Saturday, January 21, 2006

Blogging Guidelines

Here are some blogging guidelines that I try and follow:

  • Cite and link to your source.
  • Always use spell checker
  • Read each post over at least once
  • Stick to a regular posting schedule ( i.e. if you are a daily blog, post at least daily, if you are a once a week blog the post once a week; occasionally days can be missed)
  • Allow and encourage comments. Interactivity from the readers is critical. Thank you readers.
  • Link to other similar blogs.
  • Collaborate with other bloggers
  • Pictures can sometimes tell 1000 words.
  • Don't be afraid to criticize the 'experts' if you think they are wrong


  1. Has anyone proven the housing bubble is the creation of Generation X? It seems the first time buyers are the folks using all the creative financing. Any help with this theory would be greatly appreciated.

  2. Fine except for:

    "Always use spell checker"

    It takes a mighty narrow worlview to only be able to think of one way to spell a word. Points off for spelling? Heck, anybody who can communicate and whose time is so valuable that they are worth reading at all is worth more if they eschew convention.

  3. Give me a break, RC. If a computer can check your spelling against a commonly accepted list of standard spellings of commonly used words, not using that tool is just pig-headed. So many posts are barely readable due to line breaks, or syntax, or tenuous grasp of the prevalent language, or logic, that speling, checkable by machine, should be the least of our worries. If you don't get that joke, don't ask me to explain. What's your standard? You'll read anything? Who are you defending? People who can't click "check spelling"? Sorry for the rant, but really... "Worlview"? I speak a few languages, and I welcome corrections.

  4. Excellent List David.

    The most important battle is to blog consistently. One trick I am learning is that when I have an inspired period and do many posts, I put some on the side for the rainy days when the brain is not functioning.

    And on the spelling front, do a google search for iespell . Great program for saving your proverbial and free to boot.