All right, I'm not sure exactly how I should describe this, as I am not appropriately caffeinated yet this morning.
I've noticed on friends' blogs that they're doing something called "tagging", which is not a good name for what they're doing. Basically it goes like this:
1. I write a post. For example, I put a post called "8 things about me that would surprise people."
2. At the end of the post, I "tag" my friends. This consists of posting their names, which are linked to their blog. I do this, hoping that said friends will create their own "8 things about me.." post on their own blog.
Problem is: the friends I tag have to read my blog to know that they've been "tagged" (again, I hate this name because it is already associated with another function). So let's call it "monkey" from now on.
So, I was wondering if there was a way to automate "monkeying". It would go like this:
1. I write a post.
2. In the form where I write the post, there is a field called "monkeys". I can add the monkey names, with their web site and email information.
3. When I hit submit, my monkeys are *magically* sent out to the people, who either:
a) receive a notice in their dashboard
b) receive an email
Kind of like myspace, the notified can approve or deny the request. If they approve, they are redirected to a "write a post" form, where the original request is quoted. The person who sent the monkey are then notified of the response post.
If they deny, the sender are also notified.
I don't know if this would be blog-specific (if it would only work WordPress to WordPress, or if it would work on multiple blog types). But I like the idea.
Perhaps this already exists and I'm just not aware of it. Any ideas?