Happy Birthday ‘weblog’

It’s ten years to the day since Jorn Barger coined the term ‘weblog’. Now he offers Top 10 Tips for New Bloggers

My favourites:

2. You can certainly include links to your original thoughts, posted elsewhere … but if you have more original posts than links, you probably need to learn some humility.

3. If you spend a little time searching before you post, you can probably find your idea well articulated elsewhere already.


6. Always include some adjective describing your own reaction to the linked page (great, useful, imaginative, clever, etc.)

7. Credit the source that led you to it, so your readers have the option of “moving upstream.”