A few prominent weblogs regularly invite non-regulars to blog for a short period of time (a week or so) as guest bloggers. This adds value to the weblog, and gives the guest bloggers a plupit and a somewaht captive audience.
It occured to me that occasionaly inviting guest bloggers to LtU may be a good idea. The purpose of this post it to get feedback on this idead from the LtU community.
Obviously, the most important aspect is to find interesting folks who would agree to post on LtU for a while. To make things as easy as possible, they can be given access rights to the site (like other contributing editors), or simply email their contributions to one of the regular editors. I would set up a department dedicated to guest bloggers postings, so they could be easily found later on.
I usually prefer the LtU home page (and RSS feed) to consist mainly of links to longer essays and acadmeic papers, while rants and speculation are kept buried in the discussion group. Guest bloggers, invited beacuse of their stature will, of course, be encouraged to share their opinions and views in their LtU posts.
The question remains whether this is a good idea, and what are the odds of getting prominent figures in the programming languages community to agree to guest blog here.
Let's here what LtU readers think of this idea. It would be especially helpful in anyone thinks he can get one of the luminaries to accept such an invitation.
A few interesting guys already have personal weblogs, so they may be favourably inclined to take part in this sort of thing.
Posted to admin by Ehud Lamm on 8/24/03; 5:48:32 AM