I've been thinking about how to make a good blog. . . sort of like how my sister wants to make a good cookbook; a cookbook, as it were, that is full only of cream. . .
So how do you do that--how do you stay that interesting? After kicking off with rather too much about myself, I think it's worth setting up a few ground rules. .
1) No immediate postage. . . let it sit overnight, or at least for a few hours, as a draft before posting. I don't know how I feel about blogger in this way, actually, because there isn't an easy way to save drafts in it. .
2) Enough pictures, but not too many. . And, of course particularly good ones.
Maybe a similar rule on links.
Not exactly the elements of style, but we'll have a go.
Of course, maybe it also pays to look at how other people have done it better.
I could get thousands of submissions before every weekly post, so that I'd have plenty to choose from. . .
Or I could invite a cast of bitingly witty and repetitively sarcastic political contributors to help shoulder the burden.
If I wanted to be really content driven (snort), I could locate myself in some excruciatingly relevant position and then give articulate humanist commentary on it.
I could allow anyone to correct, edit, and expand into an infinite variety of topics. . .
Or I could just be totally "effing," as we say here in Zion, talented.
meh. . .
I'm gonna do it my way.