We have a blog, and it's off to a great start. In its first week and a half or so it's produced eight posts by four different authors, and tomorrow will see a fifth author's first contribution. There's an active chat room where planning happens, so I know more is coming.
Not bad for something that we've, thus far, promoted only on meta and in chat! Imagine the readers and contributors we could attract with a little more visibility.
If we were a graduated site we could have a community ad for our blog, like this:
Another site is using an ad to promote a community publication project (a book):
Beta sites don't get ads normally. One beta site has a notice that's important for their community to see all the time (even more than a blog ad), and they did this:
May we please have some means to promote our blog on the front page? Right now we're doing that with a featured post in the community bulletin, but featured isn't forever, nor is it meant to be.
I think a community ad would be more appropriate than a pinned notice; there's already a space where ads go, and the blog, while important, isn't as essential as that notice on Health. But I don't know if there's a technical barrier to a beta site having community ads, while we've seen that there is no such barrier for a notice.
Ideally, we'd like a community ad that could go into the rotation with the other site-promotion ads that show up on the front page. If we can't have that, could we have some other way to promote the blog long-term on main?