I have been reading through I a lot of the answers on this site and I thought that it might be a good idea to start a blog, where we would have a theme each month around which a series of blog posts would be made. I would be willing to organize it. We could also do panel Q&As like on /r/AskHistorians, where questions that wouldn't always be allowed in the actual stack exchange were answered by a preselected panel of experts. Would people be interested?
I will say the thought has hit my head a time or two, but I'm sure most users here would much prefer I go clear off some of those flags instead. So I don't think I could add maintaining one to my own plate right now.
However, if our chatroom is any guide, I'm not sure there'd be much contribution there aside from myself.
It would be a great place to post things like book reviews, or "Good books on topic X", which lots of users want, but we are struggling to find a way to deal with now. I'm just not sure if the stack is ready for it.
There are some answers that I have to downvote/vtc that I would prefer to see as blog posts - answers that are non-responsive, but interesting. It would be nice to have the option to suggest that the answer be moved.
I think maybe we could it would be a good idea, where wecould say show case the best answer of the day or offer to turn the best answer of the day into an essay which would be posted on the blog. This could act as an incentive for people to go above and beyond with their answers.
No. Blogs are a dime a dozen. A well moderated Q&A site that cleans out the rubbish and has a good signal to noise ratio is both rare and valuable. A blog is not value added.