I mentioned wordpress because I'm familiar with it. But if someone with more expertise thinks moveable type or typepad is better, then I'm perfectly happy to use that instead.
I'm only a part time computer nerd. ^_^ I'm hoping someone else will have more expertise. I can however, set up a wordpress page and photoshop a simple banner graphic.
Cool. I'm a quasi-nerd as well. I'd like to see your banner.
I think we should make a few determinations before taking action. First, do we want a single blog to which n number of people post/administrate (e.g., Crescat Sententia)? Or would the bloggers-to-be be happier with their own individual blogs linked together in a webring of sorts? Second, if we go group, we've got to name the blog something muthafuckin' tight. If we decide upon individual blogs, then naming is of course up to each person, although we could collaborate on this, too.
As far as the publishing platform is concerned, I doubt WP is as tweakable as MT, but that doesn't bother me too much, since WP is open source and, well, I love open source. But here's something else we might want to consider: http://blawgcoop.com/