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Sent Folder

I sent out the first two invitations to bloggers today. It's a bit early--graphics still need to be sorted out among other design tweaks--but it would be immensely helpful to plug a few active blogs into the works, as well as work through the adoption process. But mostly, I just can't wait.

Some excerpts from the (similar) invitations, modified as necessary:
I'm starting a science website--Field of Science--and I'd like to invite you to join the project. The quickest way to convey the basic idea behind Field of Science is to compare it to something you're likely familiar with, Science Blogs. Like Science Blogs, Field of Science is (will be) a network of scientist bloggers...with all the inherent benefits a network entails--greater exposure, increased audience, etc. But Field of Science is not a clone of Science Blogs. In fact, the differences are many and important. I'll begin with perhaps the most important difference: Field of Science is powered by Blogger j…

A Site Map In Brief

Beginning with a very basic structure.

One home page: Field of Science. This page will aggregate content from the subblogs, forum, etc. Also useful links, etc. Everything you need to navigate and check for new content. Design #1.

Multiple subblogs: Labs. The developers blog and an example of a subblog. Design #2.

One forum: Forum. What's a website without a forum? It is what it is. The forum is expandable (or scalable) with the addition of sub-forums, etc. Sending comments to a blog owners own forum as opposed to regular blog comments will be an option. Design #3.
So there are the three basic designs I need to develop. I need to incorporate consistent elements across all three, while leaving room for each to be individualized (specifically the subblogs) per the blog owner's preferences. Think mannequins. They need to be both plan and attractive for bloggers to want to hang their ideas on.