Turning social networking into a game is one of the strongest selling features of Empire Avenue; it’s why many of us are so hooked on it. A site called DevHub is trying to do the same with blogging.
Next, revenue sharing.
In his Shoemoney article, “Why Bloggers Fail & Why More Succeed with DevHub” , Jeremy Schoemaker espouses the virtues of DevHub:
“Devhub took the website builder concept and gamifyed it. At it’s core its still a website builder but it’s also a game. With DevHub users can build a web site/ blog and when they’re done they’ve got something real, something they can make money with, share with their friends, or their community.”
Sounds a bit like Empire Avenue, doesn’t it? Well, they share a similar focus, site traffic. In DevHub you are rewarded for the traffic that your social networks and blogs receive.
However, the very fact that there is a need to ‘gamify‘ blogging and social networking implies, as Jeremy also states,
“[That] with all these free website builders and hosts, there are TONS of websites that lay vacant across the web. How many blogs have you come across that haven’t had posts in months?”
Do people start with great intentions and fizzle out? Are we seeing similar issues with bloggers on EAv?
Have you tried DevHub? Do you think it might add to the incentive already provided by Empire Avenue? Do you struggle with self-imposed blog requirements? Leave a comment and let me know.