(This started in comments on this question.)
We have the ability to associate a blog with our site, but the big question with blogs is always content. Would it be worth seeding a blog with stuff that J.SE users are already posting to their own blogs? With cross-links in both directions it seems like everybody could benefit -- and it might encourage new blog content and new questions.
As a tiny example, I have a general-purpose blog (not limited to Jewish topics) on which I post a little teaching from the daf yomi once a week. It's just a trifle, for beginners mainly, but I would be happy to share those posts here if people wanted. And I suspect that most of us who have blogs have posted the occasional d'var torah; why not collect them here? Any repost here would link to the original post and we would ask people to link from the original post to the J.SE blog, perhaps drawing their readers here.
It seems like this would be valuable in a few ways:
Publicizing Judaism.SE via the links from those other blogs.
Providing a way to get to know some of our contributors through more general writings and not just their answers and questions. In other words, it helps with community-building.
It gives us a place to post material of interest to our community that doesn't fit the Q&A format, such as divrei torah. (Blog posts should feel free to link to individual questions, of course.)
By being part of the SE blog aggregate (once we graduate), it provides another entry point into our site from the greater SE community.
I'd like to use this (edited) post to see what regular content could be available. If you, personally, already post Jewish content elsewhere that you think would fit our blog, and you would be willing to contribute it here as described above, please answer with the following:
- Type of content (topic, level, etc)
- How frequently you can provide new posts
- If possible, links to sample posts
One topic per answer, please.