How to Start a Team Blog

How to Start a Team Blog

Team blogs are a good way to spread new ideas and get a bigger “regular” audience for your thoughts. They can also be a discussion forum for new suggestions. What do you have to consider before starting one?

  1. Think of what purpose the blog is going to serve. Idea exchanging, talking about the world situation or what? Plus, what’s the blog’s subject?
  2. Choose a blogging platform. Are you planning to go online big time or is a free service enough? What features does the blog require: categories, Trackback, comment moderating?
  3. Blogsome.com and Blogger.com are some free platforms that will get your team blog started (Blogger doesn’t offer categories, though.)
  4. Decide the blogging guidelines, especially if you’re working/studying inside some institution: you shouldn’t write about people’s private lives or some corporate secrets, for example.
  5. How are you going to handle commenting: is everyone able to comment, are you going to check them before showing them? Comment moderation might be a good thing if the subject is a sensitive one.
  6. Create some categories, ask some members to join and start blogging! It’s really fun when you get used to it.

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