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Posted: 19 December 2008 11:30 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 16 ]
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Alan Zoppa - 19 December 2008 09:46 AM

FYI: Commenters are now tied to their identities. Anyone whose name is not rendered as a link is a guest. Sorry for the hassle, George.

Thank you, Alan. I am switching back to being George.

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Posted: 19 December 2008 06:57 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 17 ]
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Chris, the problem may have been that the blog listed the most recent post at the top rather than the bottom as is done here.  I had the same concern until I found it by accident at the the top.  I e-mailed them suggesting they switch their listing positions.

Yeah, I saw that post, George, but it just wasn’t you, so I figured that it was someone not on the forum.  smile

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Posted: 15 July 2009 11:10 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 18 ]
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I wonder if anyone here would have suggestions for improving the CFI blog?

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Posted: 16 July 2009 04:08 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 19 ]
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Sure. Do away with it. There shouldn’t be a corporate CFI blog, but instead there should be individual blogs for individual CFI bloggers. Each blog should have a title, a logo and a general theme, chosen to highlight what each blogger brings to the table.

Bloggers should be encouraged to write short, frequent posts in lieu of longer, more essay-like posts.

Other ideas?  grin

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Posted: 16 July 2009 11:16 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 20 ]
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These respective blogs would still be hosted on the CFI page, Douglass? Just as separate, distinctive blogs?

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Posted: 16 July 2009 11:18 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 21 ]
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Michael De Dora Jr. - 16 July 2009 11:16 AM

These respective blogs would still be hosted on the CFI page, Douglass? Just as separate, distinctive blogs?

Yeah, there’d be an icon for each blog, hopefully with a snapshot of the blogger, and perhaps the most recent post or two. You click on the icon and are taken to the blogger’s separate blog homepage.

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Posted: 16 July 2009 11:39 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 22 ]
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I like that idea.

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Posted: 16 July 2009 12:43 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 23 ]
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I’d agree with Doug’s suggestions except as regards the length of posts. I don’t think they need all be short, “newsy” entries. I happen to like the essay format, and a well-formulated, researched case made on a particular subject is a useful resource to those of us routinely having to defend the secular, rationalist, and scientific points of view.

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Posted: 16 July 2009 12:49 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 24 ]
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mckenzievmd - 16 July 2009 12:43 PM

I’d agree with Doug’s suggestions except as regards the length of posts. I don’t think they need all be short, “newsy” entries. I happen to like the essay format, and a well-formulated, researched case made on a particular subject is a useful resource to those of us routinely having to defend the secular, rationalist, and scientific points of view.

I don’t think it should be either/or, and sometimes there’s room for a longer essay in a blog entry. But if you look at the most popular blogs, they are pretty much universally short-form entries. My concern is that many bloggers think of the medium as being like writing a newspaper or magazine column. While a blog can look journalistic at times, it’s a different literary form than a magazine column—shorter, more easily digestible, with links to more detailed information for those who want to drill down.

It should also have a clear point of view; it should be opinionated and personal. That’s why I don’t think that corporate blogs work.

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Posted: 16 July 2009 04:27 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 25 ]
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Although I like the idea of limiting post lengths, I found the blog far less interesting than this forum so I no longer even bother going to it.

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