Over the last 5 years Submissive Guide has grown from an idea – into a hobby site where I thought out loud about what I’d learned about BDSM and Dominance and submission – into a thriving community of thousands of readers all contributing to the common pot of knowledge on the topic that we all share an interest in – consensual Dominance and submission.
As we’ve had such a steep growth curve over the last year I thought I’d share a few ways that different readers stay connected with the community. In doing so, hopefully, newer visitors to subguide might discover some element of who we are that they might have missed.
I’d also love to get your feedback in comments below to help us keep improving.
At submissiveguide.com you’ll find the Submissive Guide Blog. This is what you’re currently reading this post on – a place where I attempt to post tutorials, tips, reviews and links to what else is happening in BDSM and submission around the Web each day.
There are a number of ways of following the blog:
- Bookmark it - many of our readers simply bookmark Submissive Guide or set it as their homepage so that every time they log on they see the latest post.
- RSS Feed – one of the most popular ways that people follow what goes up on the blog is via a ‘news feed’ or our ‘rss feed’. This technology lets you subscribe to our site and be notified of updates on a variety of news aggregators and feed readers. If you want to use these to subscribe to Submissive Guide you’ll need to add this feed. Around 2,400 people subscribe to subguide this way.
- Daily Email Updates – if you don’t use RSS you can still get updates sent to you once a day by subscribing to our feed via email. You can do this by entering your email address on this page. Around 1,800 people subscribe to subguide this way.
- Bi-Weekly Newsletter – we have a bi-weekly email newsletter which has been very popular. In this email (usually going out on Saturdays) I write a more in-depth post on a particular topic, showcase what's happening on Submissive Guide and share special deals on ebooks, ecourses, and other events. To subscribe to this simply add your email address to the form on this page. Around 4,200 people subscribe to subguide this way.
- Google+ - one of the newer ways to connect with Submissive Guide is through our G+ page. tequilarose does a fantastic job making sure everyone is informed about what is happening on the site and interacting with new members. You can subscribe to subguide by adding this page to your circles.
- Twitter - many of our readers use Twitter to stay connected to Submissive Guide. All new posts from the blog are shared as well as other resources I've found across the Web, special deals, questions, and journal prompts. To follow Submissive Guide simply follow @subguide from yourTwitterr account.
- Social Bookmarking – The last way that people are using to keep track of the latest posts on Submissive Guide is via a variety of social bookmarking tools. You’ll notice at the bottom of every post on the blog that there’s a little button like the one below with the word ‘Share’ on it . It allows you to bookmark the post on one of a variety of ‘bookmarking’ sites. Some of the more popular ones are Twitter, Tumblr, and StumbleUpon. In bookmarking our posts you have a way of finding them later when you need them but you also spread the news about Submissive Guide a little and help us continue to grow.
That’s a summary of the main ways that people keep in touch with us here at Submissive Guide.
Give us Your Feedback?
How do you follow what’s going on at Submissive Guide? I’d love to hear your feedback to help us continue to improve what we have to offer.