In Brief: Things that every blog should have (but too many don’t)

blogging, technology

I’ll note up front: my blog UI currently sucks (as I’ve said many times before) and I WILL fix it eventually. But like a brilliant marriage therapist that can’t maintain a healthy relationship, I’m going to lecture y’all on some blog-musts 🙂

– Include a CONTACT ME link or info. Oh yeah, and an ABOUT ME blurb or link.
– Enable “Subscribe to future comments.” (why this isn’t standard in blog software is beyond me!)
– Let me subscribe to your entries by e-mail. Not everyone uses or likes RSS.
– Categories! I know Blogger is working on this (really) but the rest of you not using Blogger have no excuses! 🙂

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