Stitching Bloggers webring
You have a blog about stitching? Come and join the webring ! You will discover new stitching blogs, and allow your visitors to do the same ! Plus visitors from other blogs will come to yours !
For those interested in joining this webring, the conditions are as follows:
- The blogger must have an interest in stitching (cross stitch, embroidery), though the entire blog does not need to be on the subject. But you need to post about stitching sometimes. If I don’t see anything about cross stitch, an ongoing project or so, I will not approve your blog.
- No sexual content - not of great relevance to stitching is it?
- No racism, bigotry or hate
- No illegal products or services on offer
- Only blogs will be accepted. Hence the “bloggers” part of “Stitching bloggers”.
- You have to be able to paste html code on your sidebar. Read here for alternative.
- You have to update your blog regularly. Obviously not everyday, we all have a life, but at least once a month.
- If you just created your blog, please get it going before applying to the webring. It needs a bit of content to see if it’s really on topic. This is really to avoid enthousiastic people who create blogs they never use past the intro post.
The ring code must be displayed on your blog frontpage. No code, no admission.
How does a webring work?
A webring is a ring of websites. Each website has a code displayed on the main page, with the url of the webring, a link to the list of all the websites in the ring, and previous/next links.
The previous/next links are of the most importance. They include your personal id to situate you within the ring: when the visitors click on these links, they go to the previous/next website in the ring.
So if these links are faulty, the ring is broken !
If the link to the Stitching Bloggers webpage is there to allow your visitors to join the ring, the “Ringsurf” link is there for legal reason.
When you apply…
- You fill the application form. Your blog is put in the queue, waiting for approval.
- You receive 2 emails: one with the details of your inscription that you would need to modify your profile on the Ringsurf website, and one with the html code to copy/paste on the side bar of your blog. Don’t temper with the code unless you know html.
- An email is sent to me in order to check that you have put the code on your blog. This email is sent as soon as you send your application, so it’s good practice to put the code on your blog as soon as possible, while you’re still in the application process. Otherwise it’s really easy to forget to do it later, and many blogs had to rejected for because the code never appears on them.
- Once I see your blog is on topic and has the code, your blog is moved to the members and really part of the webring !!!
Recently some blog providers propose blogs with very limited input possible from the users. Amongst then Yahoo 360, Windows Spaces, Wordpress (when hosted by them)…. In first instance, you would think that these blogs can’t be accepted because of technical limitations but… we could try and find something.
I tried this on Windows Spaces:
From reading how the webring works, you can see that all you really need are the proper links:
- To the Stitching Bloggers webpage: http://angelsan.free.fr/blog/?page_id=8
- To the list of blogs in the webring: http://www.ringsurf.com/netring?ring=StitchingBloggers;action=list
- To the previous blog: http://www.ringsurf.com/netring?ring=StitchingBloggers;id=29;action=prev
- To the next blog: http://www.ringsurf.com/netring?ring=StitchingBloggers;id=29;action=next
- To Ringsurf : http://www.ringsurf.com
Replace “29″ in the previous and next links by your own id.
You will have to add each link individually and try to keep them together to ressemble the original code. Don’t worry about the picture.