Here's what I've been working on:
- Blogzibit - online art exhibit in blog format
- OPPP - Other People's Poetry Project
- Blog publishing - poems, flash fiction, essays, short scripts, narratives, etc, perhaps including elements of a Reader's Choice competition
- Virtual Slam (with collaborative elements)
- Writing Blogshop - like a workshop but blogged - but only if fac / facilitator steps up to the plate
- Craft Blogshop series - see previous - perhaps incorporationg Q & A
Blog publishing seems straightforward and imminently do-able... a good way to get exposure and feedback. I'd waive "no anonymous" posts rule for the writing ones. With comments still moderated, writers posting work would not have to worry about e-slashers coming after them.
Blogzibit and OPP(P) are most straighrtforward and most likely candidates for early implementation, eg being a guest of honor at Saturday's Blog Birthday Bash
Blogzibit, quite simply, is an online art exhibit - resized images with click through to larger versions, some copy, context, artist's statement & bio, etc. Each blogzibit would feature a different local artist, preferably one not already having a web page, online gallery portfolio, or other significant web presence. Each would also have its own link, remain online, and be usable as an online portfolio.
Alternately, a blogzibit could be a group show by theme or medium, posting a few representative images for each "blogzibitor" while expanding the offering via links to personal and gallery pages.
OPPP = Other People's Poetry Project (or thread). A post calls for submissions of readers' favorite poems, which would then be posted as comments to the original CFP post (in this case, "Call for Poems" rather than usual "Call for Papers")
I haven't really given much thought to blog publishing yet, but you, gentle readers, will be the first to know. We'd need to post guidelines, perhaps call for submissions by genre, and provide ample advance warning too - let writers know well ahead of time when we'd be calling for submissions.
I await your feedback....