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The Community Blog
February 08, 2005
Several alert readers have noticed that new button at the top of the page. (Yeah, that one…the one that says “New” on it). I have hinted at this before, but have finally decided to go ahead with a community blog (click here to see it). Now you may be asking what exactly a community blog is. That’s a good question and one I have been asking as well. The truth is, I don’t really know. Ask me after we have been doing it for three or four weeks and I should be able to answer more clearly. But this is roughly how I envision it:
What Is A Community Blog?
A community blog is a blog where more than one person contributes. Some people refer to these as group blogs, but I prefer the term community. This blog will feature several writers to begin with and the number will likely increase as time goes on. This will be a place for people to interact with each other, to post articles, and to draw attention to interesting resources. I suppose it is much like any other blog, except that it will feature interaction between several writers.
The Community Blog is, in reality, a whole seperate blog from this one. It has its own RSS feed, it’s own archives, and so on.
Can I Contribute?
For the time being, there will be only a small number of contributors, and they will mostly be chosen from people who already contribute on the forums. As time goes on we may increase the number of people contributing and we may just ask you if you would like to be part of it.
What is the Future of The Main Blog?
Here is how I believe things will move forward: I will continue to be the only person who posts in this section of the blog. I will continue to post at least one significant article here every day. Small items, perhaps ones I do not feel merit an entire full-length article, as well as more personal information, will likely find their way into the community blog.
So that is how I see this happening. But at the same time, I am willing to just let it evolve and we’ll see what it becomes. Either way, I hope the community blog adds value to this site, and even more importantly, I hope it sharpens both the writer and the reader and brings glory to our Lord.