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Hi Everyone:

As always, I知 brainstorming ways to increase litdotorg痴 visibility in the community. Most websites are using social networking as a way to increase web-presence, and I知 thinking that maybe our website needs to do the same.

Unfortunately, my time is limited. I work 4 twelve hour shifts each week in the hospital. I am an active writer with a book forthcoming and a lot of manuscripts I知 juggling. I知 editing/coordinating Majestic, our monthly newsletter. I知 brainstorming and planning to get our very own literary magazine off the ground which, by the way, will be named Litdotorg: the Literary Magazine (unless something better comes along!). I知 administrating this site on a daily basis. I知 also mentoring a few litdotorg writers who are peddling their manuscripts (some of which are brilliant) to publishers. In short I知 overwhelmed, and have reached the limit of what I can do alone.

To move us into the new millennium, I need help. One to three volunteers who have an hour or so each week to devote to social networking would do a lot to increase our visibility in the community!

Specifically, I would like litdotorg to have presence on the following social networking sites: myspace, facebook, and twitter.

I envision the twitter networking to announce new submissions by authors and writers on a daily basis. I envision facebook and myspace to be information gathering sites to keep hardcore members and casual members informed of all the wonderful things we are doing in the community. And I hope those avenues increase our standing as both a community of writers and a family of writers!

Also, I would love to find someone who could code a professional appearing homepage for our upcoming literary magazine. So, if anyone is really HTML and PHP literate, I could use your help!

As a side-note: For those who need it, if the efforts and outputs are professional in scope and practice, I would be more than willing and able to give you a professional reference to include on a resume. Who couldn稚 use another professional reference on his or her resume in this day and age?

In closing: I do care about this site, and the writers on it, and in my heart I want this to be the most active, useful site for writers and writing on the web. Those of you who belong to other writing sites might notice absent owners with no vision for growth, and that, definitely, is not me. When I first put my pen to paper, I had no one to guide me, no one to encourage me, and my goal with all this is to provide a safe haven for writers to experiment, develop, and grow in whatever fashions they choose. But, I can稚 do it alone. I need your help.

This is YOUR community. If you have the time and energy to get involved, please volunteer!

Thanks for making this your home on the web!

モch疣i Lele

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The following comments are for "Litdotorg and Social Networking"
by OchaniLele

open for discussion
Just so this appears in the rolling comment section, I wanted to leave a comment making it clear that this is open to discussion. If anyone has any other wonderful or radical ideas, or if anyone thinks these are BAD ideas, voice your opinions here freely and without censure.

I want us to grow, yes, but I want everyone to have a say in our growth. This is YOUR site. Tell me what you want and excpet, and we'll see what we can do.


( Posted by: OchaniLele [Member] On: August 6, 2009 )

Oh my! That is awesome. You do have the connections and know how, a real magazine, how cool is that, eh? Just like KatHarlander, getting her own magazine going and her own publishing company, what genius...of course birds of a feather do run together or fly high and way above all others together...whatever;-)

I am so proud of you old friend, I knew that there was not anything that you put your mind too that you could not do, and you have outdone yourself, and continue only to improve Lit.Org each and every day, it only gets better and better....lots of blood sweat tears and time, which has not gone unnoticed, Stuart;-)

All your ideas are to the social networking to increase membership, you know I am always good for that, as well as continuing my position as the new EXPOSED interviewer, and I can also do the advertising/marketing for the official Lit.Org magazine, do whatever I can to help, this site and all it's new sub-domains, and new magazine will keep on rocking on and on and on!

This site is shining brighter than ever thanks to you and all the wonderful people who have put their volunteered time and talents into it, such as LinnieRed, Steven, Sandra, JonPenny, and so many others...


( Posted by: TheRealKarmaTseringLhamo [Member] On: August 6, 2009 )

I only wish . . .
. . . I knew how to get us higher in the google rankings.

There is so much for me to learn. You guys have no idea how much time I put into all of this.


( Posted by: ochanilele [Member] On: August 6, 2009 )

and by the way
AFTER I get the print mag (yes, print) off the ground, I'm thinking about creating a WordPress litblog farm . . . but . . . that's a project for sometime deep in 2010, NOT 2009.

My head is swimming with ideas.


( Posted by: ochanilele [Member] On: August 6, 2009 )

Literary Magazine- Lit.Org in PRINT...
I like that name. Quarterly magazine, I already have one coffee shop owner here in my great lake university town who will subscribe to it, it is right up his clientele's interests, well, most of them anyway:-)

There is so much that can be done with this, our best writers can write columns, submit stories, get published in the physical world. This idea soars with so much possibility and reward for so!

Oh, and I also love the blog farm idea, like the subdomain ones the staff have now?

(As to google ratings, I have been researching that and it is a beotch/pain/hassle/etc. to say the least)


( Posted by: TheRealKarmaTseringLhamo [Member] On: August 7, 2009 )

Who could resist a call for help from you? Unfortunately, this is the limit of my technical know-how. I shall gleen my other resources to see if I can learn how to be of more help. I'll be in touch.

( Posted by: kmrdgrs326 [Member] On: August 8, 2009 )

I agree !
I agree with going on facebook,twitter, or even my space. Even fro writers whom like to write some poetry,short stories, or even a novel online. We can all learn to help each other out with our writings.

( Posted by: louiemary [Member] On: August 17, 2009 )

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