I have also read some group blogs where I have no idea who is saying what. I recently visited a blogger's blog who used to have their own blog and now have taken part in a group blog and I had no idea who was writing what. Their voices are lost. While the posts may still be good I prefer to know who I am talking to. Having an author signature in these types of blogs is very important. Seriously... important! There is another blog Picture Us Reading that does a fun husband/wife team. I do keep trying to get my husband to contribute to my blog but alas... he has not. Though he has helped me with graphics from time to time.
I also feel like having a group blog just to get up more posts is bad... bad. I don't want to read a blog because it posts once a day. I want to read a blog because it's fun and interests me. I would rather the blog have one blogger who is fun and interactive then a whole group. I like to see the group bloggers interact with each other too. That is why the two blogs I listed are great group blogs... they interact with each other. Another good example of this is goodreads. If I am apart of a book club on goodreads and the moderators don't interact why am I even in the group. The moderators should be what keeps the group actively discussing and new.
So sometimes group blogs really work... sometimes they don't for me. I know that some people think by taking on a co-moderator or a few co-moderators is great but if they don't put in the work to make these co-moderators fit in the blog could just fall flat. What do you think?? Any great group blogs you know of that you want to tell us about? Do you have a group blog... how is it working for you?