Currently, due to overwhelming response, the blog is going to be continued. It's going to be a WordPress.org website, hosted on thesffblog.com.
Details about contributing are still in the works, but it's still open to everyone. A new thread with the details will be created when everything is finalized, but please reach out if you'd like to submit a work before then. (There's nothing holding up the process except updating documentation. Don't let the transition make you wait).
At the moment, users signed-in to the new website will see a short form on the contribute page, but other details are still outdated.
It has come to our attention that Stack Exchange is going to be discontinuing the BlogOverflow.com website for community blogs.
We are going to be given the option of creating an offsite blog which will be maintained solely by us (this has been done on WorldBuilding.SE).
This prompted the question of whether we even want to continue to have a blog?
Previous discussions: (all from 2011-2012)
The blog has waxed and waned over the years, although in the last year we've seen a huge increase in participation and content (43 posts since the start of 2016).
If we move to a third party blog site:
A downside is, we probably won't get new blog posts put in the "BLOG" feed on the main page, and at least as far as WorldBuilding.SE goes, it doesn't look like their blog even links from the 'blog' link at the bottom of the page. Could significantly reduce blog exposure.
An upside is, we get to continue having a blog, and we won't be tied to WordPress.
A downside is, we might need to convert a number of the current entries to new formatting for a different site.
An upside is, we continue to have a community blog which basically puts all the other ones to shame (except maybe WorldBuilding.SE) in terms of content and participation.