Thursday, May 22, 2008

The final list of SA blook authors

One thing I love about the blogging community is the willingness to take part in new things, as evidenced by the brilliant team of writers who have agreed to be a part of the SA blook group of authors.

Last week I announced the initial list of authors, with a promise to reveal the remaining two writers soon. Well, last week was one of those crazy weeks where the unimaginable happens, to the point where today I can't give you the remaining two writers...

... but only because there are more than two more to announce.

And here they are [again, in no particular order]:

So then, the complete list of authors [bloggers] looks like this:And some other information that people have been looking for - the blook goes live on 1 June 2008, so make a note in your diaries. I'll post an update next week listing some of the topics allocated to our writers.

In the meantime, here are some fun facts about the blook and the authors:
  • At least six of the writers have their names as domain names [should be seven by the time the blook is released].
  • There are a couple of Thought Leaders on the team, four Tech Leaders and a Times Blogumist.
  • Many of the writers have ties to some of SA's great media players, including the Mail and Guardian, Avusa and Moneyweb.
  • The field includes a bunch of entrepreneurs, an engineer, a lawyer and three CA's.
  • The average age of writers is 30 [okay, I'm just guessing here - I figure the average must be somewhere between 20 and 50, but that just doesn't sound the same].
  • Of those invited to write, two courteously declined to take part, and two did not reply at all.
  • There are five awesome volunteers.
  • At the time of posting this, eight of the writers are listed on the satwitter wiki.
  • Bloggers use a variety of platforms including Blogger, Wordpress, Typepad and Movable Type [although Wordpress seems to be the clear favourite].
For those interested, you can find more information about the blook here

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