Another Wednesday means another great site as we showcase the best websites that our Webs users have. This week we are showing off The Southern Crossing, a website that chronicles the adventure of three guys biking across Australia. Currently, their adventure has been postponed due to an injury, but that doesn’t mean that their site still isn’t awesome. Take a look for yourself:
We are really proud that The Southern Crossing chose to use Webs to chronicle their adventure. We are all about helping people achieve their goals and it’s great to see people working hard to pursue their ambitions. The Southern Crossing uses some great Webs features to keep their fans up to date:
- Blog app is the best way to keep your readers updated
- Photos app makes organizing and sharing pictures a breeze
- Facebook connect let’s your users interact with your site by simply connecting to their Facebook account
One of the hardest parts about taking the leap and deciding to start any venture is the planning and preparations that go into it. It’s very cool to see The Southern Crossing turning to their fans for help and suggestions on what to do, both in their forums and in their blog comments. This is a very basic form of crowdsourcing, where websites turn to their audience for help. This is a great way to get your audience involved, to socialize on your website, and make them a part of the experience.
Some other great ways to use crowdsourcing include:
- Asking readers for their ideas on a topic
- Letting visitors vote on decisions
- Letting members pitch ideas or suggestions for new products
If you listen to your visitors and actually implement their ideas, they will be more willing to socialize on your website. Remember that although great content is what brings people to your site, a great community will keep them there.
If you liked this week’s example site, or if you think your website is just as awesome and you want to be featured, leave a comment below. Until next time, happy site building!