What makes for a good blog? Merlin Mann has a few thoughts

Filed as News on August 20, 2008 12:22 am

Looks like Six Apart recently asked some high profile bloggers the question – “What makes for a good blog?” – as a part of the launch of their new Blogs.com site.

Merlin Mann, of 43 folders fame has a few thoughts of his own on ‘What Makes for a Good Blog?’:

Good blogs have a voice. Who wrote this? What is their name? What can I figure out about who they are that they have never overtly told me? What’s their personality like and what do they have to contribute — even when it’s “just” curation. What tics and foibles fascinate make me about this blog and the person who makes it? Most importantly: what obsesses this person?

He goes on with eight additional points – well worth reading.

What do you think makes for a good blog?

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  1. By The Fitness Diva posted on September 6, 2008 at 10:09 pm
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    I, without a doubt, have a good blog.

    I have a strong voice. You know exactly who I am, and what my purpose is after reading but a few posts.

    I understand what my readers want and need, and give it to them with regularity and freguency.

    I, without a doubt, write a good blog.



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