I was wandering the Monastery, looking for something to do, or something to read, and I thought to myself "What if Perlmonks had a blog?".
Nothing fancy (Wordpress wouldn't be bad), just something that the Perlmonks community as a whole can write posts for and read. Here is how I see it:
- We create the blog (ideas wanted)
- Monks write posts for the blog
- We create a group of Blog Editors to check over the posts (I volunteer)
- We post at certain times of the month (ideas wanted)
- We have fun with it!
So what do you think? Good idea? Bad idea? Comments? Concerns? Questions? Can we implement this?
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