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May 15, 2003

Good Blogging 101

Susan (permalinks not working) has a great list of 'what makes a good blog'. Her main headings are:

1. Updated frequently
2. Content
3. Design
4. Navigation
5. Author Information
6. Commenting
7. Music

Check out her post to see what she says under each one.

What makes a good blog for you?? Leave your comments and I'll collate them all if there is enough response.

Posted by Darren at May 15, 2003 11:54 AM

I agree with Susan.
I also like to see both sides if it is political, but not arguments you can not back up.

There needs to be truth to the blog.

Posted by: Jake at May 15, 2003 12:26 PM

I think a good blog is one that makes you want to read more and keep coming back, one that makes you want to find out more about that person.

Posted by: Sal at May 15, 2003 06:56 PM

As someone new to blogging (check out my site - all comments gratefully received) I think that variety is the key to a good blogg followed closely by design then interactivity (comments, tag board etc.) They are the type of blog I return to . . . . . blogging is great isn't it!

Posted by: hadge at May 15, 2003 11:12 PM

Working permalinks are always a good start. ;)

Posted by: Mark Morris at May 16, 2003 01:25 AM

The permalinks, I have discovered, do not work in Blogger until the posts are archived. It must be a bug or something. Either way, it's beyond my control (I think) LOL

Posted by: Susan L. Prince at May 16, 2003 09:42 AM

Try it now: http://susanlprince.truepath.com/2003_05_11_archive.html#94347743

Posted by: Susan L. Prince at May 16, 2003 09:44 AM

or not...hey, if anyone has the solution to my Blogger permalinks problem, (less moving from Blogger) let me know!

Posted by: Susan L. Prince at May 16, 2003 09:46 AM

Right after I make a post at blogger, I have to republish all of the archives for the permalinks to work correctly. It's a pain because sometimes the archives won't republish correctly. When that happens, I have to log off from the internet, dial-up again, re-log into blogger and then republish again. That usually works. But it is certainly a pain.

I was just kidding about the permalinks, Susan! Don't sweat it; I found the post Darren was talking about easy enough!

Posted by: Mark Morris at May 17, 2003 01:00 AM

Hadge posted a good comment on my site about having links open a new window. I thought that was a great idea so a person won't "get lost" or "lose" my blog if I direct them to another site.

I have successfully managed to have links that are part of my permanent blog design open new windows and also added a script so that a reader can choose to have links open new windows, which would include any links referred to in an actual post.

Great idea Hadge and thanks!

Posted by: Susan L. Prince at May 17, 2003 07:11 AM
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