Frequently Asked Questions

Welcome to 20 Something Bloggers. Below are the answers to some of the most commonly asked questions. We also recommend checking out the forums and reading up on the 20SB Guidelines

You can also contact a 20SB Team Member through the community or reach out to us on Twitter @20SB

We've also set up a Tech Help Deskin our forums for more technical inquiries.

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

What is 20SB?

In June 2007, Lisa realized that finding bloggers who were in the 20-something stage of life was a little more work than it should have been. She decided to set up a network, and she invited some of the bloggers she had already discovered.

Today, 20 Something Bloggers has brought together thousands of bloggers from all over the world, and spawned a vibrant community of like-minded, fascinating people who thrive on one another's support and feedback. The network includes an active forum, hundreds of Groups, and an endless stream of community events.

Who can join 20SB?

Active, personal bloggers between the ages of 20 and 29 are welcome to join the network. The URL you submit with your application must link to a blog (no MySpace, Twitter, etc.) and be made up of mostly original content.

Note: A personal blog is one that shares a story, a personal story, with readers whether they're family, friends, or strangers.

Why do you need to approve members? How long will I have to wait?

We ask that interested bloggers apply so that we can do our best to rule out spammers and fake blogs in an effort to provide the best experience possible for our members.

Typically it can take anywhere from one to five days for approval. If you've been waiting longer, it's possible that your request to join is pending — which can happen if we need more time to review your blog. We generally ask that members have at least 2-3 consistent posts before applying.

If you have any questions about your application status, please email admin@20sb.net.

 

I've been approved. Now what do I do?

Once you have been approved, you can edit the appearance of your profile (upload a photo or link to your blog's RSS feed), join a Group (or three!), introduce yourself in the forums, participate in the Main Chat Room, or proudly display a 20SB Badge (located on the sidebar of the homepage) on your blog.

 

What are Groups?

Groups are created by members and can be location-based, hobby-based, or interest-based. If you're looking for like-minded bloggers, try browsing through our Groups. If you don't find what you're looking for, create one!

 

How do I create a Group?

Creating a Group is easy. Before you start a new one, take a minute to browse through our existing Groups to help us limit the number of duplicates. If your search comes up empty, just click on Groups from the navigation bar and click on the "Add" button in the top right corner.

 

How do I unfollow a forum topic?

If you wish to stop receiving email notifications whenever someone replies to a forum thread, just click on "Stop Following" toward the bottom of that thread (before the Discussion section).

 

I'm having a giveaway. Where can I promote it on 20SB?

We love giveaways! In an effort to keep the forums clutter-free we ask that you post all giveaway-related threads here.

 

Why was my forum post closed/deleted?

Although this doesn't happen very often, we have moderators combing the forums to remove spam and offensive threads. We recommend checking out the forum guidelines before posting.

If you believe your thread was closed/deleted in error, please email community@20sb.net.

 

What other activities does 20SB offer?

Be sure to keep an eye on our blog, Twenty Twenty, for details about the following events:

  • Blog Carnivals are a way for you to introduce yourself and your writing to everyone else. We pick a topic or theme and you write about it on your blog. Not only do we round-up participants' links (who doesn't love a bit of link love), but some Carnivals feature prizes. See past Carnivals here.
  • Blog Swaps are a great way for bloggers to discover each other and share their audience with another member of the 20SB community. You'll be paired up with another blogger and on Swap day you'll publish a post from your partner. See past Swaps here.
  • Vlog Days give your fingers a break from typing. It's one day on which everyone posts a video blog entry on their own blogs (or YouTube/Vimeo channels), all on the same topic/theme. See past Vlog Days here.
  • 20SB Bootleg Awards: The Bootleg Awards are run annually and are nominated and voted upon by you, the members of 20SB. Open nominations are taken and the person with the most votes in each category wins. In the spirit of fairness, each person can only win one category, with the exception of best male/female overall. Winners receive a special badge to place on their blogs. See past awards here.
  • Offline Meetups: more details coming soon.

 

What's the difference between a Promoted Blogger and Featured Blogger?

A Featured Blogger is someone who has been voted upon by the community. Each month we open nominations for your favorite blogger. While you can't vote for yourself, you can send a digital high-five to some of your peers. Keep an eye on the forums for the nomination thread. Winners are announced along the left side of the homepage.

A Promoted Blogger is someone who pays a fee to be featured front and center on the 20SB homepage for a month. You can read more about promoting yourself here.

 

How do I delete my 20SB account?

While we hate to see you go, we don't hold grudges. However, we'd love to know what you think we can do better. Please send us feedback at admin@20sb.net.

You can leave 20SB by clicking the "Leave 20 Something Bloggers" link at the bottom of your profile edit page.

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