I have great ideas, but not as many as a village can generate.
Everyone in the Internet village is busy on their own stuff. We are all locked inside our own heads with only our fingers to communicate.
Where is Internet heaven? Where do even the busiest people find the time for a few words? Where is this perfect friendly community, whose members help each other every day?
Are there really people like that online?
MyBlogU.com is the Internet Heaven where people are altruistic and helpful. If you have become cynical, try it – It is free.
Paying It Forward
MyBlogU.com is nearly a year old, still a toddler, but with a mind of its own. MBU does things differently.
This is a community of people who love to help one another.
There is no hierarchy. Your honest opinion and help are just as much appreciated as someone who has been around the block more than a few times. The people who make lasting contacts are those who establish their reputation as being helpful before they start asking favours.
Starting at MyBlogU
- Introduce yourself in the forum
- Contribute answers to members’ brainstorm requests.
- Log on and contribute to the MyBlogU Twitter chat every Thursday 11am New York time
The forum is very relaxed and totally welcoming.
Brainstorm requests ask for free-form responses with no minimum length. They are literally brainstorms. I have given 4 word answers and I have given 200 word answers. People appreciate any input you are willing to give.
It is best to use the TWchat app for the Twitter chat because it organises the tweets in a very user-friendly way. This is a great way to meet people and to grow your reputation.
The next step is to set up your own brainstorm request. You have to register your site before you can do this, but that is a simple process if you follow the step-by-step instructions.
I have personally used brainstorms to:
- Generate ideas for blog posts – eg Why Do You Like Paris
- Choose a web host
- Discuss Google hangouts on air
- Ask for e-book reviews
- Research monetisation methods for a new blog
- Find a good pop-up plugin
- Find images that correspond to a difficult concept
In the most recent example I was looking for a picture to illustrate the concept of Reputation. Ideas I received included; glass, the Rock of Gibralter, speech bubbles, a mirror, a parking meter and a smiling face. One person sent me a series of questions to work through which sparked me off again to come up with an oak tree.
I have seen and contributed to brainstorms looking for input on:
- An e-book concept
- E-book title
- Blog post ideas
- Productivity tips
- Photography tips
- Image sharing
- Website security
- Email engagement
And many more.
Brainstorms can be on anything.
I would especially like to thank the MBU members who contributed their ideas for my Reputation brainstorms: fogbutton, Amabaie, Steve Counsell, Tat, PatriciaWeber, AnnaFox, Dangerous Lee, Phatinnovator and MediaWyse.
Please use the comment box below to share your own brainstorming experiences at MyBlogU.com or elsewhere.