Every Sunday the Shadowness staff gets together and we mud-wrestle and throw each other down in order to see who stands supreme at the end of the day. LOL, jk. We actually have some pretty heavy discussions about what direction Shadowness is going and what we need to change or improve. We dream up new contests, argue over site updates and plan new features to make Shadowness even better! This week we've gotten several big updates in the works, that will be here before the summer, plus we've added some exciting new features. Come have a look!
Here is what Shadowness Members have helped us achieve:
- We're now receiving 60,000+ pageviews a day, steadily. That's a solid 2 MILLION pageviews monthly.
- On Facebook, we've reached 2,700 fans!
- Our daily output of articles is now 3-4 features per day, each article being viewed 400+ times and our Daily Inspiration article is veiwed more than 700 times and shared by over 1,000 people each week!
- The Shadowness community posts 400+ artworks and writes over 6,000 comments daily. Thats equal to 12,000 artworks and 180,000 comments a month! Keep up the awesome work, Shadowness!
- Shadowness members are subscribing at a rate of 1-5 per day now! We're so happy that you're happy with the features and the site!
New Features and News:
Here are the features that we've added in order to optimize your Shadowness experience!
-Group Privacy Feature: http://shadowness.com/forum/forum/groups-privacy-features
- The user gallery has grown! Now you can view 60 thumbnails per page as a subscriber and 30 thumbnails per page for non-subscribing Members. That's a huge jump from only 21 per page!
- Bug fix: Album tagging will not double any longer.
- Speed optimzation. This is a pretty big update. Commenting should be much faster.
- Feed top pictures now show the top favorites in the last 6 hours instead of random (before).
Cast Your Vote FOR THE WIN!
It's a close race, and the contest will be over as of the 21st! Please come over to the /forthewin contest page and help determine who will come out on top! The artist's that have entered are counting on you for facebook likes and faves to determine the top three in each category!
- Come cast your votes! Check out the For The WIN contest entries here: http://shadowness.com/forthewin
Subscribing is a great win-win situation. You gain more profile options AND more uploads, plus more subscribers = more contests and bigger prizes!
Shadowness also accepts donations! Donating to Shadowness is easy, and you can donate as little as 1 dollar, or as much as you like.
Donating and Subscribing makes it much easier for Shadowness to give back to the community in the form of contests, prizes, commissions and new features like print sales! Every little bit helps!
May 17th, 2011