BlueNC Updates - Voting, Audio, and Ad Pricing

Good Monday morning — Don't Forget to Vote! I'm referring, of course, to the fact that today is the first day that you can request an absentee ballot for November by mail. (Contact your County Board to make a request or get more information.) I'm also referring to BlueNC's moderation feature. More on that and information on some improvements around here below the fold!

So when I say voting, I'm also referring to the little vote buttons at the bottom of each blog entry. Don't forget that when an entry gets enough votes, it is automatically moved to the front page. (If an entry is already on the front page, votes are kindly accepted, but they don't do anything.) You can highlight the posts that you think are most worth reading by giving them a nudge towards front page status.

Now, on to new bidness. We've been playing around with the ability to upload audio to the site, and it seems to be working out. Right now, we're looking for a few folks to help us give it some broader testing. If you've got some NC politics sounds that you'd like to share through BlueNC, contact us through the feedback page. (Please sign up only if you want to post on-topic audio—including things like political radio ads, original political ads, recordings from political events, and original NC political analysis podcasts.) We'll take the first few applicants and turn them loose on the audio upload feature. If all goes well, the feature will be more widely available soon.

Finally, blogads is offering some new options, and we've updated our prices accordingly. The listings below include maximum character counts and image sizes. Basically, there are some new small options that make placing ads more affordable.

Basic prices (click here to buy):

  • Standard: 150x200 pixels, 16K + up to 300 characters — $50/week.
  • Hi-Rise: 150x600 pixels, 35K + up to 300 characters — $150/week.
  • Mini: 150x100 pixels, 5K + up to 100 characters — $25/week.
  • Classie: up to 500 characters, no images, and no edits — $15/week.

And in the premium spot (up at the top of the page; click here to buy):

  • Standard: 150x200 pixels, 16K + up to 300 characters — $75/week.
  • Hi-Rise: 150x600 pixels, 35K + up to 300 characters — $225/week.
  • Mini: 150x100 pixels, 5K + up to 100 characters — $33/week.
  • Classie: up to 500 characters, no images, and no edits — $30/week.

You get a discount, by the way, if you advertise for a longer period of time (say, two weeks or a month).

That's it for now, but we'll continue looking for ways to make the site more useful for organizing and sharing information.

Comments

Everything looks great, Lance

Thanks for taking care of all this.


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