I manage a year-old consumer news website and am trying to convert or migrate the site to a multisite. The goal is to add new sites and create a network that could share blog posts and design elements. The site, ctwatchdog.com, is hosted on GoDaddy, which restricts us to using the subdirectory style for multisite. We use a date and name style permalink -- http://ctwatchdog.com/2010/08/18/multiple-word-headline-goes-here -- (not a real permalink).
I guess I can't convert the existing site to a multisite installation because of the issue with sub-directory style and existing permalinks. I'm wondering if I can migrate the existing blog to a multisite, and whether the multisite will make it easy to share posts.
We want to give each site in the network its own distinctive .com address, and allow for multiple contributors to each. Can anyone tell me if we're moving in the right direction?