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beachwriter's avatar

What's the best way to set up a temporary group blog?

Asked by beachwriter (361points) November 4th, 2009

This might not even be possible but hey, it’s the Internet. I want to set up a collective, temporary (a few weeks) blog for anyone to contribute to. Ideally, people would send an email to something like and it would automatically post.

I wouldn’t be able to enter everyone’s e-mail manually.

Can anyone suggest a service that would make this possible? Thanks!

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Dog's avatar

Both Blogger and Wordpress will allow that function.

It is called “remote publishing”
Personally I have never enabled it and used the feature however I think it will allow multiple users. In the event it will not simply add the other contributors on as authors. Chances are that you will not need that last step though.
(Other blogging services may offer it but those are the only two I have experience with.)

YARNLADY's avatar

I set up my new Fluther meet up group by going to Yahoo Groups and follow the directions. It works quite well for me.

Vincentt's avatar

Peraps Posterous can do what you’re looking for. It’s blogging through email. I suppose though that you’ll always have to mail from the same address, or something. Then again that would be stupid because email addresses are easily spoofed.

TheCreative's avatar

Posterous and Tumblr both can do this.
Since this is a temporary blog, Posterous makes this very simple (But I’m still not sure if you need to grant people access to your blog to contribute). I prefer Tumblr because it has a bit more control and anyone can contribute by going to or sending an e-mail to

Another cool thing you can do if you have GMail is even send emails with your website e-mail. Everyone will see your emails from which is pretty cool.

beachwriter's avatar

Thanks everyone for the input. Posterous is working so well for this project. As a bonus, one of the founders cheerfully answers questions. Excellent site!

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