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PostPosted: December 22 08, 3:57 pm 
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Not sure how well a column by committee would work, but it would be nice to take advantage of our resource of knowledgeable baseball fans and post an occasional column at a blog like Viva El Birdos.

I see it working as something like this:
We first create a template to be used for all column entries. I'm thinking of a point-counterpoint style where posters take sides on an issue and state their case. A brief paragraph to introduce the subject, the best posts in favor or against making up the body, and then a brief paragraph that wraps everything up. We would appoint an "editor" (either permanent or rotating) to take the collection of posts and work it into a readable column body. Once we lay that groundwork down, we won't have to touch it for awhile. Next we decide on a subject. Anything ranging from generic topics like, when to hit and run, to more team specific subjects like, who should close for the Cards in '09. We'll throw a new subject out every week (or however often we want to post) and allow posters to discuss in a point-counterpoint style. The editor then incorporates those posts as described above.

Pros
I'm sure the blog would be thankful for some extra content
It would drive membership to the site
It would increase participation on the baseball forum

Cons
We'd be restricted to a template style of writing
An editor would have to volunteer his or her time to turn individual posts into readable content
Leroy

Something to think about.


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PostPosted: December 23 08, 11:24 am 
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or we could have an entire forum where we could post at will. wheat amongst the chaff? sift, baby, sift!.


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PostPosted: December 23 08, 4:19 pm 
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I'm up for it, but I tried this before without much success. I don't really want a main page, but it'd be cool to have a sister site. You know, something like GRBlog.com.


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PostPosted: December 24 08, 1:01 pm 
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Michael wrote:
You know, something like GRBlog.com.


How creative.


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PostPosted: December 24 08, 1:03 pm 
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maddash wrote:
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And I was gonna volunteer.


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PostPosted: December 25 08, 10:05 pm 
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Leroy wrote:
maddash wrote:
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And I was gonna volunteer.


And put your Madoff training to good use, no doubt.


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PostPosted: January 7 09, 12:24 pm 
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I always think it'd be fun to do, then I realize that writing a creative blog is way harder than it seems


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PostPosted: January 7 09, 5:38 pm 
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TheoSqua wrote:
I always think it'd be fun to do, then I realize that writing a creative blog is way harder than it seems


we'd need to make sure that after we put a bunch of posts on it, the blog didn't suddenly just quit working. :wink:


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PostPosted: January 8 09, 12:54 pm 
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What if, instead of creating a front-page sort of Blog or partnering with another blog we just create a sub-forum for Baseball Talk that's called Baseball Blogs and is designed for more article oriented posts.

I think we already have the member base and the writing talent, we would just need to get people motivated to make good posts and follow them up with comments.

We really don't even need a new forum for it, we could just start making more article-like posts on the baseball talk forum.

A good example is the Breakout Season thread. If anyone of us had spent more than 5 minutes on that thread and actually written our thoughts a bit more in depth it could easily have been a blog post.


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PostPosted: January 8 09, 1:22 pm 
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As many of our potential bloggers learned last time around, having a blog sounds like a great idea until you have to actually think of something to write on a regular basis.

If someone, or a team of someones (I think this is a better approach) wanted to do it right, I think it'd be a great addition.


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