Hi Jason - Happy New Year !
I have a WORDPRESS question for you. .COM or .ORG. I've come to realize are 2 different beasts.
The KSisters are about to start a new project - untitled as yet even though the first "call for stories" will air on NPR late this month. NPR is supposed to be hosting the page on their site which will be able to let listeners contribute their video's (via Youtube), photos and audio stories BUT so far none of that is been done.
RIGHT now TKSisters need to have at very least a BLOG where we can post and others can contribute their stories,videos,photos etc....and COMMENT. We have to show something to that is interactive to our grantors. Ultimately, NPR would be caring the load of this material and maybe we would intergrate this blog into a wordpress site if need be.
It's hard to tell right now.
I've been fooling around in wordpress with elements : kitchensisters.wordpress.com
but need to modify and am wondering if we should be working in wordpress.org with their customizable css instead.
I have read some of the "pros" & "cons" for .org > including that we have to manage SPAM / backups / among other things.
We want to use the blog to do the following:
Post stories that have already come in. Some are photo essays / some story proposals etc
Post videos w/in a story submission
Post a list of "people they should know" with links
Publicize the series
and get the best result - re SEO
We like the structure of another blog : www.grainedit.com
- how the FEATURES are image headers
- his use of slideshows within the post
All these things I realize are done w/ css customization - the question is does that mean we would need to go towards .org or are these things something we could accomplish with a css upgrade acct w/ wordpress.com ?
ok - what might your thoughts be ?
FYI: I am working on a MAC