After I posted my previous entry about “Associating multiple categories in a SharePoint blog,” I started to wonder what else people would do almost immediately after creating a site with SharePoint 2007’s Blog site template (see screenshot below), but then I got busy with other things.
That was the same feeling that became the impetus for the overall concept of the Community Kit for SharePoint, which would provide templates and optional add-ons for the many types of common community oriented sites that people would try to implement by configuring, designing, and/or extending the sites created with SharePoint’s out of the box templates.
Then, just yesterday, while Shane, Amanda, and I were e-mailing back and forth about some refinements that we should make to the CKS: User Group Edition, Amanda hinted that she would soon be putting in some time to develop a nifty site template that would ultimately be used to create a SharePoint based blog site as a replacement for her current blog. “Bingo! CKS: Blog Site Edition,” immediately came to my mind. I then quickly created a “Blog Site” category for the CKS Feature Ideas list, so we can start tracking a prioritized list of features that this thing should have. You’re welcome to provide ideas here by leaving a comment.
I'm certainly looking forward to watching this template evolve.
Blogging has become widespread across not only the community, but the enterprise.
An easy-up-and-running template should both intrigue and give people that extra push to try their blogs on SharePoint - espcially if they already have the environment available to them obviously.