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Looking for someone to help with The Accretionary Wedge

May 21, 2009

Actually … I’m looking for a geoblogger colleague to take over the administration of the archive site for The Accretionary Wedge geoscience blog carnival (ideally, someone who has hosted/participated in the past and is actively blogging). As I mentioned in a previous post, my time devoted to blogging has diminished, and will continue to do so … but I certainly don’t want to see the carnival shrivel up and die.

What does being the ‘admin’ of the archive site mean?

  • Maintain the ‘who’s hosting the next…’ page
  • When a new installment goes live, provide a link to the host blog
  • After a few weeks to a month, copy/paste the carnival post from the host blog into the archive site (allowing time for the blogger hosting to get the traffic, which is nice exposure for doing the work of hosting)
  • The archive site gets very few comments, but there is a little bit of moderating of spamming/trolling

In addition to these specific blog maintenance tasks, there is just general promotion of the carnival (e.g., posting reminders about upcoming carnivals on your own blog, coercing nicely asking other bloggers to host, and so on).

The Accretionary Wedge is a community-created entity and should stay that way — it would be fun to pass this part of it on to another blogger.

Comment below and/or shoot me an e-mail.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. May 22, 2009 6:12 am

    I’m willing to help out (though I would need some instructions on how to use WordPress – I’ve used Blogger and MT, but not WordPress).

  2. May 22, 2009 8:03 am

    I’m also willing to help, but I can’t chip in until August, when I get home to New Zealand. I’m good with WordPress (even written my own plugins and themes) and I’m OK with regular updates of group efforts, i.e, the podClast.

    But my big problem is I can’t help for a few months. If someone wants to hold out until then, or if we could get 2 or 3 people together who take turns to manage the AW, then I’m all for it.

  3. May 22, 2009 8:15 am

    Kim & Chris … thanks a bunch. Yes, we could have multiple people with admin rights on the archive site … share the responsibility. I’m guessing 3 or 4 max, any more than that might get confusing. Expect a note from me later this weekend w/ more details.

  4. May 22, 2009 11:55 am

    I have nothing but time. I have really enjoyed my participation in the geoblogosphere, but I do not consider my blog really a “part” of that group. Nevertheless, I commented in a post recently that I missed the accretionary wedge, and I would love to help keep it going. I’m with Kim, in that my experience is with blogger, not WordPress. I’m certainly not a computer expert, but I’ve found that I can generally figure out how to do whatever I decide I want to do.

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