Monday, November 17, 2008

Blog Bat Around - Input Needed

To all bloggers:

One of the things that I have learned while blogging is that we have a pretty cool little community round this 'sphere. Well, I would like to take advantage of the close knit group and throw something out there for your review. What I would like to do is provide a broad topic or even a more specific one, and see how each card or sports blog responds. If we can get this going a few times, someone new could host each time, and the links from every single person who writes would be compiled on one post on one of the sites regardless of opinion or readership.

What would result would be a list of responses to the topic that would show a bunch of different perspectives that wouldnt otherwise be gathered in one place. We would set a deadline for your response, however long or short it would be, and then it would be your responsibility and the job of the host to post the list with short descriptions of each post. No one would be ineligible for a response, so even the non-card blogs could get into it. We would need help spreading the word, so that is a necessity to participate. Hopefully if all goes to plan, we could have a pretty long list of articles posted with no need for any discrimination based on blog size or topic.

It would be advertised around as I would love all the blogs to participate, and I think it would be really amazing to get a ton of opinions on a certain thing like breaking wax, book value, team vs player collecting - whatever you want. I know a lot of people have asked for a way that the entire collective could weigh in on topics without having to make their blog a big thing, and I think this would be a great way to do that.

Plus, it would promote blogs with a smaller reader base to be a bigger thing, give people a base to create their own blog, and also help the bigger blogs get their points across in a forum sort of fashion.

If you are in, let me know, and ill see how many we can get. I would also need a host for this first Bat Around, unless people are okay with me hosting the first one.

25 comments:

  1. Sounds like a good idea to me man. I wouldn't mind you hosting it.

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  2. I know i have seen it on the MedBlogs as "grand rounds" and on other collectible blogs. To see one topic discussed from a ton of different perspectives is a sight to be seen. Everyone would be welcome to participate, even those I dont like.

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  3. Sounds great, I'm in, and of course I don't care if you host. One of these days I'll even write something else for SCU!

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  4. Dont worry, Ill choose a topic that isnt one I have beaten to death on here. Otherwise, someone else can feel free to offer suggestions for both hosts and topics.

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  5. Awesome, keep em coming, ill put the minimum participants for this to work at 10.

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  6. Seems like a great idea. It's a nice way to bring people together and engage a deep conversation through something else than interminable comments.


    As a guy who doesn't bust wax and has little interest in the NBA or NFL cards, I guess that would leave me as an outsider... but hey, us onlookers who just like to watch also have annoying opinions to share!

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  7. Hey, don't bust on "interminable comments". It's my only recourse!

    Kidding. Don't have a blog, but will read it.

    -Voluntarheel

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  8. I'm in as well. I have no problem giving my opinion on anything.

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  9. There is no limit on the number of participants, I just want to make sure there is interest.

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  10. this sounds like a really great idea, i'm in.

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  11. I'm interested as well. This can also help those with smaller blogs, like myself, promote themselves and facilitate more content. Especially when you're struggling with ideas for content. I think it's a good idea.

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  12. I'd love to participate. Just started a new card blog after months of reading and commenting. I have no problems sharing my opinions and it would be great exposure for me (http://greenmonster1138.blogspot.com/ shameless plug, I know)!

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  13. I think that is the perfect reason for all the smaller blogs to get in on this. No one starts off where mario is, and I think that with this, it can help you showcase what you are all about and how well you can blog. Thats how you build a reader base.

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  14. count me in bud... I always have something to rant about...

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  15. Sounds good to me. All the topics you posted about sound juicy too. Just name the time and the place.

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  16. Sounds like a good idea - count me in too.

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  17. Great idea. I'm in also. Just tell me what I have to do and when

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