Blogging for DiasporaFoundation.org

ST Sean Tilley Public Seen by 32

We have a blog built into the project site, but only one entry at the moment.

I'm of the mentality that there's actually quite a bit going on in Diaspora development on a day-to-day basis: new features, code improvements, design improvements, new volunteers, and new tools that support Diaspora.

Would it be useful to start blogging about these things regularly?


goob Fri 25 Apr 2014 6:59PM

Hey Sean, yes absolutely. I started a discussion about this in the Outreach subgroup: https://www.loomio.org/d/CEN0u7BY/blogging

I intended to get the blogging started again, but I haven't managed to - a combination of lack of energy and lack of ideas. It would be great to get things started again, so will help in any way I can.


Sean Tilley Fri 25 Apr 2014 10:04PM

I'd be interested in helping out with it. I still watch GitHub emails about pull requests and issue discussions, so it's somewhat easy to follow along and keep some kind of narrative going about what's going on.

Maybe a regular cycle for posting should be hammered out? Something simple, like one or two posts a week?


Ivan Gabriel Morén Wed 14 May 2014 5:36PM

I don't have any access to the blog, so I haven't been able to write anything. I have been playing a little with the css of it, imo it looks horrible right now. Guess those things will come with a potential redesign as discussed in another thread though.

@sean: Maybe Diaspora Monthly or Weekly? We could make a cute little header svg ;)


Jason Robinson Fri 16 May 2014 8:21PM

Could we just hide the blog until we actually get some writers? Now it's just bad publicity. A dead blog is worse than no blog at all.


diasp_eu Sun 18 May 2014 1:38PM


Poll Created Sun 18 May 2014 7:18PM

Remove blog and point link to DHQ public stream instead Closed Tue 3 Jun 2014 6:58PM

by Sean Tilley Tue 25 Apr 2017 5:21AM

The blog lives on.

A blog without blog posts is worse than no blog at all. I propose we ramp down the blog as it is clear we do not have enough active writers to represent the project as blog posts.

Instead, as diasp.eu proposed, we could point the 'Blog' link to the public stream of DHQ (https://joindiaspora.com/u/diasporahq). We can then focus on writing posts with that account in diaspora*.

This also has the benefit of actually using diaspora* as a publishing engine - which makes sense.


Results Option % of points Voters
Agree 50.0% 4 T JR D DU
Abstain 12.5% 1 IGM
Disagree 37.5% 3 ST F G
Block 0.0% 0  
Undecided 0% 16 FS MS JH G BB T SH DS PP RS- TM D W JS Y DA

8 of 24 people have participated (33%)


Sean Tilley
Mon 19 May 2014 3:37PM

Why not just see who wants to volunteer some blog posts, and start posting on a regular basis? I agree that letting it sit there is bad, but I worry that shutting it down completely is overkill.


Ivan Gabriel Morén
Tue 20 May 2014 9:00AM

We could have a diaspora planet blog at the side that's a bit more unofficial for those interested :)


Tue 27 May 2014 9:59AM

I would love to blog for diaspora* and I'm sure I'm not the only one. We have to keep in mind that speaking for the foundation, we must be very formal. Maybe goob would have time to review drafts? We can have a nice blog if we organize ourselves.

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