December 09, 2003

Web logs, blogs, diary - what?

You probably noticed it already: PlayChess is getting bigger. I integrated a specialized content management system (CMS) into the site. This "web log" (short: blog) system enables anybody to write content for PlayChess.

Why? The idea is to provide a platform for the PlayChess community, where you can write about chess-related topics of any kind. You can analyze the latest Kasparov game, report about your experience with a certain opening, discuss the critical position in your last OTB game.
And of course you can talk about your PlayChess experiences, too.

Who? In principle: any PlayChess member. You don't need to be a programmer, no need to know HTML. The only requirement is that you have something to say which is of (more or less) general interest.
On the other hand, this is not another kind of forum. Here is the place for amateur chess journalists who would like to write some articles and see theํr name published in the internet. Even if the articles need not be long (10 lines can be enough), you should be prepared to put some effort into your writings. "Quick and dirty" posts are better at home in the forum.

How? Just send an email to me. If we don't know each other yet, please tell me a little about yourself and the topics you want to publish. I will then send you detailed information and a password.

Web logs at PlayChess
We will have several blogs (web logs) here. Each serves a different purpose and has its own group of authors.

Diary. This is my personal playing ground. I will use it to announce new developments.

Chess world. Reports about the world of chess. These articles may or may not relate to PlayChess. Here you can analyze games, report your latest experiences or present some interesting links to chess sites. It's all up to you - please, surprise me with your ideas!

More... I have some more ideas what we can do with this blog system. But let us start slowly and get some experience...

Posted by Thomas Stahl at December 9, 2003 05:13 PM

Let's debate the best chess players ever. Fischer, Kasparov, Spasky - who???? I'll take Fischer

Posted by: Bob-O at December 15, 2003 01:47 AM

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