I was away in Las Vegas for the weekend on a business trip, but am now back and recharged, ready to push forward with improving SixPrizes.
(Sorry if I took a while to respond to any e-mails or messages anyone sent me… I was without internet for 4 days, but think I got back to everyone this afternoon.)
Anyway, last week I talked about some changes I was going to make with the site, and I have more things in mind at the moment…
1. Even more revisions to submissions guidelines.
Here is my new proposition:
Only approved persons can submit articles to the main site.
The biggest problem at the moment is just that I get flooded with article submissions (which I’ll admit is really cool), but it’s really time consuming to read every single one and edit them. Even just to deny an article takes time I wish I could spend on other stuff. When an article is submitted, I really wish I could just insert images and post it to the site… not spend time correcting grammar and spelling.
With that being said, here are the peoples who will be able to submit articles:
1. Staff Writers
2. Underground Writers
Staff writers and Underground writers are people that I’ve selected to be regular writers for the site.
Contributors will be people that I approve to submit articles after seeing some of their previous writing. Right now I’m thinking that if you’re not a staff writer or Underground writer, you’ll have to post articles to the forums.
The writers and I will monitor articles posted on there, and if we see people getting good feedback or any really well written articles, we’ll approve those people to submit articles to the main site. We’ll also let you repost your article from the forums to the main site if you wish.
I think this is a fair way to approve people to become contributors. You will need to prove yourself first before making it to the big stage.
2. I am looking for article editors!
Edit: I’ve gotten 15 or so inquiries for the editorial positions, so I think we’re good! Thanks for the interest everyone!
I am planning to make a few screen-capture tutorials to teach people how I edit and doll-up the articles for the site. I am not sure how many editors I’ll need, but if you’re interested please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. A few people have actually contacted me already.
It’s a fairly simple job though it does take some time (but hopefully a lot less once we implement the new submission protocol). I figure if I can teach some people to do it, then that will free up some time for me so I can work more on driving more traffic to the site and improving the design as much as possible.
It will also give me time to test and actually write some content.
I think that’s about it for now… I’ll get started on updating things throughout the week to reflect these changes.
Also regular posting will return tomorrow, sorry for the lapse over the weekend.