All full version WordPress blogs permit multiple bloggers to blog from the same blog, if you want it that way. Recently, WordPress.com announced the feature to add more than one blogger to a single WordPress.com blog.
So the question is asked by Geek News Central, “Which Author is Better: One or Many?”
Wikipedia, the popular online reference source for undergraduates and consumers, worldwide, has more than 15 times the number of articles than the well-known Encyclopedia Britannica, the self-proclaimed “world’s most indispensable and reliable reference resource?…
…Britannica uses a hired team of 4,000 authors and offers distributorships for its products—clearly a commercial enterprise; the number of contributors in this well-organized company is dwarfed by the communal and egalitarian league of Wikipedians (Wikipedia contributors and editors), over 1,000,000 of whom are registered, and an undisclosed number of whom are unregistered.
…the question is begged: Can we trust the veracity of content if the author and his or her experience is unknown?
Recent news reports have called it a toss-up between Encyclopedia Britannica and Wikipedia, in regard to the accuracy of content in articles…
Back to your blog. If you choose to go with more than one blogger on your blog, what are you doing about monitoring the other bloggers? Is monitoring their posts and comments part of your plan for your blog, or is it a free-for-all? How do you manage more than one blogger? Is it a team effort with a plan or everyone does what they want as long as it comes under a central theme or goal?
What do you think about a blog with more than one blogger? Does it change the nature of the blog to more of a magazine (ezine) or newspaper rather than a blog? Does having more than one voice change the nature of a blog, if there is such a thing as only one kind of “blog”? Is there?
Thinking in general terms, when I hear someone talk about their blog, I think about a single person writing with a singular view. I don’t think about a blog as representative of many views and voices. Do you?
Should there be a classification for single voice blogs and multi-voice blogs? Or is a blog is a blog is a blog? When does it become a collection of columns, an ezine, or a website? Is there a point when a blog transforms into something else just because of the sheer number of voices featured?
I’d love to hear your opinion on this if you are either blogging with more than one blogger or considering a multi-blogger blog. What are your plans, how is this going to work, and do you think it’s still a blog with more than one blogger?
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