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I am very proud to announce that my new book, "Managing Online Forums: Everything You Need to Know to Create and Run Successful Community Discussion Boards"
, is now available and can be purchased
online at Amazon.com
, Barnes & Noble.com
and other retailers. If you are in the United States, it is being stocked nationally at Barnes & Noble locations, as well. You can check stock status at the closest store to you on their website
"Managing Online Forums" is the result of my years of experience running online communities and forums. The book is definitely appropriately titled: it is truly a forums management book, but with principles that can apply to other types of online communities, like blogs, as well. From creating the infrastructure of the community and setting and enforcing policies to dealing with troublemakers and managing staff. This isn't a programming book or a software book, this is all about managing the actual forums.
Here is some of the advance praise
that the book has received:
"O'Keefe provides an impressively insightful, comprehensive, and cogent blueprint for building a loyal and responsive community online."
, Founder, NextSelection Lifestyle Group
, recording artist, producer, and online video pioneer
"I found the book Managing Online Forums insightful, easy to read, and knowledgeable about forum sites. I would highly recommend it to anyone interested in learning more about Internet forum sites or running them. It's useful information and a great marketing tool for any product; a must read!"
, CEO, ClockWork Entertainment
(Jordan McCoy's manager; responsible for bringing Dream to Bad Boy)
Here is a look at the chapters featured in the book:
Chapter 1. Laying the Groundwork
Chapter 2. Developing Your Community
Chapter 3. Developing Guidelines
Chapter 4. Promoting Your Community
Chapter 5. Managing Your Staff
Chapter 6. Banning Users and Dealing with Chaos
Chapter 7. Creating a Good Environment
Chapter 8. Keeping It Interesting
Chapter 9. Making Money
It also features three helpful appendices at the end that include online resources, a glossary and blank, general templates that you can use as a basis for your own user guidelines, staff member guidelines and contact templates (pre-written messages for you and your staff to use when contacting members).
For more information on the book, including a full table of contents, advance praise, interviews and reviews, an excerpt, downloadable document templates, an example forums setup and more, please check out the book website
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As promised here is the video of the week, an oldie but goodie, Total's "Kissing You".
Which member Total is the wife of movie star Omar Epps?
Mase is not interested in joining Suge Knight's new label venture, at least not that we know of, as we had reported
. In honor of April Fools Day, we thought that we'd have a little fun and come up with a crazy story with just enough basis in reality for it to be believable.
The funny thing is, I didn't even know that Knight was working on a new label when I came up with the idea. Days later, Nikita
sent me a link to a trailer for a reality show based upon the concept and I could only think, "the April Fools Day gods have smiled down upon us."
So, though it makes for a good story, there is absolutely no truth behind the report of Mase joining Black Ball Records
. I appreciate, in advance, everyone for being a good sport.
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We have a new blogger here at Bad Boy Blog. Her name is Nikita Warren. Welcome aboard, Nikita.
For more on her, please check out her bio
During our liveblog of the season finale of Making the Band 4
, I announced the winners of our "Welcome to the Dollhouse" giveaway
. Congrats again to Anthony R., Nikita W. and Bryant T.
Thank you to everyone who entered and thank you for visiting Bad Boy Blog.
Today marks two years
of Bad Boy Blog. It's been a great two years as we've grown to become the top source of Bad Boy Entertainment related news and information. I'd like to thank you and all of our readers and supporters for everything that you have done and for supporting and positively contributing to the site. Thank you.
I'm back from SXSW
, so things will return to normal. Sorry for the lack of posts. I have a ton of news to post about and that will follow.
Through March 14, posting figures to be light (perhaps, there will not be any posts) as I will be attending South by Southwest (SXSW) Interactive in Austin, Texas. I have a book reading for my upcoming book, "Managing Online Forums"
on the Day Stage at the Austin Convention Center on March 11 at 11:00 AM. So, by some odd chance, if you happen to be attending - please stop by.
I'll be around, but I am guessing that I will not find much time to post. I apologize, in advance, for this slow time. This does mean that there will be no liveblog for the March 10 episode of Making the Band 4. Sorry.
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