Rebeca MacKinnon at RConversation:
socially conscious members of the blogging community (of all political persuasions) might want to organize a “Blogger Corps.” Through it, bloggers could donate their time to help poorly funded activists or non-profit groups to figure out what blogging tools are right for them, set up blogs, and develop effective blogging strategies
Nancy White at Full Circle Associates:
Do we need a Blogger Corps? Or do we need to continue to do a bit more overtly what already happens: help each other. Post short cuts and tips. Welcome each other. Point people to free resources. Read and comment on new bloggers’ blogs as a form of coaching and encouragement.
Working in the NPO/NGO community, I get a bit jaded about yet another group. Maybe we need to simply plug into existing groups? On the flip side, creating a service identity in the blogosphere has value as well.
In my opinion, there’s no need to create this specific volunteers group but add, in some other online volunteering sites, a new category related to blog coaching. And foster and foster online volunteering, besides if it develops web sites or designs online learning content.
If you need to cite this article in a formal way (i.e. for bibliographical purposes) I dare suggest:
Peña-López, I. (2004) “Blogger Corps (was: Not for profit blogs (revisited))” In ICTlogy,
#14, November 2004. Barcelona: ICTlogy.
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