Thursday, March 27, 2008

Nominate a Philately Site for a Website Spotlight

I love to explore the web looking for new and unique stamp sites, and I'm sure you do too. I am constantly amazed by the diversity of stamp collecting topics that are available. Soon, Stamps of Distinction will begin regularly showcasing philately websites that epitomize the novelty and diversity of the stamp collecting hobby.

If you'd like me to look at a website and spotlight it on Stamps of Distinction, here are a few things to note:

Websites that focus on any and every aspect of philately are welcomed. Does the site focus on Carrier Pigeon mail? Does the site depict postcards that were mailed from steamships? Does the site show stamps postmarked on a specific date? Anything the brings excitement to the hobby will be featured.

Make sure the website is unique and fascinating. My readers are more interested in expanding their knowledge base on fringe topics, such as Left-Handed Composers on Stamps, or Portuguese Man-o-War on Stamps, rather than the generic Wildlife on Stamps, or Famous People on Stamps websites.

The site must be clean and well-organized. I don't have time to wade through 150 Google ads, RSS reader links, thumbnail ads, etc. just to get to the information I'm looking for, and neither do my readers.

Here are the steps to follow in order to nominate a website:

  • Submit the site by adding a comment to this post. I will intercept the comment and keep the pertinent information. I will not publish your comment, but will retain it for my use. (This step keeps spammers in check.)

  • Include your e-mail address. Be sure the e-mail address where you can be reached is in the body of your comment. This is how I will reach you for further information.

  • Include a brief synopsis of the site. This will help me maximize my research time.

  • Be sure to include the top page of the site. Be sure that I have the main address for the website. This address will be used to direct traffic to your site.

Okay, that's all there is. Start submitting!

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