6.18.2009

An idea for homebrew bloggers. Are you interested?

I'd like to create a sidebar widget for Fermentation Friday that others could use. Would you be interested? Here's what I'm thinking...
  • light weight and loads quickly
  • automatically updated each month by me (no wise cracks) *New!
  • basic info, Fermentation Friday, Date, Host site, link to site
  • something that would blend into any site (wonder what that would take?)

The goals would be...

  • encourage attendance by making people aware
  • promote a group blogging activity and build community

I'm open to suggestions. I may have started the homebrew version of the session, but it belongs to all of us.

4 comments:

marcus said...

Great Idea! Maybe you could also have a countdown timer telling us how many days are left till the next posting date & who is hosting.

Jason said...

i like the idea. I'll post it on my blog as well if thats possible.

cnybrew said...

I would post it, it's a great idea. Perhaps an RSS feed reader that keywords or runs on a tag so if it ran on your website, it would grab all the FF posts without having to do any collection.

I would just recommend that you do it cross-platform or something open so that the Wordpress people and the Blogger people could use it...

Adam said...

Great suggestions. Thanks Marcus, Jason and cnybrew :-)

In summary...

~count down timer
~rss feed widget to automatically collect posts
~cross platform (wordpress, blogger, etc.)

Anymore suggestions?