MG had this cunning plan where we1 have a food/restaurant review blog collectively.
To be included in this very select group, all you have to do is to just mention the possible existence of this food blog anywhere, in anyones blog and you're in. The key word here is exclusivity.
So far, the (possible) bloggers are elaine and subl.
The alternatives are :
Easy/familiar to use.
Hard to maintain.
Hard to organise.
ie. if we use the comments as reviews, comments are not editable after it has been submitted.
Use of a Wiki
Easier to organise/manage. The logistics part of it is good.
Small learning curve involved.
But more importantly, we need to come up with a cool name. Off the top of my little head, I can think of
I prefixed it with melb but we dont have to.
My thoughts, we go with blogger cos it's easier to setup initially and see what logistical problems we encounter and I'll migrate it over to a wiki later.
This is roughly how it *may* work (using blogger).
Each blog entry is for a specific restaurant. I guess you might need to be added to list of "bloggers" to be able to edit the entry or add to the entry. I dont see using comments as input to reviews workable as one cannot re-edit comments. Perhaps a prefix of the blog title with the cuisine type, so as to ease searching? Hmmm, or maybe one could post in a comment, then an administrator puts it into the main post? See, I told you it was clunky.
These are just random thoughts, BTW.
What do we get out of this?
I have no idea. Maybe it's a really bad idea.
Our motto? How about "Just because we cant cook doesnt mean we dont know good food". Alright, that's *my* life motto and we dont have to use it. Yes, yes, I know most of you can cook well. I was just referring to self, where each meal is like eating fugu. Anyway, come up with an alternative. I need ideas.
Inspiration? The Superparma site.
Soooo, express your interest and your thoughts and your ideas. Basically, to quote New Order, Express Yourself.
The site is currently at http://letmeeatnow.blogspot.com/.
1Yes, you too.