Why You Should Be Applying For The Ambassadors Programby GeorgiaT, Wednesday June 3, 2015
We've asked the Ambassadors to let you all know why YOU should apply!
The Ambassadors Program 2015 is now open which means that all of the current Ambassadors have to reapply and it's YOUR chance to apply as well. If any of you are on the fence we've asked the current Ambassadors to let you know what it's really like.
The first question I asked was Why did you become an Ambassador?
I'd been a user for a while and I wanted to share what I'd learnt with others. [Plus, the stars are pretty cool and I mean - users really respect me!]
I wanted to do something back for movellas. They gave me the opportunity to express myself in stories and I wanted to give something more then just 'writing stories' I wanted to help people, if someone's in need I always wanted to help.
I became an ambassador because I love this site, and I love the fact that, as an ambassador, I can give back to all the wonderful people who run it. I've always tried to help out new users and such, so it only made sense that I do so officially as an ambassador.
I found it as an oppurtunity to help a big crowd. I love being helpful, and this a great start. Maybe I wish, like some others, to follow in Georgia and Eva's footsteps and lead everyone.
What's your favourite part of being an Ambassador?
I love the respect that I gain from this position and judging that competition was so fun too
Oh, my favorite part would be being able to help judge competitions. It's great because I get to read all the entries and help find the best.
My favourite part of being an ambassador is the feeling of having your opinion matter. I find that this doesn’t happen on many sites. I love being able to help other users a bit more and I love how we get little previews of competitions and website progress stuff. But my most favourite thing about being a Movellas ambassador is having so many opportunities knocking on your door.
I like being able to recommend the featured stories. It's such a good feeling to see an obscure story that you recommended come across the banner. Then, when you see the author getting excited over being featured, you know that you helped make that happen, and it's really cool.
What's the toughest part of the job?
I think when you first become an ambassador it's important to remember that you're still a member of the community. Being an ambassador can be tough at times, for example you have to live up to expectations, and not set a bad example to others, or be offensive and rude. Also, when it comes to inappropriate fan-fictions and rude users, you have to remember to be fair and polite.
The toughest part is probably remembering that you have a job to do. Sometimes I have to remind myself that I'm not just another user and that I should act accordingly because people look up to ambassadors. In addition, when I'm browsing movellas, I have to think, "Instead of constantly refreshing the page, shouldn't I be looking for hidden gems or something?"
Keeping up with everything that is going on in Movellas, from competitions to drama, and making sure everything within that is in check.
The hardest part to me is not feeding the trolls, just reporting them.
What opportunities are you given as an Ambassador?
Being an ambassador feels like a brand new Movellas is opened before your eyes. You kinda discover the backstage of it through the competitions ideas and judges, feedback, hidden gems and everything else.
Countless number of things....judge competitions, know about secrets that others don't *evil laugh* and best of all, meet new people ;) Oh oh and also the star icon, it's so cute and awesome and star like XD
We get to help judge competitions, welcome new users, and work with the Movellas staff more than most people do. We also got to preview the new site design before anyone else, which was cool. And of course there's the fabulous little star for your profile.
So many! We get a little star for our pictures (the absolute highlight, obviously) are the first to get notified of changes to the site, can help judge competitions, and get to work with the administrators.
Are you reapplying this year?
I think I will be, yes.
YES. I've loved being an ambassador and definitely won't miss the chance to apply again.
I'm DEFINITELY reapplying this year.
Are you reapplying this year? OF COURSE
Definitely- I wouldn’t miss it for the world!!
MOST DEFINITELY. I know what my college schedule is going to be like next year and it’s far easier than this year, so I should be on Movellas most of the time. This would really help in getting to reply to notifications quiker and doing more stuff to help out.
I don't have always time for movellas because of college . But being an ambassador is wonderful so I think I will reapply and making time for Movellas. It is really amazing to be one!
I would love too because it’s been so much fun, but I’m heading to uni this year and so I might not be on here often enough. But I’ve really enjoyed it and all the opportunities we’ve had!
Absolutely! I spend so much time here as it is, and I love being an ambassador. There's no way I wouldn't reapply.
I'm not reapplying this year. It's time for new movellians to apply to keep up with the movellas they know and interact in everyday instead of old movellians who were more used to the old one.
Yes, I will. I hope my absence from Movellas for a bit will not effect my chances of getting the position again. I want to continue being helpful.
Join their ranks and Apply to the Movellas Ambassador Program 2015.