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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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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    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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