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.
Monday, November 17, 2008
To all bloggers: