You can tell I'm in WordPress development mode this week ... Here is another new development, this time Andie and I have teamed up with Vincent Brown of Talking Pyramids.
I used to have a page like this at PageFlakes but it died so we have created a new Ancient Egypt blog portal in WordPress. It's an alternative for those who don't use a newsreader - it gathers the extracts from the most recent posts on your blogs and displays them on a single page. Simple. The top row is Andie's Egyptology News. Our themed blogs are on the second row.
If there is interest I need to update the site to the latest version of WordPress and tweak a few things, so the purpose of this article is to gather feedback on the level of interest. We would also like to know how the site should be developed. For instance:
- Which other blogs should be show? We can't guarantee to show every blog you would like as we need the permission from the blog owner. That's one reason why we only show a short snippet. The idea is that people can find interesting articles to read on the originating site.
- Since there are overlaps between blogs, we think we should only show one blog for each area of interest. For instance Vincent has the world's best pyramids blog with a pretty comprehensive coverage so there is no reason to include any other pyramid blog. Andie has the best general Egyptology news blog. (EEF is great but not a blog.) Do you agree?
- We have opted for a single page. We could have other pages - for instance a page of other general blogs about Ancient Egypt, or a hieroglyphs page. Is there a wish for this?
- Do you have other thoughts or ideas?
(As an aside, you'll notice this links back to Egyptological - Andie and my new magazine site which I have mentioned before and which is still under development. However, just as Andie and I are working with Vincent on the Portal, we would be happy to work with other people on other ideas for affiliated sites. If it is a good idea we can offer hosting on Egyptological and help with the development.)