We are deeply sorry to announce that one of our writing staff, Aimee Long at Forevergeek passed away recently. Aimee had only been with us a few short months but in that time she had written some fantastic content in her field of television and geek culture especially on fan favorite shows Breaking Bad and Doctor Who. Even though Aimee had not been with us long she had fitted in to the team very well and was in the process of helping us with content for the new store we were launching on the blog.
If anyone would like to pass on their messages of condolences please do so via Twitter to her own account @aimeeinchains and her friend’s account for their Fringe TV show fan site @fringenuity. Aimee also had her own website about Fringe and other Tv shows, there is now a donation button for anyone wishing to donate money to her memorial fund.
During the summer we were browsing through Kickstarter and trying to find products in niches related to our blog Forevergeek.com that had a) been successfully funded and completed and b) were available (or would soon be available) for the general public to purchase. We found that Kickstarter does not offer any way for people to keep track of products once they have been funded and we thought wouldn’t it be cool if there were an online store where you could browse all the books, video games, clothing, art, board games and gadgets along with many other products that had been funded via Kickstarter only in one place?
So we decided to build one ourselves and we have just rolled it out, the Forevergeek Kickstarter Store
With this store we are aiming to build a useful resource for geek fans looking for all the cool indie products they have heard about being funded via Kickstarter and brought together where they can be purchased, we also want to make this into a platform where creators with little or no marketing budget can get some visibility for their newly funded products.
Although we are calling it a store we dont actually sell the products, instead we have researched and cataloged products in a variety of categories from design & fashion to board games and novels. Every product has its own page with information of the product and its creators, images and video clips, links to the creators social media accounts and most importantly a ‘Buy now’ link that directs you to where the product can be actually purchased either on the creators own website, Amazon, iTunes or other 3rd party websites.
Users can also sign up for an account and create their own profile page where they can do the following:
Add a profile image
Link to their social media accounts
Create a wishlist of products that they want to follow and purchase in the future
Write reviews of products
The community manager and editor of the store John Markley will be adding new products every week and we have lots of great ideas that we will be adding every month so make sure you keep coming back to see the progress and updates!
Two new bloggers have joined the Splashpress Media blogging team recently:
Brain will be blogging at Applegazette.com. Brian is a technology nut who loves all things Apple. Along with tech blogging he owns and operates a website dedicated to Craft Beer knowledge and information: Craft Beer Academy. With a love of sharing information and finding the newest tech out there, he is a great source for interesting news and instruction. You can follow him on Twitter @Pubmariner
Aimee has joined the Forevergeek team and is a long time SCI-FI and geek blogger and covers all things Fringe at Morethanoneofeverything.net, you can follow her on Twitter at @aimeeinchains and @Fringenuity
Splashpress Media has recently acquired the guest blogging community site Guestr. The previous owner Luke Moulton put the site up for sale back in May and we decided it would be a great addition to our network. We have been working with other guest blogging networks and bloggers such as MyBloGuest.com and Ann Smarty since guest blogging became mainstream in 2010 and we hope to build Guestr up into a lively resource for publishers and bloggers with a vibrant community.
Throughout the rest of the summer we will be working on the backend and adding some new functions and improvements if you are a publisher with a blog or website and are looking for some quality contributors or you are looking to guest post on some blogs for increasing your online presence then follow the sign up link here to get started.
2013 has started off strong for Splashpress Media and we have all been hectically busy since our New Year’s hangovers wore off! We started with 2 additions to the network:
Moving into mobile properties and projects is something that we will be focusing on mainly this year, we kicked this off by acquiring TheAppReviewer in mid December. We are now offering reviews of apps for iOS and Android along with a variety of exposure options on the Facebook and Twitter account too.
Our next acquisition was ITevent, a leading source for IT & tech events, conferences, trade shows and seminars across the globe. Since then we have revised and revamped the placements for event organisers who are looking to get more exposure, introduced more advertising options and just recently started a jobs board .
We also have two other projects in the pipeline, one that has been in the planning stage since the start of the year and we will be moving into development soon. Unfortunately we have to keep it under wraps for now but we all have high hopes for this project and once its revealed things will be moving very quickly! We hope to be able to announce this in the ext 2-3 months