On How shall we celebrate our birthday?, I was reading this idea for us post our stories. I was wondering how this would when it hit me!

It has already been discussed here, but it did say "his thread will likely not lead directly to us having our own blog" due to blogs being on hold. I think the birthday would be an excellent time for making the blog!

Here is my proposal. We make a blog for our birthday. Blog posts would be worlds, specific settings that could be used in stories. Other elements of the story (characters, plot, conflict, etc...) would be minimal or nonexistient.

We could get a ton of blog posts this way. We would make sure only top quality stuff goes on it, but we would be unlikely to run out of ideas.

Indeed, the blog posts could function as templates for worlds used on the main site. For example, if you have a world about a galactic empire, a person on main could link to the blog post to start their question.

What do you think? Is a World-Building World blog a good idea?

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    $\begingroup$ We already have a blog here, I might feature it so that it everyone will be aware of it's existence : meta.worldbuilding.stackexchange.com/questions/2085/… $\endgroup$
    – Vincent
    Commented Aug 24, 2015 at 23:36
  • $\begingroup$ @Vincent I was thinking of a blogoverflow blog. $\endgroup$ Commented Aug 24, 2015 at 23:39
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    $\begingroup$ Related: Can we have an SE blog for this site? $\endgroup$
    – user
    Commented Aug 25, 2015 at 7:17
  • $\begingroup$ I like the idea of launching a blog for our birthday (the related post above is about where to do it and isn't meant to compete with this). Why restrict content only to built-out worlds, though? Let's be open to all related content and see where it takes us. Assembling a complete world, and then packaging it in a form that can be consumed by others, is hard -- but we have lots of good material for blog posts, as discussed in previous meta posts. $\endgroup$ Commented Aug 25, 2015 at 12:43
  • $\begingroup$ @MonicaCellio Yeah. I was just hoping worlds would be on topic. It can have other stuff too. $\endgroup$ Commented Aug 25, 2015 at 14:04
  • $\begingroup$ @MonicaCellio You're a diamond person. How do we proceed? $\endgroup$ Commented Aug 25, 2015 at 14:05
  • $\begingroup$ @PyRulez if you're ok with more general content (and just want to make sure that worlds are included), can we mark this question as a duplicate of this one? That's the original "let's have a blog" post; what's new here is that we want to do it now, as part of our birthday, but that probably doesn't need its own question? $\endgroup$ Commented Aug 25, 2015 at 15:12
  • $\begingroup$ @MonicaCellio Well, that post wasn't about directly leading blog, but you could probably mark it duplicate. $\endgroup$ Commented Aug 25, 2015 at 17:27
  • $\begingroup$ Understood -- it's not an exact duplicate. But in the interests of collecting all the "what should our blog contain?" discussion in one place, I'm going to mark this as a duplicate. If none of the answers there reflect your suggestion already, please add an answer! And thanks for bringing this up again and remind us all about the idea -- much appreciated. $\endgroup$ Commented Aug 25, 2015 at 17:41


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