I wonder if anyone has heard any news about the blog sections of this site.
The blogs didn't take off.
I think these days ocmpoma is the only one that blogs here.
If the blogs could be integrated into the forums, they really could
be popular and successful.
By integration, I mean that when someone creates a blog post, it would also
appear as the start of a new thread in the forums, and the comments
made on that blog page would also appear as the following
posts in the corresponding forum thread.
A blog entry would be a front end, a "skin", to a collection of thread-starting posts by the blogger.
Also, the forum presentation would provide a link to the blog presentation.
The benefits are obvious:
1) the reader could easily enjoy their favourite raving atheists bloggers, by checking out their blogs;
2) the casual forum-user would not miss out on anything, as they'd see all the blogging contributions as they would appear to on the forums. They'd also readily discover blogs that might interest them.
3) the blogs and forums would not compete against each other, but actually boost each other.
4) keen raving atheist writers can easily assemble their output as a blog, but still contribute everything they write to the forums.
It would be a win-win situation, which I believe would give the Raving Atheists a huge boost.
If I had the technical expertise I would have volunteered to set something up like this. Does anyone know how to set this up? Or does anyone know of a blog-forum collective where this is already being done?