The only part I didn't enjoy about saying the title of this post out loud just now was the fact that I didn't have a cigar embedded between my fingers as I uttered the phrase.
I'm proud to say that in a few weeks I won't have a cigarette perched between my digits either! My company's insurance carrier has committed to paying 100% for all eligible employees to receive Chantix, a smoking cessation medication, to aid smokers in quiting.
After having smoked for a little over 8 years, I can honestly say that I'm ready to quit. Very soon, this will be a reality for me!
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So far, HaveWant is a success! I now have the template in place and have no plans of changing it again. The site will undergo massive changes over the next year to insure 100% functionality and ease of use. But, for now, it's final.
Thanks to everyone that has expressed interest in joining in the near future and to everyone that has offered feedback on the site. I have two fellow bloggers that have already had pages created, Thoughts and Sox and Project '62. I've also built a page for Fielder's Choice to give me a chance to work with the post templates I've built. I needed to use someone's stuff that hasn't requested it be posted yet. I figured my good buddy Dave should get the free stuff...lol.
As of this morning, I have yet to receive negative criticism. That being said, if you have any, please send it my way. I want to make sure this is something that everyone enjoys. I think if it's played right, it will turn into something very effective.
For now, HaveWant works as follows:
I have created a form for users to submit their information. If you would like to receive the form please email or leave a comment and I'll send you a copy. This screenshot probably won't do the form any justice...
The form looks like a lot of information, however it's not. Most users will only have a few links to paste into the form prior to sending it back to me.
On this form, you'll submit:
1. the name of your blog and the link
2. your email address that you want to use for readers to contact at
3. items that you collect (non links)
4. links to your trade pages at your own blog
5. links to any contests that you're running (to include expiration dates).
Once you fill out the form, email it to me along with an image file of your blog's logo. I will then build a specific user page for you at HaveWant. Once I have your information it takes about 10 minutes to build the page and post it.
My ultimate goal is develop an "easy to do" method of placing your actual lists, rather than just the links back to your site. But, that is a functionality that may never see the light of day. So far it has been difficult to maintain. I'll keep everyone posted as to the possibility of this aspect over the next few months.
It's as easy as that! If you get me the information I need via the form (which is just copy and paste, save and email on your part) I will do the rest.
Please take some time, if interested, to at least look around the site. I've spent quite a bit of time in making it as user friendly as possible and I only expect that it will get better!