Blog Submission

To have your blog appear on Planet Lotus read the details below and send me your blog information listed at the bottom of this page. Please remember, the decision to post a blog rests with me, also, give me at least a week to process your request.

Things I consider when posting a blog:

  • Is the blog new? New blogs will not be considered, unless the author already has a listed blog.
  • Is the blog written by a real person?
  • Is the ratio of off-topic or ASW postings too high?
  • Does the blog promote a company or a commercial product?
  • Does the blog add more value to the Lotus community than it does for the blog owner?
  • Does the blog contain advertisements?
  • Does the blog aggregate more than one blog? Each author that would like to be part of this site has to submit their own request.

The Details:

  • A reply to this post is not the proper way to submit your blog.
  • Before submitting, test your RSS feed here: http://feedvalidator.org and then here http://planetlotus.org/rss/scripts/feedtest.php. If it’s a valid feed, and not a Connections blog (more on this below) and PL is unable to consume it, consider burning it through Feedburner. Make sure to go into the settings and tell feedburner to publish it as RSS; the default is atom.
  • Consider sending a full post feed to increase your keyword score and search results.
  • IBM Connections Blogs have issues with their RSS feeds; even if they test valid, they might not be able to be parsed here. Many have had success running their Connections feed through http://feed.informer.com
  • Using Blog Spot? Submit and test with this: http://yancy.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=rss not this: http://yancy.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default
  • Have you updated your blog details? If the info below changes email the updates to planetlotus@collaborancy.com and be sure to include your profile URL: http://planetlotus.org/profiles/yancy-lent
  • Your feed will be polled about once an hour for updates. If you stop posting about Lotus related topics for greater than 6 months your blog will be de-listed. If you decide to start writing again, just let me know and I’ll republish.
  • If you have a community blog with more than one author your feed must post the author for each post, ‘admin’, will not do.

To submit your blog simply copy the applicable text below into an email, fill out, and send it to planetlotus@collaborancy.com.

 Blogs with 1 author  Blogs with 2 or more authors
* First Name:
* Last Name:
* Blog URL: http://
* RSS Feed: http://
* Twitter: @
* Location: Example: Austin, Texas, USA
* Primary Language: English
* Are you an IBM Employee? (used for categorization):
* Blog Name (21 character limit):
* Blog URL: http://
* RSS Feed: http://
* Twitter: @
* Location: Example: Austin, Texas, USA
* Primary Language: English
* Is this an official IBM Blog? (used for categorization):

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