First of all, apologies for not talking to you for such a long time, but we simply have been very busy getting sufficient advertisers on board to allow our official launch.
Anyway, it's getting serious…
We have now finalized our plans and we can announce that we are planning to “officially” launch theblogpaper by September with a circulation of 50.000 copies. This means serious exposure for everyone who is promoted to print. We have been in close contact with the Evening Standard and they will be in charge of the distribution.
It is essential that we generate, for the next months, as much quality content as possible. Yet, we have to be absolutely strict on submitted content. Previously we had to delete a couple of users, because we were notified about copyright infringement and untruthful content. We will instantly delete Users + Content that is remotely linked to spam and / or untruthful content. (Sorry, we just have to be clear on that - this does not concern 95% of the members of theblogpaper…)
We are publishing 3 additional online beta versions until our official launch.
Dates: 25 June – beta 6 / 30 July – beta 7 / 27 August – beta 8
In addition we are now about to introduce a system to share profits with you guys on theblogpaper.
We adding an affiliate system (Adtaily.com) that allows people to directly buy banners on content/ profile sites that you have been posting on theblogpaper. – Therefore sort of sponsoring you, and the value that you bring to the table by continuously posting quality content.
In addition to the affiliate system we will generate a ranking system that ranks our best and most active bloggers. This ranking system should help sponsors to identify the right bloggers.
We will sell small banners 125px * 125px which will be displayed on the right hand side of your content and your profile. This gives brands the opportunity to directly support you. We will share profits with you on a 60/40 basis (60% for you). We will sell banners on a yearly basis. More information coming soon!
If somebody does NOT want to be included in the sponsorship scheme, please let us know at email@example.com and we will not add you!.
We also redesigned the site to make it easier for you guys to rate and comment. Please don’t forget that interaction between the community members is the key to success. Thanks very much for continuously posting quality content and keeping this community together. We believe that these new measures are another addition to theblogpaper that are beneficial for you guys.
Let us know if you have any suggestions, criticism, etc at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks and have a good weekend!
We are happy to say that thanks to your fantastic contributions we were able to produce once again a high quality user generated paper. We enjoy how the community develops and grows, keep it up guys, only you make this project work (interaction, rating and commenting is the key to success). I guess every member of the community, especially those who were promoted to print can held their head high since content wise our free user generated newspaper can compete with other premium free sheets.
We will distribute the newspaper tomorrow (Friday the 12th) from 7:30 AM till 12:00 noon at the following locations; Farrington (if the competition is too dense we will move on to Kings Cross), Goodge Street, Tottenham Court, Charing Cross, Oxford Circus and Holborn.
The full digital copy will be available tomorrow at www.theblogpaper.co.uk/publications , so go and check it out there if you do not have the time to pick up a copy tomorrow…
Take it easy! – tbp team
Thanks again for all your contributions and support. We believe the new issue is the best yet – when it comes to content it is getting better and more interesting to read. Obviously when it comes to the layout we are still working on that, but hopefully improving on it every time we publish – It’s a continuous process and its nice to see something like that involve with the engagement lots of people.. We will distribute the newspaper tomorrow morning between 7:15am and 10:30 am at Kings Cross, Holborn and Tottenham Court Road. In the afternoon we will distribute between 4:00 pm and 7:30pm at Holborn, Tottenham Court Road, Goodge Street and Farrington.
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