Thursday, May 15, 2008

Social Spark is Sparkling Live!

There's a new social site that you can join and it's now live. Kudo's to Team IZEA to make SocialSpark a reality.

When I first visited the site, it was confusing with all the applications running on the site, (maybe only for a technically-challenged like me)there are some codes that you will put on your blog (if you sign up as a blogger). But now, that I'm familiar with it, it's easy for me to figure out how does it works. The site is eye-catching, the designs and colors is inviting too, you can meet fellow bloggers, leave comments on bloggers and advertisers account, and you can send private messages too.

This buzzing new site will provide an additional way to market your site, it will feature your blog with information about it that will be readily be available to all the other members of the community.

I've signed up right away as a blogger and gain a lot of friends, like Archit , he is one of my favorite and I picked him up because he is willing to help newbies like me that needs assistance with technical and all other things, he joined Social Spark since it's Alpha test period, that's why he is well acquainted with the site's Terms and Conditions. His blogger profile is also on the SocialSpark top 10 Blogger list.

What I like about it, this site has code of ethics, I like sites that have ethics! Their code includes such niceties as in-post disclosure, they want honest opinions (not just “yes man” lip service), and they are search engine friendly posts because of the “no-follow” attribute so as not to affect search engine rankings.

Well, there are some things that I don't like so far, other than it takes some time to load, I observed that some members are taking advantage or going crazy over popularity by adding friends and inviting them to prop their blog, or there are some private messages informing you that they prop your blog and they expected you to do the same with their blog. And when I try to take opportunities, it appears that I do not qualify to take them. And if you qualified for the offer, they will ask if you want to reserve the opportunities and they will put you in line. The waiting thing is frustrating.

I have problem navigating when I'm in the site too, I always get lost along the way all the time. I wish their web design is a lot easier and more simple to navigate for more speed and quick browsing.

Check it out now the site and don't miss the fun and opportunities!

*This post is sponsored by Social Spark.*