Saturday, November 26, 2005

Ten Signs of a Cheap Blog:

I was thinking about blog design as i trawled around with nothing much todo late last night, and thought i'd try to make two lists. This one, what makes a blog look cheap, and what makes a blog look professional - negative one first eh? Here's what for me, makes a blog look cheap and nasty...

(Via - Helping Bloggers Succeed.)

I don't like most of the points he makes. My criteria for a good blog is a blog with interesting content. A bad/cheap/boring/unprofessional blog would be a blog that has boring content. For instance, my favorite blogs either do not have their own domain name, or post daily links without a write up. So what? Everything that Robert or Dave post is interesting. But more than that, it seems like their blogs are a personal project that involves effort. The blogs have a personality. In fact to me thats what makes a blog. They are personal sites, not professional sites.

Ofcourse those two are exceptional (l33t) bloggers. But still, that is the criteria I use for all blogs.

Mozilla and hypocrisy

Right, but what about the experiences that Mozilla chooses to default for users like switching to  Yahoo and making that the default upon ...