June 9, 2008
Eight months after its official launch, Blogactiv, the leading blog platform dedicated to European affairs, will put a revamped version online on the 9thof June 2008 with the objective to provide Blogactiv bloggers with the best services and increase interactivity with the European blogosphere.
Welcome to Blogactiv 1.0! After eight months of beta testing, we are now proud to present “Blogactiv Reloaded”. The most notable change of this evolution is the Blogactiv redesign. The new skin goes far beyond just fixing bugs: it also brings simplicity and clarity to the Blogactiv architecture.
We are also pleased to announce a number of strategic changes: improving Blogactiv usability is at the centre of our thinking.
Thus, on the Blogactiv homepage, you can now see a two-level structure. While the first level – the Editor’s Choice – highlights the best article of the week, the second level usually displays the most recent blog posts.
The new tag cloud facilitates navigation and shows which topics are hottest ones.
In order to get more visibility for our Bloggers, we are exposing popular and noteworthy blogs on EurActiv.com and its CrossLingual Network of sites across Europe, which receives more than 500,000 unique visitors every month.
We are also doing a lot to enhance our bloggers community. Blogactiv bloggers’ avatars are now visible on the left-hand side of our homepage. To complement our existing Facebook group, this new feature is meant to better put forward the Blogactiv bloggers community and increase interactivity.
We also take a close look at what is going on within the European Blogosphere, and present Netvibes Universe, a personalized start-page aggregating EU blogs, as well as posts from carefully selected EU bloggers.
This is also the reason why we decided to implement BlogRush, a well-known community-oriented widget with the objective to increase interactivity with EU bloggers.
Blogactiv evolution is an interactive process. If you have questions or if you want to make a comment, do not hesitate to get in touch. Your feedback is welcome!Blogactiv Team