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Blogging Tips from the original Blogger

According to Wikipedia, it was Jorn Barger who coined the word “weblog” on Dec. 17, 1997. Now, after 10 years of blogging he is back to share his Top 10 Blogging Tips.

Below are some of my favorites:

1.0 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.

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

3.0 Being truly yourself is always hipper than suppressing a link just because it's not trendy enough. Your readers need to get to know you.

4.0 You can always improve on the author's own page title, when describing a link. (At least make sure your description is full enough that readers will recognize any pages they've already visited, without having to visit them again.)

And for me, the best tip in which I believe bloggers must always do:

5.0 Credit the source that led you to it, so your readers have the option of "moving upstream."

For the complete list, you may want to view his post at WIRED.COM.

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December 23, 2007 at 1:10 AM

Have you read his anti-semitism comments in his own blogs? I'm having a hard time thinking anything positive about a guy who pretty much hates the Jews. Read the wikipedia entry on him.

  Guardian Angel

December 23, 2007 at 1:26 AM

Hi Rudy! I did not really read the whole thing, but had a glance on it. However, it is not his "hating the Jews" the reason why I made a post about him, it's his blogging tips. Please believe me when I say I hate racist, but I like him as a blogging tips giver and his anit-semitism comments is a different post to be thought of. I did not mention that he is a good man anyway. Thanks for the comment though.