Hey everyone! First, I want to say, thank you for all the amazing feedback we got for the community blog. As I talked with Archidisign (who is super busy this week), here are the ideas that came out the most. I will add a poll within this article and hopefully, we can get cracking really soon ^^
[UPDATE: Everyone who has offered to be admin should have received an email invitation]
A lot of people are interested in creating a community blog, but which platform should we use?
- WordPress: It allows multiple admins and is fairly easy to use. However, as we will using the free hosting option, we would not have access to plug-ins, meaning we will not have Disqus (I know everyone love it ><) and there would only be 2GB of gallery storage. Consequently, we have to keep using WP comments and change to imgur to save images externally once we max out the storage. Note: if we choose a different WP theme, the comment section may become more user friendly ^^.
- Facebook Group: Obviously, our identities would be revealed, but it would also be the easiest way to share content from many bloggers at the same time. If the permalink you share goes to your own blog, then it allows you to have your own viable blog within the community.
- Others. There are other blogging platform, like Blogger, MyDramaList, Forum or Email Newsfeed. I am not as familiar with these ideas so tell me how it can get done. A lot of people seems to like Disqus and I would love to know how we can implement it into the blog ^^. It seems to be a popular platform on Blogger, but is it easy to transfer?
Note: The name of the blog! The features and description of the new blog can change at anytime, but the domain name can only be chosen at the beginning. Ann suggested the name “Allthingscent”, does anyone else have an idea? I personally don’t like “Allthing” (sorry!).. what about “Anythingcent” or “Everythingcent”? Also, Chexmix suggested “Cnewsdevotee” and “Cpress”. I like them too 😀
People so far who have shown interest are listed below 🙂 Some of the commenters are very busy with real life commitments, and that is totally okay. We will just add you to the list of admin and whenever you can, you can post articles on the blog. If anyone else is interested to join (or if I missed anyone), please comment again below ^^.
Some people raised concerns about the feasibility of this project and I acknowledge your opinion. This new community would be a kind of test and even if it fails, I will accept this reality. However, I sincerely hope it is something we can all enjoy ^^.
Depending on the results of the poll, I will be back in 1-2 days with more detailed information.