Yesterday I put together a post I called, "What others are saying" where I rounded up a wide variety of quotes from the blogosphere about the State of the Union address. In response Joe Carter said I should try to make this a regular feature.
That's an interesting idea, but frankly I'm not quite sure how it would work. With the SOTU it was fairly easy because I knew that a rather large and diverse group of people would be posting their comments in a rather brief period of time. However for most issues this is not the case; unless something pretty dramatic happens you can't really count on very many people discussing the same topic. Even when lots of people do post on a given topic those comments are generally spread over a span of several hours, or even days. Given the normal time span for this type of thing, how would a post like that work on a regular basis?
I suppose that I could just wait a while until the issue had played out, but it seemed to me that the value of that post was it's immediacy. Also, how would that differ from what I generally do besides focussing more on a particular issue?
It's also possible, I guess, to not limit the post to a single issue. If I did that though I really don't know what the point would be. That would be almost exactly what I'm doing now, except maybe grouping a lot of it together in one post.
If anyone's got some ideas, now's the time.