With the mention on Blog.Stackoverflow site, how possible would it be to get users interested in writing posts for a web applications blog ? Would you want this ?

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A couple questions/ideas from the guidelines,

The scope and purpose of the blog.
Is the blog about the site? Is it about the site’s topic?

Recruit contributors.
Who will write entries for the blog?

I don't think it matters how much reputation you have, if you are interested in blogging ... give it a go! As long as you are dedicated to the task

I think Wednesday would be the best time to have it, if no one has an issue with that.

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  • Kind of like what Lifehacker would blog about? Jun 23 '11 at 22:35
  • Yup, that could work. Could also talk about new upcoming apps. Pretty much open to any ideas right now, once users are interested.
    – phwd
    Jun 23 '11 at 23:10
  • I totally support it, with the caveat that the webapps community is rather diffuse -- that is, the site gets solid traffic and Q&A, but it is weighted heavily towards low-rep users. Do make sure you have enough avid users interested in blogging (or at least one or two extremely dedicated users). Jun 25 '11 at 19:07
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    p.s. I nominate @eight if only because my mind reels at the type of blog post he would generate.. it'd be.. Lovecraft meets Markov :) Jun 25 '11 at 19:08
  • Isn't the point of the blog to drive traffic up? @jef Jun 26 '11 at 20:36
  • Maybe we can get @senseful to come back and write up some posts similar to the site sensefulsolutions.com
    – phwd
    Jun 27 '11 at 14:31

We could recycle all those "questions" polling users about what web apps does this or that and have a bi-weekly (every other week) series to make some use out of those closed/closing/deleted questions.

Question of the Week - Not a fan of that. Just blog as it comes instead of pushing to have something there. With all that could be mined from the questions so far, you could ride on a wave of it for a while if you stretch it out.

Start with a post a week. Let's not burn out too quick with two or three a week. That way lies a cavernous hole of dustballs.

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    Start with a post a week -> That's the key. I told the SU folks not to push out posts too fast - and it was brushed aside. Now everyone's busy and posts come slower than a trickle
    – Sathyajith Bhat Mod
    Jan 6 '12 at 11:07

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