Sunday, February 18, 2007

Guest Bloggers

I have a suggestion. Why don't we each invite a fellow Blogpower member to write one post as a "Guest Author" on our blogs? All blogging software allows the owner of a blog to authorise others to post. If people think this is a good idea, I am quite happy to set the ball rolling by inviting another Blogpower member to be a Guest Author at The Last Ditch. Indeed, I would be happy to make it a monthly feature.

It shouldn't, overall, involve us in more work. The "day off" we get when a Guest Author takes over our blog for a day, would have be made up when we are Guest Authors elsewhere.

What do you think?

8 comments:

youdontknowme said...

Sounds ok to me. I wouldn't want a guess author on my blog though. Sorry.

Ian Grey said...

Yes, I think it would work well, but on some blogs better than others. (Welshcakes Sicilian food in the middle of Westminster Wisdom would be a bit surreal, for example!)

james higham said...

Bril, Tom. But some bloggers may be sensitive. I have to say it's crossed my mind after I saw Matt all over the place and Gracchi and so on and if we get half the bloggers doing it, it would be good.

Tom Paine said...

I am happy to get the ball rolling by inviting someone onto the Last Ditch. Let me give it some thought and see who is prepared to give it a go. Any volunteers?

Gracchi said...

I'd be happy to do it though I've got some personal stuff going on at the moment which impedes me a little and helping Ian while he is away but once that happens I think this is cool. I think Ian is right though that some authors wouldn't suit some blogs- not because they are bad neccessarily but because the subject matter and the approach is very different. There may be blogs in blogpower that are one of their kind- an engineering blog that focused on bridge construction would be very welcome but I doubt somewhat that there would be much crossover with the existing membership. But this is a good idea

Ellee said...

I am working on one for you Tom for tomorrow, thanks for the invite.

CityUnslicker said...

I'd be happy to do it. JH - a swap of finance or political posts?

The As A Dodo Team said...

This is a great idea. Sadly we won't be able to participate at the moment, we're in the middle of negotiations in relation to the site, but it'll be fascinating to see where this experiment leads.