For nine months, you’ve been able to read posts on ResearchBlogging.org in German and English. Soon, the site will be launching support for Spanish. Evaristo Rojas-Mayoral has created a blog to collect the names and URLs of interested blogs. If you blog in Spanish, or you know someone who does, send them to http://spanish.researchblogginglanguages.org/, where they’ll find Spanish-language instructions and information about the new site.
Once the site has assembled a critical mass of bloggers, they’ll select administrators and start signing up Spanish-language blogs.
In principle, there is no limit to the number of languages supported on ResearchBlogging.org The key to starting any new language is people. Someone like Evaristo needs to take initiative and set up a site to recruit bloggers and offer technical help, and bilingual administrators are needed to ensure that the site’s standards are the same, no matter what language the blog is in.
What language do you think the site should support next? Do you have any favorite non-English blogs? Personally, I would love it if French and Italian were supported, since those are languages I can actually read reasonably well.