By Kyle Perkins.
So, as many of you know, I have built a social media site. This was not an easy task by any means, and it took a lot of hard work behind the scenes. Why? Why would I do this? Spend weeks in front of a computer screen and neglecting everything else? Well, because you asked for it.
So many times I have heard people on Facebook and Twitter complaining about being kicked, banned, or deactivated over tiny infractions, and it seems to hit our indie community the hardest. People that have pen names are forced to live in constant fear of having to completely start over if they piss the wrong person off and someone reports them. Not only that, but pimpers are also penalized just for advertising for other authors. Facebook was clearly not built for us. I saw that as a huge problem, but instead of sitting on my hands, I did something about it, and you guys should too. Why confine your entire platform to one place, and leave your fates to cruel gods?
My site was built by me, an indie author, for indie authors and the indie community as a whole. If you use a pen name, that’s cool with me. If you want to pimp your favorite authors, have at it. If you want to create a pimping group, or private fan clubs where you want to post indecent pictures to market yourself, I don’t care. I believe in freedom of expression, and I have worked very hard to make this a place that is exclusively for us. By “us,” I mean readers, pimpers, bloggers, cover models, editors, people that make trailers, award hosts, and literally anyone else within our community.
The site has many excellent features that even Facebook doesn’t have, and I’m improving it every day.
Some of the bigger features
We have an option for you to blog on the site.
We have a chatroom, complete with video chat.
We have a newsfeed.
You can create events and invite people to them.
You can share directly from the site to other social media platforms.
You can create groups.
(You can also create ads, but I am working on the feature as we speak)
We have forums.
(I am working on adding custom RSS feeds)
(Soon you will have the ability to video chat from mobile)
You can add your website in the sites section for anyone to see.
I can advertise your service or product site wide, as long as it has to do with the indie community.
You can click the amazon link in the header to be taken directly to amazon to shop for books.
The list goes on…
Anyway, this site, like I said, was built for you. I spent a lot of money with Virginia Johnson to get a dedicated server in Canada(where they are not allowed to look into our server or collect our information. No patriot act. Woooo!), and build this site from the ground up. I am formally inviting you all to come, and see it for yourself. With improvements being made daily, all we need is for you to join to make the place perfect.
We are so excited to finally have a place that is our own. Sort of like a goodreads/facebook hybrid. I think it is so important for us to have a place where we can be ourselves and not have to worry about censorship. Far too much of the world is censored now, and our books are important to us. They’re important to our fans as well. So, now it’s your move. Come join us, and let’s give Facebook the big “fuck you,” we’ve been wanting to give them.
(If you’d like to advertise a book or service, please contact me.)