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In the last meta post about the blog, several volunteers graciously stepped up and offered their time and ideas to creating a community blog. I've also created an LL chatroom specifically meant for discussing the blog where we can immediately propose ideas. However, there are a few things to discuss before we actually start with the idea:

First, is having a blog practical and within the scope of what our community's users can maintain?

Secondly, as Flimzy pointed out, if we do decide to start up the blog, we must first ask ourselves

What is the intended purpose [of the blog]? (drive traffic here? Educate regulars? Expand on answers provided here for newbies? Link sharing/SEO for members' own blogs? etc) The answer(s) to our intended purpose will heavily inform how we move forward.

This is a vital question and needs some serious answers, and I'd like to hear your thoughts on the subject.

Have at it.

The blog has launched, and we're currently looking for editors and authors to help write blog posts and maintain the blog. Add your Medium usernames if you're interested.

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    After a year or more on LL, I had NO IDEA that LL has a blog, when I found about it's existence on some meta post, it took me another half-hour to find the URL for it. And it is interesting blog, i just had no idea. Maybe it needs more promotion? Like on Tour page? – Peter M. - stands for Monica Aug 18 at 19:27
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The initial purpose of the blog is to drive more participants to LL SE. I say "initial" because it should be OK to change the blog's purpose once we have sufficient website traffic. (That will take a while, though.)

More users should mean more questions and answers (hopefully of high quality). For this reason, an important type of content on the blog should be based on high-quality answers that were submitted to the site.

The blog can also be used to highlight high-quality questions that have not received an answer yet, and describe ideas for language-related questions, such as the creation of website with minimal pairs in arbitrary languages.

Updated: Possible more detailed guidance on how to contribute, like this page on Sci-Fi's blog.

  • Only answers? What about questions and other important meta posts? – Anthony Pham Oct 29 '16 at 22:40
  • @PythonMaster Does my answer look better now? – AModHasNoName Nov 2 '16 at 14:35

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