Many people are wondering at the end of the month, after they have demonstrated their dedication to the development community, "What else can I log?" Well, there are a few categories that I mention in each newsletter that I will describe here:
Recommend Community Credit - In the point submission page, you can "spread the word" and tell others about community credit. This will earn you 200 points per person and you can get credit for up to 20 entries per month. The reason that it is limited is to avoid folks from earning 100,000 points just by recommendations. This could give you up to 2,000 points.
Recommend the Discussion Board - In the point submission page, you can brag about our discusion board so that others get involved in it. This is also limited to 20 entries per month. But, hey, it is still another 2,000 points and that can make a big difference at times.
Submit entry in Email2Face - Create a photo entry in Email2Face.com (1,500 Points)
ScrapBlog - Create a ScrapBlog. What is a ScrapBlog? It is a very visual way of blogging that is a combination of both Scrapbooking and blogging. I created an example of one myself. (1,000 Points)
Link to RealTechnologyHeroes on your site - This is another one of our sister sites, created by yours truly. Even if you don't link to it, you should check it out. It is a parody of the famous Bud Light commercials with a geeky twist to it. (2,000 Points)
Link to Community Credit on your site - Helping to spread the word can help you too. (5,000 Points)
Link to StupidCubicle.com - Another one of our sister sites that can always use some love. It is a site that sells Geek Gadgets and other items that are true necessities for any fellow geek. To get this credit, add a link to your website. (3,000 Points)
Become a Community Credit Moderator - To get moderator credit, you must post regularly on the community credit discussion board. In the past, folks have become moderators, received the moderator credit and then disapeared off of the planet. So, to remedy that, I have come up with a new way of creditting points.
Average of 1 post per day - 5,000 points
Average of 2 posts per day - 10,000 points
Average of 3 posts per day - 20,000 points
Not only that, but you also get credit for each post, so this can be a big point earner. So far, not too many folks have taken advantage of it, but it is there for you. On many months, it can make a bit diference. One way to help make this easier is to go to every category and check off notification for it so that you are emailed when a discusion is posted. You don't have to reply to each one, but at least you will know about it.
Well, these are areas that can really make a difference if you are on the borderline. Granted, the focus on many of them is really to help to build up the Community Credit Community, but that is very important because the stronger the community is, the more rewards that can be added and the better they get.