December 12, 2004

Newspaper Guy Understands Blogging

Among the tips for being the awesomest blogger possible, from Mike Peed (seriously):

When a blogger adds new material, it's called a post. And good blogging demands frequent posting. Biz Stone, 30, Blogger senior specialist at Google (www.bizstone.com), recommends you "post at least as much as you eat." That's "three times a day [with] some snacks," he says. But that requires a lot of time. So perhaps more important is to make your posts worth people's while. Jason Novak, 33, who's hosted the Washington entertainment guide LifeInTheDistrict.com since 2001, says that "what brings [readers] back is that every time . . . there's something good." And "good" extends beyond volume, which means you'll want to avoid the dreaded "blogorrhea" -- aka incessant prattle about your jerk boss or second-rate love life.


Just in case you missed it:

Perhaps more important is to make your posts worth people's while. "Good" extends beyond volume.

(Oh, no reason.)

P.S. "Since Good Will Hunting, Ben Affleck has been in 21 movies, but Matt Damon has only been in 20. Affleck wins!"

Posted by Jim Treacher at December 12, 2004 10:33 AM