Juan Cole, a prominent professor from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor who blogs alone at Informed Comment about the Middle East, has announced the launch of Informed Comment: Global Affairs. "The problem with keeping up a successful blog is that one has to do an entry every day or readers forget to come back to you," Cole explains. "Most journalists, analysts, and academics don't have time to blog daily, and therefore don't blog."
This is undesirable, according to Cole, "since we need more informed commentary in the blogosphere." And so, Cole has joined with three other bloggers and is testing the waters of the group blog format.