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32 Ways to keep your blog from sucking ala Hanselman http://www.hanselman.com/suckless http://www.joshholmes.com/suckless....
Stay relevant
1. Know your audience
 
2.  Keep overtly personal information out of your tech blog
3.  Don't apologize about not blogging enough
4.  Steer clear of politics
5.  Don't Blog Bile
6.  Think before you blog
7.  Don't post throwaways
8.  Avoid "excessive quoting"
Things to Do
9.  Use Spell Check
10.  Pay Attention to Formatting
11.  Turn on comments
12.  Solve comment spam
13.  Claim Your Feed
14.  Decide what your Blog's URL is, and use it consistently   http://www.hanselman.com/blog/  http://www.hanselman.com/bl...
15.  Use Simple URLs for popular posts
16.  Have a Code Garage Sale  
17.  License Your Blog  Attribution . You let others copy, distribute, display, and perform your copyrighted work — and de...
18.  Make it easy to subscribe
19.  Have your Contact Info Somewhere  
20.  Have an About Me page
21.  Use a Social Bookmarking Service
22.  Decide What's Above the Fold
23.  Integrate Google Search
24.  Consider Using FeedBurner
25.  Tune your Bandwidth
Things Not To Do
26.  "This blog has moved"
27.  Don't Break Links - Maintain Permalinks At All Costs
28.  Avoid Split Brain -  Pick a Blog and Stay There
29.  Avoid Crossposting
30.  Avoid Category Specific Feeds
31.  Don't Blog to Get Rich
Conclusion
32.  Blog Interesting
Josh Holmes’ Recap and additions
1. Know why you are blogging and blog to accomplish your goals .
Category 2: Make your blog easy to access, read and interact with
Content from Scott Hanselman http://www.hanselman.com/blog/ http://twitter.com/shanselman   http://www.hanselman.com/suckl...
Slides by Josh Holmes http://www.joshholmes.com   http://twitter.com/joshholmes   http://www.joshholmes.com/suckless.aspx
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32 Ways To Keep Your Blog From Sucking

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Scott Hanselman wrote a great post on how to keep your blog from sucking. I saw it, liked it and blogged about it myself. At some point I created, with Scott's permission, this presentation based on those posts.

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32 Ways To Keep Your Blog From Sucking

  1. 32 Ways to keep your blog from sucking ala Hanselman http://www.hanselman.com/suckless http://www.joshholmes.com/suckless.aspx
  2. Stay relevant
  3. 1. Know your audience
  4.  
  5. 2. Keep overtly personal information out of your tech blog
  6. 3. Don't apologize about not blogging enough
  7. 4. Steer clear of politics
  8. 5. Don't Blog Bile
  9. 6. Think before you blog
  10. 7. Don't post throwaways
  11. 8. Avoid "excessive quoting"
  12. Things to Do
  13. 9. Use Spell Check
  14. 10. Pay Attention to Formatting
  15. 11. Turn on comments
  16. 12. Solve comment spam
  17. 13. Claim Your Feed
  18. 14. Decide what your Blog's URL is, and use it consistently http://www.hanselman.com/blog/ http://www.hanselman.com/blog/default.aspx http://www.hanselman.com/blog http://hanselman.com/blog/ http://hanselman.com/blog/default.aspx http://hanselman.com/blog http://www.hanselman.com/blog/Default.aspx http://www.computerzen.com/blog/ http://www.computerzen.com http://computerzen.com/blog/ http://computerzen.com/
  19. 15. Use Simple URLs for popular posts
  20. 16. Have a Code Garage Sale  
  21. 17. License Your Blog Attribution . You let others copy, distribute, display, and perform your copyrighted work — and derivative works based upon it — but only if they give credit the way you request. Example : Jane publishes her photograph with an Attribution license, because she wants the world to use her pictures provided they give her credit. Bob finds her photograph online and wants to display it on the front page of his website. Bob puts Jane’s picture on his site, and clearly indicates Jane’s authorship. Our core licensing suite will also let you mix and match conditions from the list of options below. There are a total of six Creative Commons licenses to choose from our core licensing suite. Noncommercial . You let others copy, distribute, display, and perform your work — and derivative works based upon it — but for noncommercial purposes only Examples : Gus publishes his photograph on his website with a Noncommercial license. Camille prints Gus’ photograph. Camille is not allowed to sell the print photograph without Gus’s permission. No Derivative Works . You let others copy, distribute, display, and perform only verbatim copies of your work, not derivative works based upon it. Example : Sara licenses a recording of her song with a No Derivative Works license. Joe would like to cut Sara’s track and mix it with his own to produce an entirely new song. Joe cannot do this without Sara’s permission (unless his song amounts to fair use). Share Alike . You allow others to distribute derivative works only under a license identical to the license that governs your work.
  22. 18. Make it easy to subscribe
  23. 19. Have your Contact Info Somewhere  
  24. 20. Have an About Me page
  25. 21. Use a Social Bookmarking Service
  26. 22. Decide What's Above the Fold
  27. 23. Integrate Google Search
  28. 24. Consider Using FeedBurner
  29. 25. Tune your Bandwidth
  30. Things Not To Do
  31. 26. "This blog has moved"
  32. 27. Don't Break Links - Maintain Permalinks At All Costs
  33. 28. Avoid Split Brain -  Pick a Blog and Stay There
  34. 29. Avoid Crossposting
  35. 30. Avoid Category Specific Feeds
  36. 31. Don't Blog to Get Rich
  37. Conclusion
  38. 32. Blog Interesting
  39. Josh Holmes’ Recap and additions
  40. 1. Know why you are blogging and blog to accomplish your goals .
  41. Category 2: Make your blog easy to access, read and interact with
  42. Content from Scott Hanselman http://www.hanselman.com/blog/ http://twitter.com/shanselman http://www.hanselman.com/suckless
  43. Slides by Josh Holmes http://www.joshholmes.com http://twitter.com/joshholmes http://www.joshholmes.com/suckless.aspx

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