Now that we graduated, what do people think about starting an official Mi Yodeya blog?
Absolutely! But this comes with several caveats.
We need several people to agree beforehand to write up posts/updates/divrei Torah on a regular basis. Ideally, these should be community members, but if we got guest posts once in a while from outside bloggers, that would be fantastic!
Authors must be aware that they're writing for not only our community (which is made up mostly of people who are very fluent in Jewish concepts). This blog must (IMO) cater to "those who are interested in knowing more". That means dejargonifying, etc. and making the blog more welcoming to those outside our community.
Here are some ideas on what we could blog about:
- Weekly Parsha
- Upcoming Holidays
- Halacha of the Week (Like Shmuel said)
- Jewish life
That's mostly your standard Jewish blog fare, but we could also do more site specific stuff:
- Highlight interesting Q&A (individual questions or groups on common themes/tags or weekly/monthly round-up)
- A summary of the week's Parsha Chat
- Perhaps welcomes to new value-contributing users? (Criteria being upvotes posts, rep, whatever.)
- General community news (welcome back Yahu, no Parsha Chat this week, mod x will be off site for a while, whatever.)
- Interviews with community members.
The above community items don't have to be solo posts, they could be combined in a weekly roundup, or whatever.
(Feel free to answer with your own ideas for blog content)
We can also use our blog to reshare relevant posts from our users' blogs, as described here. Answers there contain a few volunteers (we should check for continued applicability since the post is old), and see also this new offer.
Between the ideas here and those on the linked posts, I think we have enough interest to pursue a blog. We should aim for a mix of "reshares" and original content, and the original content should cover both original articles (like those in HodofHod's answer) and ones that interact with the Q&A on our site.