Instead of creating an external blog to replace the Stack Exchange blog, why don't we just leverage the normal Q&A to do this?
Here's how it would work:
- Write your blog post in any ordinary editor.
- Split your post into a question & answer pair or title/abstract/body combination (Abstract goes into question, body goes into answer).
- Answer your own question.
- Flag the post and ask a moderator to add a "Wiki Lock" to it (not Community Wiki). The Wiki Lock allows anyone to collaboratively edit the post (if they have editing privileges), but prevents other answers from being posted.
I know what you're thinking: "This won't work, because reasons." Here's why I think it will work, and why it will work better than a blog:
- The community owns it (with first-authorship preserved).
- There is already some precedent: it's called Canonical Q&A. We've already done that here at least once, with great effect.
- Canonical posts benefit from all of the facilities that are already provided by the Q&A machinery, such as full visibility, voting, collaborative editing and the ability to comment.
But what about closing?
In order to prevent closure, your blog post would have to be high enough quality to overcome objections like "Too Broad." Not everyone is going to rise to this level of quality, but that's why it's a Canonical post and not ordinary Q&A.
The usual "on-topic" rules would have to be relaxed a little bit. Obviously they would still have to pertain in some way to Software Engineering. But let's be honest: most questions are not closed because they are off-topic; they're closed because they're just not all that interesting, and "off-topic" provides a good excuse.
On Stack Overflow, canonical questions have allowed people on many occasions to post useful, blog-like material that extends well beyond the usual parade of code troubleshooting questions. Similarly, we could use this mechanism to provide those folks who have an itch with an outlet to create better content than the usual parade of pattern matching, name that thing and "am I doing it right" questions and answers that frequent our front page.