I would be interested in the same solution as well. I got the community blog plug in working, but making a post is still like going to the backend admin section of a blog. I played with P2 a little as well but still prefer the default buddypress theme.
Thanks, these are great tips. I am going to play with the community blog pugin today. Also, I ended up using a text widget to embed code for a video on my front page, it may not be the most effecent way, but I am not real strong on the .php or code side of things yet. thanks to everyone for all your your help.
Thanks, I also appreciated your suggestion about using P2 as a means of communicating to the group.
The community we are trying to create are not necessarily bloggers and we need an easy way for them to communicate site wide. For now I have created a group “Community Voice” to facilitate site wide communication, but a little clunky requiring everyone to join this group. Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.