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WineWonks.com FAQ

What the hell is a Wonk?
How do I become a Wonk?
What's the site about?
How can I find my blog or a specific blog?
How do I get my full blog entries to post?
What types of blogs are accepted at WineWonks.com?
What do the "Grapes" mean and how do they work?
How often is WineWonks.com updated?
How do I update my Profile?
What the hell is a Wonk?

A wonk is a slang term for a person who is obsessive about a topic -- in this case Wine!   It has traditionally been used in the political arena, such as a "policy wonk", etc.

How do I become a Wonk?

It is easy and free to become a blogger.  Go to a site, like Blogger.com, and you can setup a new blog in literally minutes.  Once you have your blog setup, register at WineWonks.com in just one minute and your blog entries will now be displayed.

What's the site about?

We aim to be the most comprehensive listing of wine blogs on the web. If you love wine blogs, at Wine Wonks you can use our ‘Wonk it” feature to customize your Wine Wonks home page to your favorite wine blogs.  If you love wine, drink wine or love to write about your wine and life, please feel free to submit your blog here.

How can I find my blog or a specific blog?

There are several ways to sort and search the blogs.  The home page defaults to those blogs which allow us to post the full blog entries.  Some bloggers only allow us to post summaries of their blog entries.  Selecting 'Summary' in the left column will display those blogs.  If you are a wonk interested in reaching a wider audience, you are encouraged to setup your RSS feed to display full blog entries.

Also in the left column, you can also sort the blogs by categories to find bloggers in your area of interest.   Blogs are listed in order of the most recent posts.

If you are looking for a specific blogger or search term, you can search the database with key words by using the Search for an Article tab at the top of the home page.

How do I get my full blog entries to post?

For Blogspot users, go into Settings, select Site Feed tab, and then set Allow Blog Feed to "Full".  If you have this set on "Short" your blog entries will show only the first paragraph or 255 characters, whichever is shorter.  At WineWonks.com, we default Full blogs to the homepage, so you will get more readers by showing Full blogs.

Bloggers other than Blogspot should find similar settings to distinguish between Full or Short feeds.   All that is required is that your blog provide an RSS feed.

What types of blogs are accepted at WineWonks.com?

Once your blog is submitted at WineWonks.com, it will go through an approval process which generally takes 24-48 hours.   We only approve blogs which have wine-related content.  We will also reject blogs which have content deemed offensive.

What do the "Grapes" mean and how do they work?

The grapes represent a way to rate the blog entry you've read.   You can only vote by logging in, and you may only vote once per entry.   If you like an entry, simply click the plus (giving it 1 grape).  If you don't like it, click the minus.   No opinion? Don't do anything.

How often is WineWonks.com updated?

Due to the tremendous amount of data being retrieved by WineWonks.com, the site is only updated once every couple of hours.   If you make a change to your blog, expect some delay before seeing it at WineWonks.com.

How do I update my Profile?

If you registered and submitted your blog, simply login, click on the Profile tab and then click on Edit Profile. If your blog is listed but was not submitted by yourself, please send an email to support@winewonks.com in order to update your profile.

 

How do I link to Wine Wonks?

If you like Wine Wonks, we encourage you to link to us. We link to every wine blog submitted so we encourage you to link back to us and spread the word.

Please link as follows: Best Wine Blogs and link to www.winewonks.com.


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