Blog Widget

The Planet Lotus Satellite has arrived. Copy and paste the following code in to your blog to get the most recent blog posts. The sizing and setup has been modeled after the IdeaJam.Net blog widget so as to not cause any clashes.

Preview it in action here.

Options are as follows:

Parameter Available Values
show
Based on the keyword filter.example:
show=”lotus_relevant”;
all
not_lotus_related_only
lotus_related_and_relevant
lotus_relevant

asdf

postsexample:
posts=”4″;
1-50

 

Blog Submission

To have your blog considered, read the details below. 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, commercial product or service?
  • 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.

Troubleshooting

  • Make sure to choose the RSS feed the parser has issues with ATOM.
  • If the feed is valid 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.
  • IBM Connections based 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 removed. 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.

Submit blog here: http://planetlotus.org/rss/scripts/blogsubmit.php

Advertising

30 day spots are available on planetlotus.org for immediate purchase.

The Front Page Top Right Banner
30 days for $250.
The availability of this ad is first come, first served. Purchase, or add yourself ad to the queue by emailing advertising@collaborancy.com.

Other Ads…

  • The front page ad at row 35, 30 days $125. This spot is open to multiple ads. New ads start at the bottom and work their way up over time as others expire.
  • The front page left side navigation 125px / 125px for 30 days $100
  • The top right banner on every page but the front page 30 days for $100

Ad Terms…

  • Image must measure 468 x 60.
  • Image must be PNG, GIF or JPG (Subtle animation is OK.)
  • Image size must be limited to 60k. (It will be served from the PL server.)
  • Include a static URL back to your site.
  • The change of an ad’s image or URL, after the ad has gone live, can be done for a $25 processing fee (International payees don’t have to pay an additional $13 USD transfer fee).
  • If the ad is up for auction, you can only bid for the next available 30 day window otherwise everything works first come first serve. All auctions are blind/private.
  • Ad purchaser pays all costs of international wire transfers to USA; plus a $13 USD fee my bank charges. Pay by PayPal is also available for an added 4.9% fee to cover the payee charge. Checks are ideal. W9’s and New Vendor forms must be disclosed upfront.

Your ad will receive tens of thousands of impressions for the full month from an UBER niche demographic. If you are interested, send me an email for first come first server ads or a bid if an ad is up for auction. I will let everyone know where they stand at the end of the bidding period.