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Is it time for a Home Improvement blog?

Now that Stack Exchange sites can have a blog associated with them, is it time for an Home Improvement blog? Explanatory blog post Guidelines for getting started.
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How can I contribute to the DIY community blog?

I'd like to contribute to the Home Improvement Stack Exchange Blog, how do I get started?
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If it's time for a blog, what will the scope and organization of the blog look like?

Previously: Is it time for a Home Improvement blog? The chat session yesterday discussed some projects people were working on and recent experiences, and then started talking about how we could store ...
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Should we add a recurring “bloopers” post to the blog?

I've been thinking of ways to continually add content to the blog, and the most recent idea is to have a recurring series of posts detailing DIY "bloopers". The general idea is for users to submit "...
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We've got a blog! Would you like to contribute to it?

First off, we've got a blog! Would you like to contribute to it? You'll need to contact an administrator for an account. We need to know your username here on diy.stackexchange.com, and we'll need ...
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Who will contribute to and edit the blog?

Blog discussion time! In discussions on the Meta we've established that we probably do want a blog to tell stories and share pictures and media that don't fit into the format of questions-and-answers. ...
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Help define the Bill Of Materials for a blog contest

I suggested this in chat "We should start a series of challenge questions on the site. give a list of random materials, and see what people can make with them.". And @Aarthi Devanathan Ψ ...
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What can we do to get the blog back on track?

As we enter into our 3rd week without a blog entry, it has become obvious that it's going to be difficult to maintain a weekly entry pace. We have begged, bribed, nagged, and harassed folks to ...
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Why isn't twitter tweeting new blog entries?

WordPress has a Twitter plugin, but it does not seem to be automatically tweeting new posts. Is there a way to setup the plugin to automatically tweet new posts?
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Blog advertising solicitation

The blog email account has received a couple emails. I assume SE isn't interested and I was going to send a polite no thank you email. Does someone from the community team want to deal with this? ...
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Any interest in a project planning blog feature?

Would a general feature of help me plan my project be useful? People could sign up on meta and each month we set up a chat room for it? The normal chat bunch helps walk whomever through it over a few ...
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Should we add a legal link to the blog?

We recently talked in the chat about writing How-To's for the blog. In a similar vein to this question, it's entirely possible that a reader of the blog may not have the ability to complete a project ...
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What should we do with our blog content?

Did you know we have a blog? At one time, Stack Exchange allowed sites to set up community blogs for people to contribute articles related to the site's subject that didn't fit the normal Q&A ...
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What should we name the “bloopers” blog series?

So I guess it has been decided that we'll try to get a "bloopers" blog series started, but we're still missing one thing... A name for the series. The rules One entry per post. Names must be ...
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How would video be posted to the blog?

Are people going to post the videos on their own youtube accounts and then use those in their blog post? If so, are the moderators going to download and re-up them to a DIY.SE YT account? If not, ...
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Can we make the blog more visible on the main site?

As @lqlarry mentioned in his answer to this question, it might help the blog gain traction if it were more visible. Is it possible to put a permanent link to the blog on the main site? Instead of ...
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Bottom of blog for home improvement

The blog on the bottom of the home improvement page: http://diy.blogoverflow.com/ States: Stack Exchange © 2011 Can we fix that to be some sort of label that takes the current year, you then avoid ...
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So I've signed up to contribute to the blog. Now what?

I've decided to contribute to the Home Improvement Blog. I've registered with WordPress and Trello, and I'm ready to write my first blog post. What do I do now?
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Can we use StackExchange flair on blog posts?

Recently @joshmax asked in chat if he could use SE flair on blog posts, instead of just DIY flair. So what do you guys think? Should we only use DIY flair, or is SE flair acceptable as well? EDIT: ...
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Blog has oldish spam comments

FYI, I noticed that the penultimate blog post has 3 spam comments that have been there for a month or more. Someone with the access to do so should delete them.
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Social Media plugins for WordPress

It would be useful to have WordPress plugins for FaceBook and Google+, so when new blog entries are posted readers could be informed through their chosen social media provider. These plugins should ...
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You Tube Videos on Blog Site?

Since a lot of manufactures post videos of new products, tools and how to's on You Tube should we put some of these on the blog site? Maybe check what's hot on the tags, or maybe seasonal jobs (like ...
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Can we fix the use of ReCaptcha on the blog?

I just tried to post a blog comment and had a horrible experience. My login from DIY didn't carry over automatically. Since it's skinned a lot like DIY, this surprised me. The ReCaptcha text is all ...
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Looking for a lifehacker type blog article

A challenge for the masses: To promote the site and the blog, I'd like to solicit ideas for a blog article that would appeal to both our audience (DIY.stackexchange) and a site with an established ...