April 28, 2015

Recruit A Pal... Get Them Started

Hey Everyone!
Wow, I'm so glad you stopped by today for more about my Recruit A Pal event!

Here are the basic details:

Recruit A Pal will run the entire month of May through midnight 5-31-15.
Bring a new pal to Blogville or bring back one who hasn’t posted for 1 year.
New/Return pals must post on 6-1-15 to introduce themselves. 
New/Return pals must follow at least:  their Recruiter, Sarge, & BCCalendar.
Recruiters must notify me (lfurman1987ATyahooDOTcom) by 6-1-15.
Email must include the names and blog addresses of the Recruiter and Pal.
All species are welcome.
I will provide 1 prize for Recruiters.  Item from Clara’s Collars.
Frankie & Ernie will provide 1 prize for New/Return pals.
Madi will provide 1 prize for New/Return pals.   One handmade scarf.
Murphy & Stanley will provide prizes for Recruiters.   Four recipe books.
Oreo will provide 1 prize for a Recruiter and 1 for a New/Return pal.
Oz will do a header design makeover for 1 New/Return pal.
A community wide dance will be held on 6-2-15 for everyone in Blogville.

Today, I want to make a really big suggestion that I think will help tons.   Try setting up someone's blog for them!   

For a lot of furiends, tech things can be terrifying.   I can pawsonally tell you that my peeps had no clue how to even begin blogging.   Frankie set up my bloggie for me and then just barked the login and password to my Mom.    POOF and BAM and WOOHOOOO I was blogging.    Once the template is set up, posting is fairly simple.   Adding pix and text is pretty easy.   Setting up the template, design, fonts, settings, etc can be very hard for someone new.    

Be sure to set up a very basic blog so they are not overwhelmed.   The beauty of this idea is that they can immediately start to post!   They don't even have to go through the difficulty of learning how to create the blog itself.   I can pawmise you that this is exactly how I got started.   Tons of thanks and love to Mamaw for creating the blog and handing it over already set up.   Your new furiend will feel immediately successful because they can quickly put up a post without the extra work.  

Later on, they will be more comfy and can play around with the colors, header pix, and etc.   Once they are more seasoned, these details will be fun instead of scary. 

I THINK THIS IS THE BIGGEST TIP I CAN GIVE YOU!   Just set it up for them.   Just do it! If they never use it, fine and dandy.   But with it already created, they'll feel more encouraged and less intimidated at the same time.     And, this will work perfectly with Oz's pressie of a blog header design makeover!    Set up the basics and then Oz can customize it later.   Easy, easy, easy for the new furiend.

In case you missed it, I had a post up on Sunday to help you explain what Blogville is all about.   
I had a post up on Monday about the time constraints that can worry your furiends.
Tomorrow I will bark about using our past posts as examples of life in Blogville.
Thursday will be information about the Welcome Dance on 6-2-15.

Grr and Woof,
Sarge, Police Commish


Laika said...

What a great idea. Too bad I don't know anyone :)

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Yes, if it someone you know in the furst, it is a great idea! Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

The Daily Pip said...

Such a fun idea ...we will get started recruiting.

easyweimaraner said...

great idea... but it's better my dad will do that... my momma... you know :o) LOL
easy rider

stellaroselong said...

Oh Sarge our mom remembers those beginning days of blogging, we understood nothing, remember, we thought backpacks were really going to be sent, that I was really going to school etc. etc. It took mom awhile to get the hang of it.....(remember she is a blonde.....)
stella rose

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

I (Frankie Furter) WELL remember TRYING to talk your mom into allowing you to have a blog... and finally saying... WHAT the SQUIRREL... I am going to let Frankie just SET IT UP... and then I had some of my furends to ALREADY leave you some WELCOME TO BLOGVILLE Comments... and when your mom saw THOSE... she FINALLY said... OK...SARGE I guess you have a BLOG...
THAT was a FUN day fur ME and fur YOU!!!
You had INSTANT furends... and from THERE you have added about 87 Bazillion More to your Followers. AND the SECOND Blog.. our beloved Blogville Community Calendar.. Which keeps us IN THE KNOW..
You are a GRAND Blogger, Sarge.
We just LOVE this Recruit a Pal idea of yours... and hope that we get LOTS of new furends from it.

Two French Bulldogs said...

This is a good idea Sarge
Lily & Edward

My Mind's Eye said...

Now that would be a surprise that keeps on giving!! Brilliant Sarge
Hugs madi your bfff

Noodles said...

Sarge - you have such great ideas.
Love Noodles

The Adventures of the LLB Gang said...

Such great advice and ideas, thanks Sarge!!
Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

Murphy said...

We put up a link for you!

Your Pals,

Murphy & Stanley

Sully said...

I need to bark at my nephew Doc about returning to his blog. Mom said she would talk with her daughter and let her know that Doc needs to be barking on his bloggy again.

Aroo to you,

Millie and Walter said...

That is a great idea Sarge. Our mom has tried to get her sister to blog and even helped her set one up but her sister says she doesn't have time for it. Oh well maybe next time.