WordPress. I’ve also heard from people that one can develop a social bookmarking/sharing/voting community on a WordPress platform. But I had no clue how.
So I hopped over for another CMS for the first time in my blogging history – Pligg.
I must say that my love for WordPress has dramatically increased after I started developing DoSplash on Pligg platform.
Not to complain – but Pligg is not very user-friendly, both at the front end and at the back end. I did lots of big mistakes, deleted databases a few times and all sorts of circuses before getting the site up and launched to my newsletter subscribers. And, I asked for feedback from my subscribers and close pals.
I had great feedback from all of them that helped me improve the site and get rid of many small and big bugs. While I was on it, I once wiped the site clean and got people asking what happened to DoSplash lol – the height of my newbie knowledge towards Pligg.
Anyways, all is done now and the site is up ready for public launch. And hereby, I officially launch it!
What’s in DoSplash for you?
Probably this is the important part you’d be interested in reading. Well, you can register for an account here > Register for an account at DoSplash
I don’t think I have to mention that registering an account is free. Once you do so, please first visit your profile page and fill out your profile. This helps getting along with the community in a nice way.
This will also help people to identify you in the community and connect with you. You can make friends too.
While we have done our very best to stop spam accounts there are still some. So if you spot any spam account, please let us know via the contact form – thank you for that!
You are free to make your submissions as long as they fit into the categories available at the site. No spamming please
Thank you for your continued support
Many of you provided awesome support throughout by giving feedback while the site was being developed. Many of you have already gone through the trouble of registering at the site for the second time – since I had the database deleted once.
So thank you for all your patience and continued support without which this project would not have been born.
And I count you in making this site a real success – all you have to do it to get there, socialize and share. Of course this will be a win-win since you will get targeted traffic and exposure from DoSplash – guaranteed!
What are you waiting for? Go ahead and register for free at DoSplash and start sharing and socializing.