How to Write a Better Weblog
by Dennis A. Mahoney
Thereâ€™s been a recent retread of the weblogging phenomenon following a few articles at PC Mag, Time, and The Morning News. After posting my own short list of things that ought to be banned from weblogs, I realized that a list of things to be encouraged would be more useful. Some people are new to weblogging. Others want to raise the bar. In the end, everybody wants better sites, and some of these suggestions might help.
The bulk of this advice focuses on writing, which is generally at the heart of weblogs. All of them are obvious yet often ignored, to the detriment of both the readers and the writers. Theyâ€™re aimed at people trying to improve the general appeal of their weblogs, but folks writing privately for friends and family might also find them useful. Weâ€™ll begin with an example.