The site offers up blogs written by military spouses and provides a virtual meeting place for spouses to discuss the joys and challenges of military life.
The site includes stories on many relevant topics to military families: how to deal with separation, reintegration, the ins and outs of military life as well as frequent relocation.
Andi Hurley, the site’s creator (and Army wife), said the re-design was done to keep up with demand from users and to keep pace with technology.”Spouses have been coming to SpouseBUZZ for the virtual community and support it provides. The enhancements we’ve made improve that experience and allo greater connectivity between users.”
Upgrades include introducing social media tools like Facebook and Twitter to share the site’s content, better commenting and navigation as well as improved blog categories, giving the more popular blogs more prominence
“We’re already seeing an increase in traffic and getting more calls for interviews about what it’s like to be married to the Military. My hope is that we can better support military spouses through the improved site, and in the process show others what being a military spouse is really about,” Hurley said.
Along with the redesign of the site, Military.com is taking SpouseBUZZ on the road, with a series of events part of SpouseBUZZ Live, which will enable popular site bloggers and military spouses to meet up. The 2011 SpouseBUZZ LIVE Tour will kick-off on March 12 in the Washington, DC area. Five stops in military communities are planned for 2011.
Military.com is the nation’s largest military and veteran online news and membership organization serving active duty personnel, reservists, guard members, retirees, veterans, family members, defense workers and those considering military careers.
If you’d like to learn more about the triumphs and challenges of military life, definitely check out SpouseBUZZ.com.