New Features at The Big Picture

I’m excited about a couple of new features we are rolling out over the next few weeks. We already discussed the upcoming blog changes. There are two new ideas in particular which will be of interest to regular readers.

First  up will be (for lack of a better phrase) Blog Spotlight. I’ve selected about 15 other blogs that I find to be very high quality; You may (or may not) be familiar with them. I’ve linked to most of them here at one time or another.

Twice a week, we will be highlighting a commentary from one of these blog authors. The info will be either original content or published here or an older but overlooked post. The idea is to generate some exposure for some worthy blogs and their writers. 

If things go as planned, we will likely have guest posts on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, at about 7pm. We alread have 2 new posts set to go tonite and Thursday.

The third new feature will roll out next Wednesday (10/11), and is inspired by a clever WSJ online feature. You’ll have to come back next week to see what is is . . .

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  1. Norman commented on Oct 3

    How about, “BlogLight” or “BlogSpot” or “RitLight”?

  2. Bob A commented on Oct 3

    I like the idea previously mentioned of open thread now and then. Don’t mind registering but don’t want to share real email addresses with whoever…

  3. Mike commented on Oct 3

    Here is my idea for a blog story each day. Just post the economic numbers reported each day and maybe earnings highlights and any other relevant news. Then let the commenters duke out what it means. You provide the facts, the users provide the commentary.

  4. GRL commented on Oct 3

    I agree with the idea of “open thread” but disagree with “Just post the economic numbers, etc.”

    It seems to me that an important part of the value of this blog is the picking out of what is important and the commentary.

    I can get news anywhere. I come here for the commentary and opinions.

  5. The Everyday Economist commented on Oct 3

    Bloggers helping bloggers

    Cheers to Barry Ritholtz for unveiling a new feature entitled, Blog Spotlight. His new feature will highlight the work of lesser known bloggers on Tuesdays and Thursday evenings.
    First up, The Mess That Greenspan Made.

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