OK. Here is a status report on the Weblog Network.
- Sources of revenue. I have five in mind. None include banner advertising or sponsored sites. I am going to work on firming these up and will keep them under wraps for competitive reasons.
- Expert weblogs. The initial response has been great (my mailbox is full even though this is a holiday weekend). I am working on a strategy for bootstrapping this into a structure (from both the readers and authors perspective) that provides value. Great ideas on this front. Will assemble a team to figure this out.
- Infrastructure and hosting. I am looking for ideas here. The structure of the Weblog Network is fairly simple with relatively little centralized architecture.
- Design and programming. I have a preliminary conceptual design in place, however it is very rough and open to discussion. Looking for help here of course.