Frequently Asked Questions
1. What is SpectrumBloggers.com?
2. Do I have to be gay or lesbian to join?
3. Do I have to display anything on my blog if I join?
4. How do I get my posts to display on SpectrumBloggers.com?
5. How do I place the SpectrumBloggers blogroll on my blog?
6. Where can I find buttons/banners to advertise SpectrumBloggers on my blog?
7. I run more than one blog. Can I add them all?
8. I have a question not listed. How can I contact you?
What is SpectrumBloggers.com?
SpectrumBloggers.com is a community of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender bloggers and straight bloggers who are allied with the GLBT community. For more information, visit the About page.
Do I have to be gay or lesbian to join?
No. SpectrumBloggers is open to all bloggers, the only thing we ask is that your blog be in someway related to the GLBT community, be it by virtue of having a gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender author, or by having content of interest to the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender community.
Do I have to display anything on my blog if I join?
No. You’re not required to add anything to your site to join, however we encourage you to consider adding at least one of the many items available to support SpectrumBloggers. You can a variety of blogrolls including the entire list of SpectrumBloggers or a list that is tailored to a given topic. There are also a variety of buttons of all shapes and sizes that you can use to show your pride as a Spectrum Blogger. While we have no restrictions, we do reserve the right to control the content, but only if you post objectionable content. If you’re a commerce site, we can help you promote your business. For example, if you sell golf equipment for children, tell us, and include information on your best selling products. If you sell kids golf clubs, or the most awesome golf apparel, please mention that. We have several golf mavens among our bloggers, and we’ve seen some interesting partnerships develop as a result of the publicity we offer. June Rich’s golf site was mentioned here and Matt Li, who works on the Westchester Golf Club website, was able to connect with her, and the association was very productive for both businesses. Matt instituted a childrens golf program that advantaged June’s equipment through Facebook likes. You don’t have to be a golf maven to figure out that every eyeball on your business is a good thing, so post away!
How do I get my posts to display on SpectrumBloggers.com?
Members with RSS feeds are able to add their feeds to a running aggregator that will display their posts on the feeds page of SpectrumBloggers.com.
How do I place the SpectrumBloggers blogroll on my blog?
You can add a blogroll of Spectrum Bloggers members custom tailored to your site by visiting the blogroll page.
Where can I find buttons/banners to advertise SpectrumBloggers on my blog?
Show your SpectrumBlogger pride with a button or banner from our banner page.
I run more than one blog. Can I add them all?
Sure. There is a place in you profile called “Secondary Blog(s) Information” where you can add information for up to two secondary blogs, in addition to your primary blog that you signed up with. If you run more than three and would like them all added, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I have a question not listed. How can I contact you?
You can email me at webmaster at spectrumbloggers.com. I may be slow to respond as I am in the process of moving, its time consuming but luckily I have hired a great moving company.