We have a blog. We've had it for a while. You should take a look, there is some great content. I'll wait here while you read it...
This is a call for regular contributors. You don't have to have an idea immediately, just a willingness to write coherently about English and EL&U. If you do have ideas that's even better, because that's bound to be more interesting.
The plan is simple in its elegance. We are aiming to publish an article every two weeks. To achieve this I will wrangle, cajole and encourage some willing contributors to write posts on the following (negotiable) topics:
- English Language tools (online and offline)
- Plurals involving groups
- Plurals involving fractions
- Possessive apostrophes
- Subjunctive mood
- Gender neutral pronouns
- The journey of a word from being two (or more) words to being one.
- The use of "that that"
- Formulating good meaning questions
- Prepositions at the end of sentences
- Me vs Myself vs I
- That vs Which
There is no particular order to the topics. I think 12 is enough to get started so we can see if the blog still has legs. If you have more topics you'd like to add (or do instead), that is fantastic.
The schedule would be to get the first post up on 1st September and then post something new fortnightly. I am going to be holding a weekly chat in the blog's chat room to discuss what should be posted, catchup on progress and help with any issues. If you have questions about the blog, I will be there a lot of the time (I do sleep, though) and I will respond to pings when I get them.
If you don't want to contribute directly we can always use other help, as in copy editors, morale boosters and idea suppliers.
I'm not averse to someone wanting to contribute a one-off post, but at this point we're really looking for regulars.
A. who wants to contribute?
B. when is a good time for a weekly chat?
Come to chat to discuss the blog
We need more contributors.