Planning and scheduling is done through the Trello board. We maintain a posting schedule, so that we have a regular flow of content.
Time-sensitive posts, like reviews of events, can be done outside the regular schedule, by arrangement.
- Anyone may view the board, to see the current status.
- Anyone may vote on cards (e.g. to indicate that they think a post idea is a good one).
- Only members of the board can comment on cards.
- When a BlogOverflow account is created for you, you'll be sent a membership invitation to the Trello board at the same time (to the same email address). Note that as the board is publicly visible, if you wish to use a pseudonym you need to set that as your Trello name, not your real name.
- If you've got an idea for a blog post, create a card in the "Ideas" list. If you're planning to write it, attach yourself to it.
- If you've started writing something (whether as a draft on scifi.blogoverflow.com or in your favourite word processor, or on good-old paper), create a card in the "In Progress" list and attach yourself to it.
- If you're thinking about writing about something, check that there's not already a similar card in the "Ideas" or "In Progress" lists.
- If you've completed a post and want it reviewed/edited, move the card to the "Needs Review" list. If you're an editor, then whenever you see something in that list and have time, review/edit and move it into the schedule.
- The scheduled list includes all the posts (cards) that are ready to be made public, and will have a scheduled date attached to them. The editor that moves the card into the scheduled list will set the scheduled publish date in scifi.blogoverflow.com at the same time, so that the publishing occurs as scheduled. Except in special circumstances (e.g. events), all scheduling is done in this way (i.e. no scheduling your own post). If you'd like a particular publish date, note that in the card.
Note that this is - like everything! - subject to change if we find that anything above doesn't work well. Leave a comment here if you think something should change.