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I had a go at defining the things I would do to create a blog based community. These would include open access, choreographed postings and ways of contacting the commentor and posters.

I am experiencing this issue first hand having set up a phpbb site for a voluntary organisation including some people without broadband connections. I will let you know how I get on but so far its slow. Getting them to do blogs will be even slower though I think. So far I am part of several email communities. I am interested to know if other types of online communities develop outside of developers, students with fast connections at college, people at work, or settled down people with broadband?

I think it is horses for courses - what works depends on people's motivation, skills, connectivity... and how many there are. Small web-based forums are difficult unless really useful to people that spend time online. Email lists are a bit easier because there isn't any 'go to' beyond the mailbox. Even then one in ten people active is usual. Blogs are interesting because they are led by the committed.... so something gets posted. As usualy it is down to the people.
The best place to find online community managers is the emint list - details at emint
Interestingly they still use Yahoogroups. Nancy White has good resources at Full Circle

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