What makes for a good blog? Merlin Mann has a few thoughts
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?
Matt Craven is the former editor & publisher of The Blog Herald. Currently, Matt is the co-founder of Bryghtpath LLC, a consulting practice located in Woodbury, Minnesota. Matt's presently looking for new blogging gigs. Ping him at matt (at) bryghtpath dot com. You can follow him on Twitter.
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.