Thursday, April 29, 2010

The Ning and the Spruz

Have you heard the buzz about nings closing down? Probably not unless you ended up belonging to lots of nings back when they got popular. I was trying to hard to "network" then - it seemed like the thing to do. Somehow I ended up with a list of "my pages" as long as the screen (though at least it wasn't as long as my arm ) in "my favorites."

Rumor has it those nings aren't going to be free to their owners anymore, so some of them have started to migrate. One of the first I joined was Carol Denbow's "Book and Author Event Center," so now I'm creating a page at her new networking site, the aptly named "Book Event Centre" - http://bookeventcenter.spruz.com.

Spruzzes seem to look remarkably like nings. They gives you a place to post pictures, blog, interact, join groups, chat, advertise... Though I must admit that "blogging" bit kind of got old once I started this blog - who wants to post the same thing several times over. So, I've linked my nice new Book Event page to my blog, so visitors can find me in just one place. And if I join any other spruzzes I'll try to do the same (assuming it's allowed), though maybe I'll be careful not to join a whole pageful this time.

I guess my only complaint is http://bookeventcenter.spruz.com/member/?p=DC825059-B6D4-45A4-9220-CF80E5054B30 !!! How one earth can that be the address of my profile? Yuk!

Anyway, if you're looking for a community of readers and writers, I'd love to meet and "friend" you at the Book Event Center on spruz.

3 comments:

Aubrie said...

I had no idea the ning sites were closing down! This is the first I've heard of it. I do have a page at Author Book and Event Center, so I guess I'll have to move to the other location.

Thanks for mentioning it!

Josie said...

Hi Sheila,

Sorry to hear about that.

I only wonder if has any connection with the library cuts I've been hearing about?

Hope you are doing well.

Much Love,
Woofs and Hugz,
Josie and Blues

De la Pena said...

I have compared lots of systems like socialgo, grou.ps, buddypress but as I have seen GROU.PS is the most flexible one. spruz has very little customization options and so limited. Multimedia networks is not for spruz because of 100mb storage.