Does our site need a blog like a few sites on our network have?
To me this question is a compact version of the following sub-questions:
What do we use the blog for, if we had one?
TeX. SX has a blog. The blog, usually hosts the compiled version of TeX talk -- interviews with top users of the site and some general funda of interest to the growth of the community. (Frequency of posts$^\dagger$: $3$ posts per month.)
The pattern is quite clear: A community blog hosts material relevant to the community--technical (relating to the subject of the site) and "social"--by this I mean, relating to the aspects of the site that are of interest to the growth of the community.
Now, there has been a recent upsurge in the feeling among the users that, math.SE is an evolving body of mathematical knowledge, which we strive to organize$^\ast$. There has been a general feeling that we must organise our material into a useful resource. In my opinion, we have already taken the first step:
$\bullet$ The Chaz conducted a survey, see his meta post, that is of interest to the theme of the post. The survey asked us, if we would be interested in compiling resources for, say, abstract algebra and if so, should it be a chain of links or a single page. Atleast $5$ different users would like to put them in a single place and may be more will..
In my opinion, these posts would make good posts for a community blog. Searching from there should be relatively easy. We can tag these resources or maintain a separate page for this purpose. Similarly, we can put together other online resources, for example, like the one compiled here.
And, would it be possible to put together a list of conferences or related things like TCS blog, if we are willing to have one?
For one, I do not know what is required from the community to start a blog for a site. Secondly, if we started a blog, how do we keep the number of posts growing at a reasonable pace--as in: how do we make the members of the community contribute?
Please leave your thoughts into an answer below.
FWIW, I'd like to edit the entries for the blog if an editor is required at all!
Some relevant Meta posts:
http://meta.math.stackexchange.com/questions/2365/is-there-a-place-on-this-site-to-put-our-articles (The OP asks if this site has resource page like AoPS does. This seems to me the first post that ever raises this point on the meta explicitly. No interesting discussions here, however.)
http://meta.math.stackexchange.com/questions/3967/would-organizer-posts-be-useful-welcome-here (Martin's Meta post. An interesting post indeed.)
If the community consensus is that, we need a blog, I am willing to post a feature request on Meta, that would be based on this post. Please write your thoughts in the form of an answer below.
$\dagger$ I judged these numbers by spending a few minutes on the blog, looking at the number of tags and posts filed under each of them; recent activity and using them to arrive at a rough figure. I don't claim that these numbers are precise.