Awesome post @Rob!
Some ideas for future blog entries (the following is as an expansive list as I can come up with; please forgive me if anything has been well covered in the past)...
- Review plugins in the marketplace. Either the most recent plugin or some commonly used / underrated plugins. Posts could include: a simple review of a plugin to give it some love in the marketplace / boost sales; Developer accounts of using plugins - pros & cons; Plugin developer's review of their plugin or others plugins. Could be called "From the Marketplace".
- Re-birth of From the Forum. I loved that series.
- Re-enable comments on blog posts. Please.
- Keep a thread in the forums specifically for suggestions for the blog.
- Reach out to developers who have posted on the forums about their recently publishing or upcoming apps, asking them to review their production and experience building it with Corona. Also include content providers who post media libraries on the forums. Could be called "Exposure".
- Reach out to developers who have posted on the blog in years gone by for a follow up/refresher of old post.
- Re-birth of the community video call (can't remember what it was called but it was on Hangouts.) Host it on YouTube, get prominent devs, plugin contributors, etc involved and increase the Corona SDK YouTube content.
- Perhaps a series on how to build popular games (which were perhaps not built with Corona) in Corona. Angry Birds is the obvious one, but there is a universe of games and apps (apps- which should be given special love!) out there to be built in Corona. Could be called "Remade With Corona".
- "Framework Highlight" or "OpenSource Spotlight" - Review libraries and frameworks available from github and other sources, not just the marketplace and forums. Could even ask for re-posting of articles posted on those sites - the occasional ReadMe's is article-worthy.
- Following on from that, "DevKit" could be a series detailing the tricks and tools which developers use to build apps. Everything from VS Code to physics body generators.
- Highlight posts on StackExchange about Corona (not just the forums). Easy searches: [corona] [corona-sdk]
- One particular post I've meant to write for a long time is the most common physics engine mis-takes/understandings: Everything from using a timer in collision listeners to moving display groups of bodies. There are huge numbers of posts about these at regular intervals. I'm sure the widget library has the same thing going on; The scrollView and tableView widgets certainly have plenty of misunderstandings posted.
- Engineer posts. I don't know about anyone else, but I have no idea who is on the team at CoronaLabs. I would LOVE to hear from them! "Welcome to XYZ developer" or a post by them on what they do, where they can be found on the web or anything they're interested in posting about. The same could be said for management, too.
- Promoted posts. As long as it's not dominant and is clearly marked and tagged as such, could be a beneficial for CoronaLabs and bring exposure to services, tools or just sites out there which Corona developers may not have seen... Your typical promotional article.
- Industry News - changes to the gaming / mobile app industry explained. eg: Apple recently emailed developers about changes to the notorizing process.
- Best Practices - Technical articles on how to approach common subjects like security, service consumption all the way to api library usage.
- Survey - Would be interesting to get some information about Corona developer demographics, where we all are and where the closest communities are/might be possible. Eg: https://insights.stackoverflow.com/survey/2019#geography