Blogging in Reverse
This might sound silly, but I was thinking about setting up an "Ask Brad" column on my site. Not that I have a lot of wisdom to share about life and what not, but who knows -- there might be someone out there with a question for me that I'd like to entertain. There are a number of blogs that I'd love to see this on.
I thought about how I would pull this off. With Movable Type as it is today, I'd have to basically set up an entry where people could leave their questions as comments. Then I would pick and choose and answer them in a new "Ask Brad" blog.
I guess that would work. But it would be interesting to have the option to let MT do a lot of this for me. Perhaps I set up an "open mike" style blog, where anyone could post an entry (much like anyone can post a comment, as long as they provide name and e-mail address). The entries would default to 'Draft'. I would select ones that I wanted to answer, set them to 'Publish', and I would add my answer as a comment to that entry (but in this case, it's a closed comment system where only authorized MT users can post a comment). Upon adding my answer, the author of the entry would get an e-mail to notify them of my response. It's basically just how an MT blog works, but in reverse.
Does that sound weird? Would you use an "open mike" blog like that? What would you use it for?