Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Good Blogs

Jill’s new book on Blogging is here. Can’t wait to read it. But I may have to wait: there’s a mountain of code that needs shoveling, a good deal of urgent writing that needs to be written, one or perhaps two talks that need to be composed.

Merlin Mann asks, “What makes a good blog?" His nine tips, for the most part, are compatible with my ten, and its interesting to see that the Ten Tips have held up so well. It’s also interesting, though, to notice that Merlin expects that his ideal reader is a professional, or at least a serious, writer. For example, Merlin assumes that the blogger is likely to face a word count mandated by a site owner. It’s an interesting shift