On the one hand, because we can’t pay them, we don’t expect them to contribute on a weekly basis. We’re happy for people to blog whenever they can.
On the other, because we want to take the web presence more seriously, we will be devoting some editorial resources to it: at very least, providing a certain amount of copyediting to all blog posts, just as we would to other literary contributions.
Obviously, these steps do not settle all the outstanding issues about volunteer labour in the arts sector, nor the relationship between blogging and journals. But hopefully it’s a move in the right direction.