Jakob "Usability" Nielsen has just published an Alertbox on blogging
. It's depressing to discover that this blog fails at least five of his strictures: No Author Photo, The Calendar is the Only Navigation, Irregular Publishing Frequency, Mixing Topics, Having a Domain Name Owned by a Weblog Service. The jury is still out on Forgetting That You Write for Your Future Boss and Nondescript Posting Titles. I'm not sure whether Classic Hits are Buried applies, as I don't know if I have any classic hits; but if I have 'em, they're buried. Sob.
Some of these are easier to fix than others. But I guess I really Must Try Harder.