As many of you know we've been hinting at some changes coming to the Community Spotlight article we run every Friday. The Spotlight's purpose is to bring the community closer and hopefully inspire you with ways to improve your site, while at the same time providing the Spruz developers with insight on changes you'd like see. The revised format will consist of three section: Community of the Week, Suggestion of the Week, and Tip of the Week.
Read on for a more thorough description of each, as well as a brand new competition we're starting!
Community of the Week and Competition
The Spruz platform is used by an amazingly wide range of websites, and up until now there hasn't been a way for us to showcase them. We will be highlighting one site a week from our community that we believe represents the Spruz platform well, providing the members of the community with a description of the site and a chance to see what other site owners have done with their website.
Once eight communities have been highlighted we will allow you, the members of this community, to vote on which of the eight you like the most. Voting will last for five days, at which point a winner will be announced. The winner will receive the following from the Spruz team:
Six month upgrade for their site of up to $20 a month
A featured spot on the Spruz homepage with a link to their site for two months
Name announced to all website owners on the Spruz platform with a link to their site
In order to be eligible you must create an introduction of your site using the format we've provided in the Introduce Your Website forum category. We will be reviewing each site that posts an introduction, so it's important to make a good first impression!
Suggestion of the Week
The Spruz development team has always taken great interest in what the members of this community want to see improved or added to the Spruz platform, and that's certainly not going to change! We will be featuring one suggestion that we'd like more feedback on, consisting of a short description of the idea, credit to the original poster and a link to the topic in the forum. The more people that support an idea, the more likely it'll be added!
Tip of the Week
As mentioned at the beginning of the news post, we want to do everything we can to help you improve your site. Each week we'll provide you with at least one thing you can do to create a better experience for your users that you might not have known about before. If there's something you think other site owners would find helpful please post it in this topic.
Each tip will be added to a brand new element we'll be adding to the home page this week which will display a random tip. Our goal is that you learn something new each time you visit the community.
We hope you'll enjoy the changes we've made to the Community Spotlight. Since this is such a big change we'll be keeping a close eye on how it all works out and make adjustments as we feel they are needed. As always we're open to any suggestions you have. This is your community!