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From Ross Gardler <>
Subject Re: Editorial Calendar for the project Blog
Date Wed, 28 Sep 2011 08:54:17 GMT
Sent from my mobile device, please forgive errors and brevity.
On Sep 28, 2011 3:06 AM, "Rob Weir" <> wrote:
> So total silence.  Is that the best we can come up with?

One problem is that what is being asked for here is a voluntary time
commitment. Typically volunteers don't want to be tired to a schedule.

I'd suggest that a better approach is to just encourage people to write
stuff as and when they can. Raise visibility of their contributions here on
the list. Thank them profusely. currently there is no visibility of what is
going on on the blog, I suggest cross-posting here.

Providing ideas for content here (as you do below) can help.

You can drop into email threads occasionally an say "can someone blog that
please, just post your content here if you don't want to post it straight to
the blog" (eg the accessibility thread looks like a recent support, lets get
some clarity in there then move it to the blog as a statement of intent or a
call for assistance as appropriate.

Other candidate threads would be the 4.0 discussion (invite people to come
and have their say), the migration of some incompatible code to
Apache-extras, the fact that people are building the code from Apache SVN
and many more.


> Who asked for the project blog in the first place?  It wasn't me.  And
> it wasn't Dennis.  But so far we're the only ones who have written up
> posts.
> Please do take another look at this note and sign up for a post.  It
> could be informational.  It could be an announcement.  It could be
> seeking volunteers.  It could be seeking feedback.  Whatever.   Our
> ooo-dev list averages 56 posts/day. So it should not be hard to find
> material for a blog post every two weeks.
> I'll sign up for the next post, planning on one related to the IP
> review of AOOo, to give the reader some sense of what we're doing and
> why we can't just immediately release AOOo 3.4.0.
> Please add your own ideas to the Editoral Calendar and volunteer to
> write a future post.
> If we don't start getting some additional volunteers here, I'll
> propose that we delete the blog altogether.  So far, its existence has
> received more note in the press for lack of updates than for any
> content there.  I'd rather have no blog if we can't do better than
> that.
> -Rob
> On Sat, Sep 24, 2011 at 3:11 PM, Rob Weir <> wrote:
> > I've added a wiki page to track this.  I'd like to see if can develop
> > a cadence of a new post every two weeks.  This should not be too hard
> > if we have a few volunteers to draft the posts.
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > The target audiences are generally external to this project and those
> > who are subscribed to the ooo-dev list.  So think of the larger Apache
> > community, OpenOffice users, the larger OOo community, the press, etc.
> >
> > Please take a look and sign up for a future post.  Or even just
> > suggest a future top and maybe someone will volunteer to write it up.
> >
> > Some possible future topics could be:
> >
> > - relaunch of the support forums
> >
> > - how to report a bug
> >
> > - high level description of the migration effort
> >
> > -  high level description of the IP review process
> >
> > - review of the various project-related mailing lists and the
> > transition to Apache.  Where do users go for what?
> >
> > -Rob
> >

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