Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Team blogs.

The Ignorant Immigrant is a one man, I say "man" because I am not sure that I qualify for personhood, operation. To put it simply, whatever I feel like writing about I write about, no topic is taboo and no topic is sacred. This is also due in part to the fact that this is a personal blog which is another way of saying that The Ignorant Immigrant ought to be called The Aimless Immigrant. But regardless of rhyme, or reason, the freedom to ride the rails is great.

This, I belive, is not so with team blogs. A team blog is first and formost a colluboration between co-authors and collaboration breeds conflict. Conflict can be good because sometimes conflict creates content, but conflict can also bring the machinery of a team blog grinding to a halt faster than a well aimed sabot. Another issue is who controls the posts on the blog. Do all team members vote on a post or is there an Editor-In-Chief who decideds if a post doesn't fit the format?

In my opinion, a team blog has to be run like a newspaper in order to provide its readers with a consistent message and quality content. Chaos, which spices up individual blogs, could ruin a good team blog if left unchecked. These are some late night thoughts that I had on this topic. Feel free to tell me what you think.