Weblog Writing Tips

Hello Weblogs and Wikis participants! I took the class a few years ago but am still blogging and have checked in on each new group of students from time to time. Blogging remains an enjoyable activity for me more than three years after the class, and it’s always great to see new folks exposed to it.

I found a couple of articles that may be of interest as you start your new blogs:

30 Ways to Increase Readability Online

Common Blog Design Mistakes

Also, please feel free to check out my blog, Berne’s World. Yes, I’m still on Blogger, but the WordPress transition is on my list of things to do. Good luck to all of you!

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2 responses to “Weblog Writing Tips

  1. Some very good tips! Thanks, Berne!

  2. I like most of the advice on “common blog design mistakes” but one must also realize where he’s coming from…as a professional designer, he’s more interested in making things look good, not necessarily making things relevant.

    As well, all of that advice should come with the warning “in moderation”…look around at the blogging world. There are horrendous examples of people who have experimented with color. There’s usually a very good reason why blogs have specific text/background combos…ease of reading is the main one.

    I think the most important thing to do is play with the design until you’re happy with it, and work in your own comfort level. There’s no real reason to ‘keep up with the joneses’ as it were, at least not at first. But eventually you’ll probably want some snazzy graphic, header, and a sidebar add-on that can launch nukes at the republic of aintanymoreistan.

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