Kiz Talks, Aug. 6, 2014
It’s been six months since I announced that I’d successfully completed the migration to www.kizombacommunity.com.
This site has made it possible to bring together information from all sorts of social media and groups and lists. It gives you category views, nested menus, and a very effective search tool. It’s also equal opportunity- everyone who says they’re doing kizomba in the USA can have their information here.
I’d previously started the project by modifying my personal club page on digitaldanceclub.com; it was unwieldy and none too pretty, but it got things going. Steve Rekhler helped me make the transition, bringing my ideas to life and training me enough in WordPress to keep adding content. I messaged countless teachers, organizers, and clubs, asking them to join the project. The response was overwhelmingly positive!
Allow me to announce two changes on this occasion.
1. We have a logo! You might’ve noticed the teaser logo on the Facebook page, made by a friend of mine as a present. Well, now we have the real deal, created by Kelsey Ballance.
I’m still working out how to get it up on the website in the places I want it to be, but expect to see it popping up more and more.
2. We will begin adding to the site all classes, socials, and events that we hear about, regardless of whether the instructor or organizer responds to our messages. Instead of waiting for permission and agreement to collaborate, the new default will be to share information unless we are asked to take it down. That way, people in cities with over-busy or not-so-web-savvy teachers won’t be penalized for their instructors’ lack of response.
Our site keeps growing because the national kizomba community is growing. Let’s keep it up!