[note]UPDATE JULY 2012: Sadly, WP Junkies has been decommissioned. This is due to many technical difficulties that we were facing in fighting spammers and hackers. Another nice project affected .. Anyway, we thank all the members and users for their support, while it lasted.[/note]
Last week, I hinted about a “top secret” project that I was working on with Michele of NewBizBlogger :). Today, it is time to unveil what this project is all about, as we are very excited and hope that you can be a part of it.
Michele approached me about a month ago with an idea of creating a WordPress Social Network. Something specific (in topic), unique, useful and user friendly. Since I moved to WordPress, right there and then I knew that a “passion” was in the making. Needless to say that I literally fell in love with WordPress, and never looked back for any other alternatives. Michele and I, share the same passion, if not “addiction” to all things WordPress and for this reason, a new Social Network is born. In any event, Michele tells the story of how this whole venture started (and ended, lol) and to avoid repeating it here all over, just head over there and read how a simple connection can result in a promising business venture. Then come back here 🙂
Introducing Your WordPress Social Network
If you share the same passion, addiction, or love WordPress as much as we do (and we now you do), we are proud to introduce you to WordPressJunkies (WPJ), a WordPress Social Network that has nothing else in mind but WordPress, and everything else related. Whether it is about WP Themes, Skins, Plugins, Hacks & Tips, Tutorials, How to “whatever”, Bug Fixes, Customizations, etc.., WordPressJunkies is the place to share your stories (and maybe find solutions to your problems too), regardless of what they are, provided it is relevant to the topic.
WordPressJunkies’s objective is to provide you with a specific and unique place for sharing anything you have to say about WordPress, free from all other “noises” that other social networks have. Not that other social networks are’nt great (they are), but WordPress Junkies is just different, in that, if it has nothing to do with WordPress, then it will not be home for your great WordPress story 🙂
Let me give you an example:
Say you have a “mind blowing” blogging tip, which I am sure will be of great value for many, where in principle will not be interesting for WordPress lovers. Add a twist and make it, a “blogging” tip using a WP plugin of some sort, and it will definitely be a strong candidate for front page. Get lots of votes and you might even get if featured. The end result, more exposure, chance to build relationships, added traffic and ultimately be a part of a community that shares one common denominator, “Passion for WordPress”.
All that being said, it is now time for us to extend an invitation for you to register your free account on WordPressJunkies and start submitting your stories, befriending like minded people and voting for those stories that you like most. We hope that you will find WPJ user friendly as we are using an interface that is popular and a proven CMS Management platform. While we are still in Beta, and most likely will stay that way for a while, we will be constantly adding new features to further enhance user experience. We in return are counting on you to not only help us spread the word out about WPJ, but also to help us build this community and report any bugs or suggestions you feel necessary to improve your WordPress Social Network.
What say you? Are you leaving now to register for your free account and start sharing your WordPress stories? Wait a minute, and let us know what you think about this project? Michele and I will certainly appreciate any comment on your part 🙂
43 thoughts on “WordPress Junkies, New WordPress Social Network Is Born”
Hey, great idea! I know this is going to work out for you two, and be a great resource for thousands of people.
OMG, It is so good to see you here Heather. I hope all is well with you. Thanks for the “push”. We’ll do everything we can to make it work and hopefully as you said, would be a great resource for all interested “WordPress” lovers 🙂
BTW, are you there yet? I’m checking in the next 15 minutes, lol. Really, thanks for stopping by.
I most surly will support the site and spread the word about to my readers.
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Thanks a million. Your support will certainly be appreciated. Hope to see you there soon 🙂
Off to sign up and see how to get to that first page 🙂
Great idea and coming from you and Michele, I believe it will be a hit!
Thanks Brankica. I’m sure you won’t find any problems to get to the first page quickly. Learning some stuff from you on traffic building techniques 🙂 BTW, hold on to that “CuteRank PRO” version, will ya… (just a couple of weeks). Got a surprise coming 😉
I heard that collaboration is the key to success these days and this is sure to be a big hit considering you two are at the helm. Best wishes to your success. I’m in! WordPress Junkies is the perfect name too. 🙂
Hi Ileane. Glad you like the name.. That was all Michele as the names I came up with were all crap 🙂 Thanks for your wishes and I hope you find time in that “heavy” agenda of yours to be active over there and provide us with your valuable support. Thanks for stopping by
Hey DiTesco – Thats a wonderful idea.. Will sign up for my free account.. i think this will be a big HIT! All the best & success to you..
Hi Sandeep. Thanks for your wishes and WPJ will only be a success if “great” supporters like you are part of the community. Hope to see there often 🙂 Thanks for stopping by
Happy to be part of the WordPress Junkies site.
And happy to have you part of our community Justin. You are a great supporter and having “a piece” of you over there is of great value to us :). Seriously, thanks for supporting us… You rock!
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I want to thank you! for your advices before my transition to WP. Now, I’m ending after several unexpected problems and I’ll be start blogging again soon with a long detailed post (with a reference to your moving to WP series, of course!) with those issues.
