Some SE sites have SE-hosted blogs, and new posts on those blogs are automatically (via RSS) promoted on the front page like this:
When Worldbuilding requested an SE blog we were advised to roll our own, which we did. (I understand that others have received this advice since then, too.) But, because it's not an SE blog, we have no easy, automated way to promote new posts on the front page like SF&F. Further, SE-hosted blogs are going away soon, so other sites that want -- or already have -- blogs will be in the same boat. (That's why this question is on Meta.SE rather than our own meta.)
What we're doing right now is to manually update a meta post when a new blog post is published, and then manually creating a community event to link to that meta post, which gets us this:
(We've just started this.) That's...ok, but every modern blogging platform has an RSS feed just sitting there to be used, and using an event to point to a meta post to point to a blog post is a little kludgy.
But I recognize that SE doesn't want to endorse any random thing on the Internet, and by putting a link in an official-looking section of an SE site, they run the risk of looking bad if something inappropriate shows up in a site's blog. Who knows who has editorial control? Where's the audit trail? When a CM notices something bad at 3AM on a Saturday night, what's the remedy? This is one of the main reasons that Allow non-SE URLs in Community Events was declined.
How can we allow sites' quasi-official blogs to have this kind of promotion while protecting SE's interests?
Followup proposal to put all the governance in public and protect both SE's and the community's interests. This addresses a question about putting a "blog" link in the supercollider, but the same considerations apply for publishing posts in the community bulletin.