Now that there is a blog started, a key question is getting some feedback. I've written both the 'hello world' post and something a bit more substantial. What to write for the blog depends on the community as a whole. So feedback on the content would be great. I guess one answer per feedback 'concept' would be best.

  • We should do something for the "official opening" of the blog on our birthday next week... – Seamus Jul 20 '11 at 9:53
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    I keep trying to upvote your blog post! ARG! – Seamus Jul 20 '11 at 10:03
  • Could you add a link to the Blog Editor (Chat) Room, so both are cross referenced. – Martin Scharrer Jul 22 '11 at 8:34
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    @Seamus: This happens to me now when I go to comp.text.tex! :-D – Martin Scharrer Jul 22 '11 at 8:39

The design of the TeX.SX blog has been updated by Jin to match the main site:

TeX blog layout

i've finally unearthed my bibliography of items on "mathematical typography". i seem to remember that i once made a rash promise to post it as a blog entry when i found it. (it's certainly not appropriate even for the answer to a regular question.)

what i need now is a lesson on how to format it -- same markup as used for the q&a, or something else? -- and assistance in actually getting it posted, with the ability to edit it (e.g., add or change items) as i come across new material.

any support for doing this, or objections? any volunteers for checking the content before it's ready to "go live"?

It would be great to have the StackExchange login automatically transfered to the blog. Or at least to use an existing wordpress.com login.

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    Probably one for the StackExchange team – Joseph Wright Jul 20 '11 at 16:42
  • I don't think the login data can be synchronized between the two systems. – Martin Scharrer Jul 20 '11 at 16:43

I know that an "official" link has to wait for the "official" launch of the blog, but it does seem a bit daft that there are no links from the main site. I seem to recall that it is possible for a moderator to put a banner up on the main site for a couple of days. Maybe it would be worth doing that; perhaps after a couple of posts have gone up.

  • Perhaps for our 'first birthday'? – Joseph Wright Jul 20 '11 at 20:44
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    Create a community promotion ad for the blog. (: – Rebecca Chernoff Jul 21 '11 at 20:01
  • @Joseph: I just saw the banner. Is it on purpose that there's no link? Of course one can copy&paste, but I'd find a link a lot nicer (if possible). – Hendrik Vogt Jul 26 '11 at 15:01
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    @Hendrik: Hopefully sorted - getting the link right was a challenge! – Joseph Wright Jul 26 '11 at 15:20
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    @Joseph: Works fine for me now. – Loop Space Jul 26 '11 at 15:23
  • This has now been changed - we now have all blog links point to their respective blogs, regardless of whether or not the blog has "graduated" (i.e. gone to blog.stackexchange rather than blogoverflow). Enjoy! ♪ – Grace Note Aug 5 '11 at 12:58
  • @Grace Note: Great! Though I doubt that that piddly little link at the bottom of the page will drive traffic to the blog ... I'm after the one at the top of the page. When do we get that one? – Loop Space Aug 5 '11 at 13:13
  • You have it, actually! ♪ For unregistered users, it will always be available, and for registered users, it will be available for 24 hours after every new post. As such, as long as your blog is nicely active, you'll have a persistent link. I also recommend a Community Ad for your blog, as this can increase the visibility even further. ♪ – Grace Note Aug 5 '11 at 13:16
  • @Grace Note: That's great ♯. I hadn't seen that after the previous posts; I'll have to go and write another one to see it in effect ♯. I agree with the need for a Community Ad, but sadly my design skills are seriously lacking so I'll pass that on to another♯. – Loop Space Aug 5 '11 at 13:38

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