OTB Reader Survey Follow-Up
The OTB Reader Survey posted a week ago today generated a solid discussion.
The OTB Reader Survey posted a week ago today generated a solid discussion. While no final decisions have been made, here’s where I’m leaning after consulting with the other front pagers:
While we may ultimately launch a sub-blog under whatever name, our early leaning is to instead expand opportunities for regular commenters to pitch guest post ideas for the front page. In addition to fears of “creat[ing] a subblog ghetto,” as David D. from Philly put it, there’s also concern of detracting from the generally good discussion going on on the main site. And, frankly, maintaining quality control could be more trouble than it’s worth.
Matt Bernius’ “501(c)4 vs 501(c)3 vs 527″ discussion is the first of these but there will be others. And it’s likely a model for the way forward in the sense of picking people with unique insights into a particular “beat” rather than adding people to comment on the Political Outrage of the Day.
We’ll continue to be on the lookout for under-exposed bloggers to invite to these pages as well.