A WordPress network, count me in, as soon as I can – excellent idea 🙂
Hi Gera. Good to see you are back in business. And, oh yeah, I am counting on you to share your awesome WordPress stories for the community 🙂
Janet @ The Natural Networker
DiTesco, aloha. Received an e-mail from Michele this morning letting me know about your wpj. Thank you so much for creating this resource.
I look forward to learning from the two of you and all the others who share their tips and insights. Aloha. Janet
Aloha Janet. I am glad that you found our project a potential “great” resource for all thing WordPress. Hope to see more from you here and there too 🙂 Mahalo, for stopping by.
Hi DiTesco – Good luck with it! It sounds like it will be a ton of help to newbies. I hope that you take the opportunity to really teach WordPress and make finding tips and tutorials very easy for the new people. They could use it!
Hi Tia. Good to see you here. Thanks for your wishes and I do hope that “newbies” and or simply like minded people get to learn, share and find things of value. After all, it will be the community that will be doing that with a great deal of help form us 🙂 BTW, any chance we can agree on some sort of “mutual” promotion between us? Let me know and I’ll shoot you an email, haha
Wow, what a great idea, thanks for starting this. I’ve already learned something by reading through your blog and checking out the worpress junkies site.
Hi Billy. Thanks a lot. I am glad that you have already found something useful here and there (WPJ), lol. Thanks for stopping by and I do hope to hear more from you soon.
I think I’ll join. For the record i really don’t like wordpress. Maybe you will change my mind.
Hi Stacy. That’s so nice of you to say that. I do hope that you can find something there that will convince you of “liking” a little better WP. I used to have the same feeling, until I decided to give it a go. Like it so much that here is the end result 🙂 Thanks for stopping by. If there is anything I can be of help with, to persuade you over WP let me know…
I have a wp blog but my plugins don’t always get along with one another.
I hear you. It can happen as some may cause incompatibility problems with each other. when this happens, I try to find “other” alternative plugins until they are able to work together. Any particular plugins that is causing you this trouble?
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I am going to check that out immediately. I love networking and befriending with other bloggers. It is also easy for me to find like minded and passionate people.
Hi Jane. It is within that context that WPJ has been created. Not only to share awesome and in topic WordPress stories but also to build relationships and share ideas with like minded people. I’m sure that your contribution will greatly benefit the whole community. Thanks for stopping by
Lye Kuek Hin
I love WordPress and definitely will be joining. Great project from you and Michele. Love to see it taking off. Cheers.
Hi Lye. Yeah, I was kinda expecting that you are also a “WordPress” lover, judging by some awesome articles you provide around the subject. It wold be great if you can find the time to share it with the community as I am sure they will be of great value. Thanks for stopping by
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Now this is cool, I ran across this site just recently and thought, different! I like it; definite;y on my sign in list as soon as I schedule some social site time. 🙂
Hi Dennis. I love what you just said .. “different” and believe me, that makes me and Michele so happy you do not have an idea how much. This was the whole point when creating WPJ, different but at the same time something that can provide value to the many “WordPress Lovers” or wannabes for that matter. Thanks for stopping by and I hope to see you over there during your “social time”, lol.
What an excellent idea! I know I love WP and I will be heading over to WPJ to sign up as soon as I finish this comment.
Thanks for this great idea!
Hi Ian. I am really overjoyed that like you, many found the idea great. It is of great responsibility for us now to make your experience over there the best possible way. Counting on you to share your WP stories over there. Thanks for stopping by.
Ah, just a place for WP lovers. Boy, can’t wait to check this out! I’m definitely in guys, see you there…
HI Adrienne. Thanks for stopping by and yeah, I’ll see you over there 🙂 I hope WPJ can be a good place for you to meet like minded people …
A great idea. I’ll be going to sign up as well.
Thanks Paul. Hope to see you there soon. thanks for stopping by
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Wow, it’s the great idea for wordpress’s users.
I love WordPress and I love WordPress Junkies!
Hi Juno… and we love you already, lol. Please take a moment to head over there and get familiar with our network. Thanks for stopping by
Hello diTesco, congrats on launching your very own social network, it looks great and it will surely be useful for all those wp junkies out there. Now all you need to do is get some fancy share button working ;).
Hi Alex. Thanks for your wishes and I hear you on the “share buttons”. We are actually working on it and just did not have the time to get it done. We were so excited to get it out that we left that on our “high priority” to do list. thanks for you input. I do hope to see you over there too 🙂
Great idea and should be an opportunity for all of us. I just joined and I’ll start spreading the word. Thanks to both you and Michelle!
This sounds like a really valuable resource for us. Thanks for making it available. Great collaborative project eh 🙂
Over to check it out now. And I know I will have heaps of questions lol
Patricia Perth Australia
Hi Patricia. I was wondering when you where going to show up, lol. Yep, it is an interesting collaborative project indeed, and one that only works if both are committed and determined to make it happen. I guess I was lucky to find Michele… It was her idea after all 🙂 Thanks for stopping by and I hoe to see you over there soon.
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