PBzeer, would love to have your input on either topic, moving aboard or things learned from your first cruise.
tmiller, we're planning to do whatever works best for the authors: we will host on our site, or link to authors' blogs to give them additional visibility. Loving the idea of a mix of established and new writers.
Philzy, Chuckles, and Barefoot - do you have a specific post (or posts) on this topic to highlight? The problem with just sending a reader to a blog/website is they don't know where to look, and get frustrated searching. Of course, once they read that post, they may get stuck into reading more; that's why we call it the World Wide "Web" after all.