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From "Gavin McDonald" <ga...@16degrees.com.au>
Subject RE: Blog Created
Date Sun, 10 Jul 2011 08:32:29 GMT


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Dennis E. Hamilton [mailto:dennis.hamilton@acm.org]
> Sent: Sunday, 10 July 2011 1:09 PM
> To: ooo-dev@incubator.apache.org; gavin@16degrees.com.au
> Subject: RE: Blog Created
> 
> Ah well.  I've seen those kinds of blogs, that are essentially announcements.
> So it is  a notices mechanism with a syndication feed.  I will have to go look at
> one of the ones that seems to get lots of hits according to the
> headline/summary aggregator.  Wonder if they get much by way of
> comments apart from spam.
> 
> I'm from the "Naked Conversations" school of blogging, so I may have to take
> my crayons to some other place where I can ponder the fright, frustration,
> and outright fun on an Apache project, the OpenOffice.org podling in
> particular.

A project blog is just that, to talk about the project.
Your initial blog did that, I'm not really sure what else you would expect.

Gav...

> 
>  - Dennis
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Gavin McDonald [mailto:gavin@16degrees.com.au]
> Sent: Saturday, July 09, 2011 19:39
> To: ooo-dev@incubator.apache.org
> Subject: RE: Blog Created
> 
> 
> 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Andy Brown [mailto:andy@the-martin-byrd.net]
> > Sent: Sunday, 10 July 2011 12:18 PM
> > To: ooo-dev@incubator.apache.org
> > Subject: Re: Blog Created
> >
> > Dennis E. Hamilton wrote:
> > > Dang!
> > >
> > > Well, I just jumped right in.
> > >
> > > So, we want the blog to be the official voice of the project in some way?
> > >
> > > Is that a requirement?  Is that what we want?  I thought that is what web
> > sites are for.  Blogs have a different kind of voice in my experience.
> > >
> > > I have lots of outlets for blogging, and I could always create an Apache-
> > oriented RSS feed for aggregation, although probably not, since it doesn't
> > seem like that much fun.
> > >
> > > Ah well,
> > >
> > >  - Dennis
> >
> > I would not say "official" but at least semi-official in that it would show, in
a
> > faster way, what we are doing and how things are going with the project.  I
> > think what you did was a good indication of the way it should go.  That is my
> > personal opinion and I my be off base here.
> 
> +1
> 
> All blogs at blogs.apache.org are official in that they talk about the project,
> they don't
> wander off talking about some developers own thing etc etc...
> 
> They can talk about releases as extra exposure - folks often subscribe to RSS
> feeds
> etc rather than keep looking to a website for an update. They can talk about
> what's
> happening currently, they can announce a new committer, a new up and
> coming
> feature or long awaited fix,etc etc..
> 
> What Dennis blogged IMO was spot on and a great start to the Apache
> OpenOffice[.org]
> blog.
> 
> What Dave mentioned is also something some but not all projects do, and
> not all the time -
> that is to draft a blog announcement for something, then post a 'preview url'
> to the (this)
> dev list for opinions on changes/tweaks/etc before it goes live. That is ideally
> a tool on
> improving, extending and typechecking the blog post rather than opinions to
> veto it .
> 
> HTH
> 
> 
> Gav...
> 
> >
> > Andy
> 



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