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Tue, 26 Jul 2005 15:04:59 GMT
The 7 habits of highly effective bloggers

Amit Agarwal: These are some of the lessons I learned in my one year of existence in the blogosphere.

  1. Thou shalt not edit or delete user comments
  2. Thou shalt make your site statistics public
  3. Thou shalt not copy paste press releases
  4. Thou shalt get to the point early
  5. Thou shalt not blog only for Adsense
  6. Thou shalt make your blogroll public
  7. Thou shalt research before blogging

Randy: A lot of people are trying to bind bloggers into following one style. This I entirely disagree with. Here's my item-by-item response.

  1. If you don't like a user comment (maybe you don't like cursing), then you should be free to delete or edit (without significant change to the meaning) the user comments.
  2. There is no requirement to publish your site stats, unless you want to, your choice.
  3. Press releases are there to be copied and pasted, that's the whole point of a press release, to get the message out.
  4. You don't have to have a point to blog, just blog it!
  5. If you want to blog only for Adsense, then fine, just don't SPAM the search engines.
  6. Blogroll or not, I like them, but it's not a requirement.
  7. Research? Why not! It can't hurt.

I prefer the following 7 habits.

  1. Don't SPAM.
  2. Don't email spam.
  3. Don't comment Spam.
  4. Don't blog sPam.
  5. Don't search engine spaM.
  6. Don't sPaM.
  7. Don't SpAm.
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