I’ve been planning to launch a new web ring for a while now. A few people have already joined but I’ve been waiting to announce it publicly until the BoBs were decided.
I figured that if I were in the top three, I’d get a lot of traffic the day the awards were announced and if not, I could post about the ring and it would look like a whiny loser’s angst-ridden attempt at gaining popularity and friendship, which is also very cool.
There are a lot of great web rings out there. There are several great ones for mothers, but they are open only to women with children.
I’ve seen so much motherly, nurturing advice and love from my blogging friends, many of whom have not actually given birth to children. So, I decided to start a ring for all women who see themselves as nurturers or in a motherly role. I want the ring to be full of fun, clean, and uplifting blogs by great women.
Karli, from Mom on a Wire, came up with the ring name, Cirque des Mamans.
A note on how rings work:
Joining a web ring is adding yourself to a listing of blogs, centered around a specific theme or topic.
When you join the ring, you are asked to put code on your site. Our ring code looks like this:
The “des Mamans” button takes you to the ring’s main page, which is super-duper ugly and plain at the moment, but tells you what you need to know about joining and lists the current members with links to their sites.
The arrows on either side work like the “next blog” button in Blogger. They take you to the next ring member’s blog so you can surf through the ring by clicking on the arrows on each person’s blog.
There are several blogs I read that wouldn’t fit with this group and I don’t want anyone to feel pressure to join. It’s sure fun though, if you feel like joining us.
I also wanted to let you know that DYM is currently the second hit on an MSN SEARCH for:
Honestly, could you BE in better company?