Peter posted this example as a useful school weblog. I agree that the content is useful and well planned, but I’m wondering what Ms. Dillard has done to “sell” this site to her staff and community. That’s something we (all the web folks at my school) seem to struggle with is how to make the content valuable and usable to the audience, in this case the staff. I’ve thought about building a department website around a blogger type weblog that all 30 of us could contribute to, but I wonder how to get my colleagues genuinely involved in the discussion. (Tangent: Which, by the way, is why I think I like the blogger-type interface so much, because of the fluidity of the discussion. Most of the Manilla weblogs I see just don’t look that discussion-friendly. There may be options for that that I’m missing or don’t understand, but I find myself always searching for where the comments are. The blogger issue is, however, that the comments aren’t threaded. I want a Metafilter type setup, which I think allows for the best of both.) Time is an issue with all of us, and some are more comfortable with the technology than others. But like anything else, if the product is valuable, and I think it could be, then we should be able to make the sale.