Checklist of Minimum Standards For Blogs

The Echo Chamber

I’ve written advice for bloggers on my own blog:

But here I thought I’d write something that is not so much advice for good blogging, but what I think are actually essential for having a blog that does not annoy me. Much of this is from the perspective of trying to follow blogs using a newsreader, share them in lists, and read vast numbers of them in one sitting. Obviously, others may have very different priorities, but I would recommend following these suggestions if you want to encourage others to read and share your blog.

1) Include a working RSS Feed

An RSS feed is what makes a blog a blog (rather than a website with a diary on it). Do not panic if you are unfamiliar with this, it is fitted as standard on most blogging sites, so you will have…

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