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Please feel free to update the Collaborative Blog page with any information you feel is relevant. Please do not abuse the page with self-promoting links. Thank you :)

Sortap 16:52, 28 January 2007 (UTC)Sortap

I removed a wrestling collaborative blog because I don't think it belongs 16:32, 5 October 2007 (UTC)


I think the reference part of this article is not good. It has some drawbacks.

  • The link of references are most broken links( 4."RedState Posting Rules"--page not found; 5."N.Z. Bear's Blog Ecosystem"---not found on server; 6."A manual at the web"---it redirect to a new page). So I think related links should be updated.
  • References seems not very reliable. All references are "websites". But this article introduces and gives relatively accurate definition of "collaborative blog. It should include some academic articles to support its definition and its comparison with other kind of blogs. So I think reliable academic resources from magazine, journals or what else libraries should be added to this article.Libralavender (talk) 14:17, 12 November 2014 (UTC) Haojie Jiao
Exactly. Your advice is quite specific and detailed. And I found some possible links for these broken ones: RedState Posting Rules:; The last two are totally wrong content I think, one is malevolence link. Xmxiaohuilin (talk) 03:28, 13 November 2014 (UTC) Xiaohui Lin
Right! And the references should contain several latest articles with the updating of content. Zyyswallow (talk) 05:34, 13 November 2014 (UTC)Yanyan Zhou

Missing figures[edit]

I think this article lacks some figures.

  1. It is supposed to add some interface images of these representative collaborative blogs just as what the author mentioned in this article——Crooked Timber and DailyKos. By adding these images, readers may have a clearer mind what the collaborative blogs look like and they may have a better understanding about these article. Because we are in in the age of read-image, images are not the accessories or decorations any more, but they begin serving the function of delivering message and spreading viewpoints.
  2. In the popularity section, it is supposed to add some data to explain how popular the collaborative blog is. For example, when did the first collaborative blog website launch; and how many users sign in this collaborative blog website during a period of time; for now how many similar websites have been founded and how many users tend to use these websites. Such data are very important and convincing.

--Susieqiu (talk) 20:52, 12 November 2014 (UTC) Shuyi Qiu

I agree. When I first read this article, I was confused until I search some example online. Your suggestion is really good! Adding some image is more helpful for readers understanding what is collaborative and what different between collaborative and individual blog. So as the data part, the statistical charts or tables can show how the collaborative search growing recently. Xmxiaohuilin (talk) 21:36, 12 November 2014 (UTC) Xiaohui Lin
I agree with you. Figures are really important. Given exact figures are helpful for readers to know the history, the development and the popularity of collaborative blog. When I read this article, I always have some questions about its development and current situation. It should use exact figures to explain its development.Libralavender (talk) 21:41, 12 November 2014 (UTC) Haojie Jiao

According to this article's third reference: " 'About DailyKos'. Various. Retrieved 2007-01-28", there is a citation from the reference: "Founded in May 26, 2002, Daily Kos is the premier online political community with 2 million unique visitors per month and 300,000 registered users." It is a very good figure can be added to popularity section to explain how popular the collaborative blogs are. Although this reference is not a current one, I just take an example to suggest that author should make good use of every reference especially the data from it to explain problem effectively. --Susieqiu (talk) 22:02, 12 November 2014 (UTC) Shuyi Qiu

Good source! Many popular blog websites,such as Blogger and WordPress, provide the function of creating collaborative blogs. I believe the users of the group blogs on these sites would be numerous. This user data can be collected to form figures that show the present situation and development of collaborative blogs.Zyyswallow (talk) 05:50, 13 November 2014 (UTC)Yanyan Zhou

Some Example of Collaborative Blog[edit]

This article may miss some examples. I found several collaborative blogs examples, which are shown as a collection on Cheri Lucas Rowlands' personal page[1]. Here I listed some of interesting ones:

Peanut Butter on the Keyboard A group of romance novelist-moms muse on motherhood and writing, from the craft to the business of publishing. An honest, lighthearted tone permeates the blog—they share what they have learned about raising kids and writing books with readers, yet also learn from each other.

Overexposed + Underdeveloped Ten friends explore a mix of topics, including travel, family, and food. Their voices are different, yet they share a perspective that life should be shown as it is: beautiful, messy, mundane, and real. The photography is the blog’s unifying element.

Broken Light Collective Broken Light is a collective of photographers who live with or are affected by mental illness. Launched by a photographer and photo editor near New York City, the site is an accepting, encouraging space for photographers to share their images and support the work of others. SubmissionsPoke around, and you’ll find evocative images. Jim, a blogger who struggles with depression, submitted an image of a full moon in “Melancholy,” while PJ Brez, a contributor living in the countryside of South Korea, captured isolation and loneliness in a snapshot in “The One That Got Away.” This multi-contributor photoblog also uses Suburbia, taking advantage of its attractive front page format with featured image thumbnails. The “Submissions” link in the menu (shown on the right) leads to a page of submission instructions, making it easy to contribute images.

