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  • Lessons on Blogging (from former #j349t students) Seth C. Lewis University of Texas at Austin sethlewis.org
    • Images grab attention.
    • Moving images really grab attention.
    • It’s about you, the person.
    • Thus, have a good “about” bio page.
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    • Getting outside comments is hard.
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    • Post in HTML, for learning’s sake.
    • <a href=link>words</a>
    • Do actual journalism.
    • Interview somebody.
    • Be aggressive about promotion.
    • Find a way to keep the ideas flowing.
    • Getting outside comments is hard.
    • Sometimes less is more. Be brief.
    • Write about what interests you …
    • … but know thy audience’s interests.
    • Find your obsession.
    • Every day, explain it to
    • one person you respect.
    • Edit everything, skip shortcuts,
    • and try not to be a [jerk].
    • Get better .
    • — Merlin Mann, “How to Blog”