Saturday, July 12, 2008

Me and My bright Ideas

Okay, Fellow Presbyteers, here’s the skinny.

Somehow we can’t get people signed up to be contributors anymore to the site. However, there is another option. If you will send me your relevant Presbyterian articles, giving links to your blog page, I will post them unedited (except for spelling mistakes) and put a link to your page at the bottom of the posting.

I signed up for this gig about 18 months ago and I’m the only one who has been contributing on a regular basis. That kinda skewers the whole debate process, which I think wasn’t the intention of this website.

So, starting next week, if you send me your articles to pastor@erinpresbyterian.org and mark the subject line: “Presbybloggers” I’ll start posting them. I’ll also add an image to your posting.

I’m also going to go around the Presbybloggers listed and try to highlight a different Presbyterian blogger each day. That means I’ll lift your article straight from your blog and post it with the relevant linkages.

I hope that this will satisfy everyone and enable us to really discuss issues that face the Denom. I’ll still be the bumptious, grumpy, conservative curmudgeon I have always been, though.

Any questions or further suggestions????

6 comments:

Quotidian Grace said...

It's a good idea, Stushie, but I don't know if it really helps you with your burden.

Unless folks are signed up as contributors to the blog, they can't post directly on it. I don't know who else has posting privileges at PresbyBloggers. know When it was originally set up I think the administrator was the only one who had those privileges.

At the RevGalBlogPals there are probably more than 20 members with posting privileges for various things. There is a weekly rotation of responsibility for daily posts on the blogring's blog. If you got some volunteers maybe a similar system would work for PresbyBloggers.

John Shuck said...

I agree with QG on this. Most blogs simply have a password, which you know, Stushie, so contributors can log on.

Stushie said...

I don't have the password, folks. Never have. Miranda originally listed me on the contributors list, with no management or admin rights. I've checked the set up and can't change a thing on the blog. However, I can work the HTML on the posting part (which is how I get the photographs and drawings in the articles), so I can definitely post other people's stuff and add links to them.

We'll try it for a while. Fingers crossed and heads bowed.

Reyes-Chow said...

Stushie - Even with the difficulties of the actually site management I am sure, thanks for broadening the scope of writers. I for one have been back here more than in the past simply because I love group blogs with solid writers. Wish I could help with the tech somehow, but I am a Typepad guy.

Anonymous said...

Go over to

http://www.methoblog.com/?q=aggregator/categories/1

and see how we Arminian heretics are doing it. I think there's an automatic process set up that reads the RSS feeds from the member blogs, and reprints posts on the Methoblog site. It works well most of the time.

Stushie said...

That sounds likea great idea, except that I don't have the Admin password to set up an RSS feed...