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Many stack exchange sites have associated site blogs for things that don't quite "fit" with the Q&A format of the main site. I think there are quite a few interesting topics we could cover in a blog if we have enough folks interested in contributing posts.

There are a some guidelines that Stack Exchange provides for starting a site blog, and I think we hit all the high points.

I've left a CW answer here to suggest topics (and volunteer yourself as a writer if you're so inclined) - Ideally I'd like to see us able to put out a post every other week which should be do-able with 3-4 interested contributors.

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    $\begingroup$ GraceNote has done the initial blog setup - our brave volunteers should expect to be dragooned into the blog chatroom soon so we can get started on initial setup and articles (Since there's no status-in-progress I'll leave this one as status-review until we go live) $\endgroup$
    – voretaq7
    Apr 3 '14 at 16:41
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Blog Topic Ideas

  • Places to Fly
    Airports with something interesting to do (museums, restaurants, air shows, etc.)
  • Product Reviews
    Critique a headset, talk about a test flight in a new plane, etc.
  • "I learned about flying from this" style stories
    Risk Management, in-flight emergencies, mistakes, and other learning experiences.
  • Flight Training
    Any students in the house? Private training, instrument rating, commercial, etc...
  • Aviation Weather
    We have at least one meteorologist in the house
  • Aircraft systems, maintenance, etc
    Mechanics? Owners? Anyone who gets their hands dirty keeping an aircraft in flying shape?
  • Accident Analysis
    Pick an interesting NTSB report & tear into it - share what you learned with others!
  • Aircraft Design
    Discuss, disassemble and critique old, current and upcoming plane designs.
  • Intelligent Systems
    Discuss and speculate on the future of automation in aviation.
  • The Nitty Gritty
    This is more oriented towards an enthusiast audience. Pick up any specific part commonly found in planes and break it down to its nuts and bolts.
  • Aviation Annecdotals
    Interesting stories straight from the cockpit (or control tower, if you are that kind of person.)

Volunteers?

For readability I think a simple bulleted list format will work for volunteering :-)

  • voretaq7
    Product reviews, Maintenance, Accident Analysis, Places to fly

  • Manfred
    Flight Simulation, Aerospace Engineering/Design

  • casey
    Weather, Career progression / training, "I learned from this"

  • Steve V.
    Flight training / instruction, accident analysis

  • roe
    Places to fly, European aviation and airspace quirks.

  • Farhan
    Product reviews, Flight training and instruction

  • Articuno
    Flight training and instruction, Canadian aviation, Science-based aviation (the evidence behind particular claims and practices)

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    $\begingroup$ What is the guidance on whether a topic is better for a blog or the "answer your own question" feature? $\endgroup$
    – fooot Mod
    Apr 3 '14 at 18:13
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    $\begingroup$ @fooot A lot of things could fall into both categories. Site blogs are a good way way to talk about "squishy" topics that would otherwise be too subjective/opinion-based for Q&A -- e.g. "Is the XXX a good headset?", or as an opportunity to go in-depth on specific questions with more research and background than a typical answer gives (e.g. the IT Security folks do a question-of-the-week, we could do "accident probes") $\endgroup$
    – voretaq7
    Apr 3 '14 at 18:29
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    $\begingroup$ I would nominate Terry for his great experience flying 747 :) $\endgroup$
    – vasin1987
    Dec 22 '14 at 21:26

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