Just Me & My Dad Through this simple but effective photo project, a dad and daughter get to know each other—and their cameras—better. Each week, they share images based on a theme. The side-by-side placement of their photographs and clean blog design are a winning combination.

Xmxiaohuilin (talk) 20:53, 12 November 2014 (UTC) Xiaohui Lin

Yes, exactly. When I search some related resources online, I notice that problem as well. With the development of collaborative blogs, many new and popular collaborative blogs have emerged. The examples mentioned in this article cannot meet readers meet any more. The author should update these new and popular example to make this article clearer and more effective. --Susieqiu (talk) 21:07, 12 November 2014 (UTC) Shuyi Qiu
Well, in my opinion, it should give examples of different kinds of collaborative blog. There are many kinds of collaborative blog, some for family, some for biomedical discovery, some for project development. If it can list some classic examples individually, it will help readers to understand the use of collaborative blog.Libralavender (talk) 21:51, 12 November 2014 (UTC) Haojie Jiao
You're right!! This example collection only show one kind of such blog with very few perspectives, because I just browsed from one page. Such example list should be more wider perspectives on different category of collaborative blog.Xmxiaohuilin (talk) 03:10, 13 November 2014 (UTC) Xiaohui Lin
Yes, I agree with you. Maybe creating a table to show different kinds of collaborative blogs is a good way. By doing this, the example section can be concise.--Susieqiu (talk) 04:27, 13 November 2014 (UTC) Shuyi Qiu
Such interesting examples! I agree with Susie's idea of creating a table to display several typical examples. For this article, I think we can cite some significant examples in the order of time to form a development history of collaborative blogs. That would be more effective and clear to read.Zyyswallow (talk) 06:10, 13 November 2014 (UTC)Yanyan Zhou

More content should be added[edit]

For the content, I think that the application of collaborative blogs should be added to the article. Some projects of collaborative blogs were used in the schools to share information among teachers and students. For example, a student-success blogging project, which was applied in the university of Florida, was designed to share the knowledge and skills with freshmen (Johnson, Plattner, & Hundley, 2011)[2]. Some group blogs are for courses that teachers share information with students and collect feedback from students. Besides, collaborate blogs were considered as a teaching tool to promote the interaction among global learners (Meinecke, Smith, & Lehmann-Willenbrock, 2013)[3].

At the same time, each category of collaborative blogs should provide several examples. Some popular blog sites, such as Blogger[1], WordPress[2], and Mashable[3], allow users to create group blog and invite members to participate in. Therefore, these examples are in the category of Invite Only.

Zyyswallow (talk) 04:54, 13 November 2014 (UTC)Yanyan Zhou

Yes, I totally agree with you. The application of collaborative blog is really important. According to many academic papers, the most popular application of collaborative blog is education. Besides application, I think this article should add a comparison between collaborative blog with other similar web 2.0 product, such as wikipedia itself and normal blog. Because when first see the definition of collaborative blog, readers may get confused what the difference between collaborative blog and blog is and what the difference between collaborative blog and wikipedia is. Here is a good resource of comparison for reference. Wikis,Blogs,and Collaborative Websites --Susieqiu (talk) 15:01, 13 November 2014 (UTC) Shuyi Qiu
Comparison is pretty important. Wikipedia is a kind of collaborative pattern. Comparing the pattern of collaborative blog and other collaborative can help readers better understand characteristics of collaborative blog and its difference with others. This part is very essential.Libralavender (talk) 18:21, 13 November 2014 (UTC)Haojie Jiao

Missing Internal Links[edit]

A variation of invite only blog is one in which all bloggers on a particular topic are invited to contribute and the resultant posts are edited or curated prior to being published. Such blogs have been created by Online Media, as well as Domain Experts in entrepreneurship, data mining , and environment.

Much like online forums, the accessible nature of the Open Invite collaborative site is protected by dedicated moderators and fellow bloggers who will act quickly to quell any signs of spamming.

Xmxiaohuilin (talk) 05:46, 13 November 2014 (UTC) Xiaohui Lin

  1. ^ Focus On: Collaborative Blogs:
  2. ^ Johnson, M. L., Plattner, A. S., & Hundley, L. (2011). Designing a Collaborative Blog about Student Success.
  3. ^ Meinecke, A. L., Smith, K. K., & Lehmann-Willenbrock, N. (2013). Developing Students As Global Learners:“Groups in Our World” Blog. Small Group Research, 1046496413487020.