Apache projects and podlings can get a blog at Apache blogs just by asking. A blog can be a great way of announcing new milestones and features, sharing tips and tricks, and putting a "face" on your project for your developer and user communities. The project's PMC is responsible for the blog's content, and for granting write access to PPMC members.
The application that makes your blog possible is Apache Roller. The website has information about the project and general application documentation.
It is good practice to discuss the content of blog posts on the project's dev list before publishing.
To request a blog, create a Jira ticket for Infra using Blogs as its component name. Indicate the project name and the Apache ID of at least one initial blog user who will have Admin access and responsibilities. The Roller help documentation outlines user roles, and extensive details about working with Roller.
The Admins you identify in the Jira ticket also have editor access to your new blog. They should be able to log in with their Apache IDs at blogs.apache.org. Your project blog is at
blogs.apache.org/$project, and the login link is at the bottom of the right column. The Admins can give other people editor or limited writing access.
Your project PMC "owns" the blog and can choose who gets access to it.
This is not a personal blog; it is part of the way your project presents itself to the world. The PMC should approve a plan that covers
When you log in, you see the form for creating a new blog entry. Give the entry a title and some relevant tags (separated by commas), and start writing in the intuitive editor. You can save the entry as a draft at any time and come back to it later.
A list of unpublished drafts appears in the left column, above the list of recent blog posts. Click any draft to open it in the editing menu.