I think I got ten hours a week back when I sighed, sat back, and told myself that anything I really needed to know would show up on Locus Online or genreneep or instant_fanzine eventually, and stopped reading Speculations and sff.net--especially as I've found the new Speculations engine means it takes me two and a half times as long to get caught up over there. But you know, I kind of miss the good conversations. It was just impossible to keep up with them.
Of course, what I'm describing is the late, lamented Write Hemisphere. Which was sort of a mini-Boingboing for the SFF lit geek crowd, if you missed its brief and brilliant career.
Yanno, if somebody wanted to do such a thing, I bet she'd find she'd get a lot of community support.
What do you think? It wouldn't be too hard. I'm not volunteering because I know I wouldn't do it--there's not enough hours in the day. But I'm sure there's somebody reading this who keeps up on all the genre conversations.
Something as simple as a livejournal community or blog would work, too. I'm thinking a little more concerted effort to post the interesting stuff to instant_fanzine would probably swing the trick, since I'm sure that even if there's not *one* person who can manage it, a group of four or six could.