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I seem to have a fascination with topics that were discussed in 2011 today, but here goes.

It looks like we were talking about starting a blog back in 2011, but the discussion kinda fizzled out. Despite the fact that apparently people weren't that interested, both of those questions seem to have generated a fair amount of interest (based on both answer quality and votes).

Presumably, we are now a bigger, more well-defined and mature community. Should we revisit having a blog? Perhaps we should contact those who answered the "who would write" question, and see if they're still interested. I would certainly be interested in writing (when my school schedule permits). Thoughts?

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  • In looking through the links you provided, as it is with these things, someone needs to step up and be a coordinator, is where it looks to have died. I might post from time to time but I already have my own established blog and so wouldn't probably provide a lot, beyond editing others or in assisting.
    – slm Mod
    Commented Jan 6, 2014 at 7:05
  • @slm it might be interesting if we had some sort of syndication, similar to how a lot of planet.*.org sites do it. e.g. you would have a list of RSS feeds, and whenever one of those feeds added a post tagged "stack exchange" (or whatever), that post would show up in the community blog. that way, you could still do your thing but we'd have interesting content.
    – strugee
    Commented Jan 6, 2014 at 7:17
  • I've been taking answers that I write up here and cross posting them on my blog, often expanding an answer there so that it's more expansive. I've got ~2 dozen of these posts that are in various states, and I come back to them as my knowledge grows or I have time or the desire to do them.
    – slm Mod
    Commented Jan 6, 2014 at 7:22
  • If you hadn't noticed by my answer style, I generally prefer the long form, explaining more of the goings on than most.
    – slm Mod
    Commented Jan 6, 2014 at 7:24
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    @slm I think that'd still work. it would definitely be on topic - you could put "for more details, see foobar blog post" at the bottom of answers. and yeah, I prefer those answers too - I always enjoy reading your explanations of the internals of things
    – strugee
    Commented Jan 6, 2014 at 7:26
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    My answer still stands. What we need is someone to kick off the process and keep things going (including begging people for posts). Wink wink nudge nudge. Commented Jan 7, 2014 at 23:55
  • @slm Sheesh dude stop teasing us and post a link already! It's not even in your profile.
    – goldilocks
    Commented Jan 9, 2014 at 10:18
  • @goldilocks - what's not in my profile?
    – slm Mod
    Commented Jan 9, 2014 at 12:39
  • @slm o_o Sometimes I miss the obvious. You seem to have a lot of good stuff there...liked the Rob Reid video too. I'd definitely contribute to a blog here if someone got one going.
    – goldilocks
    Commented Jan 9, 2014 at 15:35
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    @goldilocks - thanks, I've thought of it, but I kind of wanted to see if one of the younger members would be willing to take the lead on it. I think it would be a good experience for one of them to facilitate ours, and given our season ppl w/in the site + most are professionals it would be fairly easy to manage the schedule, IMO. I don't have additional bandwidth to do the managing, but I'd def. help. Wink wink nudge nudge 2 person that asked the Q 8-)
    – slm Mod
    Commented Jan 9, 2014 at 15:39
  • @slm meta.unix.stackexchange.com/a/2639/29146
    – strugee
    Commented Jan 9, 2014 at 17:34
  • @strugee - look at this way, you get to boss everyone around 8-)
    – slm Mod
    Commented Jan 9, 2014 at 18:03
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    @slm \o/ that's the dream!
    – strugee
    Commented Jan 9, 2014 at 18:04

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The 'Question of the Week' series of posts at security.stackexchange.com works very well, and might be a model for us here.

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I most likely have the time to create a blog and bother people to bring posts, doesn't sound too hard :). Unfortunately I have 0 experience with bloging, blog software etc. So, anybody got some recommendations (-> Comment or Email [email protected] )?

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    a) the Stack Exchange team will set up a blog for us; we don't have to run the server ourselves. b) I've already volunteered, but if you want to create some posts, that'd be lovely! see meta.unix.stackexchange.com/q/2649/29146
    – strugee
    Commented Jan 16, 2014 at 21:31

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