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[Journey] New Social Media.

Discussion in 'Social Networking Sites' started by marly, Jul 15, 2017.

  1. marly

    marly Junior Member

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    Dear smart BHW'ers.

    My journey is about creating a complete Social Media like FB, Twitter, etc, even if it might take work. The topic is about Nails and Beauty. My focus isn't on money at the beginning. The more beautiful thing for me would be to see a real network / community grow and grow. What might come in the future, we will see then.

    I'm still trying to figure out what unique twist to give it, for example; Twitter has Tweets, Instagram has Pictures. Every SocialMedia has it's own 'function' making it unique. Still figuring what a Nails & Beauty social media could have.

    Some more information about my site:
    The name is TopNailColors. It all started out as a simple website about the most popular nailcolors. It kept evolving until the site it is now. A beauty / nails based site to which I've added social aspects like profiles, a general chatroom, a forum a place to add tips and other people to rate your tips, both based on beauty and nails, and some more. It is on it's way to becoming Social Media but needs work.

    It isn't online yet but I can give you any information you need. I would like to know if you have any idea's on what to add and what to improve from what you know so far.

    If you got any questions let me know.
     
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  2. El Duque

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    Good luck bro :) You have a lot of work, but with motivation and a focused target you'll do it.
     
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    In fact I've been working for about 2 months already. May still be some months before an actual launch, but that's the way it works. It was about time to start a journey topic though. :)

    Thank you very much for your motivational talk, really much appreciated!

    Thanks very much for your tip! I appreciate every little bit of information or motivation, and you spending the time to reply on my topic. :)
     
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    In case of nails, it should be more like people( prob female) share the photo of their nail and others rate it up. Try not to add downvote at first release people will get discouraged to post.
    I have alot of idea related to this. But that was the first thing that came into my mind
     
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    Your focus need to be on money to earn it. Best of luck OP.
     
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    Kinda disagree.
    OP is creating something which can be fortune for him.
    Focussing on earning, you let your brain in phycological demotivation depends upon time require to complete the project.
    OP path is long road but as he spends month and still going on. I can believe he know what he is pursuing.
     
  8. marly

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    I'm kinda glad for EagertoEarn's answer.

    I could have of course went several ways. But I know from past experience, being busy trying to make money over and over can be a pain. Especially since, if there's no real fun in it for you, it can become really repetitive, especially as making money online is still kind of challenging, some may never even see any real money. In school you learn to do the thing you like rather then do the thing you want, of course this doesn't count for everyone but for me, it's more motvating. Of course with some perseverance you could still get somewhere. The thing is, I rather create something that I really enjoy creating.

    I love the feeling to create something users can actually enjoy, one project that, even if it wouldn't make me money or even cost me some the beginning time, I can maintain, improve, and in the end maybe re-use with another topic etcetera.

    Somehow it interests me creating a social media site that gets to grow and grow. If I wouldn't, I would eventually be less motivated then I am now.

    This project has cost me two months of coding now and is still at child stages. I may need several months more to finish. I learnt from past experience that taking time off, until you get that feeling of great motivation again and you keep coding for days, until your like 'ugh, error here, error there, what to add now......' But with that motivation I have in mind, creating a community of fun, rather then just another money project, it drives me to keep going.

    It may not even be what people want in the beginning, maybe I will have to keep and keep and keep coding, but eventually I will at least have a nice project that I could recreate, for example with another subject like sports or whatever.

    I'm glad I choosen to do it this way, and anyone that has some fresh idea's for me or wants to toss in his coin, please do so! Every little bit of motivation is another push in the right direction. I may not be Bill Gates one day, but at least I will be a proud man. :)

    Thanks for your reply sir!
     
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  9. marly

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    [Update 17/07/2017]

    Busy thinking today.

    I am still wondering about new idea's, just like FB and Twitter and IG started. My current list:

    ~My current list to create TNC into a SocialMedia site:

    - A general chatroom (just really fun)
    - A forum
    - Profiles
    - Beauty / nail tips ( user-submitted, other members able to rate tips )
    - A most popular nail colors poll with option to direct order your favorite color at a partner.
    - A points system when the site gets bigger (more idea's implemented), with a small rank system, with rank-avatars.
    - Connected to the TNC IG - Facebook.
    - I was thinking about user updates. You update your profile? Big list showing latest updates.
    - Picture gallery (anything nails & beauty - in the forum)
    - Nail designer contest (in the forum)

    ~Yet to do:

    - Think of an unique feature like, tweeting for twitter, posting picture for instagram. What makes my site worth remembering?
    - More basic functions to creating it a social media page. Where is the line drawn between a website and a social media? There need to be more 'social' functions before it really becomes social media.



    I'm sharing it to motivate you, to have something to look back to to motivate myself for the way I've went so far, but also in hopes of receiving tips from more experienced in SocialMedia creation (or maybe just someone plain awesome that has great idea's or someone that knows what he/she likes in social media site's).

    I'm hoping we, together, can give BHW another glory, for I'm sure this site has already seen a lot.

    Thank you for contributing to my journey.
     
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    Advance in High PR organizing and bookmarking locales .Your concentrate should be on cash to acquire it. Best of luck
     
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    You're going to need a good host with large space and don't forget a ssl certificate as you are collecting peoples details
     
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    Any suggestions for a host?
     
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    I use ahead host who is a member, I have a dedicated server, very good to talk to
     
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  14. marly

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    Thankyou sir!
     
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    Sounds like a huge project. Hope you don't get bored before you finish.
    Good luck.
     
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    Hey, thanks for sharing. This is a great idea and I know you will be successful the way you are going about things.
    I could write about this topic for 7 months straight 16 hours a day and I know little about nails...just from the quick
    Google search and subjects popping in my head.

    As far as your social site:

    -Contest
    -Men who do nails
    -The best in certain cities
    -Mobil nail stylist
    -Promotional section
    -Coupon offers
    -Confession of a nail stylist
    -How to section
    -Interact with all Social Media sites
    -Doggy nails
    -Achievements

    I can go on for another 75-130 ideas, knowing little about this topic. Not to say all the topics will succeed but
    only people are interested in nails would tell me that something doesn't work.

    I guess most people can only see the forest while others see beautiful houses, tall buildings, swimming pools....freaking Disney World!
    While others complain over the first tree down.

    I would like to thank you for getting me to see the obvious. Some how this post triggered me to see why others just don't see what's simple
    to me. If I get someone to see they won't take action. If they take action they don't understand what they just did. I can't force a round peg...
     
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    I really like some of your idea's to be honest. If you could make me a top 10 of your idea's that would be wonderful!

    I like how simple you rake it up.

    Thanks for your comprehensive message, thanks for your time, your compliments and I feel grateful you've been willing to put in your time to help me a little step further towards my goals.
     
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    This can actually go really well for you. Best of luck.
     
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    [UPDATE 21/07/2017]
    Worked til exhausation yesterday. With big projects as this one day work is like a peanut in a bag. But I like to hold on to the thought that I'm progressing. No overworking, taking days off, etc.

    Anything to add to my project? Let me know.
     
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